The Bullseye - July 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Energize Your Team - Webinar Invitation,
Orion International on LinkedIn,
Food for Thought: Worker Weight Gain,
Congratulations to this Month's Winner!,
Career Opportunities within Orion,
Join Orion's Alumni Club,
Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion,
Connect with Orion

Energize Your Team - Webinar Invitation

 
 

Please join us for a special webinar, How to Energize Your Team, on Wednesday July 1 at 1:00 pm ET. The webinar will be presented by Michael Zeliff, a USMC Officer, leadership and talent expert, and Dean of Faculty at the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Learn how to lead your team to winning results, gain respect from those around you, and keep your team performing at its best.

Webinar Highlights:

  • The positive impact of leading with energy and optimism
  • Where to find your personal energy
  • How to inspire your team and create a culture of winning

Sign up today to reserve your spot. You can also visit us online to learn more about earning an online MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Orion International on LinkedIn

Did you know that there are over 13,000 of your colleagues following Orion on LinkedIn? Join them now, and you’ll not only get Orion updates, but you’ll also have access to our Careers page, listing some of our newest opportunities for transitioning veterans.

If you’re not already on LinkedIn, you should be! Having a professional profile on LinkedIn is an important step for job seekers. Not only does it make you visible to recruiters, but it also enables you to search jobs through pages like our Careers page. Learn more about leveraging LinkedIn here.

See you online!

Food for Thought: Worker Weight Gain

For those who are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle or lose a few pounds, the corporate workplace is the biggest battleground. With office birthdays, fresh desserts, and special occasions such as “Bagel Fridays,” it is no wonder that workers are complaining of expanding waistlines. According to a survey of over 5,000 employees conducted by Harris Interactive in 2012, 44 percent of workers admit they’ve gained weight at their current job, with almost half blame their weight gain to food in the office.

Exactly how much weight are we gaining? Twenty-six percent of workers say they’ve gained more than ten pounds at their current job, while 14 percent admit to gaining more than 20 pounds. However, 16 percent have said that they’ve actually lost weight since they started at their current job, revealing that some are resisting the cookies, doughnuts, and sodas that are readily available.

Some occupations categorized as sedentary or higher-stress work environments see a higher incidence of employee weight gain. Careers for high-risk weight gain are travel agents, attorneys/judges, teachers, administrative assistants, and physicians, to name a few.

If you work through lunch or barely take breaks even for a drink of water, you have company: more than half of workers blamed their weight gain to sitting at their desk a majority of the day, also admitting they eat their lunch there, too.

Alternatively, 53 percent of workers say they eat out for lunch at least once a week, 23 percent at least three times a week and 11 percent at least five times a week, which results in unhealthy choices. Snacking is also a jean-tightening culprit – 10 percent of workers say they eat lunch out of the vending machine at least once a week, and 71 percent say they snack during the workday. Also contributing to expanding waistlines is stress, skipping meals, and workplace celebrations.

To combat weight gain, exercise is the obvious solution. However, while 59 percent of workers say they exercise regularly, one in ten workers say they don’t exercise at all. To reinforce healthy habits and help make exercise more convenient to workers, companies are implementing healthy living initiatives in the workplace, including gym passes, workout facilities, or wellness benefits for their employees.

Practice the following tips for a healthier workplace.

  1. Take more steps. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, or stop by a co-worker’s desk instead of sending an email. If you use public transportation, get off at an earlier train stop or bus stop to walk part of the way to the office.
  2. Snack healthy. Make sure you are eating the right kind of snacks. Keep plenty of fruits and vegetables on hand so you have a healthy option when the hunger pangs start.
  3. Pack your lunch. Not only does bringing your lunch save you money, it also helps you control your portions.
  4. Drink water. Instead of caffeinated drinks like coffee or soda, drink water. This will help you feel full and satisfy your thirst better, cutting down on calories.
  5. Exercise. You don’t have to hit the gym for hours for some exercise – take a daily walk with a co-worker, replace your chair with an exercise ball for part of the day, or keep weights at your desk.

A healthy lifestyle is important for happy, productive employees. Take notice of your own health and be aware of any concerns to ensure a healthy lifestyle in the workplace, and out.

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Ernie Ayala won the Job Seeker Referral monthly drawing

 and is the winner of a $50 gift card.  

 
Ready for your chance to win a $50 gift card? You’ll receive an entry into our monthly drawings for Client and Job Seeker referrals for each referral that you submit – good luck and thank you for the referral!

Career Opportunities within Orion

Become part of Orion's team! We are currently hiring for the following:

Account Executives

Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA; Virginia Beach, VA

Orion International is currently seeking transitioning or former military officers to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive in our Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Raleigh, NC; San Diego, CA; and Virginia Beach, VA offices.

Account Executives are responsible for discovering and securing job opportunities for our military candidates.

