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Atrium Staffing

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420 Lexington Avenue Suite 1410
New York, NY 10170
Phone: 212-292-0550

Fax: 212-292-0551

Other branches in the area:

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World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
Secretary/WP 3 Months 18
Secretary/WP 1 Months 17
Secretary/WP 5 Days
Accountant/Bookkeeper 3 Months 18
Receptionist 3 Months 12

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
An applicant will submit their resume, and if they have the proper background, will be scheduled for an interview. The applicant will come into our offices and complete their application on-line. They will meet with a counselor and will be tested on their software skills, if necessary. The time in our office usually avergaes about 60-90 minutes. It's important that applicants understand that o

Waiting times:

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Personality, attitude, professionalism, reliability, skills, experience

Standby policy:
Yes, we pay Associates $10/hr. for standby

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

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

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Applicants receive an orientation folder and it is fully reviewed with their counselor. Counselors and management are always available to discuss assignment problems.

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We offer more PAID benefits than other agencies. We are PROFESSIONAL and treat our applicants with courtesy. We have PRIVATE interviewing rooms.

Role of the temp agency:
Temping is an excellent opportunity for both the clients and Associates to experience a situation firsthand.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Flexibility, eagerness, confidence, energy and attitude

Advice for prospective temps:
Perform at your highest level at all times. You never know hwat connections you are making or what role your contacts will have in your future job searches.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Yes. We have divisions that specialize in full-time placements and our counselors work together to attain the applicants' career goals.

Percentage of temps who found permanent work last year
(a) at client firms: 58
(b) in other firms: N/A

Other comments:
Atrium see itself as a high-end agency that treats its Associates better than the competition. Its core business is placing people in permanent positions in the Administrative, Financial and Human Resources areas. Atrium is a quality rather than a quantity provider and we make it easy to work for us!

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