Collaboration Has Helped Nearly 4,000 Veterans Transition to Siemens' Workforce
CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#HR--Orion Talent, a provider of best-in-class military hiring and talent optimization solutions, proudly announced the 10-year anniversary of its Talent Program with Siemens USA to recruit, train, and retain skilled transitioning military service members and veterans.
Although the relationship between the two organizations dates back to the mid-1990s, the launch of Siemens’ formal Military Talent Program through Orion Talent began in June 2010 and has evolved into an award-winning collaboration to help transitioning U.S. military veterans thrive in the civilian workforce. The nationwide program standardizes and sustains the four key areas most critical to the success of military hiring efforts: targeted, proactive engagement of potential military candidates; comprehensive, engaging onboarding; talent upskilling; and engagement from day one. To date, the carefully crafted program has resulted in a continuous pipeline of high caliber military talent and a retention rate that far surpasses the market norm.
"It's a privilege to work with an organization such as Siemens that is so genuinely committed to understanding the uniqueness of a veteran's job search," said Mike Starich, CEO of Orion Talent. "While veterans remain a top tier target for most manufacturers, many employers lack an understanding of how veteran skills and backgrounds translate to the civilian workplace, and encounter difficulties throughout the hiring process. When a company is serious about hiring veterans, it needs the organizational support to build a dedicated military hiring program that puts veterans in positions in which they have an opportunity to flourish."
Since launching its military hiring program, Siemens has recruited nearly 4,000 service members from all four branches of the U.S. Military: Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps. With many positions requiring a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education or corresponding military background, veterans join Siemens in a range of roles – from corporate leadership to project management, manufacturing, running automation systems, and helping customers deploy next-generation power systems.
Siemens also offers a job training initiative to develop digital skills for veterans with engineering and manufacturing backgrounds as part of its broader effort to assist transitioning veterans. With demand far exceeding the supply of qualified technology talent, training veterans in STEM skills is critical to meet the needs of the private sector workforce as well as those of veterans returning to civilian life. Approximately 500 veterans have elected to use this resource since 2013.
"All companies have a responsibility to help veterans transition successfully into the civilian workforce and to live the American dream they bravely defended. But ultimately, the veterans we hire are helping us,” said Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton. "Our partnership with Orion Talent has helped us to take a proactive approach to hiring men and women who have strong technical training and natural leadership qualities that add tremendous value to our business."
For its efforts to hire military veterans, Siemens received the Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award in 2019 from the United States Department of Labor and was named to the U.S. Veterans Magazine Best of the Best list in 2019. Siemens has committed to hire an additional 300 veterans annually over the next several years.
About Siemens Corporation
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2019, Siemens USA reported revenue of $26.5 billion, including $1.23 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
About Orion Talent
Orion Talent is a customer-centric company focused on helping people discover meaningful careers and businesses grow by finding, delivering, and engaging the best talent around the world. We do this by providing best-in-class military hiring and talent solutions which include RPO, Military Talent Solutions, Candidate Search, Talent Attraction, and Total Talent Solutions. Our robust set of solutions can be customized to meet the organization’s unique recruiting challenges to help it fill positions faster with higher quality candidates, reduce recruiting costs, increase hiring efficiencies and allow the company to focus on what its business does best. Visit us at www.oriontalent.com.