Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Orion International Changes Name to Orion Talent, Expands Service Offerings

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

The name change reflects the company’s broadened commitment to provide clients with all the resources and technology they need to successfully manage their talent management strategies amid rapidly changing economic and workforce environments. From comprehensive Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and targeted recruitment support services to project-based solutions and acquiring military talent, the company now offers a total range of talent solutions for key industries such as manufacturing, distribution, medical, energy, aerospace, engineering, semiconductor and technology.

Orion Talent was founded in 1991 as Orion International, with the mission to bring the energy, skills, and commitment abundant in military candidates to the greater marketplace. By 2007 it was the nation’s largest military recruitment firm. Now, after matching 40,000 Veterans with 7500+ employers, the company’s fundamental commitment to military recruiting remains its core, and an integral part of its growth strategy.  In January of 2016, Orion Talent acquired award-winning RPO firm Novotus (now Orion Novotus) to add recruitment optimization and outsourcing capabilities to its skilled talent acquisition service offerings.

“Our name change formalizes a strategic shift that has been in motion since our acquisition of Novotus in 2016 and more accurately reflects what we do today: Help job seekers and businesses of all sizes meet the changing complexities and realities of today’s employment and talent market,” explains Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent.

This change illustrates Orion Talent's continued and expanded commitment to providing a total talent solutions package: military hiring, skilled talent acquisition and recruitment process outsourcing. Click here to learn more about our suite of talent solutions.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

6 Advantages of Hiring Military Personnel Through Orion

Veterans have a great deal to offer to potential civilian employers, including qualities such as leadership, decision making, persistence, and attention to detail. However, for civilian employers, understanding what skills veterans have received formal training in, and will likely demonstrate on the job, can be challenging.  Military and civilian workplace cultures and languages can seem radically different from one another.

Orion is here to help bridge this translational gap between military and civilian skills and bring you the right military talent for your current and future workforce development needs.

Here are just 6 of the reasons to turn to Orion:

  1. Orion is the nation's largest military recruiting firm, and our network within the military is unmatched. We heavily invest in our recruiting tools and networks so that you do not have to. 98% of our candidates would recommend us to a friend or colleague, and 92% say that our services are better than our competitors.
  2. The quality of our veteran job seekers. Orion's Military Grade Talent represents 86% of transitioning Active Duty JMOs and 34% of Military Technicians and Technical NCOs separating from the military, and referrals are the #1 source of Military Candidates hired through Orion.
  3. Candidates you would not otherwise have access to. Nearly 2/3 of Orion hires are sourced via methods that cannot be bought or built without our proprietary access and years of networking effort. In fact, more than 1/2 of the military professionals hired through Orion do not have an online job seeker profile.
  4. Military Hiring Conferences and Distinguished Candidate Conferences. An Orion Hiring Conference is your chance to interview the best military job seekers, selected specifically for your open positions. You will be presented with prescreened, qualified and suitably matched veterans that are interested in your available opportunities.
  5. Orion is the ONLY military recruiting firm to offer Military Talent Programs. Orion is the only company to offer a full-cycle Military Talent Program that address all phases of the process, from candidate attraction and recruiting, through on-boarding, integration, and retention. Learn more about Military Talent Programs.
  6. Orion’s services are completely customized. While we offer a number of methods for candidate delivery, our specialty is creating a program unique to each of the organizations we support. At our expense we will visit your site and profile your needs, prior to creating a plan of action.

