5 Reasons to be Thankful for Veterans in the Civilian Workplace
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.
USA Today Explores the Improved Veteran Labor Market
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.
Now is the Time to Hire Veterans - Veteran Unemployment Rate at Near Record Low
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%.
Department of Labor Prepares to Launch HIRE Vets Medallion Award for 2019
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.
Orion Talent’s Newest Veteran Hiring Survey Reveals Why Businesses Strive to Hire Veterans
Orion Talent is pleased to announce the release of its latest survey, 2018 Veteran Hiring Survey: Exploring the Bottom-line Value of Hiring Veteran Talent. The survey included talent acquisition leaders nationwide and aimed to discover whether they see veterans transitioning from Active Duty as part of the solution to the current labor shortage.
Do You Know What to Ask During an Interview?
Many employers have admitted challenges when it comes to evaluating a veteran during a job interview. This is often because veterans have difficulty explaining how their military experience relates to the needs of the civilian employer. Asking the right interview questions can help you determine whether the candidate is a good fit for the position you are filling, as well as how likely they are to succeed within your organization.
5 Things to Consider When Competing for Top Talent in Today’s Market
In today’s job market it is becoming increasingly difficult for Talent Acquisition and Hiring Managers to attract and retain quality talent. According to Tim Sweeney, Director of Strategic Programs at Orion, there are 5 things you must consider when competing for top talent.
PODCAST: The Business Case for Hiring Veterans
Veteran recruiting is a top priority for many companies. However, attracting high quality veteran talent and translating their experience into a civilian career can be challenging for Recruiters and Hiring Managers. Alex Jigger, Senior Account Executive at Orion Talent, joined our Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet podcast to discuss the challenges of military hiring from the perspective of both the job seeker and the employer.
NEW SURVEY: Identifying the Ideal Veteran Candidate for Your Open Position
Recent record unemployment levels are good for many job seekers, but have they been good for military talent and the employers who are committed to hiring them? Orion Talent is dedicated to helping organizations attract, hire, and retain military veterans. With this goal in mind, we are conducting a brief Veterans Recruitment Survey designed to uncover where military sourcing is succeeding and where businesses need help.
Thank you for Your Support in Hiring our Nation’s Veterans
As we head full steam into the summer months and Military Appreciation Month draws to a close, we want to thank you for recognizing the value our nation's military service members bring to new careers and for supporting them by offering them high-quality jobs in the civilian world.