We Are Grateful for Employees Like This

February 1st, 2018

 

The Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for February 2018 is Zachary A.

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Zachary came to Philly Temps not too long after receiving his B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology from Swarthmore College. He managed to work a variety of jobs while in school creating a resume that made us want to know more.

We knew from his first assignment, assisting with the Freshman registration and check in at a local University, that Zachary was not going to be ‘on the market for long’. Shortly after that he was chosen by one of our long term clients for a special project and within weeks that client offered Zachary a full time position.

We met with Zachary to find out more about this exemplary young man. (We also love his advice to potential candidates. Words to live by)

 

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

Zachary A. (ZA): I’ve lived in West Philadelphia since I graduated from Swarthmore College in 2017.

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

ZA: Before Philly Temps I had a bunch of jobs at my alma mater, where I worked in the Admissions Office, Student Affairs, and (briefly) the library.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

ZA: I come from a long line of temps (my mother was a temp, and my grandmother before her), so they recommended me contact an agency nearby. Philly Temps has an incredibly Google-able name.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

ZA:  In the not-so-far future I’d like to start graduate school in Anthropology or American Studies, and hopefully find a university position somewhere in the Philadelphia area. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll always have temping to fall back on!

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

ZA: Outside of work I love to cook, read, and play guitar. I’m working on my 2018 reading list, which currently features a lot of Lorrie Moore, Colson Whitehead, and as many ghost stories as I can get my hands on.

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

ZA: My biggest piece of advice for prospective temps is to approach every assignment as if it’s your new permanent position. It’s never bad to put your best foot forward and be proactive by looking for work around the office in your down time and learning as much as you can about whatever industry you find yourself in.

The first Employee of the Month for 2017

January 3rd, 2017
Shining a spotlight on our Employee of the month for January 2017 is a challenge as she is constantly on the move.
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Since joining the Philly Temps & Perm team in April of 2016, Abeni has been seen at the airport making sure the Olympic Ping Pong teams were getting from gate to hotels, at Dilworth Plaza supervising a street team of Kilt wearing grouses, and at countless hotels during the Democratic National Convention where she was instrumental in making sure that delegates and visitors got around our city without issue. Abeni did all of this as well as taking on projects for Law Firms, Insurance Companies and helping keep a Theater Box office organized.
Philly Temps deals with such diverse types of businesses, we need people like Abeni who remain calm, productive and forward thinking under any circumstance and in any environment. Abeni is our Employee of the Month as she does it all with a smile that lets you know the job will get done.
We recently checked in with Abeni so that we could get to know here a little better.
Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?
Abeni C. (AC) I was born in Philadelphia, raised in South Jersey and returned in 2012 after almost 20 years.
 
PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?
AC:  I found Philly Temps in an internet search
 
PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.
AC:  DNC (Democratic National Convention) 2016!  Working for the client to ensure that local transportation ran smoothly for the delegates was challenging, exciting, and fun.
 
PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?
AC:  In my most recent position, I was employed by the Smithsonian Institution, and worked with a small team to create professional development events for science educators across the country.
 
PT:  What are your long term career goals?
AC: I’m still figuring out exactly what I’d like to do when I grow up.
 
PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?
AC: Knitting and reading
PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?
AC: Philly Temps really knows how to make their employees feel supported and valuable, and I love working with them.  My advice would be to make every assignment count.  Whether the job lasts for 2 days or 2 months–you’re an important part of helping the client maintain their daily operations.  Your skills, your enthusiasm, and your flexibility will always be appreciated!

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

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

AAHPM Convention

February 25th, 2015

The AAHPM convention is in full swing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philly Temps is there.

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Snow Day? Not in the Convention business!

February 17th, 2015

The snow won’t keep Philly Temps from the Convention Center!

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Philly Temps Welcomes ACRE Wholesale Crafts Show and PACK Expo East!

February 16th, 2015

The weekend weather did not deter the ACRE Wholesale Crafts Show or PACK Expo East at the

Convention Center, OR Philly Temps!

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