Tim Sweeney, Director of Strategic Programs at Orion Talent, Writes about how to compete for top talent in today’s market

4/6/2018

The competition for top talent has never been greater. Low unemployment, the need for highly skilled labor, a shortage of qualified candidates, and the openness towards relocation have all contributed to the increased difficulty to attract and retain top talent.

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ACCA Author Reflects on What He Learned about Hiring Veterans from Orion SVP David Coe

3/2/2018

First, a special THANK YOU to ACCA’s partners at Orion Talent for speaking at ACCA’s Annual Conference. ACCA hosted David Coe, Senior Vice President of Strategic Programs at Orion Talent, at the Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. David led the “Hire a Hero, Hire a Veterans: Transform Your Business with Top Military Talent” Learning Lab at the conference.

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Diversity in Action Magazine Profiles Orion Alumnus

2/23/2018

When Earle LeMasters IV considered what to study in college, he wanted a major that involved finding answers to difficult questions.

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Orion SVP David Coe Shares the 5 Steps to Successfully Hire Veterans

1/26/2018

With jobs in HVAC projected to grow by 15% within the next 3-5 years, business owners and leaders may be wondering where to find the best skilled talent to add to their growing teams.

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Orion Virtual Hiring Conference Featured by ACCA, Air Conditioning Contractors of America

1/24/2018

ACCA’s partners at Orion Talent, are hosting a National Virtual Technician Hiring Event from Feb. 20-22. ACCA partners with Orion because they are the nation’s premier firm for helping business owners find veterans, and they specialize in helping the HVAC industry!

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Mike Starich, Orion CEO, explains how to make the most of a tight recruiting budget in Recruiting Daily

1/17/2018

The 2017 news cycle was exceptional: Tenuous geopolitical situations. Shifting trade policies. Natural disasters. De-regulation and tax reform. As we begin 2018, I predict that most HR and Talent Acquisition teams will soon be feeling the effects of last year’s headlines.

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Orion CEO Mike Starich writes about how current economic trends may impact workforce planning

12/8/2017

Fueled by an initial burst of post-election optimism, hiring started out strong for manufacturers in 2017. While continued legislative stalemates are now slowing down things somewhat, the U.S. Department of Labor still reports an increase in manufacturing hiring as we end the year with a labor market in the midst of a mild upturn over 2016.

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Orion Account Executive Dominick Serra discusses veterans in construction with Virtual Builders Exchange

12/1/2017

Steve Genevish, formerly an artillery officer with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, tried working in a factory and then energy exploration before landing a construction job. To hear him talk, Genevish may stick with it. And contractors need more veterans like him.

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Dominick Serra, Account Executive at Orion Talent, discusses hiring veterans in the construction industry with KWA

11/22/2017

In the next five years, the construction industry is expected to add 1.6 million jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a general contractor specializing in multi-family developments in Texas, this job growth comes as no surprise to us.

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Wayfair VP Presents to Orion JMO Candidates

11/17/2017

Wayfair’s Vice President of Government and Industry Relations, Michael O’Hanlon, recently presented the Keynote Address at Orion Talent’s Distinguished Candidate Conference, addressing Wayfair’s military hiring initiative and his own transition from the military to the private sector.

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Orion hire Daniel Canizales speaks to KXAN-TV about his new career in the Homebuilding Industry

11/11/2017

A factor impacting housing affordability in Central Texas is the cost to build, and with that, the cost to pay for the work as Austin grapples with a labor shortage. The Home Builders Association of Greater Texas says simply put there just aren’t enough workers to meet the demand.

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Orion Talent CEO Mike Starich Shares Tips for Recruiting Veterans in Recruiting Daily

11/10/2017

If there is one thing we can be sure of it’s this: Combine a persistent shortage of skilled talent, a 2.7 percent Veteran unemployment rate, and a surge of organized efforts to prioritize hiring Veterans, and you have the perfect ingredients for a hyper-competitive military hiring space.

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Rock Road Recycle covers the advice Orion Talent SVP David Coe gave at the 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG

11/7/2017

The shortage of skilled labor within our industry is something we’ve been hearing about for quite some time. As the Baby Boomer generation nears and enters retirement age, a large segment of the workforce — across all sectors — will be leaving a gaping hole.

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Mike Starich Shares Talent Acquisition Insight for Amazon HQ2 Contenders With Recruiting Daily

11/7/2017

We’ve all been witness to the bidding frenzy by cities wanting to become Amazon’s second home. Lured by the promise to hire 50,000 workers with salaries at $100,000 annually, and an investment of $5 billion in new construction, 238 cities from around the U.S. and Canada have submitted proposals to entice the retail giant.

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Orion Talent Publishes Inaugural Talent Acquisition Trendsetters Series

11/2/2017

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.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse discusses the strategic value of RPO with HRO Today

9/25/2017

Midsize RPO deals continue to gain market share as they have proven to help solve talent challenges for organizations with 5,000 employees or between 500 and 1,000 hires per year. RPO has become an incredible tool that can help free HR leaders to play a more strategic role and to focus on broader organizational strategies that may not have been concerns five or 10 years ago.

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Orion Novotus Ranked #1 of Top RPO Providers in Midsize Deals

9/25/2017

Orion Novotus, a leader in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), has been named the number one Midsize RPO provider in the HRO Today's 2017 Baker's Dozen Rankings.