Account Executive Essential Job Duties

  • Create and maintain relationships with America's leading companies through development of a leads list, business development calls, onsite client presentations, and networking.
  • Educate potential clients on the value of hiring military candidates.
  • Grow and manage a portfolio of client accounts within your territory.
  • Once a job order is received, discuss the specific opportunity with identified candidates by providing a complete background on the position, company, and industry.
  • Through the final phases of the hiring process you will work with both the client and candidate to provide superior customer service and consultation to each.
  • Required travel - Attend Hiring Conferences in your region between one and two times each month; additional occasional travel within your region to client locations.

Account Executive Qualifications

  • Military Experience - You must be a former or transitioning military professional.
  • Education - Bachelors Degree is required.
  • Previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales.
  • Excellent presentation skills, energetic, and motivated.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Orion offers our Account Executives a competitive salary plus bonus structure that leads to a salary plus commission compensation structure.
  • Orion provides a full benefits package to our employees including vacation and holidays, medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD, life insurance, and 401k.

Apply for this position, or contact us with questions.

We also invite you to view a pre-recorded webinar (username iprep, password: video) hosted by Brian Henry, Orion's VP of Officer Recruiting, which provides a detailed overview of the Account Executive position.


 Air Force Enlisted Recruiter - Austin, TX 

Orion is currently seeking an Air Force Enlisted Recruiter in our Austin, TX office.

Position Decription:

  • Traveling to Air Force bases within your assigned territory (South Central U.S.) to give Career Transition Seminars and to meet with Enlisted personnel, preparing them for their transition into the civilian workforce.
  • Work with TAP Centers to arrange all administrative details of your visits, build a list of enlisted personnel to meet with, and screen all candidates prior to your visits.
  • Source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning Air Force Enlisted personnel candidates.
  • Help Air Force job seekers with resume creation and revision, and interview preparation.
  • Present webinars and conference calls on resume preparation, interview preparation, and career transition topics.
  • Match Air Force candidates with job openings that fit their background, experience, skill set, and preferences.
  • Provide recruiting support to the lead recruiter in your region.
  • Stay in touch with Air Force candidates throughout the months leading up to their transition and following their career placement.

Compensation and Benefits:

Orion is focused on being competitive in salary as well as developing its employees in a competitive job market environment. We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure. We also include a 401k plan, medical and dental, disability, and profit sharing. At Orion, we believe in promoting our top performers in a company that is focused on growth.

Requirements:

  • Recently transitioned Air Force Enlisted Personnel less than one year removed from Active Duty, or currently transitioning.
  • Possess a strong network of friends, colleagues, and professional contacts within the Air Force.
  • Strong desire to assist fellow veterans and succeed in recruiting.
  • Must be able to travel approximately 2x/month to military installations within your assigned territory.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please Apply now.


Navy Officer Recruiter - Virginia Beach, VA 

Orion is seeking a Navy Officer Recruiter for our Virginia Beach, VA office.  

Position Description:

  • Traveling to Navy military bases within your assigned territory (Northeastern U.S.) to give Career Transition Seminars and to meet with Officers, preparing them for their transition into the civilian workforce.
  • Work with TAP Centers to arrange all administrative details of your visits, build a list of officers to meet with, and screen all candidates prior to your visits.
  • Source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning Navy Officer candidates.
  • Help Navy Officer job seekers with resume creation and revision, and interview preparation.
  • Present webinars and conference calls on resume preparation, interview preparation, and career transition topics.
  • Match Navy Officer candidates with job openings that fit their background, experience, skill set, and preferences.
  • Provide recruiting support to the lead recruiter in your region.
  • Stay in touch with Navy Officer candidates throughout the months leading up to their transition and following their career placement.

Compensation and Benefits:

Orion is focused on being competitive in salary as well as developing its employees in a competitive job market environment. We offer a substantial salary plus bonus initially that will lead to a salary plus commission structure. We also include a 401k plan, medical and dental, disability, and profit sharing. At Orion, we believe in promoting our top performers in a company that is focused on growth.

Requirements:

  • Recently transitioned Navy Junior Military Officer less than one year removed from Active Duty, or currently transitioning.
  • USNA Graduate preferred.
  • Possess a strong network of friends, colleagues, and professional contacts within the Navy.
  • Strong desire to assist fellow veterans and succeed in recruiting.
  • Must be willing to travel approximately 2x/month, to military installations within your assigned territory.

  If you would like to be considered for this position, please Apply now.

Join Orion's Alumni Club

As an Orion alum, your experience and guidance is a valuable asset to veteran job seekers who are now in the same position you were when searching for a career. Join Orion's Alumni Club if you'd be willing to share your expertise with current Orion job seekers or discuss options for hiring military with our Account Executives. Check out Transition Corner for others who have participated in Orion's Alumni Club.

If you would like to participate, complete this form to be enrolled in Orion’s Alumni Club and entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card.

Help grow our Alumni network and join our LinkedIn Alumni group! Connect with 700+ members and keep up to date on Orion news, updates, and other alumni-related topics.

Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion

Do you know a military job seeker looking for a civilian career? For each referral that you give us, your name will be entered in our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. Even better, if your referral is hired through Orion, you will receive a $100 gift card as our way of saying thanks.

Click here to refer a Military Member to Orion now!

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