Let us help you with your Military hiring needs. Whether you need to quickly ramp up hiring for project based needs, are looking for a company-wide coordinated Military Talent Strategy, or are seeking to fill just a few positions with the right Military Talent, Orion has the solution. To get started, contact us today.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Orion's Online Resources for Employers

There are many ways to utilize Orion's services to add Military Talent to your team. But even before you begin a relationship with us and begin recruiting, we invite you to explore our online presence. On our website, you'll find comprehensive information and resources that explain the process of hiring veterans, the different ways you can do it, and how veterans can fit into your company. Our social media presence is another way to get news, information, and tips on veterans in the civilian workplace. Have you checked out our digital resources?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Difference Between Headhunters and Military Recruiters

While headhunters and recruiters may seem synonymous, there exist many differences between the two, which not only vary in their approach to placing a candidate within a company, but can also mean the difference between a successful placement and a poorly matched candidate for an open position.
So, you are probably wondering, what’s the difference?
A headhunter, by definition, is a person who identifies and approaches suitable candidates employed elsewhere to fill open positions.
Headhunters work in a variety of industries, and are most common in the technology, sales, and engineering fields. While they can work in headhunter firms, many headhunters work alone. Headhunters traditionally work with a "passive" candidate, or a candidate that is gainfully employed and may not be seeking new employment. A headhunter finds potential candidates by targeting industries that are similar to their client's, and/or within competitor companies, and identifying and reaching out to employees that are in that particular career field or position.
As a result, a headhunter engages the potential candidate to see if they would be open to a career move, and attempts to sell them on why they should consider a change (most specifically, in joining the client company). Headhunters are only involved in the initial sourcing stage of the hiring process, and typically do not have a presence beyond that.
For those looking to hire military, the biggest difference between working with a recruiter at Orion International versus a military headhunter specializing in veteran recruiting is the relationship between Orion Recruiters and our military candidates. Orion specializes in military transition, most specifically transitioning Military Officers, Technicians, and Non-commissioned Officers; as well as Veterans who have already transitioned, gained Industry Experience, and are actively seeking a career change.
Our recruiters typically begins working with our military candidates up to 18 months prior to their transition. We know our candidates well and have spent time getting to know them, their preferences and qualifications, to ensure the best match between each candidate and company with whom we work. We work with our candidates throughout the interview and hiring process, and beyond.
With 26+ years of knowledge and experience, Orion is the nation’s leading military talent firm, and we are here to arm you with the knowledge needed to effectively attract, hire and retain military talent. To learn more about working with Orion and request information about hiring military visit us online today!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Orion's Featured Employers Rank Among America's Best Employers

As the nation's leading provider of best-in-class Military Talent Programs to organizations across America, Orion enables clients to attract, hire, develop and retain Military Talent. We work hard to attract companies from a wide array of industries for career opportunities for our Veteran Job Seekers.

We are pleased to note that several of our Featured Employers ranked among Fortune's "America's Best Employers." The companies on Fortune's "America's Best Employers" list were chosen through an independent, anonymous survey of 30,000 American employees working at companies with at least 1,000 people.

A few of Orion's Featured Employers on this list include BASF (#84), Siemens (#202), Ingersoll-Rand (#222), Honda Motor (#239),  Phillips 66 (#342), and PPL (#354).

These clients have not only distinguished themselves in their commitment to hiring Military, but also by being chosen as one of America's Best Employers. They realize the value that Veterans bring to the workforce and continually seek to add transitioning and former Military service members to their ranks.

If you would like your company to join the ranks of these commendable organizations that value veterans in the civilian workplace, you can learn more about Orion's Military Talent Programs here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Military Veterans in Construction - VIDEO

David Coe, Orion Senior Vice President, speaks with For Construction Pros on why US military veterans are a great fit for the construction industry, and how employers can find the right Veterans for their organization. 

Learn more and request additional information about hiring military talent through Orion here! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Are you getting the most out of your talent suppliers? SURVEY

Orion and Novotus are conducting a Talent Solutions Survey to better understand what makes talent supplier relationships tick. Is it speed of response?  Access to real-time metrics? Or maybe overall business alignment? We want to know!   

Orion and Novotus want to hear from you about what makes for a successful—or painful—experience working with staffing, recruiting, and RPO providers. Your input helps identify critical factors in engagement performance and success.

Your answers are completely anonymous and all information will be compiled in aggregate form only. As our thank-you for participation, you will receive a detailed report of our findings and have the chance to win one of three $100 gift cards.