Where is Davison Staffing Located?
Davidson Staffing has five California locations serving Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco/Bay Area and Oakland.
What are the hours of operation?
Our headquarters in Irvine is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call your local office for hours of operation.
Does Davidson Staffing charge a fee to job seekers?
No! Davidson Staffing's services are absolutely free to job seekers. Our fees are client-paid and a candidate pays nothing to be represented by us.
What is the process to register with Davidson Staffing?
Once an appointment has been set, a candidate must come into our office, fill out an application, interview directly with a recruiter, and take computer and written evaluations.
What tests do I have to take as a part of the registration process?
We will test you on the programs that you are most proficient in. We can test you on MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and WordPerfect. In addition, we have written tests to evaluate clerical skills such as math and filing. For legal candidates, we have tests designed to evaluate your knowledge of pleadings, calendaring and legal terminology.
Will Davidson Staffing provide me with my test scores?
Yes, we will happily make a copy of your test scores for you.
Does Davidson Staffing accept scores from other agencies?
Yes, we accept scores that are printed out from other agencies. We are unable to accept verbal scores because many of our clients request copies of scores when reviewing resumes.
How much time will the registration and interview process take?
Plan on being here from 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete the process.
How long will I have to wait before I get a job?
We cannot guarantee a specific time period because we often don't know when we will need someone with your specific skill set until a client calls to let us know of an opening. We will keep your file active and you will be considered "available" until you inform us otherwise, and we will call you with the positions that fit the criteria you are looking for and that you are qualified for.
How often do I need to call in my availability?
We recommend that you call in at least twice a week to let us know about your availability.
If I take a temporary assignment, will Davidson Staffing continue to look for long-term positions for me?
Yes, if your objective is a full-time job, then that is our goal for you. We can make arrangements for you to take extended lunches or leave work a bit early in order to get to interviews.
Does Davidson Staffing provide software tutorials?
Yes, we offer tutorials in our Irvine headquarters office. Tutorials are free of charge and a great way to brush up on existing skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. You will need to make an appointment for an available computer so that you may work at your own pace.
What is the referral bonus for a direct hire?
$250. See details of our Referral Rewards Program
What is the referral bonus for a temp to hire?
$150 after 200 hours. See details of our Referral Rewards Program
What is the dress code?
We will tell you the dress code related to each assignment or interview we send you on. Here are some basic guidelines:
|Professional||Pant or skirt suit with blouse and jacket, stockings and close-toed shoes.||Pants, button-down shirt and tie. Your recruiter will tell you if a jacket is required.|
|Slacks with a blouse or dresses.||Slacks or khakis with a collared shirt.|
|Casual||Jeans may be acceptable, but no cut-off shirts or bare midriffs, and no torn jeans or t-shirts with inappropriate material printed on them (such as beer ads).||Jeans may be acceptable, but no cut-off shirts or bare midriffs, and no torn jeans or t-shirts with inappropriate material printed on them (such as beer ads).|
For more dress code advice, visit our Job Seeker Articles.
What if I'm late, can't make it to my assignment, or need some time off, who do I call?
If you are unable to make it to an assignment or interview or are running late, please contact Davidson Staffing immediately. Call your local office and leave a message if necessary. Orange County candidates should follow the instructions in the automated system to "page the on-call representative."
What if they ask me to do other duties outside the scope of the temp job I was hired to do?
Please call your Davidson Staffing representative to share any concerns that you have. If the additional duties you are asked to do are within the same guidelines as the original position (i.e., asking a file clerk to also send out some faxes), we suggest you proceed with the additional duties.
If I have a problem on the job, who do I talk to about it?
Please call your Davidson Staffing representative immediately. Any time you are on a temporary or temp-to-hire position, Davidson Staffing is considered your employer until the time that the company decides to hire you. Until that time, all communication regarding issues on the job or other related matters should be brought to the attention of Davison Staffing and not to the client contact.
How will I know when I have completed my temp-to-hire hours?
Your Davidson Staffing representative tracks your hours and will let the company know when you have completed your time.
What if a long-term position becomes available at the company I'm assigned to? Who do I contact if I am interested?
Always contact your Davidson Staffing representative. He or she will make sure that the client knows you are interested in the position.
When can the client hire me onto their payroll if that becomes an option?
The terms of agreement with regards to hiring temporary and temp-to-hire candidates may vary from client to client. Please consult your Davidson Staffing representative for information on your specific assignment.
Can you keep me working if I decide to look only at temporary work?
Davidson Staffing is in the business of providing temporary services. While we cannot guarantee work, we have proven to be very successful at keeping qualified candidates busy with a variety of short and long-term temporary assignments. For more details, please contact a Davidson Representative in your area. They can provide specific details regarding the volume of work we currently have available for your specific skill set.
I don't have a timesheet, what should I do?
As of September 24, 2007, Davidson Staffing has a new time entry procedure. Your timesheet entry can now be done online via Web Time. Click here for complete instructions on timesheet entry via Web Time.
If you are unable to utilize Web Time, you can download a manual PDF Timesheet here, or call your local office and we will fax or email you a manual timesheet. You will need to obtain your assignment number from your Davidson account manager.
When is my timesheet due?
Time entries or manual timesheets must be received on Monday no later than 6:00 p.m. for the previous workweek. All timesheets (both manual and Web Time generated) must be signed by you (the employee) and approved/signed by your immediate supervisor on your assignment, then faxed to 1-877-337-7286.
My timesheet is not signed by my supervisor and it is Monday afternoon.
What should I do?
