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Taylor Hodson Staffing Inc.

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133 W. 19th Street, 2nd fl.
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 924-8300

Fax: (212) 924-1503

Other branches in the area:

Affiliated Agencies:
Yes-Taylor Hodson Inc. (permanent placement of administrative support staff)

World Wide Web Page:

Email address:

Five currently most demanded jobs:
Job Title Length Client Hourly Wage
Secretary/WP 6+ Months Goldman Sachs 20+
Secretary/WP 2+ Months Chase Capital Partners 18
Secretary/WP 2+ Months Lazard Freres 17
Receptionist 2+ Months Fletcher Asset Mgt. 12
Receptionist 6+ Months Chase Capital Partners 12

The following information has been provided by the agency staff:

Agency Procedures

The standard procedure when a temp applies for work:
Fax or e-mail resume to us 212.924.1503 or; we screen for the appropriate skills and experience. Interviews are by appointment only. After filling out the application and appropriate papers, we typically test for MS Word, Excel and typing skills for AA or EA candidates, less testing for less skilled individuals. Candidates are then interviewed and introduced to the whole t

Waiting times:
0-10 days

How this agency screens registered temps to decide which to send out:
Skills, corporate experience level, polished presentation and professional demeanor, in that order

Standby policy:
We have an unpaid stand-by at home procedure for temps with high-level corporate experience

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

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:
ALL employees are given a list of basic policies, procedures, in-house resources and contact info. Our Employee Relations Associate is their liaison for all questions, problems, an

Agency Policies and Priorities:

Distinctive aspects of the agency:
We are internally structured so as to be extremely attentive to both our clients and our employees. We are small, personable and have long-standing relationships with many of the a

Role of the temp agency:
We fill a much-needed space in the market: part-time or after-hour positions, day to day replacements for full-time secretaries, flexible clerical roles, etc. Temporary employees a

The five most important characteristics for a temp:
Office experience, computer skills or aptitude, excellent communication skills, polished presentation, and positive attitude.

Advice for prospective temps:
Be pleasant on the phone, polished when you arrive, and responsive when we call to offer you work. Let us do the rest!

Aiding temps in finding permanent work:
Yes, if the candidate understands that while their job search is a priority for them, maintaining excellent relationships with our clients is our priority. We ask for the same leve

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

Other comments:
Taylor Hodson really believes our business runs on the vibration of solid, positive relationships. We frequently attend our employees plays and buy their CD's, have two terrific annual parties, and generally make sure we are growing our employees' skills and experience levels. This business runs on a handshake and a phone call and we try to respect the different needs of everyone with whom we work.

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Tue Sep 12

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