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Small Business Week Feature – NT Temps Inc.

NT Temps Inc. is local staffing agency serving the community of South Simcoe. As our motto says, we provide people from our community for our community. Although on the surface, we operate much like a regular temporary agency, NT Temps is just a little bit different. We were created by the Nottawasaga Community Economic Development Corporation to operate as a social enterprise. Any profit made from our organization goes toward community economic development projects in South Simcoe. We are governed by a volunteer board of Directors and our mandate is to provide choice and opportunity for the people and businesses in our local community.As a community partner, the goal of NT Temps is to contribute to the development of our business community as well as to the development of our human resources.

At NT Temps, we are ready to fill all of our local temporary staffing needs whether they are industrial, agricultural, clerical, administrative or accounting. We maintain an up-to-date bank of candidates ready and willing to go out to work on the shortest of notice. If we do not have the ideal candidate for a position, we will advertise and actively recruit on your behalf until the position is filled to your satisfaction.

Each temporary employee we engage is personally interviewed by one of our NT Temps consultants. We review their work history and acquired skills thoroughly and determine what type of work they are best suited for and enjoy most. This way, we can ensure that we send the most qualified, enthusiastic and motivated candidate. All permanent references are verified. As well, at NT Temps we believe that it takes a special type of person to be a good temporary employee. It requires a flexibility and adaptability not found in everyone. This is why we request references from our candidates’ temporary positions as well. This combined with the feedback we receive from our clients, ensures that they receive the best person for the job.

Health & Safety is of utmost importance to NT Temps. All of our recruiters are certified joint health and safety committee representatives. All employees are WHMIS certified before they are sent to your site. As well as WHMIS, NT Temps offers employees specific training and orientation depending on their individual needs. We provide Young Worker training for employees who have limited experience in the workforce as well as material handling safety and ergonomic training for people who are likely to be placed in a manufacturing environment. Many of our clients also choose to take advantage of our training facilities to have potential temporary employees take part in company specific orientations on our premises.

Our priority is to assist our business community in fulfilling their staffing needs as well as to help the workers of South Simcoe in reach their career goals. This means we are prepared to go the extra mile. For example, if one of our temporary employees is on assignment with a local business and they decide this employee would make a great addition to their permanent staff, they are at liberty to hire them on permanently after just 30 days. As well, if they are looking to fill a permanent position, they can begin with a temporary employee and then take them on permanently when they are sure they are a good fit for you company. We also have direct hire and payroll options available.

One of the questions a local business may ask is why use a temporary employment service when I can just hire people on my own? With a temporary work force you can have the people you need when you need them. Temporary staffing allows you to accommodate the fluctuations of a normal business cycle without straining your permanent staff during peak periods or being forced into unnecessary layoffs during quieter times. Temporary employees can be used to cover vacation, sick leave, or maternity leave as well, allowing you to continue business as usual.

Filling open positions temporarily first is also an ideal way to determine what type of person you need on a permanent basis.

Finally, hiring a new employee takes up an enormous amount of time. At NT Temps we will advertise your position, screen resumes, check references and send you only the most qualified employees for final review, allowing you to spend your time doing what you do best, running your businesses!

As a Social Enterprise, NT Temps supports community economic development projects in the South Simcoe area. Some of the projects we have partnered in locally are:

  • The South Simcoe Business Retention & Expansion Program
  • The AgKnowledge, Forum
  • Nottawasaga Futures Business Excellence Resource Centre
  • South Simcoe Film Production
  • South Simcoe Business Excellence Awards
  • The South Simcoe Streams Restoration and Monitoring
  • The Nottawasaga Futures Youth Entrepreneurship

These local initiatives are just a sample of how our home grown staffing agency is giving back to our community. If you would like more information on how we can support your business, please call Alex at (705) 435-1540 or email at alex@nottawasaga.com or visit the website at www.nottawasaga.com

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