ORS Partners – Market Update

With the market’s constant focus on the technology industry, it is no surprise that technology roles are always in constant need. With an insufficient supply of top technology talent compared to the rising number of technology jobs available, technologists are in high-demand. However, after reviewing 2017 data, the technology industry has taken a back seat to healthcare in terms of job growth and hiring.

Between 2016 and 2026, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that healthcare occupations are projected to grow 18%, whereas computer and information technology occupations are projected to only grow 13% within the same timeframe. Philadelphia’s regional growth already aligns with this trend as we have grown from 606,000 healthcare employments in January 2016 to over 630,000 employments in January 2017 already. While tech job growth is lagging behind, considering we only grew by 5,000 new tech jobs in the state of Pennsylvania in 2016.

Regionally, the growth of healthcare opportunities is magnified due to the Greater Philadelphia Area’s booming healthcare ecosystem. The region is home to 26 hospitals, 6 of which are nationally ranked by the U.S. News and World Report. The expansive hospital landscape is also known for its educational programs for aspiring medical practitioners, which continually replenish the healthcare talent pool. Compared to all industries in the Philadelphia area, healthcare claims the most employed individuals ranging from 646,000+ to 638,000+ in Q2 and Q3. These national and regional growth rates and projections coincide with our internal talent data here at ORS Partners. We have tracked total hires for the second and third quarter of 2017 and their industries across fifty clients, and healthcare ranked as the highest number of hires over technology in both the second and third quarter. Although the technology and healthcare industries are competitive in the race for top growth and hiring rates, these two fields are becoming increasingly fused together and healthcare technology is developed.  With positions and companies focused in healthcare data analytics and biotechnology, both industries are dependent on the other’s continued growth and evolution.

If you are in need of support for your healthcare or technology growth plans or are looking to consult with someone about your hiring needs, reach out to us today.

How To Build Your Employer Brand: Careers Page Recommendations

Building an employer brand takes time, effort and organization, but the first step to creating an employer brand is understanding why it’s important. Glassdoor reported that “69% of Americans would not take a job with a company that had a bad reputation, even if they were unemployed.” They also found that “84% would consider leaving their current jobs if offered another role with a company that had an excellent reputation.” Employer brand means building a reputation as a company that prospective candidates feel as though they can trust, identify with, and be proud to work for.

How do you build this reputation online? Start with a ‘careers page.’ Your careers page is an advertisement platform for your employer brand. To connect with your target candidate audience, you need to create a personal connection through messaging that will convey your employee value propositions to appeal to candidates.

It is important that your careers page is easily navigated to from your corporate website. You want candidates to easily find job opportunities, and ideally within 4 clicks or less from the home page. The career page link should also be found in the header and footer of your site so candidates can find it on any page throughout your website. Place a ‘View Job Opportunities’ button that links to a list of your open positions at the top of the careers page.  Accessibility is key to a successful careers page. Ask current employees to test it to find any problems throughout the process.

Next let’s talk about careers page content… In order to paint the full picture of what it is like to work at your company, include information about your team such as team member spotlights or testimonials. Photos, links to team members’ social media profiles and what they have to say about their work environment gives candidates a general idea as to what company culture is like. Including healthcare benefits and office perks like location, food, and collaborative spaces give a better idea of the physical environment as well. Company awards and recognition are also great pieces of content for your page.  We also recommend that you include a section on the talent acquisition process at your company that includes how to apply, how long the process takes, what to expect during the interview phase, and what the candidate should prepare for. Sharing this information helps set expectations with candidates and shows that you are vested in the hiring process.

After you have outlined the content of your career site, you should consider adding social sharing buttons and use social media marketing to push your branded content. 14.4 million people in the United States have used social media to search for a job and 29% of job seekers use social media as their primary use for job searching. Social features help create transparency between you and candidates. Candidates are able to share jobs on social media and interact with you on  your social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook – spreading your social reach and increasing your number of impressions.

Bottom-line: your careers page is your employer advertisement platform – you control the messaging and have an opportunity to showcase your culture and job opportunities.  If utilized correctly, this page builds trust and transparency between you and prospective candidates, boosting your recruitment marketing efforts and brand image.  If you want help evaluating or building your employer brand to attract top talent, reach out to us today for a consultation.

PACT Announces the Launch of its Interactive Job Board: Talent Connect

PHILADELPHIA, PA, November 7, 2017 – Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) announces the launch of its interactive job board, Talent Connect, focused on providing its members and the Philadelphia business community at large with an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. Talent Connect can be found at http://philadelphiapact.jobboard.io/.

Talent Connect is the first and official job board of PACT and is offered as an exclusive benefit to PACT members. While the job board remains free for job seekers, employers must be a registered member of PACT to post jobs.  Jobs posted on Talent Connect will be distributed through the PACT network including the website, award-winning PACT Times and all social channels.

