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What to Expect When You Sign Up With A Temp Agency

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Is this your first time working with a temp agency? If so, you made an excellent decision. Temp agencies have high standards and are committed to finding the right job for you. By providing quality standards and proven processes, temp agencies have shown consistent and satisfactory results on both sides of the employment equation.

What You Can Expect From A Temp Agency

Once you complete the application process, temp agencies will:

  • Verify your job history. By calling your previous employers, a temp agency can gain insight into your work style. This will help them match your skills to their clients’ needs;
  • Interview you in a face-to-face meeting. In an effort to find you the best open position available, they will ask you questions specific to the job you are being considered for;
  • Provide you with skill assessment testing to better understand your strengths and weaknesses;
  • Verify any certifications that you have;
  • Ask you to participate in a drug screening and background check;
  • Provide you with an overview of the company you will be working with and schedule you for an orientation and workplace safety training.

What The Temp Agency Expects From You

At your initial interview, a temp agency expects you to be yourself. Although your experiences with software and typing are easy to test and may help you get your foot in the door, your soft skills are equally important. When a temp agency asks you questions it is to reveal your soft skills or “people skills” as well as your experience and comfort level working in different environments. Remember to be honest and to avoid embellishing your skills.

Temp agencies will also expect you to bring your resume to the interview if you have one. If you do not have one, bring a list of your previous employers, including your dates of employment. Finally, the temp agency will expect you to dress for the interview as you would for the job.

At Delta Personnel, we want to help you succeed.  We have a proven track record placing employees in various industries including, professional services, healthcare, food and hospitality, technical and light industrial. Once we have placed you on a temporary assignment, our work does not end there.  We will provide on-going support throughout your assignment and work with you to achieve your overall career goals. Call us today at 504-833-5200 or visit, www.deltapersonnel.com, and let us help you make your professional dreams come true. 

Delta Personnel Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Expansion of Services

doctors2New Orleans-based staffing agency, Delta Personnel, celebrates its 50th anniversary by adding healthcare recruitment to its service offerings. The agency, which opened its doors in 1968, specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire and executive recruiting in the food and hospitality, professional services, IT support and light industrial industries. With the addition of healthcare, Delta can now provide recruitment opportunities for highly skilled hospital administrators, doctors, nurses and personal care professionals.

“Delta’s expansion marks an important transformation for the company,” said the owner, Teresa Lawrence. “Our growth is not only in response to the nation’s need to fill positions in the healthcare industry but Delta’s on-going commitment to put skilled workers in good paying jobs.”

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Arthur Simmons, Delta’s new SR. Talent Acquisitions Manager – Healthcare

The agency has already made one major step towards positioning itself to attract healthcare clients and job seekers. Last month, Delta hired Arthur Simmons as the new senior talent acquisitions manager with a focus on healthcare. Simmons brings more than 10 years of talent acquisitions experience to the company. After four years with MSI International in a similar role, Simmons is well-positioned to hit the ground running as a full-cycle recruiter.

“Delta has afforded me the chance to integrate my vision for healthcare recruitment with their business expansion strategy,” said Simmons. “This is a great opportunity to help the agency build something new and venture into a rapidly growing sector.”

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, the healthcare industry created more jobs than any other sector, adding 35,000 jobs per month. Louisiana, alone, saw a jump in healthcare employment, a trend many economists predict will continue over the next 10 years.

To learn more about Delta’s healthcare recruitment services, call 504-833-5200 or visit www.deltapersonnel.com.

5 TIPS TO ENSURE YOU GO FROM TEMP TO HIRE

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Can your temporary job turn into a full-time opportunity? Yes, it can! In today’s competitive job market, employers often take their time to search for the ideal candidate. Full-time hiring decisions are typically made after a 3 to 6-month period of observation. In the meantime, employees are in a holding pattern waiting to learn whether their temporary job will convert to a permanent opportunity.

The good news is, according to research from the American Staffing Industry, in 2015, 35% of contract employees were offered a chance to go from temporary to permanent employment and 66% of those accepted the offers. That means you have a very good chance of being hired.

Since 1968, Delta Personnel has successfully filled thousands of temp-to-hire positions. With 50 years in the staffing industry, Delta’s recruiters are dedicated to ensuring employees and employers are a good fit.  But it’s the temporary employee’s ability to put their best foot forward that increases their chances of securing a full-time position.

Here are 5 tips to ensure your temp-to-hire job ends in a hire:

  1. Attitude is everything.  From your first day on the job, show your passion for the company and the work. Show your commitment to and enthusiasm for the job by going above and beyond what is asked of you.
  2. Perform like your job is permanent. Think of your temp assignment as an extended job interview. Your punctuality, performance, problem-solving skills, and work ethic will be under close watch. Take this opportunity to show them you can be an irreplaceable member of the team. Make sure there is no doubt that if given the opportunity, you would choose to stay.
  3. Show an interest in the company. Demonstrate that you are in it for the long haul by asking about the company’s history, culture and mission. Be sure to spend time developing relationships with your co-workers. You will want them to report back positively about your attitude, skill-set and willingness to help.
  4. Learn as much as you can. Demonstrate to your employer that you are eager to learn and can learn quickly. Never be afraid to ask questions. It is more important that you ask a question and learn how to complete a task correctly than keep silent and get something wrong.
  5. Take the initiative. Be on the lookout for ways to go above and beyond. If you finish a task ahead of time, ask if there is something else you can do. Before you leave for the day, ask your boss if he or she needs anything else. These little things will demonstrate your value as an employee.

