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March Madness – Are you ready?

It’s every college basketball fan’s favorite time of year again: March Madness!

If you follow the sport all season or only tune in for the crazy popular competition, you know there are dozens of bracket contests. From NCAA and CBS to your coworker down the hall, you have plenty of chances to test your luck and take home a prize or two. So, why not add one more contest to the list and strengthen your odds – no entry fee required!

 This year, #FidelisSAP is hosting a bracket contest for anyone who wants to participate and the winner will receive a Visa gift card. Here are some rules and entry guidelines: 

  1. Download the bracket, available below, and email it to Clemons@fideliscompanies.com
  2. Include your name and preferred contact method (phone number or email address)
  3. Bracket must be received by Thursday, March 20th at 10 a.m. CDT to be eligible. Any brackets received after 10 a.m. will not be entered into the contest.
  4. Winner will be announced Tuesday, April 8th.

*First round games will not factor into this contest; The contest begins with the Second Round games.

March Madness 2014 Bracket

Think you can predict the champ or will you end up with a busted bracket because you never saw that Cinderella team coming? Test your talent and send your bracket in before the deadline!

 

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Did you know Monday is the most popular day to apply for a new job?

Lucky for you, we just posted several opportunities with locations across the US, both contract and direct hire, to our website. Search our open positions and be the missing piece our client’s are looking for!

 

Open positions are posted under the following teams:

Clinical Affairs

Corporate

Engineering

Medical Affairs

Oracle

PeopleSoft

Scientific R&D

 

Our teams have positions ranging from Director of MSL’s to Fermentation Scientist, from PeopleSoft and Oracle contract positions to R&D Plasma Etch Engineer. Has one of these titles caught your attention? Visit our website, hyperlinked below, to view all of our open positions and apply with one click using your LinkedIn profile.

We are constantly updating our open positions, so check back regularly to view our most recent postings!

Search Open Jobs, choose your category and apply now!

Apply Here

Did you know Monday is the most popular day to apply for a new job?

Lucky for you, we just posted several opportunities with locations across the US, both contract and direct hire, to our website. Search our open positions and be the missing piece our client’s are looking for!

 

Open positions are posted under the following teams:

Clinical Affairs

Corporate

Engineering

Medical Affairs

Oracle

PeopleSoft

Scientific R&D

 

Our teams have positions ranging from Director of MSL’s to Fermentation Scientist, from PeopleSoft and Oracle contract positions to R&D Plasma Etch Engineer. Has one of these titles caught your attention? Visit our website, hyperlinked below, to view all of our open positions and apply with one click using your LinkedIn profile.

We are constantly updating our open positions, so check back regularly to view our most recent postings!

Search Open Jobs, choose your category and apply now!

Happy Thanksgiving From the Fidelis Family!

Each year, we put together some of our ‘Favorite Fidelis Thanksgiving Recipes’ to share with our networks. We’ve included those recipes below to share with you!

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We also host a family dinner the day before Thanksgiving and invite family of our employees. Everyone brings their own dish(es) and after a productive morning of work, we all gather and test out everyone’s creations! And what would a Thanksgiving meal be without naps to follow? So, after everyone is finished eating and chatting, the kitchen is cleaned and we begin our Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We’re happy to share our day with you!

Turducken

Ingredients for Brine:
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 gallon water
House seasoning
3 – 4 lb. duck, boned
3 – 4 lb. chicken, boned
Paprika
18-21 lb. turkey, skin intact and boned except for drumsticks
Cornbread dressing – your own recipe or dressing of choice

Ingredients for House seasoning:
1 cup salt
¼ cup black pepper
¼ cup garlic powder

Directions:
To make the brine: Mix salt and sugar with the water. Brine is ready when the mixture is completely dissolved. If the water is heated to quicken the process, make sure it is cooled to room temperature before placing meat in. Let the 3 birds sit in brine in the refrigerator overnight.

Preheat roaster to 500 degrees F.

Lay turkey skin side down on a flat surface. Dust turkey with House Seasoning and add 1/4 -inch layer of cornbread dressing. Lay duck skin side down on top of dressing. Dust duck with House Seasoning and add 1/4 -inch layer of dressing. Repeat with the chicken.
Begin trussing up the turkey at the neck. Insert metal skewer about 1/2 -inch from the edge and up through the other side. Run butcher’s twine between skin and skewer and tighten to draw both sides together. Continue down to legs. With every other skewer, draw together the duck and chicken skin. Tie together turkey legs to resemble standard turkey. Dust turkey skin with paprika.
Roast turducken for 15 minutes. Then turn the roaster down to 225 degrees F to finish, approximately
3 hours. Remove turducken from roaster once the internal temperature in the chicken reaches 155 degrees F. Let rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.

