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Bankers On Call

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507 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-490-2233


Other branches in the area:

Affiliated Agencies:
Bankers On Call is a Provisional Staff Services Company.

World Wide Web Page:
under construction

Email address:

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

Five currently most demanded jobs (old format):

FX/MMKT Ops      Int'l Bank      4-6 months     12-25/hour
Derivatives Ops  Int'l Bank      4-6 months     15-30/hour
Bank Accounting  Int'l Bank      4-6 months     14-25/hour
Letter of Credit Int'l Bank      4-6 months     13-30/hour
Loan Ops         Int'l Bank      4-6 months     12-20/hour

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
Job cadidates must come to our office for an interview with an assignment manager. Skills tests are given, when applicable, and references are checked before any candidates are considered for specific opportunities. As a professional courtesy to both the job candidate and the hiring bank, no resumes are submitted and no interviews are scheduled without the job candidate being notified.

Waiting times:
1-21 days

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Specific skill sets, aptitude and career goals

Standby policy:

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Orientation information is given out at initial interview and open lines of communication are maintained through the duration of employement.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We specialize in international banking operations. We don't try to be all things to all people.

Role of the temp agency:
Temp agencies should provide honest, reliable, staightforward career related placement services to the many laid-off, right-sized, down-sized and under-utilized professionals of t

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
1. skills 2. flexability 3. commitment to the workforce 4. professionalism 5. reliability

Advice for prospective temps:
Explore all opportunities consistent with your career goals, but be very selective (do your homework!) in deciding with which agencie(s) you want to work.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Many of our job opportunites lead to permanent hires. We are in the business of placing motivated candidates in temporary jobs that will help them achieve their career goals.

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

Other comments:
If you are tired of dealing with "agencies", contact Bankers On Call. We provide prompt, professional employment services (temp, temp-to-perm, and permanent) for motivated, experienced bank operations personnel. If you have experience in international banking operations, we WILL help you with your career and treat you with courtesy and respect. All EMPLOYEES are treated with respect and courtesy.

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Wed May 14

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