Say ‘Hello’ to Rene B., Our Employee of the Month

July 5th, 2017

Reliable, Relaxed, Rational, Ready, Refined . . .Rene.

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After 6 years and 35 assignments, it is high time we recognized Rene B. for representing Philly Temps & Perm as well as each of the clients she has worked with, so well.

Rene is not only professional and eager to perform each task given to the best of her ability, she remains pleasant and upbeat under any circumstance. We can actually hear the smile in her voice when we call her for an assignment.

Our clients have shared nothing but praise for Rene, and we are proud to have her part of our Temp Family.

We recently had the chance to get to know Rene a little better.

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

Rene B (RB): I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA

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

RB: After graduating high school, I was employed in the banking industry and moved on to employment with Bell of Pennsylvania from 1970. My positions while employed at Bell of PA were clerical and I was promoted to a management position from which I retired in 1996.  After retirement, I worked in my church as well as a full-time Caregiver for Mother and Sister.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

RB: Learned of Philly Temps through internet while looking for temp agencies to supplement income while Caregiving.  Philly Temp allowed me to work around my schedule which was perfect for me at that time.

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

RB: In May, 2017, I was assigned to LightFair International Trade Show & Conference held at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  My position was as Administrative Assistant to Vice President.  This was a fun but challenging assignment.  Over 600 exhibits were on display and my tasks were to help staff set up Show Office to receive exhibitors, guests and company upper management. This was a fast-paced assignment and much of my time was spent alone in the Show Office.  Knowing how to handle irate exhibitors, frustrated attendees who stopped into the Show Office with various problem situations, a staff who had requests and expected quick results were a big part of the day.    My previous experiences with Philly Temp prepared me to meet the challenge of this assignment with confidence that it would be a win-win.  Also working as a Registration Rep could also be demanding but enjoyable.  Presently, my position at Salus University, as an Administrative Assistant is very rewarding.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

RB: My long-term career goals are to continue with Philly Temps with the great assignments.  As a retiree, I enjoy keeping in touch with the business world, meeting new people, learning new things and staying active technology.  Philly Temps allows me to do that.

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

RB: I enjoy travel out of state and country.  I try to take one big trip each year.  I enjoy trail walking and bike riding.  My favorite music is Jazz – especially outdoor Jazz concerts.

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

RB: Develop a strong positive work ethic.  Be consistently on time.  Command your present skills while learning new skills.  Dress professionally from head-to-toe.  Give respect to earn respect.  Own each assignment – as if it were your own personal business.  You want each day to be a successful day!!

Choosing one employee is never easy.

December 1st, 2016

Because Philly Temps Staff is the best in the city, selecting just one employee to showcase each month is a challenge, but we know that our Employee of the Month for December 2016, Josh P. is worthy of the distinction.

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Although Josh is one of our most reserved employees, don’t let the soft spoken tone fool you. His Diligence, Professionalism, Abilities and Customer Service Skills are easily understood.

From his assignments doing Data Entry, Reception and Mail Room to his time registering Convention Attendees and Greeting the Olympic Teams at the Airport, Josh has represented Philly Temps and our clients superbly.

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Thank you for all of your hard work Josh, and thank you for answering the questions that help us to know you just a little better!

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

Josh P. (JP): I first came to Philadelphia in 2011 to attend college. After a few years of splitting my time between the city and my hometown in Lancaster County, I finally settled in Philadelphia in 2014.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

JP: I was looking around for entry-level clerical work shortly after graduating from college. Some searching online led me to Philly Temps.

PT: What is your previous work experience?

JP: When I’m not working at events or in offices for Philly Temps, I’m an annotator at a linguistic research lab, which essentially means I’m doing much of the grunt work on research projects.

PT: What are your long term career goals?

JP: I intend to pursue a master’s degree in either library science or museum studies and eventually find work in, you guessed it, a library or a museum.

PT: What is your life like outside of work? What are your hobbies? Are you involved in your community?

JP: I play drums in a few bands and have a studio where my band-mates and I help singer-songwriters record their songs with a band behind them. I spend my “off” time writing and recording music and touring around the country.

