Blog Archive

Thursday, April 30, 2009

We Want To Hear From You!

One of the things that I'm responsible for here at McGladrey is surveying our applicants and new hires regarding their experience in our employment process, their decision making process, and what tools and resources they used in their job search. I love data, and have even been accused before of being an accountant disguised as a recruiter.

Ultimately this data helps us make better decisions when it comes to resources and process improvement. Now, I want to hear from you, our readers. We'll be adding in polls on a periodic basis to learn more about your job search and what's important to you. I promise to provide the results of each and every poll in a future post as well.

As you can see in the top right corner of this site, the first poll is now up. We'd like to hear from you about what tools and resources have been the most effective for you in your job search (past or present).

So let us know what you think! Take our poll at Success starts here today!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

McGladrey Marching at March for Babies Events on April 26

Employees from the New York and Chicago McGladrey locations will be participating this Sunday in the annual March for Babies event. The money raised from our participation in these events will:

" all-important research offering preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects
...educate women on things they can do to increase their chances of having a healthy baby
...provide comfort and information to families with a newborn in intensive care
...push for newborn screening and health insurance for all pregnant
women and children."

An important cause indeed. If you are participating in these events in New York (starting at Lincoln Center) and Chicago (Grant Park) this Sunday, be sure to keep an eye out for Team McGladrey. If you see us, stop by and say hi. You can also make a donation to this great cause through the links below:

New York: Team RSM McGladrey Pullen

Chicago: Team RSM McGladrey Illinois

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Not An Average School Day

A group interns in our Mid Atlantic Economic Unit (MAEU) recently participated in an invigorating and rewarding experience at the KIPP Ujima Village Academy in Baltimore, MD. As part of the MAEU internship program, interns participate in a service day to facilitate team building and to enhance community involvement. Interns traveled from as far as the Richmond, VA area to participate in the event.

After beginning the day with an introduction of the school by one of the supervisors, the McGladrey interns split up into different classrooms as teaching assistants for the day. Between math, reading, science, and computer classes, it was a full day for each intern. The teachers were happy to receive help. Interacting with the students was a special experience. The students at KIPP, the highest-performing middle school in one of the poorest sections of Baltimore City, go to school for over nine hours a day, voluntarily, while their peers attending neighboring middle schools only have about six.

While a good majority of the day was focused on the students at KIPP, the interns also had a chance to speak with the school’s administration and ask questions regarding the nature, focus, and vision of the program. The principal spoke about how he wanted to expand the middle school to form an elementary school. As the goal of the program is preparation for college, he believes the best place to start is square one.

“The experience was truly an eye opener for the interns and me,” said Ramon Puzon, campus recruiter in the Richmond office. “The children do not have much at home but come to school everyday ready to learn and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity they have been given. The staff at KIPP Ujima Village Academy is impressive. Their jobs are not glamorous and they don’t do it for the money. But their commitment to help these students’ futures and give back to the community is inspiring to me.” KIPP, Knowledge Is Power Program, is based on five pillars that act as a guide used by the staff in an effort to work towards preparing students for college-preparatory high schools and college. The pillars include increased expectations, leadership opportunities, and academic commitment from the students. Students are selected for the school through a blind lottery system giving everyone in the area an equal chance to attend KIPP.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

End of Busy Season!

Today marks the end of another busy season, the time of the year when our those in our industry put in the heavy hours to support their client's tax and compliance initiatives. For all of you who have worked so hard the past few months, we thank you for your dedication and effort!

Busy season for our tax consultant isn't all about hours and hours of putting numbers on tax returns however. In the coming weeks and months, we will be providing you a much deeper look into what it's really like to be a tax consultant at McGladrey. You will learn what makes our tax practice unique, what it takes for a tax consultant to be successful at McGladrey, and what career path options our tax consultants have available to them.

Check back often as we'll have more for you soon on what tax at McGladrey is really all about!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Meet a Recruiter - Karen Carper, Recruiting Manager, Southern California

Karen Carper has been with McGladrey since June of 2004 and has seen a lot of changes in her time with the firm. She started in her HR career with Arthur Andersen and then went on to join Ernst & Young as a Recruiting Coordinator where she got involved in some campus recruiting. Upon joining McGladrey, she started primarily on the campus side, but has since moved in to a Recruiting Manager role supporting both the campus and experienced recruiting in Southern California.

Karen is native to California, born and raised in Southern California. She grew up in San Diego, attended college at UCLA and lived in Hermosa Beach until about 1 ½ years ago when she moved to Orange County.

Outside of work, one of Karen’s focuses in life is the Team in Training Organization. She is able to help raise money for a worthwhile cause, and is even a mentor to others to help them in their quest to raise money and awareness. Karen has run one marathon through Team in Training, and is in training for her second marathon which will take place at the end of May. Outside of her time spent running and training, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband. They also enjoy taking bike rides on the beach together, going to dinner and talking about their days, and doing wine tastings!

Karen is very much the athlete, playing soccer from the time she was in 3rd grade through high school. She also played Varsity field hockey and ran track. Karen was primarily a sprinter in her youth with her primary event being the 400. She also did the triple jump and some high jumping. When she was in just 4th grade, Karen competed in the Jessie Owens track meet for the state of CA and neighboring states and made it all the way to the finals. She received 4th place in her event!

If you would like to see more about the Team in Training Organization and a path through Karen’s journey to work and accomplish her fist marathon, please check out her Team in Training website.

Karen is working on filling a couple critical positions currently. Click the links below to learn more.

Executive Assistant - Irvine, CA – Looking for a highly experienced administrative professional to support the Regional Managing Director
Business Development Director – Pasadena, CA – Seeking a business development professional with demonstrated success in selling professional services