Employees & Job SeekersResources
I AM A CURRENT EMPLOYEE…
Paid Time Off (PTO): Midwest Professional Staffing appreciates the dedication and hard work of our temporary employees. One way of showing our gratitude is our PTO Certificates. Once an employee reaches 1,000 hours of work, they will be awarded 8 hours of PTO. From then on, their PTO will start accruing and can be used in 1 hour increments. The 1,000 hours does not require perfect attendance, but there cannot be a break in employment with Midwest for more than 60 days. Time off must be approved by the manager/client & staffing manager. It will not be approved within the last week of the assignment.
401(k): Midwest Professional Staffing offers 401(k) to its temporary employees who are at least 21 years old and have worked with Midwest Professional Staffing for at least 1 continuous year. We provide a safe harbor matching contribution equal to 100% of your salary deferrals that do not exceed 3% of your compensation plus 50% of your salary deferrals between 3% and 5% of your compensation.
Healthcare Coverage: Midwest Professional Staffing is proud to offer Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health coverage to our temporary employees. We offer two plans: MEC Essential Plan and a more comprehensive Wellmark plan.
- MEC Essential Plan: We offer 3 different MEC Essential plans. Each plan has a different level of coverage and a different price. These plans range from very basic preventative coverage to more extensive coverage. This coverage begins on the 1st of the month following 60 days of continuous employment.
- Wellmark Plans: We offer 3 different Wellmark Plans. These plans all offer more extensive coverage than the MEC Essential Plans and are less affordable. Prices are dependent on each employee’s wage. This coverage begins on the 1st of the month following 60 days of continuous employment.
Do you need assistance?
Time Tracking Information:
- Your timesheet is due every Monday by 12:00PM (noon). If your timesheet is submitted late, your paycheck could be delayed until the next pay date.
- If you completed your direct deposit form, your first and every check after will be deposited in the specified account.
- If you did NOT complete your direct deposit form, a paper check will be available to be picked up at our office every Friday starting at 8AM.
Time Tracking Tips:
- Please click here to review the training on how to submit your timesheet.
- There is not a save button on the time tracking site. Your time automatically saves once you enter it, so you can enter it daily.
- Always verify that you are submitting time for the correct week.
- Do not enter time for your unpaid lunch breaks. Please see the training for more details.
- Remember to hit the final submit button to submit your timesheet.
- When your timesheet has been approved you will receive an email and the status of your timesheet online will change to “approved”.
- If you forgot or don’t know your login, email email@example.com ASAP to have it reset.
- If you were on assignment for a full week but did not work any hours, you need to submit a “No Hours” timesheet.
- Please direct all payroll and benefit questions to Erin Steinhart at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 453-9575.
Update your paperwork: If you need to update your payroll, tax or contact forms, please click on the link below to do so.
I AM LOOKING FOR A NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY…
Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay money for you to help me find a job?
No. We do not ask for any money from our candidates to assist them with finding a job. We are a free service to help you find work.
What types of jobs do you offer?
Contract – Job placements with an end date, usually between 3-9 months long.
Contract-to-Hire – A job placement with the opportunity of being hired on full-time after the end of the contract is up.
Direct-Hire – Permanent placement with one of our clients.
What industries do you staff for?
We specialize in Accounting & Finance along with Office Administration and HR positions. These can include Customer Service, Staff Accountant, Accounting Clerks, HR Assistants, Office Clerks, Office Managers, Administrative Assistants, Receptionists, Payroll Assistants & more.
Do I have to pass a Credit/Drug/Background Check?
Potentially, yes. As a company we have employment standards for criminal activity and will run a public search at the time of your interview with us. Depending on the type of work we submit you for, a more thorough search is really up to the potential client. If the company requires certain checks, we do need you to complete these before you can start a new job placement.
How long will it take to find me a job?
Our process starts with you meeting with one of our recruiters so we can go over your resume and what you’re looking to do next. We also have you take some pre-employment assessments including Typing, Data Entry, Microsoft Word and Excel. From there, we can match you with positions we have open and will submit your resume pending your approval. The time it takes to start a job is really dependent on what’s available and what you’re interested in. It is also dependent on any pre-employment checks we need to complete before you can start a position.
Do you offer benefits?
Yes. A list of those can be found above under Employee Benefits.
If I take a temporary position, will you help me find another?
Yes. As long as you are able and available for work and haven’t broken any of our policies preventing us from doing so, we will continue to search for you.
What are the odds of being hired on permanently?
This mostly depends on the relationship you establish with the company where you are placed on assignment. If it’s the right fit for both of you, there’s a good chance of this happening. However, if one or both of you doesn’t feel it’s right, that placement could end at the end of the contract.
What companies do you work with?
To maintain the privacy of our clients, we are not able to disclose the names of the companies we staff for until you we have your approval to submit your resume to their specific job.
What should I wear to the interview?
It is best to always dress business professional unless advised otherwise to any professional interview. This is your first impression and although it’s not the only factor, there is a big difference between blue jeans and a t-shirt and a suit. “Dress for the position you want, not the position you have” – Unknown.
- Prepare a well written and easy to navigate resume. Keep out the pictures and fancy formatting. Need help? See our resume builder below.
- Make sure you have a working phone to answer calls for job information and interviews.
- Make sure your voicemail is set up and not full
- Prepare 2-3 questions to ask your interviewer about the job or company you’re interviewing for.
- Make sure you have child care figured out for both interviews and starting a position
- Arrive at least 10 minutes early to your interview
- Make sure you have a planned route for your interview and take into consideration traffic, trains and weather.
- Do not smoke or eat flagrant things before interviewing
- Dress business professional for every interview
- Shake hands and make good eye contact with everyone assisting in your job search or with whom you’re interviewing
Computer Training Links for Employment:
Typing Test – A free typing test to assess where you stand.
10 Key Test– A free, quick and easy 10 Key test to assess where you stand.
Online Typing Tutorials– Online typing test tutorials which will help you learn the basic keystrokes. These typing tests require Java 1.1 to load. Each topic contains multiple exercises.
Microsoft Office Training Home Page – Free training on Microsoft programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Lessons are available for both 2007 and 2013 versions of these programs.
13375 University Ave., Suite 303
Clive, IA 50325
- Phone: 515.453.9575