The Bullseye - January 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

In this Issue

Grooming Your Company’s Next Leaders through Leadership Development Programs

Career Opportunities within Orion

Orion on LinkedIn

Congratulations to this Month's Winner!

Refer a Military Job Seeker to Orion

Connect with Orion


Grooming Your Company’s Next Leaders through Leadership Development Programs

Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) are utilized at companies like Georgia-Pacific, Medtronic, and Michelin, where veterans are recruited for their intangible leadership abilities and then taught hard skills like engineering, sales, or operations. Because veterans bring with them positive leadership and organizational improvement skills, companies like these realize that they can combat an aging workforce and groom their next generation.

In his article, How to Create a Leadership Development Program, Tim Donnelley lays out four important aspects of creating an LDP. First, he explains that you need to assess your goals and ask what it is you want your future leaders to accomplish. Second, he says you need to identify your candidates, which Hire a Hero posits should be veterans! Third, Donnelly advises that you use real world examples in the program, as an LDP is “only as good as its practical applications”. Finally, he writes that in an ever global economy, it’s important to teach leaders to be purposeful in establishing relationships with staff they may not see on a daily basis.

A great example of a company successfully leveraging military talent and molding it into their company's next generation of leadership is Ardagh Group, a leading glass container manufacturer in the U.S. Their Former Military Professional Development Program (FMPDP) is designed to provide glass manufacturing experience for candidates with a Bachelor's degree and those with advanced degrees, seeking careers in manufacturing management. After completing the orientation process, FMPDP members are assigned to a plant location to begin rotations as part of the plant's manufacturing team. The program is carefully structured to provide an opportunity to learn the various aspects of the Ardagh manufacturing operations.

Companies that carefully create LDPs for military veterans find that exposing them to many facets within their companies helps in their development, retention, and performance.

Click here to learn more about recruiting veterans for your LDP.

New Year, New You - Continue Your Career and Earn Your MBA Online

Leverage Your Military Leadership Skills and Advance in Your Content Career by Earning Your MBA Online

Orion International has partnered with The Jack Welch Management Institute to present you with the opportunity to earn an MBA, completely online, learning directly from top business leaders, while you continue to grow in your current career. The military gave you the skills of a leader, and an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute can help you translate them to the world of business.

Why Jack Welch Management

If you're considering earning an MBA, The Jack Welch Management Institute is the place to learn proven practices from the front-lines of business, directly from the top CEOs. We offer a high-impact, ACBSP-accredited online MBA degree as well as Executive Certification programs, both led by one of the most successful leaders of all time - Jack Welch

Throughout his career, Jack Welch hired thousands of military officers and NCOs. He knows that the training you have received in the military has prepared you with the leadership skills to excel in the world of business.

The Facts on Earning Your MBA

Recently, Poets & Quants named Jack Welch Management Institute on its list of "The 10 Business Schools to Watch in 2016."

Fortune Magazine also featured the program in the article, How Jack Welch Is Reinventing the MBA, and explains that the "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." But the real testament to the value of this MBA program comes from its students:

  • 70% said they had received a promotion or double-digit raise since the start of the program
  • 98% agreed that the MBA program was a valuable investment
  • 100% of the graduates agreed that their confidence as a leader had grown as a result of the program.

To Learn More

Read and watch testimonials and videos from Veterans who have earned their MBA through JWMI; or learn more about the benefits offered to Military service members. Complete this form to request additional information.

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 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 Cary, NC, and San Diego, CA, offices.

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.


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!

Jaime Gomez 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!