The Sword Newsletter

A Newsletter for Employers Hiring Military Talent

The Sword is Orion's monthly newsletter for employers with an interest in hiring veterans. The Sword provides articles on industry and hiring trends, benefits of adding military to your team, upcoming Orion hiring events, featured Orion candidates, and much more.

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The Sword - June 2015
Monday, June 01, 2015
How to Position your Company as a Featured Employer with Veterans, Why You Should Hire a Veteran, Distinguished Military Technician Conference - July 13 - 14 in Jacksonville, FL Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - May 2015
Friday, May 01, 2015
Honoring Our Veterans During National Military Appreciation Month, Distinguished Military Technician Conference - July 13 - 14 in Jacksonville, FL, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Veteran Spotlight: John Wittig, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - April 2015
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Orion Founding Partner Randy H. Nelson on His New Book, The Second Decision, Why Variable Workforce Staffing May be Right for your Hiring Needs, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Veteran Spotlight: Joe Shupe, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - March 2015
Sunday, March 01, 2015
20 Creative Ways to Show Employees They're Appreciated, Left Brain v. Right Brain: The Makings of the Modern Recruiter, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Veteran Spotlight: Tim Goering, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - February 2015
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Orion International Pledges Support to Members of the Guard and Reserve, Veterans Help to Advance the Future with SpaceX, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Alumni Update: Ernie Ayala, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - January 2015
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Federal Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans Extended through 2014, State Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, New Year's Resolutions for the Workplace, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Alumni Update: Jesse Flowers, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Happy New Year from Orion International!, Connect with Orion
The Sword - December 2014
Monday, December 01, 2014
Orion International Exceeds $100K Fundraising Goal for Veteran Partner Organizations, VetAdvisor Releases Veterans Job Retention Survey, Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet® for Veterans, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Office Holiday Party Planning Tips, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Alumni Update: Denise Greenfield, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Happy Holidays!, Connect With Orion
The Sword - November 2014
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Join Orion as We Raise $100K for Veterans in 2014, Orion International to Attend Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Gala, Interview with Orion President Mike Starich, Veteran Low to High Challenge Hike Participant, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Veterans Day - Honoring Those Who Served, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Alumni Update: Cris Philyaw, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Happy Thanksgiving!, Connect with Orion
The Sword - October 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Join Orion as We Raise $100K for Veterans in 2014, Local 5Ks in Support of the Veteran Low to High Challenge, 29 Questions Every Hiring Manager Should Ask Veterans, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Three Veteran Stereotypes Dispelled, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Alumni Update: Bill Tillotson, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - September 2014
Monday, September 01, 2014
Join Orion as We Raise $100K for Veterans in 2014, Local 5Ks in Support of the Veteran Low to High Challenge, GI Jobs Article on Operations Management Features Orion Alumnus at Polaris, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Orion Featured Employer Whirlpool Corporation Highlighted in GI Jobs Article on Retail Industry, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Alumni Update: Jeff Moehling, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - August 2014
Friday, August 01, 2014
Children of Fallen Patriots Scholarship Recipient Jacob Healy Speaks at Orion International Hiring Conference, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Orion Account Executive Alex Jigger Interviewed on San Diego Radio Station, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Veterans Led Federal Hiring in 2013, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - July 2014
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Veteran Talent Index Explores State of Veteran Employment, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Orion International Announces Military Partnership with David Weekley Homes, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, New Rules for Federal Contractors Hiring Veterans, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - June 2014
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Orion International Launches Veteran Low to High Challenge, 7 Reasons to Hire a Veteran, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, What is a Mini-Conference?, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance this Father's Day, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - May 2014
Thursday, May 01, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama and Orion Alumnus Aaron Wanless Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Joining Forces, NEW - Orion LinkedIn Employer page, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Report Highlights a Strong Business Case for Hiring Veterans, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, 5 Ways to Manage Remote Workers, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - April 2014
