Changes to the ‘Forever’ GI Bill - What It Means for You
Created specifically for returning WWII veterans, the GI Bill provides tuition expense benefits for service members to attend a college or vocational/technical school. The Bill underwent a change after the events of 9/11. While it still funded a public undergraduate education to veterans who have served four years on active duty since 9/11, a monthly living stipend while pursuing a degree was added, and as well as the ability to transfer benefits to a spouse or children, to be used within 15 years of service.
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.
Recognition Done Right: Reduce Turnover and Create a Culture of High Performance
Take a look around your office. Are your employees happy to be there? Are they engaged in their work? Would it surprise you to learn that 70% are not? According to a Gallup poll, less than 1 in 3 American workers are engaged, costing the nation $450 billion to $550 billion per year in lost productivity.
Does Your Resume Contain These Three Important Words?
Transitioning from a military career to a civilian career can be a daunting and challenging journey. You likely have concerns about how to translate your the skills and experience you’ve gained in the military to help you stand out when interviewing for a civilian career. According to a recent article from U.S. Veterans Magazine, there are three words every veteran should list on their resume and mention in their interviews.
WEBINAR: Boost Your Personal Brand and Grow Your Business on LinkedIn
With more than 560 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is an essential tool for students, job seekers, recruiters and business professionals. Whether you’re searching for your next career opportunity or looking to create connections with thought-leaders or people in your industry, It’s important that your profile shows your passion for what you’re currently doing and where you want to go.
How to Weather the Trade Wars
In his most recent article, “How to Not Become a Trade War Casualty,” for Recruiting Daily, Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent, explores how companies can create a good contingency plan to maintain control and minimize risk amidst tariff talks. Mike advises that, although the tariff talks may ultimately be a negotiating tactic, having a Plan B is the best way forward.
Podcast: The Military Guide to Financial Independence
Orion’s “From the Battlefield to the Boardroom” podcast provides resources to not only help navigate your job search, but to assist in all areas of your military to civilian transition. We recently interviewed Doug Nordman, author of The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement, and founder of The Military Guide website; and Brian Henry, Senior Vice President of Recruiting at Orion, about achieving financial independence after the military.
Read our Survey Report - Where HR and Hiring Managers Differ and Agree on TA Performance
Presented by HRO Today and Orion Novotus, HR and Hiring Managers: Where They Differ and Agree on TA Performance explores the results of a research study into how HR recruiters’ opinions about the internal hiring process vary from opinions of the hiring managers.
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.
U.S. Army Captain Shares his Recent DCC Experience
U.S. Army Captain Joseph “JT” Thomas recently attended Orion’s March 2018 Chicago Distinguished Candidate Conference and shared his experience with us. JT found Orion through Onward to Opportunity, in Partnership with the Veterans Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP), Onward to Opportunity is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.