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WJR Business Beat: To Fill Job Openings Consider a Veteran (Episode 307)

On the Business Beat, Jeff talks about a win-win for businesses looking to hire: Consider veterans!

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WJR Business Beat: To Fill Job Openings Consider a Veteran (Episode 307) Good morning! Today on the Business Beat, if you’re having trouble finding talent for your company, and we know that so many small businesses are, they’re having to shorten hours and compromise in other ways, too, because they just can’t find help. Well, here’s a tip for you today on the Business Beat that offers a solution. Consider hiring a military veteran. There are many ways to do that. And companies hiring veterans report a very high satisfaction rating with their hires. One such resource to tap? Orion Talent, a staffing company that specializes in pairing veterans with companies that they could provide a solution that is indeed a win-win plus. They describe their agency as follows: “Orion Talent offers the richest proprietary military database of leadership and technical talent within the industry. We help experienced, skilled and committed military veterans find new careers with companies looking to expand their workforce, enhance their productivity and improve their bottom line.” Now in a recent interview, published on bizwomen.com, Orion’s new CEO Sarah Peiker explains the staffing shortages companies are experiencing due to the pandemic are forcing them to think differently and this has led to an interest in sourcing military and veteran staffing. And when you look at the talent pool and their skills like accountability and reliability and discipline, resilience, stress tolerance, these kinds of things are what companies are looking for. And this, therefore, makes them a highly attractive talent pool and Peiker is on a mission to fill those jobs from this talent pool worldwide. Now I love this initiative. It both fills jobs with a creative solution and a great staff member for the companies. And for the veterans it’s a much-needed job opportunity. How can you beat that win-win? So, should you need talent, consider hiring a veteran. You can reach out to Sarah and her team at oriontalent.com or at other agencies such as Indeed or ZipRecruiter who have listings of military veteran opportunities as well, or learn more at militaryhire.com. I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of startupnation.com, and that’s today’s Business Beat on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.

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Originally published on Oct. 20, 2021.

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