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Knowledge Transfer International (KTI)

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747 Third Avenue, Third Floor
New York, NY 10017


Other branches in the area:
Philadelphia, Stamford

Affiliated Agencies:

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage

Five currently most demanded jobs (old format):
Technical Writer - Financial - 3-6 mos. - $250-$500/day
Online Help Developer - Tech/Financial - 3-12 mos - $350-$500/day
Instructional Designer - Tech/Financial - 6-12 mos. -$300-$600/day
Web Developer (Content) - All - 1-6 mos. - $300-$400/day
Web Developer (Technical) - All - 2-6 mos. - $400-$600/day

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
All consultants are personally interviewed. Work samples are reviewed and professional references are verified. See comments below for information about KTI's three categories of consultants.

Waiting times:
Virtually none.

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Client's requirements; consultant's prior experience, goals and career aspirations; work ethic.

Standby policy:
Not applicable

Payroll policies:
Time sheet pickup: N
Direct deposit: N
Free check cashing at agency's bank: N

Medical insurance:
Dental insurance:
Paid vacation:
Transportation allowance:
Entertainment allowance:
Bonus (not including referral bonus):
Matching contributions:

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Detailed contracts and in-depth kick-off meetings

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
Commitment to service and quality;
16 years as the recognized leader in our industry;
Pioneers and innovators in the industry;
A+++ client list

Role of the temp agency:

The five most important characteristics for a temp:

Advice for prospective temps:

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
KTI has a Career Management Services Division that specializes in the full-time placement of technical writing, business analysis, training and Web development professionals.

Percentage of temps who found permanent work last year
(a) at client firms: 10%
(b) in other firms:

Other comments:
KTI has been a leader in the development of the technical writing industry. Through its active participation in the professional community, we have supported the industry in gaining recognition and acknowledgment.

KTI has three categories of consultants:

  1. Full-time, permanent consultants that work for KTI.
  2. Modified employees that work for the duration of the project.
  3. Sub-contract employees with legitimate businesses.
All assignments and engagements through KTI are managed by KTI Project Directors for timeliness and quality.

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