Registration and Interview Process
I submitted my resume. What should I do next?
After submitting your resume through our website, our team of recruiters will review your qualifications and experience to best match you with a current opening. If a good match is found, a recruiter will schedule a personal interview with you. In some cases, you may be interviewed because of your outstanding qualities even though no current positions matching your qualifications are available at the time. However, we do receive new employment positions daily, so your updated and current information is needed to facilitate successful employment.
What do I need to bring to my Alpha interview?
Please bring your two forms of identification and an updated resume.
What two IDs should I have in order to prove my identity and employment eligibility?
Two forms of a government issued ID. One ID needs to include a picture (driver's license) and the other needs to prove U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate, passport, or social security card.
Can I bring copies of my ID's or do I need to bring the originals?
Only original ID's are acceptable in order for us to verify information needed for E-Verify.
What should I wear for my Alpha interview?
Professional appearance is recommended to make a good first impression.
How much time will the registration and interview process take?
The entire process takes between an hour to an hour & a half.
What tests will I need to take as part of the registration process?
We will test for proficiency on different programs according to your capabilities. Such tests may include MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
How long will I have to wait for employment?
We cannot guarantee a time frame on an available job which matches your skill set. We will keep your file on active status until you tell us otherwise. We will notify you of appropriate positions in a timely manner.
How do I check in for work?
Applicants should check in weekly. Call us at (508) 285-8500 to inform the staff regarding any changes in contact information or if you have found work elsewhere. Or, you can check in on our website (www.thealphagroup.com). Select “Contact Alpha” in the upper-right-hand corner and enter your information to check in.
Do you offer a referral program?
Yes. If you are currently available for work, are working for us, or have gone Temp-Hire through The Alpha Group, then you are eligible for our referral program. You are eligible for a $20 gift if the referred candidate is placed out to work at one position, successfully completes a week of work, and follows the Alpha Group, Inc. code of conduct outlined in The Alpha Group, Inc. employee handbook. You will receive the referral bonus for each applicant you refer to us and we place.
After Employment Begins
How much pay should I expect from an assignment?
Most job descriptions on the website will give a wage expectation. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to ask a recruiter.
What time will you call me for last minute assignments?
If you opt to be on the daily call list, we will notify you as soon as we know of an opening and expect you to arrive in the client's time frame.
What should I do if I cannot work due to illness, a personal issue or I need to leave early?
If you need to leave in case of an emergency, you must inform a recruiter. This will allow the recruiter to find a substitute for the client and keep you in good standing. Communication is essential for success.
When will my temporary-to-permanent job assignment transition to permanent?
Transition time depends on the client's needs, but on average, transitions have taken place after 90 days. Plans and expectations are frequently set before a position is filled, allowing you to prepare accordingly.
Will I be eligible for health insurance?
Employees must work a minimum of 1,560 hours in a 12 month measurement period from your anniversary date and a 30 day waiting period, you may be eligible for Health & Dental Insurance.The anniversary date is the date of your first day on assignment with The Alpha Group, Inc. However, if a break in active employment of 30 days or more occurs, a new anniversary date and a new 12month measurement period may be determined for the eligibility of Health & Dental Insurance.
How are hours worked submitted each week?
Is direct deposit available?
Yes. You will need to fill out a form to activate this pay option. Pay cards are also available.
When are paychecks available?
Your paycheck may be picked up from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. Any paycheck not picked up by 5:00 p.m. will be mailed. Direct deposited funds will go into your account on Friday. Please be aware that financial institutions vary in criteria for accessing those funds, so be sure to check with your account provider.
Can someone else pick up a paycheck/stub on my behalf?
The Alpha Group requires that you inform us in writing of the name of the person you are authorizing to access your check. Paychecks/stubs will not be given to any person other than the employee without prior written consent.
My paycheck was mailed to me, but I have not received it. What are my options?
The Alpha Group has no control over delivery schedules of the U.S. Postal Service. If your check was mailed, allow seven mail delivery days before the check is declared missing and another check is mailed. To reissue a check before seven days, there will be a $15 stop payment fee which will be deducted from the reissued check. We will waive $15 if you sign up for direct deposit or a pay card. A check will only be reissued after a request is made in writing, authorizing us to put a stop payment on the original check. You may not cash the original check after a stop payment has been placed on it.