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Frequently Asked Questions

Before Employment


Q.     How can I apply for a job with Advantage Personnel?

A.     You can apply online or come into our office and pick up an application.


Q.     Does Advantage accept job applications on a walk-in basis?

A.     You can bring back a completed application, but you will need to make an appointment to follow up on your application.  Applicants are seen by appointment only.


Q.     What should I expect at my first appointment with Advantage?

A.     Usually applicants will fill out an application, if they have not already done so, interview, and have their skills tested through our online testing center. We will talk about possible career options and give you tips on how to improve your job search. You can expect us to spend some time getting to know you and the type of work you desire, so that we may do our best to meet your needs.


Q.    What happens after my first appointment at Advantage?

A.    Consultants will begin searching for a career to fit your needs and skills in the hope to place you within a company.  We will contact you if we have an assignment that matches your qualifications. It may happen quickly or it may take some time. You should call us or email us at least once a week to let us know if you are still available for work.


Q.     What is Advantage Personnel's policy on searching for work not through Advantage?

A.     We encourage applicants to continue their job search on their own. Our goal is the same as yours, to find employment!


Q.     What additional services does Advantage Personnel offer to job seekers?

A.     We offer computer training –both online and in the classroom, assistance in creating or updating a resume.  We also offer an online career center where applicants can access a wealth of helpful resources to assist them in their job search and their career.  Lastly, for a fee, we offer career counseling workshops and outplacement services.



During Employment


Q.     How often do temporary employees get paid?

A.     Advantage employees are paid on a weekly basis, after you have worked a week. Checks are ready at 7 AM on the Friday following the week you work. You must turn in a signed time sheet to receive payment. Our work week runs Monday-Sunday and our office hours are 7:00 AM- 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.


Q.     What is the procedure for turning in employee hours to payroll?

A.     First, have an Advantage Personnel time sheet. Fill out the client company name (where we placed you) and your name at the top. You do not have to include your social security number if your name is written clearly.

Fill out the time started, time ended and how long you took for lunch (if you took a lunch), and your daily total. Please make sure to do this for every day you work for the client company. At the end of the work week have a client company supervisor sign your time sheet. Time sheets are due every monday by noon. You may fax your time sheet to 225-273-8909, or drop it off at our office. We also have a night drop in our front door in the event you are unable to drop off the signed time sheet during regular business hours.

If we place you on more than one job during the week, a separate time sheet will need to be filled out for each client company.

Applicants are responsible for making sure Advantage Personnel receives a signed times heet. If a client company supervisor states they will fax the timesheet for you please call our payroll department to make sure we receive it.


Q.     Does Advantage offer direct deposit?

A.       Yes. 


Q.     What is direct deposit?

A.     Direct deposit delivers your pay directly into your bank, savings and loan or credit union’s account — quickly and safely.  Advantage Personnel, LLC. sends an electronic message to your bank, saving and loan or credit union, crediting your account with the exact amount of your pay.  You can withdraw money, put some in savings or pay bills, the things you do with your money now.  The difference is that your check is not printed.


Q.     Do I have to use direct deposit?

A.     Advantage Personnel, LLC. strongly encourages all employees to receive their pay by direct deposit.  You can still receive your earnings by check, but you should consider the many benefits offered by direct deposit.


Q.     I’m interested in direct deposit, but I don’t know if it is right for me.  What should I do?

A.     If you are interested in signing up for direct deposit but think you need more information, you can do one of the following:

  •  If you have an account, go to your bank, savings and loan or credit union.  They can answer your questions about direct deposit.

  • If you do not have an account, consider opening one and sign up for direct deposit at that time.  Most banks, savings and loans and credit unions offer a variety of accounts, some with little or no fees.  Look for one that meets your needs.


Q.     Why should I sign up?  What are the benefits of using direct deposit?

A.     The benefits of using direct deposit are:

  • There are no checks to be lost or stolen.

  • You will get your pay on time, even if you are out of town, sick, or unable to get to the bank.

  • Both you and your money are safe.


Q.     How do I know when my money is in my account?

A.     On payday, your money will be in your account at the opening of the financial institution’s business day.  You can check with your financial institution to be sure that your money has been deposited.


Q.     When can I use my money?

A.     Your money is available for use as soon as it is deposited into your account.  You can write checks, pay bills, withdraw money, or put some into savings.  Anything you usually do with your money now, you can also do with direct deposit.


Q.     After I sign up for direct deposit, do I have to stay with the same financial institution?

A.     No, you can use direct deposit at any federally insured bank, savings and loan or credit union.  If you move your account, complete a new Direct Deposit Authorization form.  Open the new account and make sure your deposits are going to the new bank, savings and loan or credit union before you close the old account.


Q.     Where do I sign up for direct deposit?

A.     You may obtain Direct Deposit Authorization forms from our payroll office, or we can fax/e-mail one to you.

Q.     When I sign up for direct deposit, how long does it take before my money is in my account?

A.     A pre-note is required before your money can begin going into your account.  This means we send $0 into your account to make sure all the information supplied by you is correct.  This report usually takes 3-5 business days after you sign up.

Q.     Does Advantage Personnel offer employee benefits?


Q.     How does a temporary employee become a permanent employee with the company they are working with?

A.     Depending on the company needs, you do have the opportunity to become a permanent employee with a company after a trial period. However, this is determined by the employer that you are working for.  The company has several options for choosing to permanently hire an employee, including direct hire and temp- to perm.

Advantage Personnel Offers Private Career Counseling and Workshops, and Outplacement Services. Call for Details.


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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Advantage Personnel, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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11224 Boardwalk Suite E1-1

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

(225) 273-8900 Office

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