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Orion Talent Publishes Inaugural Talent Acquisition Trendsetters Series

Thursday, November 2, 2017

CARY, N.C. - November 2, 2017 – Orion Talent, a total talent solutions provider, has published its inaugural Talent Acquisition (TA) Trendsetters brief, a series of thought leadership insights that explore the winning strategies of talent acquisition leaders. In the first brief, The Business Case for Military Hiring, S&C Electric Company’s Mary Collins shares her inside perspective on the business benefits of recruiting and hiring military talent.

“Military Veterans come with soft skills already built in,” Collins said. Rather than having to train them, she said, “The case for hiring Veterans is that you are hiring talent that comes with many strong soft skills and workplace know-how. Everyone wants to hire employees who are ready to jump in and get to work, and I have found that to be constant among the military Veterans we hire.”

As the Service Manager for the Southeast Region Field Services, Collins is responsible for the acquisition, management and development of skilled, knowledgeable and service-oriented technical professionals for S&C Electric Company. Prior to joining S&C, Mary worked at GE for 12 years running a nationwide technical program while also managing the GE Industrial Solutions Field Engineer Training Program as their Resource Manager.

In the TA Trendsetters brief, Collins explores many of the advantages of hiring military Veterans, including:

  • Most military Veterans have already been through tough and demanding situations. It’s not easy to ruffle their feathers, and they are ready to respond to a variety of company needs and challenges.
  • Military Veterans tend to perform very well under pressure. They don’t run away from a challenge. In fact, they tend to embrace it.
  • Boosts in company performance and profitability. As troubleshooters and problem-solvers, military hires can save businesses time and money with their competence and willingness to push forward for the client.


About TA Trendsetters
Orion Talent’s TA Trendsetters is an ongoing series of TA issues and opportunities from the perspective of various business leaders in the human capital management space. Each published brief provides a platform for TA leaders to share the ways their work and teams are contributing to better business productivity and meeting business and talent goals.

About Orion Talent
Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, Orion Talent provides a total talent solution for businesses nationwide, including skilled talent acquisition, recruitment optimization and military hiring solutions. As a military recruiting leader for 25+ years, Orion Talent has a long history of supporting Veterans in their search for meaningful careers and has found employment for more than 40,000 Veterans. Orion Novotus, an Orion Talent company, provides a full range of recruitment optimization and consulting solutions. Orion Talent has offices nationwide, a dedicated team of 200-plus recruiting experts, and holds more than 400 hiring events each year. Visit www.oriontalent.com.


Media Contact:
Jess Chipkin for Orion Talent

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