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Andrew Morton is the Director of Veterans and Certification Affairs at SHRM.

In his role as the Director of Veterans and Certification Affairs at SHRM, Andrew Morton provides strategic leadership and direction for several of SHRM’s veteran, military-family, and disability hiring, retention and engagement programs. Andrew works with stakeholders across the military-service organizations to develop pathways for active-duty, veteran and military-family members to achieve relevant workforce credentials including SHRM’s Certification. Andrew also works with SHRM’s membership, and other partners to deliver resources that empower HR professionals, people managers, and business leaders in their inclusion-hiring, workforce-readiness, and employee-engagement efforts. This work includes SHRM’s initiative in support of second-chance employment through SHRM’s Getting Talent Back to Work initiative. He’s an award-winning speaker, delivering workshops and keynote sessions on the business case for and the business of integrating these highly-skilled talent pools into our workforce.  In 2018, he was the contributing author to fellow-veteran Justin Constantine’s SHRM published book “From We Will to At Will- A Handbook for Veteran Hiring, Transitioning and Thriving in Today’s Workplace.”

Andrew also serves as spokesman for SHRM Certification in support of SHRM’s Chief Knowledge Officer, Dr. Alex Alonso.  Prior to his current role within SHRM, Andrew spent five years serving as SHRM’s Director of Social Engagement, leading SHRM’s social media program and team. 

Before joining SHRM in 2014, Andrew worked with a leading PR firm managing Fortune 500 brand and advocacy campaigns.  Andrew is a retired Army Infantry-Officer who served in multiple leadership and command positions as well as overseas and combat tours including deployments to Iraq, Bosnia, Macedonia and Egypt. During his 21-year Army career Andrew also served in multiple senior public affairs positions including Chief of Media Outreach for Multi-National Force-Iraq, Chief of Marketing and Advertising for the Army Reserve, and the Director of Digital and Social Media for the Army Reserve.  

Andrew is passionate about efforts to foster awareness and resources in support of mental health and our workplace- across all employees. Most importantly, Andrew serves as “Working-Dad” to his three wonderfully exhaustive kids at their home headquarters in Alexandria, VA.   

 

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Articles by Andrew Morton

 


 

We are in some uncharted territory! From toddlers to school-aged kids, to college students on sabbatical, to our adult, working community, and even retirees- we are all adjusting to our new normal. And, for the unforeseen future, many of us are all trying to make it all work under the same roof. 

March 23, 2020
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Over the years I’ve often been asked: “What’s the correct way to celebrate Memorial Day, and, is the word celebrate even the right word?  Should we be somber and reflective, or happy and celebratory because of all we have to be thankful for?”  To this I’d emphatically respond with: “Yes”- you should be both, wholeheartedly.      

May 27, 2019

On December 19, @shrmnextchat chatted with SHRM's senior vice president of membership, Mike Aitken (@SHRMSVPAitken), about the Value of Membership.

December 19, 2018

On November 28, @shrmnextchat chatted with Jonathan A. Segal @jonathan_hr_law about how HR can maximize the joy and minimize the risk during the holidays.

If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with great ideas, tips and advice, you can read all the tweets here or below:

 

 

 

November 29, 2018
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Understanding the business case for--and the business of--hiring veterans

June 25, 2018

Sharing our lives through social media, rather than living our lives on it

April 30, 2018

 

Preview of this week’s #Nextchat with special guest Christine Porath

March 26, 2018

 

Why you need to connect with the #SHRM18Blogger Team!

I’ve been working with bloggers for over a decade now, across 4 continents and 3 separate careers.  They are passionate, if not persistent- and fiercely loyal to their following.  Yet, what I found above and beyond all the other personality traits is that they are- to put it as simply as I can- good at what they do. 

March 14, 2018

 

While in Chicago for the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition site visit I had an opportunity to sit down and talk to blogger, podcaster, U.S. Navy Veteran, and HR Director Tony Zamora.  Here’s our discussion on what it’s like to be a SHRM18blogger, practicing HR and what’s the best pizza in his home town.  

 

 

February 26, 2018

 

Two of the most important skills the military gave me!

October 23, 2017


 

Thoughts before heading to the SHRM Leadership Development Forum

September 29, 2017