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!!


                               Some of our Team Leaders











Philly Temps’ Staff at the Marriott!

May 19th, 2015

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










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!


Pre-conference materials distribution


Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania


Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania


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


Walter and Reggie waiting for session Attendees


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


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.










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.

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!





Employee of the Month – February 2015: Haylie Carlson

February 1st, 2015

The Philly Temps Employee of the Month for

February 2015 is Haylie Carlson!


Our Employee of the month for February 2015 is Haylie Carlson.

Haylies most recent work has been in Knoxville Tennessee, but she is now in Philadelphia deciding how best to put her degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois to use.

Haylies professional demeanor and flexibility have proven to be an asset to our Administrative AND Convention departments. Her willingness to accept new experiences and fulfill job duties with aplomb, while remaining pleasant and productive made our decision to make her Employee of the Month an easy one.

We also got the chance to ask her some questions to get to know here a little better.


Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?
Haylie C (HC): About 6 months

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?
A: The wonderful world wide web.

PT:What is your previous work experience?
HC: Working as a landscape architect and marketing and administrative assistant at a design firm.

PT: How has working as a temp been helpful to you?
HC: It allowed me to find work quickly and, at times, I was able to maintain a flexible schedule when I needed to. It has also taught me to be open to new ideas and experiences. It has been a growing experience to learn new skill sets that I previously thought I wouldn’t excel at or enjoy.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.
HC: Working at the Blood Bank Convention at the registration table. It was my one of my first assignments, and was much more challenging than I anticipated. It was also fun to get to learn more about other Philly Temps whom I may not have had the chance to know otherwise.  

PT: What are your long term career goals?
HC: Still trying to figure that one out!

PT: What is your life like outside of work? What are your hobbies? Are you involved in your community?
HC: I enjoy doing anything outdoors (especially if it involves snow – the more the better). I love growing plants and taking my friends and family on Philadelphia tree tours.

Employee of the Month – January 2015: Hilary Hott

January 3rd, 2015

The Philly Temps Employee of the Month for

January 2015 is Hilary Hott

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Professionalism, diligence, versatility, punctuality and attitude are just some of the adjectives we keep in mind when choosing our employee of the month, and they just happen to be words that describe Hilary Hott to a tee.

Hilary comes to Philly Temps from a past of medicine and music and has been temping as she decides which road to take next. In the short time that Hilary has been with us, she has proven to be an asset to our clients and staff.

We recently took a few moments to get to know her a little better.

Philly Temps (PT): Congratulations on being The Employee of the month for January 2015.

Hilary Hott (HH): Thank you!

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

HH: I have lived here for about a year and a half. I love it! There is so much to do—museums, concerts, parks, etc.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

HH: I needed work, and a friend told me Philly Temps was a good agency to look into.

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

HH: I have really enjoyed the variety. I am learning a lot from working in different office environments and with several conventions. Before, I had no idea of the complexity behind these conventions!

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

HH: I especially enjoyed an assignment with a firm that facilitated matching grants from philanthropic organizations to nonprofits. It was fascinating to see the processes behind this important work.

PT: What is your previous work experience?

HH: My resume is unusual—after college, I was a freelance musician for awhile, and then I was a healthcare professional. I enjoy any field where there are opportunities to learn and try new things. Being a temp certainly fits those criteria!

PT: What are your long term career goals?

HH: I am enjoying working in a variety of fields as a temp. Eventually, I hope to combine my writing skills and healthcare experience and work in medical communications.

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

HH: I like to stay busy. I love to read anything from biographies to medical journals to mystery novels. Currently, I’m trying to learn French. I also like to exercise outdoors and enjoy hiking and bicycling. I give blood at the Red Cross periodically.

What Makes a Good Employee?

December 17th, 2014

What makes a good employee? 

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While the response may differ from manager to manager and company, one constant holds true – employers want employees who are dependable, trustworthy, and good at their jobs.

Great employees share certain characteristics and these are the ones that employers seek above and beyond the ability to fill a job description. If you are looking to position yourself as a great employee, make sure you recognize the six valuable characteristics below that employers’ look for when hiring, say our experts.

Employers want employees who demonstrate dependability. Certain core expectations are required for all jobs, but dependability is probably at the top of the list. Employees show dependability by taking personal ownership of all aspects of their job, including being on time, dressing and working in a professional manner, and demonstrating a high level of commitment. Managers like dependable employees because they set and maintain clear expectations.

Employers want employees who are self–motivated. While the role of every manager is to motivate their employees, they appreciate and seek ones that create their own motivation. It makes a huge difference to have an employee that has an inner drive to organize their work versus one who needs constant guidance to perform day to day activities. Employers look for employees that have a level of self–motivation that will not require a high level of “hand-holding,” as well as the ability to tackle the expected obstacles that arise in day to day business.

Employers want employees who provide a positive representation of their brand. Employers seek individuals that will enhance their organization and their brand. They want to recruit people who are trustworthy, have solid reputations – inside and outside of work – and have a good work ethic. Great employees have a strong sense of what is appropriate in the workplace and outside, and they know how to balance the two.

Employers want employees who rise to the occasion. A good employee gets the job done. A great employee gets the job done in spite of everything – including when priorities and schedules shift. They are self–motivated and can problem solve and think on their feet in any staffing situation.

Employers want employees who are team players. No one can achieve “greatness” in an organization completely alone, and remarkable employees know this to be true. They are the consummate team player who can highlight their own successes, as well as praise others for theirs. These employees recognize that success is better achieved through team work, always.

Employers want employees with a positive attitude. Great employees maintain a positive attitude, even during difficult situations. They tackle projects, both big and small, in a straightforward manner. If they have a sensitive issue to discuss, they do so in private. They promote a team spirit and good morale, and they are a pleasure to work with and be around; a trait that is often minimized as an essential job characteristic.

Employee of the Month- December 2014

December 1st, 2014

The Philly Temps Employee of the Month for December 2014 is Ameen Purdie

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No one in our office was surprised when Ameen agreed to be our employee of the month. Ameen is known for always saying yes.

Will you be a server for dinner guests of a five star caterer? Yes. Will you work crowd control at the Convention Center? Yes. Will you work the registration desk in the Exhibit Hall? Yes. Will you be an event guard at a public television station? Yes. Since being referred to Philly Temps by a friend in May of 2013, Ameen has proven himself to be ready, willing and eager to work and he has always been singled out as having done a great job.

Between raising five children and his volunteer work we are not sure where he gets the time do anything, but we are glad that he does. Ameen has told us repeatedly that he loves working with the public. He approaches each assignment as a chance to meet new people.

We would have sat down to interview Ameen about his time with Philly Temps and his temporary work, but he is on an assignment that requires his attention (Also, did we mention that he has 5 kids?) When this assignment ends Ameen will be able to put ‘Zamboni repair’ as a line item on his resume. It is THAT flexibility and open mindedness that helped us to choose Ameen as our Employee of the Month.




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