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.

 

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

A Great Employee By The Numbers

February 1st, 2019

1 interview, 2 languages, 74 assignments, 179 texts, 2 Batmans (that’s right), 1 son referred for work, and 12 social media action shots. Add the countless friends made and the myriad smiles shared and it totals Stephanie W., the Philly Temps & perm Employee of the Month for February 2019.

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It may be impossible to quantify the full value Stephanie brings to the team with her work ethic. She knows when to listen, when to ask questions, and what questions to ask. She has an ability to envision each clients plan and instinctively know how to best execute it.  Perhaps most important ofIMAG1558 218x300 - A Great Employee By The Numbers all: she quietly insists that everyone get along and keep a positive attitude while on assignment.

Thank you Stephanie for all that you do and for taking the time to answer some questions for us, we appreciate you!

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

Stephanie W. (SW):  Since January 2007.

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

SW: I am a former Substance Abuse Counselor and after School Teacher for at-risk youth in both my birthplace of the Bronx, N.Y. and my new hometown of Philadelphia, PA.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

SW: A friend of mine saw the recruiting event for the Freshman Welcome on Craigslist and informed me.

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

SW: The Freshman Welcome is my all-time favorite. However, the International Association of Police where I was able to meet police officers from around the world and Shaquille O’Neal was a wonderful experience also. All jobs I’ve been assigned to have been absolutely wonderful. The clients who hire us and the IT folks from Experient are the absolute best!!

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

SW: I’ve accomplished so many different things that I’ve become settled with my assignments from Philly Temps. My goal is to always do and be my best to, and for, everyone I come in contact with. I’m happy with my supervisors and co-workers. 

 PTWhat are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

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

SW: Work diligently; go above and beyond for all clients so they’ll always want to hire US as a team. Interact with and get to know your co-workers who can be very helpful in leading you when given a new assignment. Learn to speak German with Tina, and always have a comeback for John’s crazy sense of humor!!

 

 

First Impressions Last

December 4th, 2018

Meet the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for December 2018, Katie M.

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Before moving to Philadelphia earlier this year, Katie had spent much of her time earning a living by making a difference. She has made a lasting impression on the Philly Temps Team by being professional, polite and positive and we are excited to get to know her a little better.

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

Katie M. (KM): I have lived in Philadelphia for four months–I moved here from Boston in August.

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

KM:  My background is in the nonprofit sector, where I worked on issues from climate change to homelessness. My most recent full-time position was as the membership and resource development manager for an international association of private funders dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 

KM:  I learned about Philly Temps through a good ol’ google search.

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

KM:  I’m not sure I have a particular experience to point to (too many to choose from), but Philly Temps’ remarkable responsiveness and constant communication has made them really stand out in my eyes.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

KM:   I would love to eventually work in philanthropy. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to spend a lot of time learning from incredible grantmakers from across the US and beyond. It is a dream of mine to one day work for a foundation that is dedicated to using their funds in creative, catalytic ways to create systemic change.

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

 KM:  Outside of work, I love to read, paint, and garden.

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

KM:  Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

 

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An Open Mind Gets Many Jobs Done

November 1st, 2018

What do you do when the short-term assignment you accepted from a temp agency is completed?                 

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 That’s how he got to work in data entry for a company making change, That’s how he worked at convention helping Exhibitors connect with new clients, that’s how he got to be a secret shopper for a real estate company trying to impress investors, that’s how he got to welcome University Freshman starting their educational journey and that’s how he got to be the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for November 2018.

Joseph’s positive attitude and willingness to accept new concepts is not only impressive, it’s contagious. Everyone who has worked with him has ended their day with a smile and a feeling that anything is possible.

We can not thank Joseph enough for his flexibility, his professionalism and his dedication to a job well done.

We also thank for him for answering some questions that let us get to know him a little better.

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

Joseph S. (JS): I have lived in Philadelphia for two years.

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

JS: Prior to Philly Temps, I worked primarily at Target, snagging whatever temp work I could on the side.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

JS:  I found out about Philly Temps through a quick Google search.

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

JS:  The convention in the Philadelphia Convention Center last year was highly memorable. I got to learn a lot about several companies and aid in their networking.

 PT: What are your long-term career goals?

 JS:  I would like to have a steady career in literature or music. Whichever one fights its way to the top and proves itself ready.

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

JS:  I write science fiction stories and songs for my band, go on hikes, and play video games.

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

JS: My advice would be to open yourself up as wide as you can for the opportunities that present themselves to you, and be persistent—the best is yet to come.

Flo Knows Philly!

October 2nd, 2018

We are considering giving the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for October 2018 a dictionary instead of a gift card because we don’t think that Flo S.  knows what ‘retired’ means.

Flo’s career in hospitality took her to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Charlotte and Atlantic City and eventually to Philadelphia where her Sales and Marketing skills were put to good use at the Holiday Inn at 18th and Market (Now the Sonesta) .

Though Flo has lived here for only 25 years, few people know Philadelphia better and even fewer take Flo 300x211 - Flo Knows Philly!advantage of all the city has to offer. Her love for the city makes her the ideal fit for the Convention and  Visitors Bureau Booth.  Not only can Flo recommend the best places to eat, sight see and learn, but she has the connections (and the tenacity) to get visitors a seat at the table. She also has a gift for making people feel welcome to our city, probably because no matter where they are from, chances are good that Flo has visited and had a good time. There is no one she can not talk to and nothing she can not talk about. 

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 As eager as Flo is to work, she still has to squeeze us in between yoga, continued education classes, theater, concerts, any event involving art and, perhaps most important to her, travel with her family.

 

When asked what advice she would give prospective Candidates who want to work with Philly Temps she said, “Go for it, as each assignment is a new learning experience. Take the knowledge into the next level you reach for”.

Whatever assignment Flo takes, The Democratic National Convention, The World Meeting of Families (The Pope’s Visit) or even session monitoring a small meeting in a boutique hotel, she performs with verve, class and dignity and that is why she is our Employee of the Month for October 2018. 

We ALL Thank You Flo.

 

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