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The KPA Group Staffing Services

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150 Broadway
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 2129643640


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World Wide Web Page:
not yet (in progress)

Email address:

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

Five currently most demanded jobs (old format):
Data Entry Bank 3-5 mos $12-15 FX Back office 3-7 mos $14-21 Customer Service 4-7 mos $14-19

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
Register, interview with consultant, test for appropriate position, references checked, referred to client

Waiting times:
2-3 days

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
interview, reference checks, tests

Standby policy:

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
COO is always available for discussions. Temps are given pamphlet describing all rights & rsponsibilities

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
in business 40 years... we treat temp positions as if they were permanent. We never forget that the temp employee is our employee and the lifeblood of our business

Role of the temp agency:
serves a role as a screening tool and source of very qualified candidates. many time the first step towards a permanent position.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
stability, reliabilty, punctuality, attitude & character

Advice for prospective temps:
Work closely with the firm you are representing. Also, look at every opportunity as an opportunity that might be long term or permanent. Put your best foot forward

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Many of our positions lead in that direction. Many companies are using temps as a "try and buy"

Percentage of temps who found permanent work last year
(a) at client firms: 30
(b) in other firms: 20

Other comments:
The temp population is probably one of the most important to be considered as we move towards the 21 century. It will become more and more of a way for companies to find employees, as well as, in many cases, replace traditional employment

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