Finally, be patient. It may be difficult waiting to find out if your temporary position will become permanent but think of it as a learning experience. Towards the end of the temporary period make sure you convey your interest in the position and be prepared to highlight how you can be a continued asset to the organization.

Delta Personnel will be your advocate throughout the interview, hiring process and employment contract negotiations, to ensure that you have an opportunity to secure a good job at a great pay-rate.

For more information, call 504.833.5200 or visit http://www.deltapersonnel.com.

Delta Personnel’s Teresa Lawrence Recognized as 2017 Women of Color Achievement Award Recipient

tl100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, Inc., in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), announce the honorees of the 2017 Women of Color Achievement Awards. A total of nine (9) women will be recognized for outstanding professional achievement and exemplary community service. The recipients are:

•        Lorraine Dinvaut – Marriott Moxy New Orleans Hotel

•        Michelle Gobert – Image 360 New Orleans

•        Tara Hernandez – JCH Properties+

•        Dr. Jarrett Johnson – Primary Eye Care

•        Teresa Lawrence – Delta Personnel, Inc.*

•        Luz Lobos – Synergy Design Group*

•        Marian Pierre – Crescent Guardian, Inc.

•        Joaneane A. Smith – Global Commerce and Services, LLC

•        Iam Tucker – Integrated Logistical Support, Inc.

*Current WPO Members

Sponsored by UPS, Act-1 Group, H&S Resources Corporation, SDI International, and Xtreme Solutions, the event will take place on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Renaissance Arts Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130. All award recipients were identified by the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, Inc., in collaboration with the New Orleans chapter of the WPO.

“We are very proud to continue our ongoing partnership with 100 Black Men of America and to acknowledge a distinguished group of influential women business leaders. Each one is at the peak of her professional achievement, demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities and running multi-million dollar businesses. Each also devotes significant time and energy to giving back to her local communities. We salute all of this year’s powerful award winners as role models for women and girls everywhere,” said Marsha Firestone Ph.D., President and Founder of the Women Presidents’ Organization.

To learn more about Teresa Lawrence and Delta Personnel, please read, The Business of Inclusiveness and visit the company website.

About 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, Inc.

The 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) youth development organization founded in 1993 with a mission to provide support and improve the quality of life for African Americans, and youth in particular, in the New Orleans Community. The 100 is comprised of members and volunteers of diverse backgrounds and experiences with a common commitment to help youth.  Our members exemplify our motto, “What They See is What They’ll Be”, by volunteering as role models and mentors for youth involved in the 100’s programs. For more information please visit: www.100blackmennola.org

About the Women Presidents’ Organization

The WPO is the premier peer advisory organization connecting women who own multi-million dollar companies.  In monthly meetings across six continents, chapters of 20 women presidents from diverse industries invest time and energy in themselves and their businesses to drive their corporations to the next level. Local WPO chapters are coordinated by a professional facilitator and meet monthly to share business expertise and experience in a confidential setting. For more information, call 212-688-4114 or visit www.womenpresidentsorg.com.  Follow us on Twitter @womenpresidents. Like us on Facebook @TheWPO.

For more information about the event contact:

Susan Johnson, Women Presidents’ Organization, sjohnson@womenpresidentsorg.com

(212) 688-4114 (Office) / (917) 601-5778 (Mobile)

Brooks Duplessis, 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, Inc., brooks.duplessis@100blackmennola.org

(504) 208-9337 (Office) / (504) 274-7057 (Mobile)

Delta Personnel Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

New Orleans’ Staffing Agency Ranks Among America’s Top Companies with Three-Year Sales Growth of 42%
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NEW ORLEANS, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Delta Personnel, Inc. on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. To view the listing visit the Inc. 5000 website.

Delta Personnel, a woman-owned full-service temp, temp-to-hire and direct hire staffing solutions agency, was recognized for its three-year 42% growth. With over 40 years in service, Delta is one of the oldest staffing agencies in the Greater New Orleans area. The company has worked with local and national leading organizations including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hilton of New Orleans, NFL, NBA, Essence Festival and Textron Marine.

“It is a privilege to join the ranks of Inc. 5000’s exceptional companies and to be recognized as a leader in business growth,” said Teresa Lawrence, CEO, Delta Personnel. “Our mission is to work within the community to support business sustainability and help companies grow. This recognition inspires our employees, clients and the New Orleans community to continue to strive towards economic progress.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Delta Personnel, Inc.

Delta Personnel opened its doors in 1968. Today, the company services clients throughout the Gulf Coast region. The company’s mission is to help businesses build contingent workforces by recruiting and retaining talent in fields, including industrial, hospitality, professional services and IT support. With over 900 employees, Delta Personnel is a major supplier of workers to the New Orleans area. To learn more, call 504-833-5200 or visit our website at www.deltapersonnel.com.

For more information about Delta Personnel, Inc. contact:

Michelle Jackson

Director of Marketing

504-509-7094

mjackson@deltapersonnel.com