Steve Casey, VP of Client Solutions at Orion Talent, Writes about How Veterans Fill the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry


The global talent crunch is becoming more evident than ever in the manufacturing industry. A recent report reveals that the U.S. manufacturing industry may reach a shortfall of 2.4 million workers by 2028. For the United States, the report attributes much of the labor shortage of skilled workers to an aging population. Trade schools are also producing fewer graduates annually.

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Orion CEO Mike Starich Writes About Considering Less Perfectly Matched Candidates for Recruiting Daily


Even when talent is plentiful, bad hires happen. Maybe the hiring process is rushed or sourcing is done incorrectly. Perhaps the team interviewing the candidate lacked the experience to determine fit. But when talent is in short supply, even the most practiced recruiters can make bad hires as the pressure builds to fill positions that have been open far too long.

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NWRA Partners with Orion Talent to Connect Veterans with Jobs in Waste and Recycling Industry


The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) has partnered with Orion Talent, the nation’s largest military and industry-experienced recruitment firm, to close the labor shortage in the waste and recycling industry.

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Mike Starich Writes about the Five Ways Middle Market Firms Can Retain Talent for the National Center for the Middle Market


Join any serious discussion with talent management professionals and the conversation inevitably turns to attrition. As the tightest labor market in over 50 years strengthens its grip, middle market companies continue to lose talent—particularly those that rely on certain job categories—to their larger counterparts. Tech talent is devoured by FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) and other high performing tech companies.

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RPO provider Accolo sells to Orion Novotus


Recruitment process outsourcing provider Accolo was acquired by Orion Novotus, according to an announcement by Orion Novotus on Monday.

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Orion Talent CEO Mike Starich Writes about Preparing for the Coming Recession in Recruiting Daily


Yes, you read that right. It’s been over 10 years since the Great Recession of 2008 and most U.S. economists are now predicting a recession by the end of 2020. Reports are starting to show downtrends in CEO confidence and slowdowns in manufacturing, energy, and high tech. There are signs in the field, too, with less “high volume” job openings and a rising threshold on candidate qualifications.

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Orion Talent Leads Free Career Workshops for Veterans at American Red Cross


Free veterans’ career assistance workshops will be held at the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton regional office of the American Red Cross in May and June. The workshops will be led by volunteers from Orion Talent, military recruiting firm.

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Would you Buy a House without a Realtor? The Top Five Ways Military Recruiters are like Realtors


Would you purchase a house without consulting a realtor? What about transitioning out of the military and starting a civilian career without the help of a military recruiter? Brian Henry, Senior Vice President at Orion Talent, breaks down the top five ways military recruiters are like realtors, and how you can utilize this resource to achieve the best possible outcome – a rewarding career after the military.

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Orion CEO Mike Starich Writes about Acing the RFP When Hiring an Outside Recruiting Firm


Your company is growing and there is an urgent need to reduce time-to-hire. A decision has been made to engage an external talent acquisition firm and your team is tasked with creating the RFP. Vendor responses are needed quickly and the pressure is on to meet with key project stakeholders to define project requirements, scope, and goals, and write a clear, concise RFP.

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Orion SVP of Strategic Programs David Coe Gives Tips on Hiring Military for Skilled Labor Positions with ConExpo-Con/Agg 365


The construction industry’s skilled labor shortage is costing it huge amounts of money. Just how much money, exactly? In the case of equipment repair technicians alone, a 2015 study conducted by The College of William & Mary on behalf of the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) estimated that the technician shortage was costing the heavy-duty equipment distribution industry more than $2.4 billion per year in lost revenue.

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Orion CEO Mike Starich and Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton Write about How to Improve Veteran Recruitment for


The competition to hire veterans continues to be fierce. While many factors have brought us to this point, initiatives such as the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and private sector coalitions such as JPMorgan’s 100,000 Jobs Mission have helped to ignite enthusiasm to hire service members. Today, the unemployment rate for veterans remains at near historic lows.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse Named 2018 HR Superstar by HRO Today


Orion Novotus is proud to announce that President Cory Kruse has been named a 2018 HR Superstar by HRO Today. According to HRO Today, “This year’s Superstars have a proven track record of innovating, challenging the status quo, and redefining the new normal for HR.”

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Orion Novotus President, Cory Kruse, shares his insight with RPOA on what Talent Acquisition will look like in 2019


As 2018 comes to a close, we’re able to look back on the job market this year and observe a remarkably strong year for businesses and workers. As of October, the unemployment rate remained at 3.7 from prior month. And across the whole year, the unemployment rate and number of unemployed individuals fell by 0.4 percentage point to and 449,000 respectively, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Patriot Capital Supports L2 Capital Partners and Lakewood Capital's Acquisition of Orion ICS


Patriot Capital Group is pleased to announce a new subordinated debt and equity investment in Orion ICS, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary Novotus, LLC. Patriot's investment supported L2 Capital Partners, L.P. and Lakewood Capital, LLC acquisition of Orion.

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L2 Capital Partners and Lakewood Capital Acquire Orion Talent and Orion Novotus


DEVON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L2 Capital Partners, L.P. (“L2” or “L2 Capital”) and Lakewood Capital, LLC (“Lakewood”) announced the acquisition of Orion ICS, LLC (“Orion Talent”) and its wholly owned subsidiary Novotus, LLC (“Orion Novotus” and with Orion Talent, collectively, “Orion” or the “Company”), together, a leading human capital management platform offering a unique combination of military, skilled professional, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (“RPO”) solutions.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse Writes about the Traits of an Exceptional Recruiter for ERE


Today’s tough labor market is putting recruiters to the test. While some of them are certainly rising to the occasion, a far greater number aren’t faring as well. Case in point: there are currently 7.1 million job openings, according to latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Assigning blame is tricky, with multiple factors contributing to this issue, including unprecedented pressure and lack of experience among recruiters.

