Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet Podcast

This podcast is an extension of Orion's Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet Blog, and is dedicated to promoting the value that veterans bring to the workplace.

Whether you currently hire veterans or just want to learn more about the impact that veterans have in the civilian workforce, this podcast is for you.

If you have any questions about a specific show or recommendations for future topics, please send us an email at podcast@oriontalent.com.

Alex Jigger
   06: Alex Jigger, Senior Account Executive at Orion

Alex Jigger, Senior Account Executive at Orion, joins the podcast to talk about the challenges of military hiring, from the perspective of both the job seeker and employer. We'll discuss:

  • Challenges veterans face when they transition off of Active Duty
  • Challenges employers face when developing a military hiring initiative
  • Playing "matchmaker" between job seekers and employers




Tim Sweeney
   05: Tim Sweeney, Senior Partner and Director of Orion's Strategic Programs

Tim Sweeney, Senior Partner and Director of Orion's Strategic Programs, shares his insight on the history and evolution of Military Talent Programs (MTP). Topics include:

  • How does MTP differ from contingent recruiting?
  • History of MTP
  • Benefits of MTP
  • Best practices

Click here for more information about launching your MTP.





Cory Kruse
   04: Cory Kruse, President of Orion Novotus (formerly Novotus)

This episode concludes our 3-part miniseries about Orion Talent, past and future. Cory Kruse, President of Orion Novotus (formerly Novotus) joins us to talk about his background in recruiting and his hopes for the future of Orion Novotus. Topics include:

  • The most fulfilling and challenging aspects of working in the recruiting industry
  • Memorable moments
  • Accomplishments and milestones
  • What's next




Mike Starich
   03: Mike Starich, Orion Talent's CEO

We're continuing the 3-part miniseries about our new name, Orion Talent. In this episode, you'll hear from Orion Talent's CEO, Mike Starich. Mike joined Orion as a Recruiter in 1992 and has served in many roles throughout his 25 years. Topics in this podcast include:

  • The most fulfilling and challenging aspects of working at Orion
  • Memorable moments
  • Accomplishments and milestones
  • What's next




Bill Laughlin
   02: Bill Laughlin, One Of Orion's Founders and Current Board Member

In celebration of our shift from Orion International to Orion Talent, we wanted to take a look back on our business over the years. In this 3-part miniseries, we'll talk to 3 influential people who have helped shape the company over the years. Bill Laughlin, one of Orion's Founders and current Board member, is our first guest. Bill shares his memories of Orion's early days and discusses why Veteran hiring is so important.





Dustin Little
   01: Dustin Little, Director of Candidate Delivery, Strategic Programs

Dustin Little, Director of Candidate Delivery, Strategic Programs, lends his expertise and passion for the recruiting industry to provide valuable insight on RPO and how it can help your organization achieve successful recruiting results. We'll discuss:

  • The difference between RPO and traditional staffing services
  • Benefits of RPO
  • RPO Misconceptions
  • Is RPO right for you?