Orion Novotus Wins ClearlyRated's 2020 Best of RPO for Service Excellence


Orion Novotus, a leading RPO firm announced today that they have won Best of RPO Award for providing superior service to their clients.

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Mike Starich Covers AI in Recruiting for Recruiting Daily


Let’s hit pause and unpack some of the latest ways AI powers the recruitment process and where the human factor still reigns.

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USAFA Alumni Magazine Features Partnership with Orion Talent


Now more than ever, the Association of Graduates offers a host of tools for United States Air Force Academy alumni beginning a job search or looking to advance their education.

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Diversity in Action Features Orion SVP David Coe at the Data Center Austin Conference


As we navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the data center industry is one of the fastest growing industries in America today. According to a Market Research Future (MRFR) report, the global data colocation market is projected to surpass $51 billion at a 12% CAGR through 2022, a rate the report calls “staggering”. By 2021, another report forecasts there will be 7.2 million data centers in the world storing around 1,327 exabytes (EB) of data.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse Writes about 5 Ways to Fine Tune Talent Acquisition with an Eye on Recession


Will the global economy go into recession in 2020? That’s the worry on so many minds. News headlines reflect that concern with stories of trade disputes and that wonky-sounding inverted yield curve.

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Local Veterans Bring New Networking Event to Nashville


For some, thoughts of Nashville may conjure images of country music stars in flashy outfits; but the Nashville of today is a hub of diverse music, gourmet food, and novel entertainment. This energetic town is also located in a county with about 37,000 veterans. These facts combined make Nashville an excellent choice for a new veteran networking event launched by Aaron Martin, Eric Horton, Michael McCoy, and Ted Hacker.

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US News & World Report Features Article with Orion CEO Mike Starich and Orion Alumnus


When he was deployed, Mike Intregila missed his son's first words, his first steps and his first birthday. He ended his time in active duty in 2017 with a unique set of skills, and a resolve not to miss any more of those moments for a paycheck.

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Orion Alumnus and Orion CEO Featured in Chicago Tribune


Many veterans progress to leadership roles once they transition to civilian employment. A number of them, including older veterans with Chicago-area and Northern Illinois roots, attribute their leadership abilities to lessons learned in service to their country.

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Orion CEO Mike Starich and Orion alumnus featured in Montgomery Advertiser


When he was deployed, Mike Intregila missed his son’s first words, his first steps and his first birthday. He ended his time in active duty in 2017 with a unique set of skills, and a resolve not to miss any more of those moments for a paycheck.

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Orion Talent Receives 2019 Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award


Today, the U.S. Department of Labor recognized Orion Talent, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), military hiring solutions, and skilled talent acquisition, as a Gold Medallion recipient of the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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ERE Interviews Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse on the Importance of Onboarding


How long is onboarding? How do you measure if it’s working? What are some of the biggest problems out there with onboarding? We posed these and other questions to Cory Kruse, president of the RPO company Orion Novotus, below.

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Orion Talent and Switch to Present at DCAC: Veterans are Solution to Data Center Talent Gap


Orion Talent Senior Vice President of Strategic Programs David Coe and Switch Chief Information Officer Missy Young will co-present at Data Center Austin Conference (DCAC) on the topic of hiring veterans to source the data center industry. The fifth annual DCAC will take place September 24-25, in Austin, Texas.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse Discusses His Life and Career in RPO with RPOA


With over 20 years as an accomplished recruitment strategist and fulfillment expert, Cory Kruse brings a unique blend of strategic, technical, and operational strengths which has driven notable growth in environments ranging from start-ups to enterprise solutions for Fortune 100 companies, as well as successful experience in several mergers and acquisitions, including recent Orion Novotus acquisition of fellow RPO company and RPOA founder, Accolo.

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Orion Talent Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors


Orion Talent, a provider of skilled talent acquisition, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), and military hiring to businesses nationwide, has announced the appointment of three talent management experts to its board of directors. The new board members bring an outstanding history of industry expertise and leadership to Orion and will help guide the organization’s continued growth as a global, full-service enterprise talent management and recruiting firm.

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Orion Novotus Tops Austin Business Journal Lists for Contingency and Top Tech Recruitment Firms


Last week, the Austin Business Journal, home to the latest breaking business news in the Austin, TX, area, released their annual edition of The List. The ABJ lists include more than 1,000 Austin area companies ranked in their fields. For more than a decade, Orion Novotus, an Orion Talent company, has enjoyed a spot high on the top recruiting lists, and this year is no different. We are pleased to announce that Orion Novotus has ranked #1 on both Top Contingency Search Firms and Top Tech Recruitment Firms.

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Association of Graduates, United States Air Force Academy, Partners with Orion Talent on Newly Launched Careers Site


Orion Talent is proud to announce our partnership with the Association of Graduates (AOG), United States Air Force Academy, on their newly updated Career Center website which launched on September 5, 2019. Available at https://www.usafa.org/CareerCenter, the Career Center allows USAFA graduates to gain valuable tools, exposure to recruiters, and access a pipeline of career opportunities.

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David Coe, Senior Vice President of Strategic Programs, to speak at the Data Center Austin Conference (DCAC) next month in Austin


AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Data Center Austin Conference (DCAC) announces today several breakout sessions focused on the advantages of sourcing data center talent from the ranks of U.S. military veterans.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse Interviews Jason Krumwiede for RPOA


For over 20 years, Jason Krumwiede has built and led recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firms, technology startups, and talent acquisition functions. He helps clients achieve their goals by integrating proven recruiting and workforce solutions to attract talent that meets all his clients’ unique hiring needs.

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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 Manufacturing.net


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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