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Recruiting Daily Features an Article by Orion Talent CEO on the Hurricane Hiring Surge

9/25/2017

The 2017 hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30, and yet, without even accounting for Hurricane Maria, we are already facing an economic impact estimated at $290 billion dollars from Harvey and Irma.

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Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent, shares his outlook on how the rise of AI and recent natural disasters have contributed to a looming manufacturing labor shortage with IndustryWeek.

9/10/2017

Orion Talent CEO Mike Starich works with companies like GE Energy Connections, Honda Motors, Siemens and Aggreko to fill up positions with hard-to-find skilled workers. Since the company’s launch in 1991 as a provider of military hiring solutions, matching 40,000+ veterans with more than 7,500 employers, it has expanded its service offerings and candidate pool – especially with the acquisition of RPO firm Novotus (now Orion Novotus) last year.

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Orion CEO on how to Deal with Supply Chain Labor Disruption Resulting from the Distribution Center Boom

9/1/2017

A few short years ago 1 million square foot distribution centers and same day delivery were exceptional. Not anymore. As consumers transition from traditional brick & mortar shopping to faster home delivery, Amazon is rapidly building, buying and renting spaces of all sizes to facilitate DCs closer to the consumer.

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Cory Kruse, President of Orion Novotus, comments on the need for Wepow's RPO program and how it accelerates Talent Acquisition results

8/8/2017

Wepow, providing mobile and video interviewing solutions that improve hiring outcomes, today announced the availability of its new recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partnership program. With the introduction of this program, Wepow is enabling RPOs to provide enhanced candidate communication and interviewing capabilities through Wepow's innovative video interviewing tools and messaging framework.

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Mike Starich, Orion Talent CEO, shares insight into why and how you should hire veterans in Construction Business Owner Magazine

7/20/2017

Almost every United States city is witnessing growth in construction—both in commercial and residential building, as well as roads, bridges and other structures. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting the industry to increase from its current 6.9 million jobs to 7.2 million jobs by 2024—meeting the demand for quality talent is paramount for construction companies.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse Discusses the Future of RPO with The Recruitment Innovation Exchange

7/1/2017

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is one of the many industry acronyms - and models - that has found staying power over the last ten years. In this conversation with Cory Kruse, president of leading US-based RPO provider, Orion Novotus, he shares insights on the value add of RPO, the shifting dynamics in the RPO model, and expectations on how this offering will continue to evolve in a competitive recruitment landscape.

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HR Dive Provides Insight into Orion Talent's Talent Solutions Survey

6/29/2017

A new survey from Orion Talent, Making the Grade: Where Talent Solution Providers Succeed (and Fail), highlights the reasons why some talent solution providers are able to effectively align with client goals, while others fail steadily over 3-6 months. 

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse Writes about 4 Mistakes Companies Make Using Data In Recruiting in TLNT

6/16/2017

Let’s get this out of the way: Talking about big data is not one of your favorite topics. You’re an HR manager or a TA leader, not a data analyst, right? Many of the managers I meet feel the same way.

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Talent Solution Providers Out of Sync with Client Goals, Receive a D Grade in Alignment, Orion Talent Survey Finds

6/7/2017

More than two thirds (70 percent) of companies reveal their business goals are aligned with talent solution providers at the start of engagements but that alignment plummets to a D grade over time, according to a new Orion Talent survey out today, Making the Grade: Where Talent Solution Providers Succeed (and Fail).

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Recruiting Daily Offers Take on Orion Talent's New Talent Solutions Survey

6/7/2017

You know this if you have had to do it, but finding the right talent solution — and talent solution provider — can be a huge challenge, one that can give a company a huge headache if it doesn’t go right. That’s why a new survey released today by Orion Talent, titled Making the Grade: Where Talent Solution Providers Succeed (and Fail), is an important one to dig into if your organization is thinking about finding a new talent solution provider anytime soon.

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Orion Talent Featured in Triangle Business Journal

6/2/2017

North Carolina has a rich variety of military bases - but what happens when those soldiers need a job?

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Orion International Changes Name to Orion Talent, Expands Service Offerings in HRO Today

5/23/2017

Orion International, a provider of skilled talent acquisition, recruitment optimization and military hiring to businesses nationwide, announced today that the company will formally change its name to Orion Talent.

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Orion International is now Orion Talent

5/22/2017

As of May 22, 2017, Orion International has become Orion Talent! This change aligns with our commitment to grow our services to meet our clients' ever-expanding talent acquisition needs. We focus all of our energies on delivering great talent and putting great talent to work, and now our name reflects that.

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Orion Talent SVP David Coe discusses how veterans can fill the labor shortage in the aggregate industry with Pit & Quarry

5/19/2017

A number of aggregate producers have encountered the shortfall of skilled labor impacting the industry in recent years. Who will fill key positions within aggregate operations in the coming years, and where will the industry turn for talent? The questions are becoming very real for some industry employers.

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The Difference Between Recruiting and Talent Acquisition

5/1/2017

For many companies, the terms "Recruiting" and "Talent Acquisition" are used interchangeably. However, the definitions, strategies and outcomes tell a different story. If you aren't getting the hiring results you need, it might be time to reevaluate your approach.

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