Frequently Asked Questions



  • How do I become a Personnel Preference employee?

    The first step is to come to the Personnel Preference office and complete an application and associated paperwork. You will need complete addresses and phone numbers of former employers. You will also need to bring proper forms of identification for the Federal I-9 form (most common being State ID/DL and Social Security Card. Click here to visit the IRS website for a complete list of acceptable documents.

    If you are looking for office work, an appointment needs to be made to evaluate your office skills. Personnel Preference has state-of-the-art computer testing which can test typing speed and accuracy, computer software and other specific office skills. You will only be tested for those skills in which you indicate competency.

    Once your paperwork is complete you will interview with a Placement Specialist. At that time you have the opportunity to discuss your experience, skills, interests and vocational goals. You will also receive an orientation to the practices and policies of Personnel Preference, basic safety training, and an employee packet with timecards.

  • Will you contact my former employers?

    Yes, Personnel Preference will perform reference checks of former employers on all applicants. We guarantee our business clients that a complete work history verification is performed on each candidate.

  • How often should I contact Personnel Preference after the interview?

    Personnel Preference has a call-in procedure which applicants are encouraged to use. This lets Personnel Preference staff know that you are still available and looking for work. You will be asked to leave your name, phone number and other pertinent information with the Receptionist who will log your call. Please call in every Monday or if any critical contact information has changed.

  • What if I am not interested in a certain position when it is offered, is it all right to turn it down?

    You have the choice to accept or refuse any assignment we may offer you. When we do offer you an assignment, please consider any conflicting plans or previous appointments to which you may be committed. If you accept an assignment, you are expected to be there as scheduled for the duration. If you are not interested in a position you are free to decline. We will continue to offer positions to you based on your skills and preferences.

  • What if I am on an assignment and decide it is not for me?

    Personnel Preference understands that not every job is a good fit for you. Sometimes you do not know that until you have tried the position. If you are on an assignment and find it is not going to work for you, we ask that you contact us immediately. You may be asked to stay at an assignment long enough for us to find a replacement. We will attempt to remedy the situation as quickly as possible.

  • What do I do if my assignment is only temporary and comes to an end?

    When your assignment is completed please contact Personnel Preference within one workday of your availability. If you anticipate the assignment ending, let us know that also and we will begin immediately looking for a new assignment for you.

  • What kinds of jobs are available?

    Personnel Preference works with large and small employers throughout Siskiyou County and places employees in office positions, service positions, and light industrial settings. Positions can be part-time or full-time. Some positions will lead to permanent work while others are strictly seasonal or temporary in nature.

  • How am I paid?

    You are paid weekly, each Friday, for the prior week’s work. You are paid based on an hourly rate quoted each time we call you for an assignment. The rate paid to you is based upon the job requirements, your skills, and your experience. Our pay rates are competitive in the local market.

  • Are there any fees?

    Absolutely not! There is no fee charged to you at anytime. Our income is derived from charges to our customers. The only deductions taken out of your paycheck are the required state and federal taxes.

  • What kind of employees are successful temporary workers?

    There are a number of traits which guarantee your success as a temporary worker. They include dependability, integrity, communication skills, and job skills. Successful temporaries work well in a team concept environment and follow all safety policies and rules. We cannot supply quality service to our clients without quality employees. You are the most important factor in our success and we want to provide you with employment opportunities that meet your needs.

  • Will I be tested for drug use?

    Personnel Preference is a drug free workplace and we test applicants for drug use prior to referral to a client worksite. You may be required on short notice to come in for a drug screen. Failure of a drug screen or refusal to complete a drug screen disqualifies you from employment with our service.

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