Call your Davidson Staffing representative and furnish the reason you are unable to get it signed. Depending on the situation, Davidson Staffing will attempt to contact your immediate supervisor or the hiring manager on your assignment to get it signed for you. However, it is your primary responsibility as a Davidson Staffing employee to obtain a signature on your timesheet before turning it in to us. Therefore, Davidson Staffing does not guarantee the processing of your timesheet if you do not obtain the client's signature.
What happens if I don't get my timesheet in by 6:00 p.m. on Monday?
If we do not receive a timesheet by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, your paycheck will not be processed until the following Friday's pay period.
I need help filling out the Web Time timesheet. Now what?
Call our Service Desk at 1-800-793-7657, and select option 1 and then option 1 again..
When is payroll processed?
Payroll is processed on a weekly basis upon the timely receipt of your signed and completed timesheet. Each work week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday.
When can I pick up my paycheck/stub?
Paychecks/stubs for the previous work week are available for pick up at your local branch office every Friday after 10:00 a.m. Any paychecks or pay stubs not picked up by close of business on Friday will automatically be mailed.
Can someone else pick up a pay check/stub on my behalf?
Davidson Staffing requires that you inform us in writing of the name and driver's license number of the person you are authorizing to pick up your paycheck/stub on your behalf. Paychecks/stubs will NOT be given to any person other than the candidate without prior written consent.
My paycheck was mailed to me, but I have not received it.
What are my options?
Davidson Staffing does NOT guarantee the delivery time of the U.S. Postal Service. If your check was mailed, you must allow seven (7) mail delivery days before the check is declared missing and another check can be re-issued. If you want Davidson Staffing to re-issue a check before seven (7) mail delivery days, there will be a stop payment charge of $20, which will be deducted from the re-issued check. A check can only be re-issued after a request is made in writing, authorizing Davidson Staffing to put a stop payment on the original check. Also, you cannot cash the original issued check that has a stop payment placed on it.
Does Davidson Staffing offer direct deposit?
Yes, Davidson Staffing offers FREE direct deposit to candidates. There is no charge to sign up for direct deposit. Click here for our Direct Deposit Form.
How can I sign up for direct deposit?
What information do I need to complete the direct deposit form?
Please fill out your name, address, social security number, phone number, your account number, indicate if your account is a savings or checking account, name and location of the financial institution, and the bank routing number. You are also required to include a voided blank check with the direct deposit form; otherwise your request will not be processed.
When will my financial institution receive my compensation?
With very few exceptions, your financial institution should receive your weekly compensation by Friday using the direct deposit option. However, if you absolutely must receive your check by Friday we suggest that you pick up your check at your local branch office.
Can my direct deposit be split between accounts?
Yes, you can split your weekly pay in up to 5 separate checking and/or bank accounts through the direct deposit option.
How long does it take to activate the direct deposit?
A pre-note will go through your account to verify your account information, and this can take 2 to 3 weeks to activate. Your funds will be electronically transferred to your account the pay period following the pre-note.
How can I cancel my direct deposit?
What are regular hours, overtime hours, and double time hours?
Davidson Staffing follows California laws related to overtime hours and pay. In general, the first eight (8) hours worked on any day are considered regular hours. Any time worked over eight (8) hours on any day is considered over time hours, and a candidate will be paid at the hourly rate of time and one-half for such overtime hours. Any time worked over twelve (12) hours on any day is considered double time, and a candidate will be paid at double the hourly rate for such double time.
Note: Certain positions are excluded from this overtime schedule. Please see your Davidson Staffing representative to discuss.
Can I work overtime hours?
All overtime hours must be approved by the supervisor prior to being worked.
Can I make up my hours?
Yes, but you must inform Davidson Staffing in writing that you would not like to get paid overtime and that those overtime hours should be posted against the day you worked less hours.
What benefits does Davidson Staffing offer, and what is the eligibility criteria?
Davidson Staffing provides several benefits options, however some restrictions apply:
If you have worked 1000 hours in the prior 6-month period you could be eligible for holiday pay! Davidson Staffing provides holiday pay for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Annual Service Bonus*
We offer a 4th quarter service bonus for our Associates who work for us throughout the year.
401K and Group Health Insurance*
A 401K investment plan and group health insurance plans are available to our temporary employees. Please contact the Benefits Department for specific details regarding eligibility requirements.
*Some stipulations apply. See your Career Agent for full details. Payrollers are not eligible as they are employees referred to Davidson exclusively for payroll processing and are not identified and/or screened by Davidson.
Does Davidson Staffing offer paid vacation?
Davidson Staffing offers holiday pay if you meet the specified requirements; however, we do not offer paid vacation.
How can I update W-4/I-9 information?
You can download a W-4 form here, or call our corporate office at 949-955-3114 and they will mail or fax you one. You need to turn in the original W-4 form. Faxed W-4 forms are NOT acceptable.
How long does it take for the updated W-4/I-9 information to be reflected on my pay check/stub?
The accounting department needs to receive the updated W-4 at least seven (07) days before the timesheet due date.
What documents are acceptable in verifying my proof of identity and employment eligibility for Form I-9?
You can view a list of acceptable I-9 Documentation here.
Can I select my withholding allowances for the State of California?
Yes. Employees may file a Form DE 4 to claim a different marital status and number of allowances than was claimed for federal withholding. If an employee does not file a DE 4, withholding must be based on the Federal W-4. If you rely on the Federal W-4 for your California withholding allowances, your California state personal income tax may be underwithheld, and you may owe money at the end of the year.
"From the day I came in to Davidson Legal for the interview to the call from Nicole yesterday - the level of professionalism and expertise was always consistent. I did not feel like I was just 'another applicant' which made the job search pleasant... Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
- Karen Whited