PT: How has working as a temp been helpful to you?

JP: Working as a temp has given me some unique work experience, but has also allowed me to pursue other hobbies and interests that I don’t receive a paycheck for.

PT: Has working as a temp changed your mind about your long term career goals? Inspired you in any way? Motivated to achieve more?

JP: My temp work has mostly shown me that I’m capable of much more than I typically give myself credit for. I started working for Philly Temps with a very small comfort zone, and while that may not have grown substantially, I have learned that stepping outside of it is an exhilarating and fulfilling experience.

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

JP: It’s going to be tough to top working for the Democratic National Convention. I met a lot of interesting people, did many things that I couldn’t have imagined myself doing before, and worked harder in that week than I had in a long time. At the end of it, I was thoroughly exhausted, but very proud of what I’d been able to accomplish.

It’s time once again to announce the Philly Temps Employee of The Month

November 1st, 2016

Dawn T. is the Philly Temps Employee of The Month for November, 2016.

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Dawn is currently on her second long term assignment with Philly Temps and because of her hard work and dedication to getting any tasks assigned her complete with professionalism and attention to detail, all indications are that it will turn into a permanent job.

Dawn is On Her Second Long Term Assignment with Philly Temps

Thank you Dawn for impressing every client we have sent you to.

We recently sat down with Dawn to get to know her a little better.

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

Dawn T. (DT): since June 17th 2012

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

DT: From a Google search. I selected Philly Temps because of reviews

PT: What is your favorite part about working with Philly Temps?

DT: Your agency vets the employer for me

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

DT:  Secretarial/Administrative

PT: What are your long term career goals?

DT:  To find a work home in a friendly and pleasant environment.

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

DT: Spending time with my family and friends.

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

DT:  Be open minded to new opportunities

Sandra Allen is the Philly Temps Employee of the Month for October, 2016

October 3rd, 2016

 

The Philly Temps Employee of the Month for October, 2016 is Sandra Allen. Read the rest of this entry »

Employee of the Month – October 2015

October 2nd, 2015

Erin has been with Philly Temps on a long term assignment since she first started with us.  It’s not a coincidence she was picked for October’s Employee of the Month,  but October happens to be her one year anniversary at her current assignment!  Erin is poised, professional and a very reliable employee, and has demonstrated this over the last year.

We recently interviewed Erin to get to know her a little better.

 

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Congratulations on being The Employee of the month for October 2015!

 

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

Erin Longstreet (EL): Just over a year now.

 

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

EL: I had just moved to Philly and was having bad luck with the job hunt. Eventually an internet search brought Philly Temps to my attention and it seemed like just what I needed.

 

PT: What has your experience as a temp been like thus far?

EL: Probably a bit different than most of the other temps, since I was placed on an essentially “permanent” assignment, so I’ve been going to the same office every day since I started. It’s been great! I like the routineness of it, but I’m still learning things all the time.

 

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

EL: Honestly I still remember coming in to the Philly Temps offce for the first time for an interview and being so nervous—needlessly. Then shortly after I remember Alexa helping me prepare for the interview with my assignment. I didn’t have very much interview experience before that, so again I was super nervous. There was really no need for the nerves though, everyone is so nice and everything turned out so well!

 

PT: What is your previous work experience?

EL: In college I worked for the Linguistics department as an office assistant as well as a teaching assistant. Before that, I had worked concessions at an outdoor performance venue.

 

PT: What are your long term career goals?

EL: My long term goals are to continue developing lifelong skills and growing professionally while working for a company whose mission I believe in and can get excited about each day.

 

PT: What is your life like outside of work? What are your hobbies? Are you involved in your community?

EL: In addition to my Philly Temps assignment I also intern at the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia. I studied Japanese in college and lived in Tokyo for the summer after graduation, so I thought that would be a good way to maintain the Japan connection. Outside of all that, I love cooking, going to concerts, and I also play a lot of video games in my free time.

