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Performance-Based Hiring: Be Thankful for a New Recruiting Trend

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Magellan Search & Staffing wants you to know about one of the newest trends in workforce solutions to be thankful for: Performance-Based Hiring! Performance-based hiring is an efficient four-step process for hiring talent. It takes a team-based approach to workforce solutions, and places an emphasis on what a candidate is meant to achieve rather than the qualifications an applicant needs. The first step in this process is to establish a “Performance Profile”. This profile is comprised of the specific objectives that a new hire should be able to complete. For instance, part of the Performance Profile for a Financial [...]

Performance-Based Hiring: Be Thankful for a New Recruiting Trend2016-11-23T16:24:20-05:00

Write a Thank You Note that isn’t Terrifying, as told by The Office

It is amazing to think that Halloween is just around the corner! With this holiday, expect to see ghosts, gremlins, ghouls, and Creeds soon. As terrifying as these monsters can seem, they’re nothing compared to the process of looking, applying, interviewing, and following up for a new opportunity. One of the main issues our candidates face is writing post-interview Thank You Notes, so we thought we would give you a list of "dos and don'ts" for yours! Here are some things that  can make your post-interview “thank you" note especially scary: Not sending one: Not sending a Thank You note to an employer can [...]

Write a Thank You Note that isn’t Terrifying, as told by The Office2016-10-07T16:45:50-05:00

Magellan Ranked Among the Area’s Fastest Growing Companies

For Immediate Release: Magellan Search & Staffing Receives 3rd Consecutive Award from Smart CEO and Title Sponsor Comcast Wayne, PA- January, 2016 - Magellan Search & Staffing is pleased to announce its recognition as one of the Philadelphia area’s fastest growing companies. Philadelphia SmartCEO and Title Sponsor Comcast have named Joseph Nicolas, CEO to their list of 2015 Future 50 award winners. “To win this award for the third consecutive year is an honor,” said CEO Joseph Nicolas. “This region, our clients, and our employees are of the utmost importance to us, and it is humbling and affirming to see our dedication to [...]

Magellan Ranked Among the Area’s Fastest Growing Companies2016-07-11T17:11:18-05:00

Advice for Phone Interviews, as told by Hotline Bling

Magellan knows that a phone interview can be awkward... Via Giphy But if you follow this list (and Drizzy's Dance Moves), you'll be a Pro in No Time! Via Giphy They'll Probably Call You on Your Cell Phone. Make sure it's Fully Charged, and get yourself in the Zone at least 15 minutes before the Interview begins Via Giphy Make sure you are in a Room by Yourself without any Distractions or Outside Noises Via Giphy ...Maybe not that one, but you get the idea.   Stand and smile while you talk! This will help keep your Voice Clear and make You sound [...]

Advice for Phone Interviews, as told by Hotline Bling2015-12-03T15:05:15-05:00

Interview Tips from Michael Scott

Congratulations! You have an Interview for Your Dream Job! Via Giphy Here are some helpful tips for landing the job from everyone's favorite manager, Michael Scott: Before the Interview, Research the Company. Find EVERYTHING You can about it- the Culture, Customer Ratings, Financial Statements - Until You can Explain them to Everyone Via Giphy Prepare Some Questions (at least 3) Before You Go into the Interview Via Giphy ...Maybe not that one, but you get the idea.   Brush Up on Your Resume and think of Different ways to Sell Yourself! You Should be able to Explain Everything on it, so you don't [...]

Interview Tips from Michael Scott2015-11-13T20:38:21-05:00

Time to Start Searching for New Opportunities, as Told by Office Space

You Like Your Job Well Enough Via Giphy But You Start Realizing that Your Company has some Issues Via Giphy So You Propose some Innovative, Concrete Ideas for Positive Change Via Gifsoup You Bring them to Your Manager Via Giphy But your manager isn't too interested... Your Co-Workers Just think that You're Complaining Via Giphy But...the TPS Reports? Really?? Via MemeCrunch   And Don't Even Start Talking About the Printer... Via Huffington Post You Realize that it Might be Time to Move on Via Giphy You Decide to Call Magellan and Apply for Some Opportunities Via Giphy And We Promise Neither of these [...]

Time to Start Searching for New Opportunities, as Told by Office Space2015-08-24T16:11:13-05:00

Another Philadelphia Business Journal Award Win for Magellan!

Magellan Receives 5th Consecutive Award from Philadelphia Business Journal for Placing Philadelphia’s Top Talent Wayne, PA- April, 2015- For the 5th consecutive year and 6th time in 7 years, Magellan Search and Staffing has won Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2015 Top Executive Recruiters Contingency Search Firm award. Magellan’s 11th place ranking on the 2015 list puts it among the premiere recruiting firms in the Philadelphia area. Previous rankings were 12th in 2009, ninth in both 2011 and 2012, and sixth in 2013 and 2014. In compiling the list, Philadelphia Business Journal ranked contingency search agencies according to the number of clients placed locally, through [...]

Another Philadelphia Business Journal Award Win for Magellan!2015-05-29T13:18:00-05:00

With New Technology Comes New Conversations

The invention of the internet and modern technology opened lines of communication across the world, leading to the proliferation of new ideas and concepts. This also led to the elimination of tasks that were once trivial, yet absolutely necessary. In today’s world, technology has made many past practices obsolete to the point of absurdity, and many industries have been heavily affected by every product update that has been invented with the facilitation of communication and efficiency in mind. One especially surprising change in communication has manifested itself within the accounting and finance fields. With the advent of cloud computing, or SaaS, there is [...]

With New Technology Comes New Conversations2015-05-27T20:32:20-05:00

How to Increase Efficiency in Your Manufacturing

In today’s global business landscape, how can you best position your manufacturing facility for competitive success? Now more than ever, increasing efficiency means collecting and analyzing meaningful data, eliminating any and all forms of waste, maximizing product quality, and making effective decisions in response to real-time customer demands. “Pull” for Optimal Efficiency You’ve probably heard of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Lean is shorthand for an enterprise-wide commitment to reducing waste, simplifying procedures and speeding up production. Six Sigma pertains to the quality assurance principles that often are paired with Lean efforts. The combination of the two has been proven to deliver better [...]

How to Increase Efficiency in Your Manufacturing2015-02-26T16:56:48-05:00

The Top Skills amongst IT Job Candidates

Since the global economy has rebounded, an increasing array of IT jobs have opened up and the requirements for landing them are as vast and varied as ever. If you’re seeking your next tech career move, what skills do you need to stand out from the competition? In a recent survey, hiring managers shared the top IT skills currently being sought by leading employers: Mobile Development Up to 60 percent of consumers’ total digital media time is spent on smartphones or tablets and this number is expected to continue its upward trend. Businesses need skilled mobile development professionals so they stay current and [...]

The Top Skills amongst IT Job Candidates2015-02-24T18:06:11-05:00
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