3 Steps to Success

February 3rd, 2020
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Lakisha Manning the Phones

Step 1: Show up on time and ready to work.

Step 2: Learning what is expected of you, then do that and more.

Step 3: Smile and enjoy your job and the people around you.

Lakisha A. takes those three steps with every assignment she accepts and that is how she became the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for February 2020.

It does not take our people long to see that Lakisha’s skill, dedication and work ethic make it easy for her to pick up things quickly. From computer programs to phone systems and beyond, Lakisha makes our clients feel confident that she will get the job done.

Lakisha also exudes a positive energy that is contagious to coworkers, clients and passersby. Every transaction starts with smile and usually ends with a laugh. Even the darkest of and busiest of days are made brighter when working with her.

Thank you, Lakisha, for all that you do and thank you for answering a few questions so that we can get to know you a little better.

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area? 

Lakisha A. (LA): All my life

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

LA: Customer Service Supervisor at the National Constitution Center.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 

LA: On Indeed.com

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

LA: Working with the clients.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

LA: To work in Real Estate.

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

LA: Something new I just started crocheting and knitting and I love it.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

LA: That they will like working for you and will meet a lot of nice people.

Recognizing a Job Well Done is Simple; Just do the Math.

January 6th, 2020
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What do you do after receiving your degree in mathematics? Well if you are Quinn K, The Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for January 2020, you move to Philadelphia and start your journey to an advanced degree and a career working with numbers.

Quinn is one of those people whose smile is constant and genuine, and who is both engaged and engaging in any interaction. Anyone who meets Quinn realizes that her dedication, focus and ability to learn, adapt and remain productive under any circumstance will take her wherever she wants to go in life.

When we add it all up, we want to say Thank You for a doing a great job!

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

Quinn K (QK): I have been in the Philly area for about 2.5 years.

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

QK: My prior work experience was working in the service industry through high school and college. Philly Temps has helped me transition to working in an office which is what I was looking for.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

QK: I was struggling to look for employment when I moved to the area and looked online for temp agencies. I found Philly Temps and sent in my resume!

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

QK: I don’t think it is just one experience, everyone at Philly Temps is there for you when you need them and are willing to help you with anything you need. They are a great support.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

QK: Right now, my goals are to get my master’s degree, pass the CPA exam and further my career in that direction.

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

QK: I enjoy going to the gym and taking workout classes when I can. I also like to see family and friends whenever possible.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

QK: Be honest about what you’re looking for in a job so Philly Temps can help you find what you want.

Lights, Camera, Leon!

December 2nd, 2019

The reason it has taken us over 5 years to choose Leon M. as the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of The Month is not because we didn’t know what a great job he did, it was that when he takes an assignment, he shows up to work and his laser like focus on customer service does not allow time for casual conversation.

Most of Leon’s experience with Philly Temps has been with the Convention & Event Team where he has a reputation for keeping things moving. When Leon is on the job, no one waits in line, no one has to read a sign, no one has a question left unanswered and no one walks away without a smile.

We are grateful for his dedication, work ethic, positive attitude and his flexibility.

We recently took the time to let to know Leon a little e better

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Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area? 

Leon M. (LM): I have lived in the Philadelphia area 6 1/2 Years
 
PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?
LM: I had worked with many Agencies in New York City and in the Food Industry working with The  Hospital for Joint Diseases, The BAR Association, Orange Lawn Tennis Club, New York Stock Exchange and others.
Philly Temps was the only agency I worked with since my arrival in Philadelphia  
 
 PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 
LM: I saw a listing online
 
 PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.
LM: Working with The Trucking Industry Convention  the Client appreciated my hard work style and no-nonsense approach.
  
PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
LM: I am a Writer and Producer of Film for Theatrical release & owner of my own production company in addition  I work with The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival where I was a  tech Adviser in 2019
 
 PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?
LM: Don’t slack. You don’t know who is watching and give 100%. You will end the day Guilt-Free knowing you gave 100 percent of your self

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Good Impressions Take no Time

November 11th, 2019

Sometimes we just know when someone is going to be a great asset, and we don’t like to waste time in letting them prove it.

