Wednesday, November 15, 2017

We’re Moving - Introducing our New Blog, Orion Insights

The Orion Talent team is pleased to announce the launch of our new blog, Orion Insights. We are proud to have been your weekly source for great information on military hiring since the debut of Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet in September 2009.

As Orion Talent continues to expand our offerings to our customers and the marketplace, our blog is expanding as well. Orion Insights will provide weekly insight into all things recruiting, including Skilled Talent Acquisition, Recruitment Optimization, and Military Hiring. We thank you for reading and look forward to seeing you over at Orion Insights.

We welcome and appreciate any feedback you may have on our blog content and format. If there is a certain topic you would like to see on the blog, please contact me at

We hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Talent Acquisition Insight for Amazon HQ2 Contenders

Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent, shares his insights into the current frenzy gripping cities applying to be Amazon HQ2 in a new article on Recruiting Daily. Mike points out that, while being picked as HQ2 brings many benefits, there will be special considerations for companies hoping to attract new talent and retain current employees in a new hyper-competitive hiring environment. 

Read “Congrats!  Amazon Picked Your City for HQ2. Now Get Ready for Recruiting Pain” to learn more about the six key things Mike advises hiring managers do to stay competitive for talent in the shadow of Amazon.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Join us for a WEBINAR - Insights on Recruiting for Retention

First impressions can make or break your success in hiring and retaining top talent. That’s why a seamless candidate experience – from hiring to onboarding to orienting employees – is the first step to building a winning workforce.

Orion Novotus President, Cory Kruse, and Katy Theroux, CHRO of the NCI Group, will discuss proven candidate engagement techniques and their bottom line benefits, as well as practical implementation advice, so you can best leverage the power of the first impression.
The webinar is at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 15th on

Here’s what you’ll get by attending:

  • A better understanding of the best practices that CHROs, talent acquisition executives and recruiters need to follow to ensure “recruiting for retention” is top of mind.
  • Recommended infrastructure investments or back office processes that are needed to provide a seamless experience to deliver the best talent, and most engaged and productive workforce.
  • Tips on how to manage communication and plan for the most engaging recruiting and onboarding process.

Please mark your calendars for this informative and interactive session. Hope you can make it!

About Cory Kruse
As a talent acquisition leader for nearly 20 years, Cory specializes in corporate and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions. He thrives on building, developing and managing high-performing recruiting teams that serve companies of all sizes, resulting in consistent growth. He leads RPO engagements for Fortune 1000 clients in energy, technology, defense, construction, retail and hospitality. His experience includes workforce planning, sourcing strategies, technology, metrics and analytics, employment branding, change management, risk mitigation, full life-cycle recruiting, and hires.
About Katy Theroux  
As NCI’s executive vice president of corporate marketing and chief human resources officer, Katy Theroux is an expert at aligning workforce and business strategies to drive powerful and positive business results. Prior to her current role, she served as vice president and chief human resources officer. Before joining NCI, Ms. Theroux was employed by 1WORLDSYNC, where she served as chief marketing and administrative officer, and was responsible for the integration of two multinational technology services companies into one global product data management firm. Ms. Theroux has a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from Saint Peter’s University.  

About Elliot Clark     
Elliot Clark is the chairman and CEO of SharedXpertise Media, LLC. He oversees company management and the publication of HRO Today and HRO Today Global magazines, and the related global HRO Today conference series. He writes a column for each magazine issue with commentary on newsworthy events and speaks at events internationally on related topics. Elliot is a graduate of The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce of the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.S. in Economics, and where he majored in human resources. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for Human Resource Studies at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.     

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cory Kruse on the Growth of Midsize RPO

In the article, “Midsize Momentum” in HRO Today, Christa Elliott explores midsize RPO deals and why they are gaining market share. Elliott writes that “RPO has become an incredible tool that can help free HR leaders to play a more strategic role.” As part of her article, she interviews several leaders in the field, including Cory Kruse, President of Orion Novotus.

Cory addresses one of the challenges of midsize RPO. He says that, often, midsize companies grow to be midsize very quickly and need to scale up their workforce in an environment that may not have any type of Talent Acquisition process in place. “This is where a mid-market RPO organization fits nicely and can create immediate success and grow with the company,” explains Cory.

Elliott summarizes the viewpoints of her various contributors by writing that RPO strategy can bring value, especially when coupled with an “open and collaborative attitude”.

Click here to read the article.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

VIDEO: Unlock Your Hiring Potential With RPO

What Is RPO? 

Watch our 2-minute video to learn more about Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and how it can unlock the hiring potential of your organization. 

Learn more about Recruitment Process OutSourcing (RPO).

Orion Novotus, a leader in Recruitment Process Outsourcing, was recently named the Top Midsize RPO Provider on HRO Today's 2017 Baker's Dozen Rankings. Orion Novotus provides businesses with Recruitment Process Outsourcing and consulting services that result in measurable, lasting workforce improvements: better hires, shorter hiring cycles, lower costs, and greater efficiency. 

Visit Orion Novotus online.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8 Perks of an Orion Talent Military Talent Program

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for hiring veterans, so it's important to choose a military recruiting firm with a model that allows for flexible, customized solutions. This is where Orion Talent's Military Talent Programs (MTPs) come in. Clients like Siemens, Honda, and BASF have built Military Talent Programs through Orion, and enjoy these perks:

1. Orion’s Brand Marketing positions each client as an Employer of Choice for Military Talent by actively promoting our MTP clients on our extensive social media presence, as well as through newsletters and email campaigns.

2. Our team works closely with our clients to create Veteran friendly websites that cater to their audience by including things like Veteran Spotlights, highlighting specific veteran hiring initiatives, etc. (Click here to learn more about veteran-friendly careers websites.)

3. Our clients enjoy unparalleled access to transitioning service members due to our unmatched reach and network within the military, providing an impact far beyond traditional recruiting efforts. 

4. An Orion MTP is full-cycle and addresses all phases of the process, from sourcing, candidate attraction and recruiting, through on-boarding, integration, and retention.

5. We offer flexible methods of interview, including company exclusive on-site hiring events, regional and national hiring conferences, and direct submission of qualified candidates - when, where, and how you need them.

6. Our SHRM and HRCI Accredited training program is designed to educate TA, HR, Hiring Managers and other Key Stakeholders on all phases of Military Hiring, to provide your organization with the knowledge and resources to ensure program success.

7. Our metrics-driven process ensures continuous quality and ongoing improvement through our programs, backed by measurable results.

8. Clients enjoy decreased cost-per-hire and increased customer service when compared to traditional fee-per-hire recruiting services.

Interested in hiring top talent with the help of the experienced recruiting team at Orion? Click here to learn more about how an Orion Military Talent Program could help you.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Orion Novotus Ranked #1 Mid-Market RPO Provider

For the second consecutive year, Orion Novotus has been named the Top Mid-Market RPO Provider on the RPO Baker's Dozen by SharedXpertise (HRO Today). Orion Novotus, an Orion Talent company, provides businesses with strategic, transformative recruitment outsourcing services that result in measurable, lasting workforce improvements: better hires, shorter hiring cycles, lower costs and greater efficiency.

Orion Novotus was ranked #1 among Mid-Market RPO Providers overall, and also #1 for Quality of Service. This ranking was compiled based on surveys completed by Orion Novotus RPO clients, and Orion Talent MTP clients.

See below for the full rankings for the Mid-Market category
Learn more about the RPO Bakers Dozen at HRO Today.