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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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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Wayfair VP Presents to Orion JMO Candidates


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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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