That was the case with the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the month for November 2019, Heather M.

We have not known her long, however she has shown us and our clients, that she is ready, willing and able to get the job done.

 

Thank you Heather for doing such a great job and thank you for answering a few questions for us.

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

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Heather M. (HM): 6 months

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?
HM: Most recently, I worked as a data analyst for the Center for Clinical and Professional Development at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?
HM: A friend was working for Philly Temps when I moved down to the area & had a great experience working with the agency.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

HM: My current assignment is my first assignment with Philly Temps, and it has been a good experience. I love working in Center City.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?
HM: I aspire to be a data analyst for the public good.

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
HM: I am a gardener. I play the viola. I love to read, ride my bike, and see live music.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?
HM: Be open to working in a field you haven’t before! Be patient with yourself, and be willing to learn on the job and make mistakes. Every job provides a learning opportunity, and you are up to the challenge.

Pride Becomes Her

September 3rd, 2019

Pride played a big part in our choice for the Philly Temps Employee of the Month for September, 2019. Not only are we proud of the stellar way Christine T. represents us when she is on assignment, but she is proud to represent the city she calls home. Her skills seem as varied as the many neighborhoods in the city she loves, and her ability to dive right in to any situation in an effort to get the job done makes her a favorite among staff and clients alike.

Anyone would be lucky to be working with her, but for now, you can read more about here below.

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Employee of the Month September 2019

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

Christine T. (CT): South Philly born and raised!

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

CT: I have a diverse background and worked in many different neighborhoods and businesses in Philadelphia, including Italian restaurants on Passyunk Avenue, in Passyunk Square, professional offices atop of Liberty One and Comcast Center in Center City,  and, hair salons in South Philly.  Presently, my focus is helping executives succeed in starting their business ventures. I’m so proud of my city and seeing it grow along with all the new businesses is very exciting.

PT:  How did you hear about Philly Temps?

CT:  After googling PhillyTemps and reading their outstanding reviews, I decided to give them a shot. Stefanie D. is such a great recruiter and is so thoughtful and personable. Choosing Philly Temps was a great decision for me and I’m proud to be working with them.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

CT: My most memorable occasion with Philly Temps was Stefanie walking over cookies to me for Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 24 of this year.

PT:  What are your long-term career goals?

CT: There are so many new and cool places to work in Philly so my career goals are continuing to be technologically savvy while growing and having fun alongside my city. The city’s energy is electric and positive, and I’m proud to still live here.  As big Philly is becoming, it still has a small-town feel.

PT:  What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

CT:  Hobbies outside of work include biking in and around the city, computers and apps and spending time with my family down the shore.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

CT: I would refer PhillyTemps to anyone looking for work no matter how much experience. Great people and I can’t say enough good things about them.

 

Still Waters Run Deep

August 1st, 2019

Ameen P. carries himself with a quiet dignity that is not often seen in people his age. That is part of the reason that we have chosen him as Philly Temps & Perm Employee for the Month for August 2019.

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We also considered the 135 assignments he has completed. 135 times he has represented Philly Temps, Philadelphia and himself with respect and professionalism while remaining flexible and positive.

If the name Ameen P. Sounds familiar, it’s because his Father, Ameen SR, held the EOM title in December of 2014. This apple does not fall from the tree when it comes to a great work ethic, however Ameen does not live in his Father’s shadow. He has used his creativity and focus to forge his own path.

Join us in recognizing this remarkable young person. You can read more about his experience here:

 

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area? 

Ameen P. (AP) 23 Years

 PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

AP:  Student Intern for the School District of Philadelphia

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 

AP: My Father also works for the company

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

AP: Getting lost my first two days on the job

 PT: What are your long-term career goals?

 AP: I want to own a clothing store

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

AP: I am a Graphic Designer with my own clothing brand, I also write articles, and make YouTube videos.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

AP: Don’t take everything seriously and just have a good time. It can be a fun environment to work in.

