Shirley Alexander, Sr. Human Resources Consultant
HR Client Services
UNM values the experience, skills, and training of our military and service members and we remain committed to hiring more veterans into our workforce.
Specifically, we want to highlight our Veteran Hiring Preference program. Now in its third year, the program offers additional consideration to qualified veterans for vacant staff positions.
Through this program we work with hiring departments to support and ensure Veteran Hiring Preference recruitment and hiring practices are consistently applied. We do this by collaborating with the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services, our regional State Veterans Coordinator with New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, and UNM Staffing Services on diversity hiring initiatives. As we transition back to campus, we are excited to get back on track with our recruitment and community outreach activities through these collaborations.
In an effort to support and refocus attention on our Veteran Hiring Preference program, we are conducting presentations this month with our HR agents and liaisons throughout campus. But our commitment extends beyond the recruitment of veterans to include the development and retention of veterans for our entire workforce.
Currently, we are also coordinating future trainings for professional development, onboarding and mentoring to support a smooth transition for our veterans into the civilian workforce.
The University is strongly committed to recruiting Veterans and ensuring that we provide the right resources and support. Our proactive recruitment and employment practices are designed to attract, hire and retain veterans with the knowledge, transferable skills, abilities, and experience, supporting veteran inclusion in the workplace.