Employee of the Month – September 2015

September 1st, 2015

Joy Burney 1Please join us in congratulating the Philly Temps Employee of the Month for September 2015 – Joy Burney

A Philadelphia native, Joy has been with Philly Temps since September 2013. While she has worked mostly at conventions, she has also been known to bring her effervescent personality, great smile and stellar customer service skills to receptionist and event guard positions. She has even helped some of our catering clients serve up some great meals.

Joy’s email sign off, “Love wins all”, always leaves us with a smile. This flexibility along with her positive attitude makes this mother of four an ideal choice for Employee of the Month.

We recently spoke with Joy to get to know her just a little better.

 


 

Philly Temps: Congratulations on being the Employee of the Month for September 2015

JB: Thanks for choosing me for employee of the month I am grateful.

 

PT: What is your work experience?
JB:  My previous work experience was at Wal-Mart. Customer service has always been my background there’s just something about working with people that gives me a since of joy.

 

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?
JB: I heard about Philly Temps through my cousin Stacy Sharp.

 

PT: What has your experience as a temp been like thus far?
JB: My experience as a temp has been good so far. It is convenient to schedule around the gigs because I get advanced notice of the dates.

 

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps?
JB: My most memorable experience with Philly Temps was when I did room monitoring at the Marriott. I think it was a 90’s reception, the music was great, the attendees made a soul train line going through the door and insisted I join in so I was able to shake a tail feather at the door (fun).

 

PT: What are your long term career goals?
JB:  My goal is to own a food truck. I have a passion for cooking but more so to see others enjoy my cooking. It is very gratifying.

 

PT: What is your life like outside of work? What are your hobbies? Are you involved in your community?
JB:  My life outside of work is something like work. I’m a single mother of four sons 18, 16, 14, and my baby is six. All attend different schools, which I am very involved in. I am a member PCAP (a parent union for the Philadelphia school district). I also manage my 16 yr. old music career, which is a blast and a headache all at once because he think he’s already famous. I wouldn’t change my life for the world. I feel I am where I am supposed to be right now and Philly Temps makes it possible to be involved in my children’s lives because of the convenient work schedule.

 

 

 

 

Helping The University of Pennsylvania Freshmen Student Move-In!

August 24th, 2015

Philly Temps was proud to help the Incoming Freshman move into their dorms for the third year in a row.
Is it work? It sure is!! But it is all about the people, and we couldn’t be prouder of the staff this year! They GOT IT DONE!

Our event staff proved once again, that when you come together as a team, anything can be accomplished. It is also worth mentioning that not everyone can pull off Neon Yellow with such style.

Thank you University of Pennsylvania class of 2020 for giving us the privilege of helping you start your journey and thank you to the hardest working team of event staff out there today!

Check out more pictures of our staff one our Facebook page!!

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                               Some of our Team Leaders

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Philly Temps’ Staff at the Marriott!

May 19th, 2015

Day 4 of our convention and event staff registering attendees, giving directions and answering questions!

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Philly Temps & Perm is a great team of staffing experts who value our relationships. Philly Temps & Perm takes the time to get to know your business, its culture, and the unique demands of your available positions. We provide staffing solutions for office support, customer service, catering and event staff.

Philly Temps’ Staff in Action

March 13th, 2015

For the week of March 9th, we had event staff throughout Philadelphia!

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Pre-conference materials distribution

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Tina, our on-site Supervisor going over Leon’s tasks for the day.

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Walter and Reggie waiting for session Attendees

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Conference Registration at Houston Hall

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Conference Registration at Houston Hall

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Conference Registration at Houston Hall

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Trevor assisting at a booth at The Society of Mosaic Artists Show

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Erin working hard through tax season at our favorite Accountants office!

Day 3 of the AAHPM Convention

February 26th, 2015

Day 3 of our convention and event staff at the AAHPM Convention – The attendees are exceptionally nice and our client is a joy to work with.

 

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If you are an employer and are interested in hiring for a position such as a convention or hospitality event, please contact us online, or by calling us at (215) 995-2607. We specialize in delivering contingent and permanent staffing solutions in the a variety of industries, such as administrative, catering and event industries.

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