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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

What is Expected of a Benefits Administrator

As you realize your HR career goals, have you considered a position as an employee benefits administrator? It’s a rewarding and challenging role for ambitious professionals who thrive on detail, diversity, multi-tasking and assessment for continuous improvement. And it’s an excellent step as you grow your professional background and optimize your future qualifications. As a benefits administrator, you’re responsible for ongoing direction of all operations related to your company’s group benefits programs including: Health and life insurance. Dental and vision. Short and long-term disability. Worker’s compensation. Travel and accident coverage. Flexible spending, 401(k) and retirement. Your realm of functions includes investigating and evaluating [...]

What is Expected of a Benefits Administrator2014-08-25T18:14:39-05:00

Magellan Receives SIA Award For Third Consecutive Year

The Staffing Industry Analysts have announced that Magellan Search & Staffing have once again qualified as one of the fastest-growing staffing and talent engagement firms in the U.S. This year, Magellan ranked #7, making the Top 10 List, surpassing our rank last year at #42! To qualify for the list, staffing firms had to have posted at least $1 million in revenue in 2009 and experienced a compound annual revenue growth of at least 15 percent between then and 2013.   To view other awards Magellan has received, be sure to visit our Awards Page.   You can view the official press release [...]

Magellan Receives SIA Award For Third Consecutive Year2014-07-31T14:18:07-05:00

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

4 Ways to Optimize Your Financial Analyst Job Listing

Job postings on your Careers page and online boards are a highly effective way to reach potential candidates while providing valuable insights on your positions, organizational culture and employment brand. These listings build links and drive targeted job seeker traffic to your openings. Search engine optimization enables you to extend the life of your postings, enhance your company’s page ranking and reach very specific online audiences. Used strategically, SEO can lower your cost per hire and help you reach top talent ahead of your competition. What steps can you take to set your postings apart from the others?   Use Keywords More than [...]

4 Ways to Optimize Your Financial Analyst Job Listing2014-06-09T19:52:07-05:00

The Importance of Performance Reviews to Millennials

Performance reviews are great opportunities for entry-level and younger employees as they formulate effective career path plans for the short and long-term. The workplace equivalent of a report card, these appraisals benefit managers as well, by assisting both parties in bringing out their respective best. The following performance aspects can be accurately assessed using an effective review process:   Training If an employee is struggling with tasks or lagging behind quotas, the issue could be a lack of quality training, which can be identified during a performance appraisal. As noted by HR expert and author Donald Kirkpatrick, “A supervisor’s role in evaluation is [...]

The Importance of Performance Reviews to Millennials2013-12-19T16:48:54-05:00

Make Improvements to Your Workplace in 2014

As you plan for success in the New Year, consider this: Numerous studies have shown the things workers want most – and which correlate with improved energy, morale and productivity – are interesting work, appreciation for what they do, a feeling of involvement and “being in the loop.” Here are five tips for improving your workplace in 2014:   Respect People Foster a culture that’s inclusive, caring, creative and mindful of others. Facilitate work/life balance. Baxter Labs recently asked employees worldwide, what the company could do to make things better for them. The resounding response was that workers wanted to be “respected as [...]

Make Improvements to Your Workplace in 20142013-12-19T16:38:30-05:00

4 Ways To Create Winning Job Descriptions

Job descriptions are an employee’s first exposure to an organization. So, it’s critical to promote values and expectations that accurately reflect an organization’s ideals and mission to entice the right candidates.  Still, many firms tend to fall victim to the same descriptive pitfalls over and over again. Streamlining your recruitment will help you attract the employees you desire, but also will empower your workforce to attain the goals of your company. Here’s what to look out for.   Title Your Positions for Exposure The obvious first step, but it’s never as simple as it sounds. Many businesses are following a vogue trend for [...]

4 Ways To Create Winning Job Descriptions2013-11-13T21:38:04-05:00

Questions To Ask Your Staffing Partner Before Committing

Choosing the right staffing partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as an HR leader. Sure, your in-house team may be top notch, but everyone’s plate is beyond full - and if you elect to partner with a recruitment firm, it needs to be the right one: the one whose values, approach and industry understanding complement that of your own organization. In other words, as a core member of your strategic business team, your staffing partner should be able to show up tomorrow morning, meet your staff and hit the ground running.   How Can You Tell? There are myriad [...]

Questions To Ask Your Staffing Partner Before Committing2013-11-13T21:38:39-05:00
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