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The Qualities That Separate a Good Developer from a Great One

When your goal is to hire an outstanding developer, it’s relatively easy to pinpoint the needed technical skills. But what sets A-level talent apart is the perfect balance of high-tech and high-touch. In other words, strong interpersonal skills are just as critical in the individual who will successfully bring your ideas to life without wasting your time or money. Here are six key attributes to look for in your next great developer:   Trustworthiness Your developer is not just another hired hand. Ideally, they become your partner as they bring skills to the table that turn your vision into distinct reality. If your [...]

The Qualities That Separate a Good Developer from a Great One2014-08-27T13:51:33-05:00

Set the Standards High for Honesty and Accuracy for your Administrative Team

The levels of honesty and accuracy associated with an organization and its team impacts its very livelihood, as well as that of its employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders. What can you do to help ensure the highest possible standards in both these key areas?   Trust: The Basis of Honesty To set high standards of honesty, build relationships with your administrative team members based on trust and integrity. No matter how talented people are, they will not realize their full potential without trust being present. Lead by example. Hold yourself to high moral and ethical standards. This gives employees a solid [...]

Set the Standards High for Honesty and Accuracy for your Administrative Team2014-08-20T20:51:30-05:00

Workplace Challenges for Women in Accounting

Just when you think the glass ceiling has finally been shattered, you learn things that set progress back a generation. A key example is women in the accounting workforce. Recent studies show that in order for them to have a fair shot at a partnership or other top spot, an accounting firm has to be especially diligent in outlining women’s career growth opportunities. Otherwise, women lack the critical context to make the right career decision – and you risk losing high-potential talent to the competition. Data released by the Pew Research Center shows that having a high-paying career is a top life priority [...]

Workplace Challenges for Women in Accounting2014-07-25T13:44:21-05:00

UN Looking to Triple Renewable Energy: What This Means for the Job Outlook

“After the boom of coal in the last decade, the 21st century is now the century of renewable energy.” These are the words of Greenpeace Climate Policy Analyst Martin Kaiser following research on renewable energy released this spring by the United Nations. The UN concluded that clean power plants and nuclear stations need to triple their output for the world to avoid the negative effects of global warming. What’s the latest word on demand for renewable energy and what does it mean for the industry’s upcoming employment outlook? A $17 Trillion Investment As reported by the UN, more than $17 trillion in investment [...]

UN Looking to Triple Renewable Energy: What This Means for the Job Outlook2014-07-07T14:49:21-05:00

Benefit Administrator Job Salaries in Philadelphia

The recruitment, hiring and retention of qualified employees is vital to business success. Benefit administrators are HR professionals who assist in this process by designing and administering employee benefit programs including health insurance and retirement plans. Individuals with a broad range of business, communication and interpersonal skills have access to the best opportunities in this increasingly competitive field. Employment of HR managers including benefit administrators is expected to increase rapidly in the years ahead. This will be prompted largely by rising healthcare costs and new coverage options. As noted by the Princeton Review, there are approximately 50,000 benefits administration specialists currently working in [...]

Benefit Administrator Job Salaries in Philadelphia2014-06-23T13:09:46-05:00

How to Become a CFA in Philadelphia

Offered internationally by the CFA Institute, Chartered Financial Analyst certification is considered the most difficult test on Wall Street and the gold standard among qualifications for investment and financial professionals. The Economist magazine has noted that “whereas there are tens of thousands of finance degrees available around the world...there is only one CFA, managed and examined by an American association of financial professionals.”   Fewer than 20 percent of candidates pass all three required CFA exams on the first try, but don’t let this deter you from your determination to join this elite group and increase your opportunities to: Build a sterling professional [...]

How to Become a CFA in Philadelphia2014-06-09T15:49:52-05:00

How to Retain Top IT Performers

Now that the global recession has eased, it’s no secret that top-performing employees, particularly in areas like engineering and IT, are in prime demand. The tide has turned and for A-level talent, it’s become a candidate’s market once again. At the same time, there’s a disconnect between how happy company leaders think their IT employees are and the actual levels of satisfaction reported by these employees. While nearly 75 percent of CIOs in a recent survey rated their workers’ job satisfaction levels as high, more than a third of IT employees said they planned to look for another job within the next year. [...]

How to Retain Top IT Performers2014-04-04T19:06:51-05:00

How to Become a Social HR Manager

Social media is here to stay – and it provides an excellent means for you to connect to high-caliber talent in real time. The exponential growth of social media offers HR managers unprecedented access to vast numbers of job seekers. To optimize your use of social media to find, source and attract leading candidates, it’s important to build relationships that you can rely on when it comes time to hire. While social media is not a panacea, it’s becoming an increasingly critical technological toolkit, integral to your short and long-term recruitment success.   Your Social Recruiting Strategy Identify your employment brand and hiring [...]

How to Become a Social HR Manager2014-03-31T15:54:28-05:00

4 Ways to Hire for Administrative Potential

When hiring an administrative assistant, how do you find that top-level professional with the necessary aptitude, determination and savvy to help maximize your business? In essence, the key is to stop thinking “executive assistant” and start thinking “assistant executive.” Then, paint your perfect candidate picture. June Martino started out as Ray Kroc’s bookkeeper. She later took on the roles of corporate secretary, then treasurer and then director. Finally, she became part owner of McDonald’s Corp. Are you starting to get that picture now?   Build an Accurate Job Description Your job description for an executive assistant should be so detailed that if someone [...]

4 Ways to Hire for Administrative Potential2014-03-28T18:09:44-05:00

Magellan Receives Top Executive Recruiter Award For 2014

Magellan Search & Staffing Once Again Named to Top 10 of Philadelphia Business Journal's Top Executive Search Firms   Magellan Search & Staffing has been named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2014 Top Executive Recruiters Contingency Search Firm List for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in six years.   Magellan’s ranking on the 2014 list ties its 2013 ranking, at sixth. Previous rankings were 12th in 2009 and ninth in both 2011 and 2012.   In compiling the list, Philadelphia Business Journal ranked contingency search agencies according to the number of clients placed locally, through local offices, from December 2012 [...]

Magellan Receives Top Executive Recruiter Award For 20142014-02-17T20:15:38-06:00
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