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Canine Creative Staffing

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427 Broadway, Mezzanine
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 646-613-1800

Fax: 646-613-1821

Other branches in the area:
We're opening in Westchester shortly.

Affiliated Agencies:
No, sir.

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:
It's similar to other places, only friendlier. Folks fill out paperwork, test on software (we write our own tests, by the way...) and go over their portfolio in detail... We like to let the candidate take us on a tour of their work so we can get a solid read on things.

Waiting times:

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
It's a combination of testing, reference checking, and portfolio reviews...

Standby policy:

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: Y
Entertainment allowance:
Bonus (not including referral bonus):
Matching contributions:

Informing temps of their rights and responsibilities:
Aside from posting all the legal stuff, we're available 24/7 to discuss problems. We are really explicit about the fact that we want candidates to always feel welcome to call us a

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We're a new agency, comprised of VERY experienced creative staffing folks. We're totally nice, technically capable, and service oriented to everyone.

Role of the temp agency:
Critical. Especially to our core markets: Advertising, Publishing, Marketing, and Communications.

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Production chops, design savvyness, communication skills, niceness, and a respect for colleagues.

Advice for prospective temps:
Make sure you're very good at what you say you're very good at, and don't end a sentence with a preposition like I was just about to do.

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
That's a major part of what we do.

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

Other comments:

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