Cut across the middle of the breast completely through. Plate thin slices containing turkey, duck and chicken.
Cook’s Notes: If using a smoker to cook, smoke at 225 degrees F for 5 hours, rotating every 20 to 30 minutes until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F and external temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Try to keep the flare-ups from the fire to a minimum.

*Recipe from Paula Deen via www.foodnetwork.com

Delicious Pecan & Cheese Ball

Ingredients:
1 pkg. cream cheese (softened)
2-3 finely chopped green onions
Salt/pepper and garlic powder to taste
Finely chopped smoked ham
Chopped pecans – separate into2 groups – half will go into the mix, the other will be used to coat the cheese ball

Directions:
1. Add all ingredients into one large bowl, mixing well. You can add as much chopped ham and crushed pecans to the mix as you would prefer.
2. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
3. Using plastic wrap, form all ingredients into a ball by wrapping it up.
4. Place the ball into a refrigerator until it firms up a bit.
5. Remove from refrigerator and roll the ball in a plate of chopped pecans until the ball is coated.
6. Place the ball on a platter and sprinkle with greens from the chopped onion.
7. Arrange crackers around the ball for your appetizer presentation!

Chocolate Torte

Ingredients:
1 (18.25 ounce) package devils food cake mix
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Prepare and bake chocolate cake as directed on package. Bake in 2 – 9 inch round pans. Allow cakes to cool. When cakes are cool, cut each one in half with a long serrated knife, making four layers
2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until soft
3. In a separate bowl, whip cream to soft peaks, then fold into cream cheese mixture
4. Place the bottom layer of cake on the serving plate. Spread 1/4 of the filling on cake layer, then continue to stack up layers with 1/4 of the filling on each layer
5. Finish top with the final 1/4 of filling and grate the chocolate on top. Refrigerate for 6 hours before serving

Pumpkin Pie Cobbler

Ingredients:
3 eggs, beaten
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
15 oz. can pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1 ¼ cup margarine, melted
12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 tsp. ginger
1 cup chopped nuts, (pecans work best)

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix the first eight (8) ingredients together.
3. Pour into an ungreased 13×9 baking pan.
4. Sprinkle cake mix on top.
5. Drizzle with margarine or butter
6. Bake at 350 ° for 25 minutes.
7. Top with nuts and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Fidelis Companies Named in 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

BestCos LogoFidelis Companies LLC was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and Best Companies Group. 

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas list is made up of 100 companies. Fidelis Companies has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Have at least 15 employees working in Texas

– Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity

– Be a publicly or privately held business

– Have a facility in the state of Texas

– Be in business a minimum of 1 year

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.  The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Texas and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. 

About Fidelis Companies, LLC

Fidelis Companies is a certified Woman Owned Business based in Plano, Texas. Our recruiters and account managers are exclusively dedicated within the areas of ERP Systems, BioPharm or Engineering and offer both contract and direct hire services on a national level. This specialized approach allows us to work closely with our clients and capitalize on a large network of precisely skilled connections to deliver the optimum resource for the position.

The rankings will be revealed for the first time at the Best Companies to Work for in Texas event on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, and will also be profiled by Texas Monthly in a special publication that will be released in conjunction with the event.

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Texas program, visit www.BestCompaniesTX.com.

For more information on Fidelis Companies, visit www.fideliscompanies.com

 

To view the full release, visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/FidelisBestCompanies/prweb11367540.htm

Fidelis Companies Named in 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas

BestCos LogoFidelis Companies LLC was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and Best Companies Group. 

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Texas, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses. The 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Texas list is made up of 100 companies. Fidelis Companies has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Have at least 15 employees working in Texas

– Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity

– Be a publicly or privately held business

– Have a facility in the state of Texas

– Be in business a minimum of 1 year

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Companies to Work for in Texas.  The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, systems, philosophies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Texas and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings. 

About Fidelis Companies, LLC

Fidelis Companies is a certified Woman Owned Business based in Plano, Texas. Our recruiters and account managers are exclusively dedicated within the areas of ERP Systems, BioPharm or Engineering and offer both contract and direct hire services on a national level. This specialized approach allows us to work closely with our clients and capitalize on a large network of precisely skilled connections to deliver the optimum resource for the position.

The rankings will be revealed for the first time at the Best Companies to Work for in Texas event on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, and will also be profiled by Texas Monthly in a special publication that will be released in conjunction with the event.

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in Texas program, visit www.BestCompaniesTX.com.

For more information on Fidelis Companies, visit www.fideliscompanies.com

 

To view the full release, visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/FidelisBestCompanies/prweb11367540.htm