The Bullseye - March 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

In this Issue

Orion International Announces Acquisition of Novotus 

Orion International: January 1991 - January 2016 - Celebrating 25 Years of Success

Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program 

Career Opportunites within Orion

Orion on LinkedIn

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion

Connect with Orion

Orion International Announces Acquisition of Novotus

Military Talent Firm Combines with Leading RPO Provider

January 25, 2016 (Raleigh, NC & Austin, TX) - Orion ICS, LLC (Orion International), the nation's largest military talent acquisition firm, announced today that it has acquired Novotus, a leading provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Recruiting Services..

"Orion has spent 25 years establishing ourselves as the market leader in Military Recruiting. With the acquisition of Novotus, we unite the nation's top Military Talent Firm with a top, award-winning RPO firm," said Mike Starich, Chief Executive Officer of Orion. "This powerful combination will enable each company to leverage the strengths of the other, and provide greater impact and opportunity for both our customers and candidates."

Following the acquisition, Novotus will be led by President Cory Kruse. "We are very excited to leverage Orion's sales engine to fuel our growth, offer a legitimate and highly potent military talent offering to our customers, and to offer end-market diversity and scale to Orion's growth."

Founded in 2002, Novotus is an established full service recruiting organization and leader in RPO. Based in Austin, TX, Novotus was recognized as the number one ranked Mid-Market RPO Provider by HRO Today in 2014, and member of the Baker's Dozen in the Enterprise category in 2015.

"Orion International is the largest military talent firm in the country combining forces with one of the leading RPO firms," explained Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise Media LLC, publisher of HRO Today Magazine. He continued, "It will be a unique and valuable offering for companies seeking RPO with a tried and true military talent component."

Learn more about Novotus.

Orion International: January 1991 - January 2016 - Celebrating 25 Years of Success

Founded by five former JMOs in 1991, Orion celebrates its silver anniversary this year. Two of our original founders, Bill Laughlin, and Randy Nelson, continue to serve on Orion’s Board of Directors today. The guiding principle of the five founders was, first and foremost, teamwork. The partners succeeded as a team due to their cooperation, sharing of ideas, and financial decisions, which benefited the group rather than the individual. The three foundations for the new venture were Clients, Candidates, and the Team. Twenty-five years after its inception, these principles and foundations have helped Orion find careers for more than 36,000 veterans.

Orion opened its doors on January 7, 1991, with headquarters in Raleigh, NC; and offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In its first year in business, Orion found careers for 95 transitioning Officers within 25 companies, including Target, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, DHL, ABB Power, Alcoa, GE Energy, and Ingersoll-Rand. Positions were primarily in Pharmaceutical Sales, Distribution, and Retail Management.

Orion’s very first placement was Jon Fulton, a USNA Graduate and five-year Navy Nuclear Officer. Fulton turned to Orion after a disappointing experience with another recruiting firm. Fulton says “After talking with my recruiter, Bill Laughlin, I felt like he knew who I was, what I was capable of doing, and had my best interests in mind as he sought to place me with the right position and company.” The company and position were certainly the right fit, as Fulton will celebrate his 25th anniversary with Alcoa in April of this year!

After three years in business, Orion became the first military recruiting firm to find careers for Enlisted Technicians and Non-Commissioned Officers. After seeing success in placing Officers, the team decided to try finding careers for NCOs, and tested the idea with several well-established clients. This proved very successful, and Orion is the undisputed leader in Enlisted Technician and NCO placement today.

In 2010, Orion again expanded our offerings to Veterans and demonstrated an industry-leading mindset by becoming the first Military Talent Firm to work with non-technical Combat Arms service members. Since then, Orion has matched nearly 2000 Combat Arms veterans with civilian careers. Orion’s 25th anniversary also marks the company’s fourth year of partnership with the White House Joining Forces Program. Highlights of this partnership include Orion alumni being asked to speak at Joining Forces events with First Lady Michelle Obama, media coverage, as well as multiple features on the White House blog.

In the last several years, Orion has pioneered several new offerings for clients. From our Military Talent Programs, to the Distinguished Candidate Conference, and Temp-to-Perm Staffing, we continue to demonstrate Innovation and Excellence at every turn by leveraging the far-reaching networks they’ve spent 25 years developing. Orion’s top clients today include industry leaders like Siemens, Whirlpool, SpaceX, Honda, Phillips 66, Honeywell, and Wrigley.

It seems fitting that Orion was named after one of the most prominent constellations in the sky. Twenty-five years after five former JMOs decided to make a difference in the military recruiting world, Orion has grown into the nation's leading Military Talent firm. As we celebrate this important anniversary, our mission at Orion holds steady:

To strengthen American Business with Best-in-Class Military Talent, through the relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering commitment to our Nation's Military Professionals.

Learn more about Orion's services for transitioning veterans here.

Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program

 

If you are considering earning an MBA, the Jack Welch Management Institute is the place to learn proven practices from the front-lines of business. Orion International has partnered with The Jack Welch Management Institute to present this opportunity to earn your MBA, completely online, learning directly from top business leaders, while you continue to grow in your current career.

Fortune Magazine recently featured the MBA program in their article, "How Jack Welch Is Reinventing the MBA" by John A. Byrne. The article points out that "the four-year-old Jack Welch Management Institute is one of the very few business schools that is run like a business, with a laser-like focus on customer service. The school is closely managed on student surveys that measure the impact of the education as well as the likelihood that a student would recommend the institute to a friend or colleague."

Visit us online to learn more about earning your MBA through the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Career Opportunities within Orion

Account Executives

Orion International is currently seeking transitioning or former military officers with a strong record of achievement to join our Sales Team as an Account Executive. We are hiring for our Austin, TX; Cincinnati, OH; and San Diego, CA offices.

As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for creating relationships with America's leading companies through development of leads lists, business development calls, and client presentations. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce.

To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. Learn more about joining the Orion team.

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.


Marine Corps Officer Recruiter

We are also seeking a Transitioning USMC Officer to join our San Diego team as a Marine Corps Officer Recruiter. We are hiring for our San Diego, CA, office.

Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning Officer candidates at a salary of $60,000 - $65,000 base salary, plus commission. For this position, you must be a recently transitioned USMC Officer less than one year removed from Active Duty, or currently transitioning. Click here to apply.


Enlisted Personnel Candidate Recruiter

Orion International is Seeking Enlisted Personnel Candidate Recruiters in our San Diego, CA, office.

Orion Recruiters source, screen, and build relationships with transitioning enlisted candidates. 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. For this position, you must have honorably served in the United States Military and have civilian or military recruiting experience. Click here to apply.


Client Delivery Recruiter

Orion International is seeking a Recruiter to join our national Military Talen Program Recruiting Team in our Cincinnati, OH, office. 

As a Client Delivery Recruiter you will work with transitioning and recently transitioned military members of all ranks and aid them in their transition to a new career in Corporate America. You will be responsible for recruiting military candidates in support of Military Talent Program Accounts, including members of the Fortune 100 and other top companies. There is no prior Recruiting experience necessary as you will receive all of the training needed to succeed in this role, and will be trained by our experienced recruiting team.

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. For this position, you must have honorably served in the United States Military and have civilian or military recruiting experience. Click here to apply.

Orion on LinkedIn

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 the Alumni network and join our LinkedIn Alumni group! Connect with 800+ members and keep up to date on Orion news, updates, and other alumni-related topics.

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Luis Prieto 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 referrals and Job Seeker referrals. That's one entry for each referral that you submit - good luck and thank you for the referral!

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!