Being in Uncharted Waters Means You Are Free to Blaze a Trail.

July 1st, 2019

 

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Diving into the unknown with an open mind seems to have worked for the Philly Temps and Perm Employee of the Month for July 2019, Courtney L.

A BS in Marketing from Penn State led Courtney to a Digital Marketing Campaign for a boutique hotel in New Orleans and a stint as an Engagement Coordinator for a community Farm in San Jose before bringing her to Philadelphia.

Philly Temps is glad she made the journey. You can read more about Courtney here:

 

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

Courtney L (CL): After graduating from Penn State University last May, I decided to move in with my sister Kaitlyn. I officially made the move in the Fall so I’ve been here for about 9 months now. My family lives in California so I have had a lot to get used to living in the City. I love walking everywhere!

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

CL: I enjoy spending time outdoors: hiking, kayaking, swimming, just being around nature and near any body of water. I am also an avid yogi — I especially enjoy going to hot yoga even in the summer, but man it’s hot! All in all, I try to spend my free time enjoying life to the fullest by learning new skills, as well as, traveling and immersing myself in new cultures. I really hope to travel more in the future!  IMG 2064 300x225 - Being in Uncharted Waters Means You Are Free to Blaze a Trail.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

CL: I heard about Philly Temps after searching for temp agencies on Google, actually. My mom was a big advocate for using a temp agency especially being from out of state and not knowing many people in the city. Ultimately she urged me to apply. She said she had a “good feeling” about it, I finally listened to her and applied. Then Stef reached out for an interview and got me my current job. I guess my mom was right about that feeling!

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

CL: I did not have a lot of professional work experience prior to working with Philly Temps. The summer after my junior year in college I completed an internship with an organization called Veggielution in my home town San Jose, CA. Also, I worked as a barista at Starbucks after graduating from college. However, my lack of professional experience made finding a job difficult, but Philly Temps filled that void. Stef said my skills were strong and promised to find me an opportunity with room to grow. I can say she definitely

delivered.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

CL: One of my most memorable experiences would have to be when Stef showed up at our office on administrative appreciation day with cookies for all the employees. The gesture was extremely thoughtful and made me thankful to be working for Philly Temps. Working with Philly Temps allows me to step outside my comfort zone and embrace a completely new industry. Courtney at Altitude Group 300x169 - Being in Uncharted Waters Means You Are Free to Blaze a Trail.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

 

CL: As I gain more experience, I realize how strong my interpersonal and problem-solving skills are. I can see myself working as a project manager coming up with creative and innovative solutions to solve customer problems. I have always bee

n good at gathering research, interpreting data, and collaborating to come up with the best options. In order to reach this goal, I need to continue to grow my work portfolio by engaging in diverse, interesting projects that showcase my ability to adapt. Through my time with Philly Temps and The Altitude Group, I now have the confidence to pursue greater career opportunities.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

CL: Do not let fear hold you back and embrace the unknown! In the words of every finance person out there, “the higher the risk, the higher the reward.” Honestly, it’s true. I was afraid to work with Philly Temps at first. I could not stop thinking what if I do not like the job — or what if it is not the right fit for me? The employees at Philly Temps take the time to listen to you and your goals, they evaluate your strengths, and as long as your honest with them they will find a position that fits what you are looking for. Yes, starting at a new job can be scary, but remember Philly Temps has your back no matter what!

Honestly, I started my current job knowing very little about the company, but I put my faith in Stef and Philly Temps and I know I made the right choice.

 

Hometown Man on a Hometown Team

June 2nd, 2019

When we think about team spirit and loyalty, one of the first names that comes to mind is Michael M., which is why he is the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for June 2019.

Michael may be quiet, but he is also diligent, professional, engaged, flexible and ready to do what it takes to get the job done.

It is just over two years since we first met Michael and it is high time we gave him ‘three cheers’ for a job well done.

 

Philly Temps (PT): Thank you for Being our Employee of the Month for June, 2019

Michael M. (MM): I would like to thank everyone at Philly Temps for selecting me as Employee of the Month. It is an honor and I am grateful for the kind and professional treatment I have received from all of the staff at Philly Temps. This is a first class organization and I am glad to be a part of it.

