Orion Talent holds 75+ Hiring Conferences annually with 5000+ Military and Veteran job seekers across the United States, including our exclusive National Distinguished Candidate Conferences. These hiring events are your chance to interview the best in military technical and leadership talent, selected specifically for your open positions and generally available to begin within the next 90 days.
We are very pleased to announce that Orion Talent has resumed in-person Military Hiring Conferences and will be at a location near you soon. We have been working hard to create a safe and productive recruiting environment and feel confident that we have accomplished that. Click here for an overview of the safety precautions at our in-person events.
We will also continue to hold Virtual Hiring Conferences for clients that request them due to ongoing social distancing and travel restrictions. Learn more about our Virtual Hiring Conferences and resources for Virtual Interview Success here.
"We felt very safe at the Hiring Conference we just attended. There was space in our room to be comfortable while also social distancing. We wore masks, as did the candidates. Everything worked out well!" - Cory Lock, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, General Aire Systems, Inc.
"Interviewing candidates face-to-face last month in Philadelphia helped me interact with them much more naturally, which, in turn, made the interview experience more productive. The facility was clean, and all the expected safety protocols were in place, so I had no concerns regarding Covid-19 or for my personal safety." - Matt Breuer, Branch Manager, BrandSafway Solutions
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The number of offers most clients have made within 21 days of an Orion Hiring Conference
An Orion Hiring Conference is very different from a job fair. While job fairs have helped companies find veterans, it is a more anonymous and less targeted way to go about it. Unlike a job fair, where no interview takes place, at an Orion Hiring Conference, you will be conducting one-on-one interviews with prescreened, qualified, top-tier military candidates, matched with your opportunity, location and salary, all in a private interview suite.
At a job fair, you are not guaranteed that the right candidate will happen upon your booth and apply for that Field Service Technician, a Maintenance Mechanic, and a Production Supervisor position you need to fill. Orion Hiring Conferences, on the other hand, produce immediate results, with 82% of our clients scheduling follow-up interviews and 76% of final Interviews leading to a Hire. Additionally, 43% of our candidates are still on Active Duty and may not have online job seeker profiles, making them difficult to access otherwise.
According to our Military Transition Survey, when asked to rank the effectiveness of Job Fairs and Hiring Conferences, Hiring Conferences were ranked as "Very Effective" 10 times more often than Job Fairs. Military Job Fairs can be a great way to meet many service members in a single day and collect a high volume of resumes. However, when it comes to hiring effectiveness, Hiring Conferences can't be beat.
There is no cost to attend, other than the hotel suite for your stay and to conduct interviews in. You will pay a fee for each candidate you choose to hire, according to the fee agreement you have arranged with your Orion Account Executive.
Yes. Our conference hotels offer suites with a quiet, professional location to interview candidates. A private room prevents the distractions and noise found in the common areas of the hotel, and sets a good tone for the candidates that your company is serious about hiring. Once you decide to attend, we will make your reservation for you under our reserved (discounted) block of rooms.
After identifying your hiring needs, Orion's Recruiting Team will actively recruit qualified candidates for your openings. Our conferences are by invitation only and we invite only those candidates that are a qualified match for the positions for which we are hiring. Our candidates are generally available to begin within the next 90 days.