For job seekers, Talent Connect provides access to employers and jobs in the PACT membership network of over several hundred fast-growing companies. In addition to posting their resumes, job seekers can browse and view available jobs based on their criteria and save those jobs for later review if they choose. Job seekers also can create a search agent to provide email notifications of jobs that match their criteria.

“PACT is thrilled to provide this added benefit to our members at no additional cost.  Talent is a critical need for any high growth company and Talent Connect is designed to help these companies leverage the strong local talent pool and beyond.  Talent Connect is a strong complement to our Capital, Customer and Mentor Connect programs.” said Dean Miller, President and CEO of PACT.

The PACT Talent Connect platform is sponsored by ORS Partners (ORS), an outsourced recruitment solutions firm that partners with venture capital and private equity backed companies to provide strategic talent acquisition programs. Since 2012, ORS has been providing employers in the Mid-Atlantic region the talent they need to build their businesses successfully.

“As a PACT member since our inception and part of the talent acquisition ecosystem in Philadelphia, my team and I are excited about the opportunity to connect the fast-growing employers of PACT with local talent through this initiative,” stated Terry Williams, CEO of ORS Partners. “ORS Partners understands that talent acquisition is a core business function for all growth organizations, yet most companies are not experts in the acquisition and retention of human capital, and together with PACT we hope to help close this gap in our community.”

Talent Connect is now live. Please visit http://philadelphiapact.jobboard.io/ to browse jobs and apply directly to PACT member employers.


About PACT
PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. www.philadelphiapact.com

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Amanda Nardi


About ORS Partners

ORS Partners, LLC is a leading provider of Outsourced Recruitment Solutions (ORS) and is comprised of top recruiting professionals hired to build and scale venture-backed, high-growth firms across all industries. ORS provides ‘white label recruiting solutions’ that enable clients to focus on their own core business by leveraging our expertise in finding the best talent, increasing internal process efficiencies and improving overall retention and performance management. ORS Partners is founded and launched by the former leadership team of the TWC Group which was the region’s top Recruitment Process Outsourcing firm that was sold to COMSYS/Manpower. To learn more about ORS Partners, please visit www.orspartners.com.

Media Contact
Kate Brewer

ORS Partners ranks on Philadelphia 100 – Philadelphia’s fastest-growing companies list

ORS Partners is excited to announce our ranking of No. 72 on the 2017 Philadelphia 100 Award list. Official listings were announced and celebrated last night at The Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia 100 list was first created in 1988 by The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia and the Wharton Small Business Development Center to identify and honor the region’s fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial companies. This is ORS’ second consecutive year being recognized by The Philadelphia 100.

“We are honored to be recognized by Philadelphia 100 for the second consecutive year,” said CEO, Terry Williams. “We are in the business of growing and scaling our client companies, so it is exciting to be recognized for our own growth.”

For more information of the Philadelphia 100: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/The_winners_of_the_2017_Philadelphia_100_Award.html 

Terry Williams featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

ORS Partners’ CEO, Terry Williams, featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer article, “New vision, from not-so-new local names, powers these fast-growing firms”: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/new-vision-from-not-so-new-local-names-powers-these-fast-growing-firms-20171028.html?photo_3 

Excerpt below: 

“At the helm of Audubon, Pa.-based ORS Partners is one of those repeat entrepreneurs, founder and CEO Terry Williams.

‘We got started after my last firm, TWC, was sold in 2007, and I launched ORS in 2012,’ Williams said. ‘We’re in our fifth year of basically the second iteration of a successful company that we sold’ to a group purchased by Manpower.

ORS is ‘a consulting firm that drops in teams of talent into start-up companies,’ Williams said.

‘We build and scale … personnel teams for venture-backed and private equity-backed companies,’ he said. ‘When a VC invests $8 million into a technology company in Philly, New York or Silicon Valley, they need to grow from 40 to 150 people fast — so we drop our white-label employees who become their team’ for periods of months. Ten ORS Partners clients have either gone to IPO or another “liquidity event” in the last five years, he noted.

Among ORS clients are iPipeline, IntegriChain, Energage, ARC Web, ContentWatch, Relay Networks, and InstaMed. The company is on track for $8 million in revenues in 2017, up from $3.9 million in 2014.

‘We’d like to be at $18 million in three years’ and up to about 130 people from the current 75 on staff, said Williams, 61, born and raised in Chester County and a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. ‘I’m a serial entrepreneur. I also have a venture fund, NextStage Capital, so I’m an angel investor, and [former 76ers owner] Pat Croce and I do a lot of investments together. I’m a local guy and I’ve been in this market for a long time.’

What challenges did he face turning on the growth engine? ‘It’s easier the second time around,’ he said. ‘The first time, we had to attract and maintain the best people; you need to have that advantage. We did the same thing the second time.'”