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PT: How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

MM: All of my Life

 PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

MM: I have done clerical work in offices, loss prevention in a retail store and some temp work. Most recently, I spent 16 years shipping computer software for a small internet business.

Pt: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

MM: I did a google search for employment agencies and was very impressed with the reviews of Philly Temps.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

MM:  I think it would probably be working the Lightfair International convention in 2017. It was my first assignment and John offered me a line monitor position. At first, I was a little hesitant to accept it, but I did and was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed interacting with the attendees and was treated well by the Philly Temp supervisors.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

MM:  I would eventually like to get back to doing clerical office work but working for Philly Temps has taught me that liking your job is probably the most important thing.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

MM: Get to work early. Take your job seriously. Keep an open mind. Learn information so you can answer questions. Be friendly with your co-workers as they can share their knowledge. Have high expectations for yourself and you will succeed.

Joy should be shared, especially at work.

May 1st, 2019

The Philly Temps employee of the month for May 2019 is Allessia B. and we could not be more excited for you to meet her! Why? Because she brings enthusiasm, a smile to every situation, and who does not need that these days.76117 225x300 - Joy should be shared, especially at work.

Whether it is 5 AM at the convention center working registration, 10 AM at the Wells Fargo on 76ers Game Days or any of the many reception shifts she has taken, Allessia starts and  ends each day with a positive attitude, a kind word and a ‘let’s get this done’ demeanor which is contagious.

We get the impression that nothing can bring her down, so we are glad to raise her up as an example of hard work.

Here we get to know Allessia a little better.

 

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area? 

Allessia B. (AB): I have lived in Philadelphia, PA for 21 years.

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

AB: I was a Special Education Teacher with the School District of Philadelphia and retired in 2013.  I am a people person and so in 2014 I landed a 2-days-a-week job with the Free Library of Philadelphia as a Seasonal Library Assistant.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 

AB: I Googled temp agencies and Philly Temps popped up.  I liked the name!

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

 

AB: The most memorable was working the National School Board Association convention in which Angela Davis was a guest speaker.  She was my hero when I was a teenager.  Also my youngest daughter’s was a student of The American School, a home school

association.  They had a booth at the convention.  My daughter graduated from the shcool and went to college in NC!

 

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

AB: After working (Many) years, 9-5, I have no more career goals.  I have life goals:  continue my community service work assisting people to satisfy their spiritual needs by reading the Bible; become fluent in Swahili and take a trip to Africa; learn to crochet; keep walking and be a help to my family and friends.

I have immediate goals of going to Europe this summer and Israel in November

 

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

 

AB: I touched on it in question 5.  I like to perform community service work, travel, learn Swahili and Spanish and work for Philly Temps. Oh, and sleep!

 

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

 

AB: Do your best on your assignments, smile and be kind to the people we meet.  Be encouraging.  You may say something or do something for another person that makes them change their mind from doing harm to themselves or others. Truth be told.

It’s not just the flowers that are bright this April

April 2nd, 2019

The Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for April 2019 is a lot of things, but foolish is not one of them. Dedicated, hardworking, funny, polite and engaged are all better words to describe Mark L. AND he is from the same town where Smarties Candy are made. THAT is kismet when you realize how intelligent Mark is.

 Mark has been representing us since 2014 and it is high time, we were smart enough to acknowledge the great job he does and learn a little more about him.

 

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Marks positive attitude consistently impresses our clients

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?        

Mark L (ML): 21 years

 

 PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

ML: I was an insurance Auditor

 

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 

ML: Through a dear friend of mine. One of my favorite people

 

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

ML: I work mostly conventions, so every experience is different. But they are all great

 

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

ML: I enjoy walking and discovering new things about the city. And I never turn down a cup of coffee with a friend

 

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

ML: If you show up on time, pay attention to the details and communicate, work can be a lot of fun

 

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Mark is a natural team leader

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