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IndustryWeek Details How Siemens Recruits and Retains Veterans with Orion Talent


Mike Brown, vice president, talent acquisition for Siemens, and Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent, the recruiting firm that works with Siemens on military hiring, shared their best practices for bringing veterans into the workplace—in Siemens’ case, in large numbers.

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Orion CEO Mike Starich Writes about How to Fix a High Quit Rate in Recruiting Daily


As Americans continue to take advantage of a tight labor market to search for better- paying jobs, retention has become a serious concern for all companies. With healthcare, financial services, transportation and warehousing leading the way, 3.5 million workers voluntarily left their jobs in April 2018, the highest quit rate since the dotcom boom peaked in 2000.

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Pulse 2.0 Explores IBM's Plan to Hire 2,000 Veterans By 2020


Today is Veterans Day, which is a day that honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Many technology companies usually hire veterans because of what those candidates can bring to the table rather than seeing it as the right thing to do.

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USA Today Explores the Veteran Job Market, featuring Orion CEO Mike Starich


Storm Johnson was concerned about finding work upon leaving the military after five years as a Marine. He said he had some trouble preparing job applications, largely because it was difficult to translate what he did in the military to civilian job skills.

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Veterans returning to civilian life find a more welcoming labor market


One of the many benefits of a strong job market is that veterans returning to civilian life are finding opportunities more plentiful than in years past. Not everyone is faring equally well - some former military enlisted personnel who lack college degrees are struggling. So are some with military-connected physical or emotional disabilities.

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ERE Discusses the Results of the Orion Talent 2018 Veteran Hiring Survey


With Veterans Day coming on November 11, it’s an occasion to again raise a very good question — “Why aren’t we doing more to hire the veterans who have served our country so well?” Orion Talent digs into that question in its 2018 Veteran Hiring Survey, and the research and analysis offers a new look at both the advantages and challenges of hiring veteran talent.

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Orion Talent Offers Companies Chance to Interview Military Job Seekers in St. Louis, Missouri


October 10, 2018 - Orion Talent, a proven total talent solutions provider, is excited to announce its St. Louis, Missouri, Hiring Conference on November 4 & 5, 2018, the first such event Orion has held in the city.

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IndustryWeek Covers Orion's 2018 Veteran Hiring Survey


Hire veterans because of what they bring to the table rather than compliance requirements or because “it’s the right thing to do,” says a new study. A majority of companies (79%) find that veterans offer businesses the qualified, committed and high-performing employees they need, according to Orion Talent’s new Veteran Hiring Survey: Exploring the Bottom-line Value of Hiring Veteran Talent.

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In Tight Labor Market, Companies Find Veterans Faster to Hire, Easier to Retain Than Civilian Candidates, Says New Orion Talent Survey


CARY, N.C.--At a time when finding top talent has never been harder, more than a sizeable majority of companies (79%) find that veterans offer businesses the qualified, committed and high-performing employees they need. According to Orion Talent’s new Veteran Hiring Survey: Exploring the Bottom-line Value of Hiring Veteran Talent, respondents are hiring veterans because of what they bring to the table rather than compliance requirements or because “it’s the right thing to do.”

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Orion CEO Explores Skilled Talent Shortage in the Oil & Gas Industry for


The battle for talent is on in the oil and gas industry. Major companies are rushing to invest in strong growth regions like the Permian Basin and Bakken Shale Play, which are already have full employment. Labor shortages and tensions around tariffs and trade are frustrating hiring teams. When coveted talent is identified, hiring managers are still hitting pause before finalizing candidate offers.

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Orion Novotus Ranks on HRO Today's 2018 Baker's Dozen for Top RPO Providers


Orion Novotus, a leader in recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), has been named among the top Enterprise RPO providers in the HRO Today's 2018 Baker's Dozen Rankings.

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Cory Kruse, President of Orion Novotus, discusses candidate ghosting in Talent Economy


The candidate who excelled during their interviews disappears during the final step of the hiring process. That enthusiastic college grad who accepts your job offer never makes it through onboarding. The promising new hire who settles so easily into their new role vanishes after two weeks without formal notice, unresponsive to texts and voicemails.

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Orion Novotus and HRO Today Survey Reveals Key Agreements, Differences on Talent Acquisition Performance among HR and Hiring Managers


Recruiters underestimate hiring manager satisfaction; sourcing a growing pain point for both groups in tight labor market.

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Mike Starich, Orion CEO, Writes about Surviving a Trade War in Recruiting Daily


The year started off great for hiring. Between the administration’s deregulation binge and tax reform, profitability estimates climbed for companies in power and energy, manufacturing, financial services, retail and real estate, to name just a few. When tariff talk began generating headlines in March, enthusiasm quickly dampened in solar, semiconductors, and other industries caught up in the escalating trade war with China.

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Brian Henry, Orion Talent’s Senior VP of Operations, Featured on Beyond the Uniform Podcast


There are two reasons to listen to this episode. First of all, Orion Talent (and recruiters in general) are an excellent resource that members of the military should consider as they approach their career transition. Second, Brian has over 20 years of experience in the recruiting space. He talks about a range of topics like changes in the hiring landscape, how to prepare for interviews, and other topics that would benefit any Veteran.

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Orion CEO Mike Starich shares advice on how talent acquisition budgeting be a better process in Recruiting Daily


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Remind you of your budgeting process? Most Talent Acquisition (TA) teams have long suffered the consequences of working with unrealistic budgets, yet it’s still a tough pattern to break.

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