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Temporary Alternatives, Inc.

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295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 779 7169

Fax: 212 867 1629

Other branches in the area:

Affiliated Agencies:
To many to list

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

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

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
All applicants must bring two forms of ID and a hard copy of their resume. If possible a .doc version should be sent to us. Upon completion of their application, the applicant will be tested on applicable software packages or clerical tests.

Waiting times:

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Through test scores and a face to face interview

Standby policy:
Yes, No

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
We meet with everyone and explain what's expected.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We insist on meeting everyone, explain what they're getting involved in and speak honestly about the potential. We don't mess with peoples head and we don't mess with peoples mone

Role of the temp agency:
It allows the temp to feel out a company and a company to try out a temp.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Personality, skills, background`

Advice for prospective temps:
Call Call Call Come in on Standby Call Call Call

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
We do Temp, Temp to Perm and Perm

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

Other comments:
We keep the human in human resources and the person in personnel.

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Fri Aug 11

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