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 Manufacturing.net


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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Siemens USA and Orion Talent Talk Skills Gap, Recruiting and Hiring Veterans at IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference


Siemens Corporation, a U.S. subsidiary of global technology giant Siemens AG, and Orion Talent, a total talent solutions provider, take on the growing challenge of where manufacturers should turn for experienced, highly skilled technical talent at the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo in Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 9.

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Orion Novotus President Cory Kruse contributes thoughts on rising RPO disruptors in RPOA


The increasing complexity of recruiting and the importance of top talent to organizations’ strategic growth continue to create ripe conditions for those organizations to outsource their recruiting functions to external providers.

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


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


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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Orion Alumnus and Navy Veteran Profiled in Diversity in Action


U.S. Navy veteran Antwan Richardson works for Eversource Energy, which serves Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, as supervisor in substation operations.

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Diversity in Action Magazine Profiles Orion Alumnus


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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