ORS Partners Provides ‘White Label’ Recruiting Solutions to Support Liquidity Events for Ten Fast-Growth Clients

ORS Partners Named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s Soaring 76 List

ORS Partners is honored to be recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal’s Soaring 76 list. Soaring 76 ranks the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia region, based on company’s revenue growth over a three-year period (2014-2016). The official ranking of ORS Partners and all winners will be announced at the Soaring 76 Award Reception, on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. “We are honored to be recognized for our growth by Philadelphia Business Journal,” says CEO, Terry Williams. “At ORS, we help build and scale companies through talent acquisition. It is exciting to be recognized for the growth of our own organization.” Additionally, ORS Partners was recognized in 2016 for Philadelphia Business Journal’s Soaring 76 predecessor, 50 on Fire.

ORS Partners Congratulates Clients on Inc. 5000 Honor

ORS Partners is proud to congratulate all of our clients on the Inc. 5000 list this year. This annual list ranks the country’s top 5000 fastest-growing private companies and ranks them according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. ORS Partners was also named to the list for a second consecutive year. See full press release here.

All of these clients have demonstrated outstanding performance and are significant contributors to the national business landscape. At ORS Partners, we are honored to provide innovative, talent acquisition solutions that enable high growth businesses like these to excel and scale.

  • iPipeline
  • MacroPoint
  • Poppin
  • ReviMedia
  • Bright Farms
  • Veritas Health
  • Advanced Power Products
  • Anaplan
  • ArcWeb
  • Greenphire
  • Integral Ad Science

For the 2nd Time, ORS Partners Appears on the Inc. 5000 list with Three-Year Sales Growth of 129.65%

For the 2nd Time, ORS Partners Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, Ranking No. 2676 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 129.65%

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017Inc. magazine today ranked ORS Partners, a talent acquisition consulting firm, NO. 2676 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This second recognition from Inc. 5000 comes after just five years of founding ORS Partners. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“To be acknowledged with other successful growing companies in the United States is a well-earned privilege, and we only plan to grow from here,” said Terry Williams, Chief Executive Officer of ORS Partners. “We are honored to be a part of this list consecutively for the second time.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.
About ORS Partners:

ORS Partners, LLC is a leading provider of Outsourced Recruitment Solutions (ORS) and is comprised of top recruiting professionals hired to build and scale venture-backed, high-growth firms across all industries. ORS provides ‘white label recruiting solutions’ that enable clients to focus on their own core business by leveraging our expertise in finding the best talent, increasing internal process efficiencies and improving overall retention and performance management. ORS Partners is founded and launched by the former leadership team of the TWC Group which was the region’s top Recruitment Process Outsourcing firm that was sold to COMSYS/Manpower. To learn more about ORS Partners, please visit www.orspartners.com.


Jacqueline Wallace

Email: jwallace@orspartners.com

Telephone (484) 801-5222

Website: www.orspartners.com


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.


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Why I Chose a Career with ORS – Matt Rudolf

In the past, my recruitment experience was mostly in IT staffing with sales. I found that I loved recruiting when I was doing it, but I wanted to explore sales and account management because I loved client relationship development. Throughout my time in the industry I moved in and out of sales and recruitment. I am drawn to this industry because I am a strong relationship builder. I’m genuine, and if I can help you I will, and if I can’t help, I’ll tell you and try to find you someone that can. This mentality with candidates and clients has propelled me in my career and aligns with the corporate values of ORS Partners.

I first learned of ORS through an acquaintance that I had been networking and discussing industry trends with. This led to some more networking through his connections for more insight into talent acquisition solutions like ORS’ White Label Solutions. I had come into contact with people at ORS to see what the organization was like and kept in touch with them. Through two years of interaction and the right timing, I saw myself becoming a part of the team.

My past employer was very competitive and fast paced. When I joined ORS, I found it was still a high-performing work environment, but the mission is different. I realized that ORS consultants are most concerned with finding the right candidate that will provide for the client and fits the role. I love the recruitment tactics and the ability to work more exclusively with clients. We have the opportunity to consistently communicate with clients, get to know them and their teams and truly understand the job requisitions. This allows us to have more transparency and candidness with candidates – we’re looking for both the right hard and soft skills to create a true ‘match’ for the candidate and client. ORS deployed the same methodology when  hiring me. ORS Partners wants you to have the hard skills, but also the personality that fits into the culture. While I haven’t been an actual employee for very long, my 2 year relationship with ORS has allowed me to witness the internal career progression and growth. It’s exciting to be a part of because it’s a place to learn and see myself grow.

Aside from the business itself, what impressed me most was everyone I met in the interview process. Each person had very similar answers to my questions that were genuinely on the same page and not just telling you what you want to hear. I haven’t even had to ask people for help because they just come up to see how I’m doing. The teamwork and collaboration is real.

Want to connect with Matt? Check out his LinkedIn here.