Scholarship Program

SJSHRM promotes and participates in raising money for the SHRM Foundation.  The Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing:

  • Research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees
  • Scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen
  • Opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities

San Joaquin SHRM: “Hiring A Hero”

On the second Tuesday of each month HR professionals volunteer and meet with unemployed veterans and assist them in finding a job through resume critiquing and mock interviews at the Stockton CA Employment Development Department office.

Each month at the San Joaquin Society for Human Resource Management’s (SJSHRM) lunch seminar we invite an unemployed veteran to come and speak with members.  They share their work experiences and their need for employment and the introductions have been successfully placing veterans in open positions.  The members of SJSHRM know the value of “Hiring a Hero. ”  We remind our members how our veterans have strong leadership qualities and have the ability to learn new skills and concepts with the flexibility to work strongly in teams or independently.  They come with diversity and interpersonal skills, the ability to work efficiently and diligently in fast-paced environments.  They respect their peers and superiors and are accountable for their actions.  They have integrity and triumph over adversity.  The San Joaquin Society for Human Resources Management members understand and know there’s no better choice than to hire a skilled veteran.

Resources for Employers

Veteran Employment Digital Toolkit

Veterans are valuable members of our workforce who have in-demand skills that are strengthened and enhanced by military service. Yet, veterans face difficulties with 90% of veterans indicating there were obstacles in attaining employment.



Proactive and well-informed employment practices targeted at attracting, hiring and retaining veterans—to be led and managed by HR professionals—can mitigate challenges faced by employers and veterans. This toolkit—provided by SHRM with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co.—provides no-cost, high-quality resources to HR professionals as they lead and manage efforts to engage and integrate veterans into their workforce.



Learn More

Veterans in the Workplace

U.S. military veterans are highly educated and often have transferable certifications and licenses, as well as “soft skills” that employers value. In this program, developed with the SHRM Foundation, Cherrie Davis of ShiftForward will go over best practices for hiring, developing and supporting veterans.




You will get guidance for five critical stages of the employee life cycle:


  • Employer readiness
  • Talent acquisition
  • Talent hiring and onboarding
  • Talent development
  • Talent mobility

Learn about our speaker


About the Presenter: Cherrie Davis, SHRM-SCP, is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and president of ShiftForward, based in Atlanta. She is a recognized visionary leader who draws on more than 28 years of experience leading strategic human resources, change management and coaching initiatives in the defense, nonprofit and corporate sectors. She culminated her military career at the Pentagon, by leading the Army Chief of Staff’s transitional strategy in three pivotal roles: chief of operations for transition strategic outreach; deputy director for transition strategic outreach and as the employment director for the Soldier for Life program. After her military service, Davis worked as an HR director at Our Lady of the Lake, a quality trainer and organizational developer for GE Financial Services and as the senior integration leader at GE Capital.

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