Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How to Hire Top Military Officers through National Events

Orion International held its first Distinguished Candidate Conference (DCC) of 2015 in Houston, TX, earlier this month.  For this latest DCC, as with every DCC, our recruiters work hard to make the best possible match for each and every candidate and client attending. We pride ourselves in being able to provide as much information as possible to both the candidates and the companies in attendance in advance of the conference.  

Our DCCs offer a unique format, designed to maximize our clients’ chances of connecting with the right candidate, including the following:
  • 30 minute Client Presentations to the candidates 
  • Socializing with the candidates and other Hiring Managers, at our President's Reception following the Keynote Address on Monday evening. This element provides every candidate the chance to interact with all of the companies they are interested in, even if they are not scheduled for a formal interview the next day.
  • Pre-screened, assessed, qualified Officer Candidates suitably matched for your particular hiring needs
  • A private and professional interview setting
  • Personalized attention to ensure the best in customer service, including insight on the candidates and advice on the most effective hiring strategy
Our candidates at these events include Service Academy Graduates and graduates of the nation's top universities, candidates with MBAs and other advanced degrees, those with PMPs, PEs, and other professional certifications, candidates who have consistently ranked well above their peers in their professional military evaluations, and those who are willing to relocate and are geographically flexible.

The feedback from clients attending our DCCs is consistent every year, with hiring authorities saying it is the best way to find their company's next leaders. “I had a great experience at the Orion DCC I attended, as always, " explains Brandon Cates, Divisional Vice President at Sears Holdings, "The candidates were well prepared, and the DCC was smooth and well run.” 

In 2014, more than 90 client companies strategically hired Orion's Military Officers through our Distinguished Candidate Conferences, with nearly 45% making multiple hires. Companies like including Bank of America, BASF, Caterpillar, Cintas, ConocoPhillips, Georgia-Pacific, Honeywell, Medtronic, Michelin, Nestle Waters, PepsiCo, Pulte Group, Whirlpool, and many others, have taken advantage of this unique recruiting opportunity.

Orion only holds a limited number of DCCs each year, so opportunities to attend are limited. If you would like to recruit from the very top tier of Military Officers transitioning from Active Duty at an upcoming Orion DCC, please click here. Or request more information on an upcoming DCC:
Orion's Executive Leadership Team are also available throughout these events to meet and discuss your company's talent planning and how our dedicated on-boarding programs, assessment tools, and other enterprise-scale service offerings may be able to support your organization in 2015 and beyond.

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