Temporary Employee FAQ
What types of positions are available?
PS Companies typically hires for office related positions. We receive requests for receptionists, data entry assistants, administrative assistants, marketing assistants, and accountants. On occasion we place tow-lot attendants, scanners and engineers.
How do I apply?
There are several ways to apply. Either you may apply online through our online application form (encouraged), or you may contact us and email or fax a resume.
How does the interview process work?
You should expect to spend a couple hours with us during your first interview. We like to do an in-person interview and then set you up with some testing. Depending on the position you are applying for, testing can include typing skills, grammar, spelling or computer programs skills tests. We will review the results with you and then work together to find the types of positions that are an appropriate fit for you.
What happens after the interview?
Once you have been accepted into the company, we will call you and tell you about the assignment; what your duties will be, the location, hours and duration. We will discuss hourly pay rate and any other pertinent details. If the assignment does not suit you, or you are unable to take the position, just say so. However, if you do accept the assignment, you are expected to complete it.
What does being a temporary employee entail?
Being a temporary employee allows you the freedom to decide when, where and for how long you wish to work. You will be an employee of PS Companies and take assignments with our Client companies. When you accept an assignment, you are representing PS Companies, and as such, are expected to complete the assignment with a high level of service and professionalism.
How long do the positions last?
Positions can last anywhere from a week to months! It all depends on what our clients need, as well as what you are looking for.
Am I an employee of the agency?
Yes, you are an employee of PS Companies.
How do I get paid?
At the end of each week, please turn your time card in to PS Companies. You will be paid on a weekly basis; every Wednesday. Time Cards must be turned in by Monday morning. Please contact us if that will be an issue. You can download a time card sheet directly from our website. Your hours must be recorded in 15 minute increments.
15 minutes = .25 hours; 30 minutes = .50 hours; 45 minutes = .75 hours.
Therefore, 25 1/2 hours = 25.50; 32 1/4 hours = 32.25 hours.
Checks can be picked up every Wednesday after 11:30. Any checks not picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday are placed in the mail.
What does temporary-to-permanent mean?
Oftentimes opportunities arise within our client companies that have the potential for temporary positions to turn into permanent positions for you. Generally, the company likes to see if you are a good fit and if there truly is a need for that position. You will have the potential to turn a temporary position into a full-time career!
What is the difference between a temporary employee and a payrollee?
A PS Companies temporary employee is someone who has submitted a resume to our office and has gone through our interview and testing process and was then placed on an assignment. A temporary employee may work on one long-term project or is available for multiple short-term assignments. Temporary staff report their hours at the end of each week and are paid weekly on Wednesday afternoons.
Temporary employees are eligible for holiday pay after working 1000 hours in a calendar year. Temporary employees are also eligible for vacation after one year if they have worked 1500 hours.
Payrollee employees are typically individuals who have worked previously at a specific client (usually retired) and are brought back to the same or a similar position. In this instance, PS Companies merely processes payroll as a service to our client. Holiday and vacation pay is not available to Payrollee employees. Payrollees are paid on a bi-weekly basis.