Recognizing a job well done

April 3rd, 2017

Dignified, distinguished, poised and professional. These are just some of the adjectives that have been used to
describe the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for April 2017, Walter V.

Walter’s ability to remain calm, productive and good humored under any circumstance along with his ability to make every person he speaks to know they are the only one in the room makes us wish that he would teach a master class in customer service.

Walter has been representing Philly Temps, Our Clients and Philadelphia for 11 years. Rain or shine, early or late, ‘Mr. V’ has always brought a huge smile to each of his assignments (All 267 of them).

Simply put, Walter is a class act and if you’ve worked with him you are better for it.

We recently met with Walter in an effort to get to know him a little better.

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

WALTER V (WV):  I originally moved here back in 1960 from Pittsburgh.

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

WV: I did some work for Pennsylvania State Employment Service and then I worked for the City of Philadelphia Relocation Department and after I left there I worked for Housing and Urban Development.

PT:  How did you hear about Philly Temps?

Walter V:  When I retired I was looking for something to do and I signed up with the Philadelphia Conventions Visitors Bureau, then Philly Temps took over and I’ve been with you guys ever since.

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

Walter V: To be honest they all are memorable.  I really enjoy working with Philly Temps.  I appreciate the people that I come in contact with every event that I work because I love meeting new people and Philly Temps makes that possible.  My co-worker Reggie is just a blast to work with and that John Daly is always keeping me laughing.

PT: What are your hobbies?

Walter V: Some of the things I like to do with my free time is gardening.  I really love working outside with just about anything but maintaining my garden would be my top one.

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

Walter V: Some tips that I would give to someone trying to work with Philly Temps is NEATNESS! The way you dress and carry yourself is the first thing that a person sees so you have to make a great first impression and make sure you are clean

  

March brings a new Employee of The Month

March 2nd, 2017

It may be cliché to say that people you work with can become like a family, but when you have had the honor of working with someone for almost seven years, how they n be anything but?

Philly Temps & Perm is proud to name Jon Covert our Employee of the Month for March, 2017.

We first met Jon when he was a Freshman at Temple University, and since that time we have watched him grow to be a thoughtful, hardworking, talented and genuinely nice person.

There have been 104 assignments since that Spring of 2010, from Convention Registration to Banquet Server, to Usher to his current assignment at a Tax Attorney’s office, and each one was completed successfully with our clients singling Jon out as having done an outstanding job.

His career goal of supporting himself with music prevent us from keeping him working long term, but even when he has a gig at the TLA or any number of other places, he always makes it to work the next day with a good attitude and a smile for his co-workers.

Let’s get to know Jon a little better.

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

Jon C. (JC): Eight years off and on.

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

JC:  Grocery store, restaurant host.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

JC: Dexter Uban. (College Roommate)

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

JC: Enjoying a swordfish dinner with a Caesar salad and molten chocolate cake at the Ritz-Carlton.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

JC:  Own and operate a recording studio, produce bands and artists, and play bass in bands.

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

JC:  Running, discovering good foods, researching my ancestry.

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

JC: Be positive and keep an open mind.

Getting results is what makes a good employee.

February 3rd, 2017

Getting things done is what Deborah Johnson is all about, which is just one of the reasons she is the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for February 2017.

Deborah was not only a shining star among the over 200 staff Philly Temps & Perm employed during the Democratic National Convention this past July, but she was instrumental in spreading the word about our need for workers for that historic event.

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Deborah proved helpful yet again one month later when she helped us recruit for a huge project in West Philadelphia. This was a first job for many of those referrals, and as giving back to the community is so important to Deborah, it was a perfect situation.

Philly Temps & Perm, and all of the clients we have sent Deborah to, are proud to have her on the team.

Join us in getting to know this superstar a little bit better.

 

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

Deborah Johsnon (DJ): I’ve lived in Philadelphia for many years.

 

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

DJ:  Management within city government, the Revenue Department for over 20 years.

 

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

DJ:  From Michelle Day

 

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

DJ: Every contract I’ve worked was memorable.

 

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

DJ: I’m living my dreams with my community engagement my present project is mental health ministries throughout the city of Philadelphia.

 

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

DJ: Presently I’m on Advisory Council’s 1 of the Philadelphia Health Department, Turn a Housing Council, A Police District Department & many youth groups.

 

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

DJ:  Give 100%, be a team player, be on time and always be professional.

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

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

October 3rd, 2016

 

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Jason E. is our employee of the Month for September 2016

September 2nd, 2016

We are excited to name Jason Evans as our Employee of the Month for September, 2016.

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Each month, the task of choosing a person to spotlight is daunting as Philly Temps has the best team in Philadelphia, but when Jason’s name came up, we all agreed that he was the perfect choice.

Jason’s dedication to doing a job well, his attention to detail and his smile which is as constant as it is contagious make him a great example, and we are proud to have him on the team.

Now for our favorite part of the EOM process, getting to know our staff a little better.

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

Jason Evans (JE): I am a native of Philadelphia. However, I grew up in Upper Darby, PA, a township located outside of West Philadelphia.

PT: How did you  hear about Philly Temps? 

JE: I came across Philly Temps’ website during my employment search.

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

JE: Philly Temps’ staff members are very great to work with, and they care about placing their employees in pleasant and productive work environments. 

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

JE: I was in seminary where I earned two master’s degrees.  I’ve also worked in higher education, healthcare financial management, and retail.

PT: What are your long term career goals?

JE: My long term goals include becoming a tenured professor of theology and religion, and also working as a consultant for public policy institutions.

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

JE: I love cooking and baking and I’m an avid reader.

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

JE: Be professional at all times and be prepared to work with some awesome people at Philly Temps! 

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