Saturday, February 1, 2014
Upcoming Hiring Conferences,
USERRA & Your Veteran Employees,
Meet Our Candidates,
National Distinguished Candidate Conference,
Zappos Does Away with Managers,
According to Our Clients,
Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent,
Connect with Orion
Employer Resources for Hiring Veterans
Upcoming Hiring Conferences
Noncommissioned Officers and Enlisted Technicians Recruited for your Hiring Needs
An Orion Hiring Conference is your chance to interview the best military job seekers, selected specifically for your open positions. You will be presented with prescreened, qualified and suitably matched veterans that are interested in your available opportunities. Click on the dates below to learn more about our upcoming hiring conferences.
Virginia Beach, VA
Norfolk, VA (Midwest Technicians)
Norfolk, VA (Midwest Technician Positions)
Houston, TX DCC
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
USERRA & Your Veteran Employees
The Department of Labor has an extensive guide to USERRA aimed at helping employers understand their responsibilities under USERRA and provides a notice that employers may post or distribute to fulfill their requirement to notify employees of their rights and benefits under the Act.
- Establishes the cumulative length of time that an individual may be absent from work for military duty and retain reemployment rights to five years
- Protection for disabled veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability.
- Provides that returning service-members are reemployed in the job that they would have attained had they not been absent for military service (the long-standing "escalator" principle), with the same seniority, status and pay, as well as other rights and benefits determined by seniority.
- Requires that service members provide advance written or verbal notice to their employers for all military duty unless giving notice is impossible, unreasonable, or precluded by military necessity.
Meet Our Candidates
The battle for talent in the workplace can be fierce. It doesn't have to be if you know where to look. Below is a preview of actual Orion International candidates and the valuable skills and experience they possess.
Future Operations Planner; West Point Graduate View Resume
Operations Engineering Chief View Resume
Assistant Brigade Operations Officer; Military Academy Graduate View Resume
Logistics Officer View Resume
Experienced Electrician/Electrical Maintenance Planner View Resume
Nuclear Electrician's Mate View Resume
Nuclear Machinist's Mate View Resume
National Distinguished Candidate Conference
Mark your calendar for our upcoming National Distinguished Candidate Conferences:
Since 1991, our clients have told us that the most important factor in deciding to hire military through an agency is the Quality of Candidate. Our unique Distinguished Candidate Conferences are designed to recruit, assess, screen, and present the top military candidates for your hiring needs. In 2012, more than 50 client companies strategically hired Orion’s Military Officers through our Distinguished Candidate Conferences, with nearly 50% making multiple hires.
Orion’s Distinguished Candidates are carefully selected and represent the very top tier of Military Officers transitioning from Active Duty. They are seeking careers in growth roles including Leadership Development, Operations Management, Engineering, and Sales.
Our Junior Military Officer Candidates at these National Events:
Service Academy Graduates and graduates of the nation’s top universities.
Candidates with MBAs and other advanced degrees; and those with PMPs, PEs, and other professional certifications.
Candidates who have consistently ranked well above their peers in their professional military evaluations.
Willing to relocate and geographically flexible.
Distinguished Candidate Conference Highlights:
These events will feature 30 minute Client Presentations in which you can present to the candidates you’ll be interviewing in advance. We recommend a C-level or VP Presenter for client presentations.
Enjoy an additional opportunity for socializing with the candidates and other Hiring Managers, at our President’s Reception following the Keynote Address on Monday evening.
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.
In addition, Orion’s Executive Leadership Team will be 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 2013 and beyond.
What do our clients have to say about the caliber of candidates at an Orion Distinguished Candidate Conference?
"Our experience at Orion's Distinguished Candidate Conference was a great success. The candidates were of the highest caliber and extremely well matched for our Leadership Development Program. This event enabled us to hire 5 outstanding JMOs very efficiently, saving weeks of time. I look forward to seeing the impact these new leaders will have on BP." - Program Manager, BP
Our Distinguished Candidate Conferences enable you to develop a strong pipeline of future leaders and foster strategic organizational growth.
Learn more about our Distinguished Candidate Conferences and discover for yourself the impact a Military Officer can have on your organization.
Zappos Does Away with Managers
In a recent bold move, the online shoe and apparel retailer Zappos has announced a rather unorthodox decision – to do away with their bosses.
This doesn’t come as that big of a surprise from a company who calls their executives monkeys, have employees ring cowbells and blow horns to welcome visitors, and offers new employees cash to quit to test their loyalty.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, Zappos has now eliminated traditional managers and done away with job titles internally, putting the corporate hierarchy structure on its head.
While this may seem novel, there is actually a name for it – Holacracy. Developed by a software entrepreneur Brian Robertson, Holacracy replaces traditional corporate hierarchy with overlapping autonomous “circles.”
Instead of structuring a company around the employees, Holacracy organizes a company around the work that needs to be done. Employees do not have job titles, but are instead assigned to several roles with target aims and expectations.
However, this form of workplace philosophy isn’t completely devoid of supervisors – a group of people decide what each role should entail and what the end result should be from each employee. These people are called “Lead Links,” and while they have the ability to assign employees roles or remove them, they do not actually tell people what to do.
Advocates of Holacracy believe that it gives employees more of a voice in company affairs, creating a more engaged and exciting work environment. Zappos hopes that their adoption of Holacracy will keep their company from becoming too formal and rigid as it continues to expand.
Since April, the company has already moved 10 percent of its employees to the new system, with the rest of the company transitioning by the end of this year.
Holacracy is a very radical system, and one that could either be highly successful or have disastrous effects. With Zappos’ track record for extreme work ideas, it just may work for them.
According to Our Clients
Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent
Is your company or that of a friend or colleague in need of military talent? For every referral you provide, you will be automatically entered into our monthly drawing for a $50 gift card. Even better, if your referral results in a placement, you will personally receive a $100 gift card as our way of saying thank you. As always, we will maintain your privacy and never share your information nor that of your referral.
Click here to refer a colleague to hire military talent now!
Connect with Orion
Did you know that there are several ways to connect with Orion and learn how veterans impact the civilian workforce?
• You can join our LinkedIn group for employers, Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet®. This group is a great way to show your support of veterans in the civilian workforce.
• Read our blog, Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet®. This blog covers everything from veterans in the news to general employer-employee relations. Check it out!
• You can follow Orion on Twitter (@hirevets) to receive updates about Orion, learn about upcoming hiring events, and find links to articles of interest.
• Orion is now on Google+! Follow us to keep up to date on all things Orion.
Join Orion’s Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet group on LinkedIn
Read Orion's Blog
Find us on TwitterFollow @hirevets
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