How to Create an OJT or Apprenticeship Program for Veterans
Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created a program which allows companies to utilize GI Bill funds to create apprenticeship and/or on-the-job training programs for Veterans?
What Military Appreciation Month Means to Orion
With observances including Memorial Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and Armed Forces Day, it’s fitting that May has been designated Military Appreciation Month. Declared National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 by Congress, this is a special month in which we honor those who have served our country.
Win a Mortgage-Free Year from BBMC
Imagine not having to make a house payment for an entire year. Would you buy a new car? Take a vacation? Save for college? Orion’s partner BBMC Mortgage has you covered with its ‘We’ve Got Your Six Mortgage Free Year’ sweepstakes. The company is bringing back its mortgage-free year sweepstakes for the third straight year.
4 Strategies for Fixing your Outdated Recruiting Budget
The budget season may be months away, but, according to Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent, now is a good time to make your budget work for you throughout the year.
Despite Manufacturing Skill Gaps, Siemens Is Hiring & Thriving
On Wednesday, May 9, Mike Brown, Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Americas Region, for Siemens USA, joined me at the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina. We were there to share our ideas on how manufacturers can address one of the most serious challenges we face today: the skilled talent shortage. How big is the challenge?
Interview with Tom Wolfe, Author of Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition
Tom Wolfe’s “Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition” is an invaluable resource to help veterans navigate the job market and succeed in their first post-military career. Tom, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Navy Officer turned career coach, wrote Out of Uniform to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, time in grade, or specialty. The book provides actionable advice for every stage of the transition process, enhanced by anecdotes based on the experiences of other veterans.
Military Recruiting Myth: Working with a Recruiter Will Lower Your Salary
I talked with a transitioning Officer recently and he told me that he had been advised to steer clear of working with a military recruiter. The reason? Because “recruiters are paid a commission that reduces the salary being received by the service member. Working with a Recruiter leads to a lower starting salary.” While I can’t guarantee that this has never happened in the history of recruiting, I think this concern comes from a lack of understanding about how things generally work in the recruiting industry.
Three Reasons to Utilize Orion’s Recruiting Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry
Orion Talent has been the top solutions provider to every segment of the oil & gas industry since 1991. We enable our clients to employ motivated, well-matched candidates through our talent solutions. But why are oil & gas talent acquisition professionals turning to Orion? The answer is simple. We are uniquely positioned to address the top recruiting issues facing the oil & gas industry today.
Careers for Veterans in the Semiconductor Industry
The semiconductor industry is America’s most innovative manufacturing industry, leading in many emerging technologies, including drones, artificial intelligence and self-driving cars. The microchips manufactured by the semiconductor industry can be found in computers, healthcare and military systems, transportation, clean energy, and many more.
Delivering the Power of Talent to a Global Power Provider - An RPO Case Study
How can an HR team of three people manage 60-80 job requisitions, as well as the full cradle-to-grave hiring life cycle for every employee? The answer, as this global leader in the provision of temporary power generation and temperature control found out, is that they can’t!