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Candidate Q&A

Note that most latenesses can be avoided with good planning. If you are delayed, contact your Personal Representative before your scheduled start time.  You can review your employee handbook for our lateness policy on your EWA.

To cancel off an assignment, please contact your personal representative within 24 hours of the assignment start date. You can review your employee handbook to review our cancellation policy on your EWA.

Contact your Personal Representative and let them know you are no longer available so we know not to reach out to you for assignments while you are unavailable. You can reactivate with us anytime.

Yes, we offer permanent positions for all skill sets.

Entering in a lunch break will subtract the length of the lunch break from your hours worked.

If you work at least six hours in a day, you are entitled to a half hour lunch break.

Yes, you may be able to accept the position if it’s still available.  Please contact your personal representative to discuss your expected time of arrival (ETA) and they will let you know if your ETA is approved.

You are paid weekly by the Friday following the week you worked. For instance, if you work Monday, February 1st, Tuesday, February 2nd, Wednesday, February 3rd and Monday, February 8th, you will be paid for the first three days by February 12th and the for the fourth day by February 19th.

To search our complete list of current openings click here. We have new jobs open constantly, so if you do not see a position that currently matches your skill set you can fill out our general form on our Looking for Work page and one of our recruiters will contact you when we have a position that you are a good fit for.

No, TemPositions is a completely free service to use.

Our recruiters perform many functions: conduct interviews, phone conversations, screening and helping candidates and clients find the right fit.

You will receive a detailed confirmation email from the recruiter that contacted you outlining everything you need for your interview with a TemPositions recruiter. You should arrive to your interview ten minutes early with all forms/testing completed and any necessary identification the recruiter asked you to bring. Having everything prepared before your interview will help to stream line the interview process.

Working with a a staffing agency is a perfect way to gain exposure, network with peers and get paid while you’re doing it. It is also one of the fastest ways a client gets to see you in action. If you’ve been out of work for a while, TemPositons can get you in the door of a company, allowing you to sharpen your skills and experience different types of work cultures. Plus, it may give you an opportunity to experience an industry you might not know, and a professional reference from someone new.

Client Q&A

Of course! And we offer a generous referral bonus for every client we do business with.

Yes, our eRating system allows clients to rate all employees at the end of their assignment.

Yes, TemPositions has a vast network of trusted firms we work with outside of our working territory that we can refer you to.

We operate in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and California.

TemPositions will conduct background checks if specifically requested by the client.

All TemPositions go through an intense screening process including skills testing, a one-on-one interview with one of our recruiters as well as a comprehensive reference check with previous employers.

We do offer payroll services for existing employees of yours. Your sales rep will be able to discuss the fees associated with payrolling your current employees in further detail.

Yes, we are always looking for referrals to strengthen our database.

TemPositions offers employees one of the most comprehensive benefit plans in the business. Employees are eligible for paid vacations, paid holidays, subsidized health coverage, an employer matched 401k, low cost dental coverage, TransitCheks, referral bonuses and child care assistance.

If you are dissatisfied with candidate performance speak with your client rep about the situation right away. One of our skilled recruiters will then coach the employee on the situation. If it does not improve after that we will find a replacement for you at no charge.

If you are unable to reach your specific client representative, there will be other client representatives in that division that will be able to assist you with your need.

Your sales rep with discuss a fee schedule with you for hiring a temporary employee. The fee is reduced based on the amount of time the employee works as a temp at your firm and there is no fee after six months.

We are not minority, woman or veteran owned but do collaborate with many organizations that are.

TemPositions has been in business since 1962. To learn more about TemPositions click here.

Yes, you can pay by both invoice and wire transfer.

Yes, our operation is 24/7 and you will always be able to reach a live person, no matter what time you call day or night.

Invoices are generated electronically after an employee’s hours have been approved. You will receive an email with the invoice as a pdf attachment.

We strive to submit candidates within 24 hours of receiving an order and typically beat that time frame.

Our candidates are sourced in a number of different ways, with the top source being referrals from other candidates. We also use job boards such as LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed and various specialty boards that are industry specific.

Of course! We have a 24/7 operation so no matter when your employee calls out you will be able to call us and speak to a live person to assist you with your needs.

Simply speak to your client rep and if that temp is available and willing to extend the assignment as well we will continue them on as normal.

Employee pay rate, payroll taxes, unemployment insurance, workers comp insurance and administrative costs.

Approval of employee hours are handled electronically through our CWA system. Employees are instructed to enter their hours by midnight on Sunday following the week they have worked. At that time, you will receive an email prompting you to accept or reject their hours in the system. Click here to learn more about our Intellistaff system.

Our number one source in finding the best candidates is referrals. Over the years we’ve compiled a database of more than 100k candidates through the relationships we have built and maintained. Additionally, we have an internal team that uses the latest sourcing techniques to recruit top talent.

Yes. After each candidate completes an online application, they are prescreened to qualify their candidacy. We require that all candidates come into our offices to have a face-to-face interview with a recruiter. Candidates are commonly tested to determine their skill level for the position they are applying for. We have extremely high standards for the candidates we recruit.

We’ve been placing candidates in the greater New York and Bay Area for over 50 years. We’ve met thousands of candidates, conducted thousands of interviews, and have maintained a close relationship with many of the companies we work with.

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