Three Ways to Hire Veterans This Summer

6/20/2019 9:08:10 AM

Summer is here, but smart employers know not to let the relaxed pace of the season overshadow their recruiting initiatives. Veteran unemployment is at a record low, and as more companies leverage this top talent, it is important to stay competitive, even at a traditionally slower time of year.

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Key Takeaways from Orion's #OrionChat on Veterans in the Oil & Gas Industry

5/2/2019 9:54:08 AM

Earlier this month, Orion hosted a live #OrionChat on Twitter with Lee Temple, Sales Manager at Schlumberger, and Steve Casey, VP of Client Solutions at Orion Talent, about veterans in the oil and gas industry. The chat was a vibrant discussion with important takeaways for companies in the oil and gas industry considering hiring veterans.

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Build Your Veteran Outreach Solution Online

2/21/2019 8:49:38 AM

You already know that military job seeker quality is second to none. As demonstrated by our 2018 Veteran Hiring Survey: Exploring the Bottom-line Value of Hiring Veteran Talent, you know they possess experience, have demonstrated performance in high-stress situations, and are graduates of the nation's military academies, top colleges, and leading technical schools. But how do you reach these candidates if you don’t have the resources (time, budget, or personnel) to build out a full veteran recruiting program?

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Mike Starich and Barbara Humpton Write about How to Improve Veteran Recruiting for Manufacturing.net

2/7/2019 10:15:49 AM

Manufacturing.net recently featured an article co-authored by Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent, and Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA, titled “Accelerating and Improving Veteran Hiring.” Starich and Humpton are well suited to this topic as both practitioners and thought leaders in the field of veteran recruiting.

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Why Hire Military Talent? It’s All in the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

1/31/2019 10:19:20 AM

Are you among the 99% of American companies today hiring veterans? This compelling statistic from Orion Talent’s latest survey clearly illustrates that hiring veterans is beneficial on multiple levels. If you are not among this vast majority, it may be time to consider the quantifiable benefits of recruiting veterans.

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Register Now to Apply for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program

1/24/2019 8:38:16 AM

Registration is now open for those wishing to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program. The program launches on January 31. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal level award to recognize employers of all sizes for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s veterans. There were 239 recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award, including small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies.

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5 Reasons to be Thankful for Veterans in the Civilian Workplace

11/21/2018 8:55:16 AM

It’s the time of year when we reflect on all that we have to be thankful for in our personal life. This is also an important part of your professional life. Evaluating what you are thankful for at work helps you fine-tune your goals for the next year. One thing we can all be thankful for professionally is the impact veterans make every day in their civilian jobs.

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USA Today Explores the Improved Veteran Labor Market

11/15/2018 10:26:42 AM

USA Today recently took notice of the excellent veterans unemployment news released for last month. In his article, “Veterans returning to civilian life find a more welcoming labor market,” writer Russ Wiles follows one veteran job seeker's career search and shares advice from Orion CEO, Mike Starich.

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Now is the Time to Hire Veterans - Veteran Unemployment Rate at Near Record Low

11/8/2018 9:05:55 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor BLS just released October’s unemployment numbers, and the news is great for our nation’s veterans just in time for Veterans Day. In October, the veteran unemployment rate was 2.9%, as compared to the non-veteran unemployment rate of 3.5%. Overall unemployment was unchanged at 3.7%.

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Department of Labor Prepares to Launch HIRE Vets Medallion Award for 2019

10/25/2018 9:10:44 AM

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act) was signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017, and required the Secretary of Labor to establish a program that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans.

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