The Bullseye - February 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Why Variable Workforce Staffing Works

Veterans are an outstanding source of proven and dependable talent for temporary, seasonal or project work, without adding to permanent headcount. Companies who utilize this talent through Variable Staffing also enjoy budget flexibility when paying recruiting fees is not an option, or when there's not a funded permanent position. They also maximize their return on investment on operational and technical talent, while lowering their risk and overhead cost. Variable Staffing allows companies to effectively staff a Variable Workforce, or evaluate candidates over a period of time before extending a permanent employment offer.

Variable Workforce Staffing is great fit for companies looking to fill positions like Equipment Operators, Production and Operations Supervisors, Roustabouts, Assembly Line Workers, Field Service Technicians and Engineers, Test and Manufacturing Technicians, as well as Quality and Project Engineers.

Military Veterans are uniquely qualified for these positions, as they possess mechanical aptitude and a wealth of intangibles, such as outstanding work ethic, self-discipline, eagerness to excel, and proven performance under the most difficult of circumstances. They are focused on safety, physically fit, and are accustomed to working long shifts and in adverse conditions.

When deciding to use Variable Workforce Staffing for temp-to-perm and contract recruiting needs, employers should consider look for companies that offer the following services:

  • Recruitment of top military talent
  • Background checks, drug testing and employment verification
  • Serve as the Employer of Record
  • EEO Compliance
  • Smooth and efficient payroll / benefits administration
  • Liability / Workers Compensation coverage
  • Legal & HR Compliance Assurance

Companies looking for a scalable staffing model that doesn't add to overhead but provides outstanding military talent should consider adding this type of staffing to their recruiting methods. Click here to learn more about how your company can benefit from Variable Workforce Staffing.

United Way Launches Mission United in Hampton Roads

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way is excited to announce a brand new division recently launched in Hampton, Roads, named Mission United.

Mission United focuses on providing education, employment, social/personal connections, and mental/physical healthcare to those who have risked their lives for our country, and will serve Veterans and Active Duty Service Members from all walks of life.

Mission United works with many different organizations to better facilitate the variety of needs of all veterans who may have difficulty finding assistance. They maintain relationships with a wide range of organizations that serve veterans in the Hampton Roads area, and will provide personalized assistance based on the needs of the individual.

Mission United also organizes support groups for military service members and their families. These support groups provide a space for others to share their difficulties and learn about new ways to overcome.

This is a great way to support our veterans. To learn more about Mission United, please visit http://missionunited-hr.org/.

Jack Welch Management Institute - Online MBA Program & Bootcamps

Jack Welch Management Institute MBA

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."

Jack Welch Management Institute Bootcamps

If you are looking for a program that delivers a proven game plan for companies and for employees to flourish in their careers, The Jack Welch Bootcamp Program is for you. These bootcamps are six weeks, they transform the way teams and companies perform. They are designed to make you the best manager you can be and help you win in business and in life. It gives you the ability to take immediate and actionable plans you can take to your team the next day.

Complete these forms to learn more about earning your MBA through Jack Welch or participating in one of the six week Bootcamp Programs.

Career Opportunities within Orion - Cincinnati, OH; Austin, TX; Raleigh, NC, and San Diego, CA

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 Cincinnati, OH; Austin, TX; Raleigh, NC, and San Diego, CA offices.

As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for identifying and working closely with America's leading companies in order for them to hire transitioning military veterans and develop smarter hiring programs. The work you do will help fellow veterans transition into the civilian workforce. Average total first year income for Account Executives is $80K+, with a goal of $100K+ in your second year and beyond. In addition to unlimited salary potential and a comprehensive benefits package, Orion provides additional reward and recognition to our top performers.

To qualify, you should have military experience, a Bachelors degree, and previous sales experience or a desire to succeed in sales. You do not need prior sales experience, as we will provide you the training, tools and resources needed to succeed. Learn more about joining the Orion team.

If you're looking for a quick way to introduce yourself, please follow this link to record a brief introduction of yourself on our video platform. After reviewing your introduction, Orion will contact you to schedule an individual interview. 

We would also like to 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.

Stay in Touch with Orion

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. Complete this form to be enrolled and you will be entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card as well.

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. You can also follow our Orion International LinkedIn Company Page for more news and information. 

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

William A. Frobe 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 Service Member or Veteran to Orion now!

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