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Orion COO Tim Isacco Interviewed on Veteran Employment in USA Today, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Four Core Values for Happy Employees, Meet Our Candidates, Top Companies add to their Ranks at Orion's Distinguished Candidate Conference, How to Find and Hire College Interns, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - March 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Six Reasons Veterans Aren't Applying to Your Company, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Construction Industry Pledges to Hire 100,000 Veterans, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Don't Ever Hire the Wrong Person Again, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - February 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Employer Resources for Hiring Veterans, 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
The Sword - January 2014
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Veteran Tax Credit Expires, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Your Company's Candidate Experience Could be Losing Candidates, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, New Year's Resolutions for the Workplace, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Happy New Year from Orion International!, Connect with Orion
The Sword - December 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Military Talent Programs, Part 2: How to Attract, Hire, Develop, and Retain Top Military Talent, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Orion President Mike Starich Interviewed for The Street, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Polaris Industries Interviews Military Officers at Orion International's Distinguished Candidate Conference, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Happy Holidays from Orion International!, Connect with Orion
The Sword - November 2013
Friday, November 01, 2013
Military Talent Programs, Part 1: How to Attract, Hire, Develop, and Retain Top Military Talent, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Veterans are Positioned for Success at Phillips 66, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Veterans Day - Honoring Those Who Served, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - October 2013
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Industry Spotlight: Veterans at Work in Food & Beverage, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, How to Groom the Leaders Your Company Needs, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, The Office Workplace: An Evolving Space, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - September 2013
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Temp-to-Perm and Contract Staffing Services through Orion International, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Orion's First Detroit Veteran Hiring Conference Success, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Orion's Google+ Account Named as Top Account for Military Servicemembers, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect with Orion
The Sword - August 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Orion International Bring Job Opportunities to Transitioning Sailors at Naval Station Mayport, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Growing Industries for Soliders, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Is a Temp-to-Perm and Contract Veteran Staffing Service Right for Your Company?, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - July 2013
Monday, July 01, 2013
Orion President Mike Starich Interviewed on Recent Job Gains in June, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Veteran Unemployment Rate Down, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, A Case for Hiring Veterans, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - June 2013
Saturday, June 01, 2013
Orion Participates in 2-Year Joining Forces Anniversary, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Stereotypes of Veterans in the Workplace, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Keep Your Employees Motivated in the Summer Months, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - May 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
President Obama Calls for Permanent Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, White House Announces New IT Credentialing Program for Service Members, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Memorial Day - Remembering Our Heroes, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - April 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
Five Recommendations for Successful Veteran Hiring, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Boost Your Employees' Morale - With Food, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Social Media in the Workplace, According to Our Clients, Don't Forget that Thursday, April 24 is Administrative Professionals Day!, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - March 2013
Friday, March 01, 2013
Working From Home: Good Idea for Your Company?, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, How to Handle the Madness of March Madness, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, The Interview Process: Questions to Ask (And Not to Ask), According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - February 2013
Friday, February 01, 2013
Orion International Receives Texas Workforce Commission Award, Tax Credits Extended for Hiring Veterans, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Resume 101: How to Read and Identify Red Flags, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, Office Romance: How to Handle it Effectively in Your Workplace, According to Our Clients, Refer a Colleague to Hire Military Talent, Connect With Orion
The Sword - January 2013
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Your Company's New Year's Resolution: Hire a Vet, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, How to Make Your Employees 'Stick', Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, The Importance of the Reference Check, According to Our Clients, Connect With Orion
The Sword - December 2012
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Orion President Mike Starich Discusses Upswing of Veteran Hiring, How to Hire a Wounded Warrior, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Surviving Holiday Party Planning, Meet Our Candidates, National Distinguished Candidate Conference, According to Our Clients, Seasons Greetings, Connect With Orion
The Sword - November 2012
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Workplace Positivity: Beat the Winter Blues, Upcoming Hiring Conferences, Veterans Day - Honoring Those Who Served, Meet Our Candidates, Discussing Politics at Work: Do or Don't?, According to Our Clients, Connect With Orion