Job Seekers

Discover a workplace that’s right for you.

There’s a big difference between a career-building position and a regular, run-of-the-mill placement. Many job seekers come to us in search of a rewarding new role that will help them advance their career. As specialists in placing talented professionals in great companies nationwide, we track down only the best opportunities for our candidates. The recruiters at our employment agencies want to help you find an assignment—whether permanent or temporary—that fits your skills and career objectives.

Client Services

More candidates. More choices.
More ways to strengthen your workforce

For A Temp Call 1-800-504-1148

Keeping a team running smoothly requires two important things: great people and an organized staffing process. Without talented people, your company is always going to struggle to accomplish its goals. And without a streamlined, organized process to deal with HR tasks—such as hiring, background checks, on-site management and payroll—you’ll always have trouble attracting and retaining top talent.

That’s why we provide our clients with a full suite of customizable workforce management options to ensure that you always have the support you need. From finding skilled staff to join your team to on-site management to payroll services, we take care of your staff so that you can focus on your company.

  • Working with Distinctive Personnel for the past 15 years has been such a great experience. There professional recruiters & administrative staff have been so responsive to my last minute requests for temps. I have now completely trusted Distinctive Personnel to fulfill all my requests for new staff members. They have found me such great candidates that most of my full time associates now have started out as a temp with Distinctive Personnel. Thank you for your hard work and attention.

    Francesca Farrel, HealthCare Industry, Fortune 500
  • Our environment can be challenging at times but Distinctive Personnel’s recruiters have always been there to source great candidates for us. We have enjoyed working with the management team and find that they have been very responsive and understanding of the types of positions we are looking to fill. The recruiters are very knowledgeable of what types of skill sets we should be looking for in our candidates.

    Jonathan Cromare , Technology Services

About Distinctive Personnel

Local presence. National reach.

  • Who We Are - We are a Global Vendor Management, Managed Services company
  • Our Proprietary Technology - We are the developers of the award-winning ManageRight cloud-based software solution
  • 150 Brands - Rated by Crain’s Business as the 11th Fastest Growing Company for 2012-2013
  • Who We Are

    We are a Global Vendor Management, Managed Services company. With over 680 staffing suppliers worldwide, we support 5 continents and over 150 brands.
  • Our Proprietary Technology

    We are the developers of the award-winning ManageRight cloud-based software solution, which manages over 17,000 temporary workers and 1099 contracters. Play Video
  • 150 Brands

    Rated by Crain’s Business as the 11th Fastest Growing Company for 2012-2013, Distinctive Workforce Solutions provides top-tier managed services to 150 brands in 5 continents across the globe. Read more.

Leadership

Meet the leaders behind Distinctive Personnel.

Jean-Paul Renard

CEO/President

Gonzalo Vergara

Chairman/Founder

Clients

We Support More Than 150 Brands

  • Ralph Lauren
  • NFI
  • TOMS
  • Amazon
  • BRC
  • FEGS
  • Kraft
  • VNSNY
  • Lexmark
  • Hasbro

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New York Corporate Office

424 W. 33rd Street Suite #130 New York, NY 10001
  • PHONE:
  • 212-683-3300/212-986-5805
  • Toll Free: 1-800-504-1148
  • Fax: 646-478-8913 (24 hours)

Our Hiring Process

From your initial consultation to your first day on the job, we work side by side with you to ensure that the hiring process runs smoothly.

Initial Consultation

The first step in our process involves an in-person meeting to review your resume. We want to understand your background, skills and career goals in order to determine which companies would be a good fit. At this point you will meet with your assigned recruiter and begin to discuss your needs.

Paperwork and Screening

All candidates are required to complete a series of new-hire forms, including a drug screening and background check consent form.

Reference Checks

You provide us with at least two professional references and we get in touch with them to discuss your eligibility for employment.

Skills Testing

We use state-of-the-art office skills testing software to test your skills and better match you with prospective employers.

Interviews

Your recruiter schedules a series of interviews for you with prospective employers. We provide lots of interview guidance and information about each company’s background.

Follow Up

Once you’ve landed a new position, we conduct a first-day check with you and your immediate supervisor to make sure that you’re both satisfied. Throughout your assignment, we’ll stay in touch and continue to follow up with your progress.

Benefits

At Distinctive Personnel, keeping you (and your loved ones) healthy is a priority and a concern for us as well.

Many temporary employees worry about not having proper health coverage while they are on a temporary assignment.

Unlike other staffing agencies, we take care of you throughout the entire employment process. That’s why we’ve partnered with AFLAC to offer our employees access to a handful of affordable health insurance programs. As the only temporary employment agency affiliated with AFLAC, we’re proud to offer this highly important service. We offer the following programs at a discounted rate due to our national presence and amount of employees that use the program.

AFLAC Insurance Programs:

For more information about policy benefits, limitations and exclusions, please call your AFLAC agent by visiting: http://www.edgewoodbenefitgroup.com/distinctive.

Temp Staffing

Temp Staffing

Employees to make your company shine.

Distinctive Personnel provides both temporary and permanent staffing services. We screen, test and place the best temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire candidates in your industry.

Why work with us?

Quantity + Quality.

When you’re looking for a new employee, you want to know that you’re choosing from a large pool of the top candidates. With a national database of over a million resumes, few staffing agencies can provide the volume of talented professionals that we can.

Personalized Service.

Each company has unique staffing needs. When you tell us what you’re looking for, our recruiters work hard to match you with candidates that truly fit your organization.

In-depth Screening Process.

Why spend your valuable time conducting interviews or checking references when we could take on the full screening and hiring process for you? Our in-depth screening process includes: one-on-one interviews; office skills testing; reference checks; work permit authorization; education verification; background investigation and drug testing.

Performance Guarantee.

We know how important it is for you to have qualified, dependable people working for you. That’s why we offer our clients a Performance Guarantee – if for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the services of a Distinctive Personnel employee within the first four hours of an assignment, we will waive your fees.

For A Temp Call 1-800-504-1148

Temp to Perm

Temp to Perm

Employees to make your company shine.

Distinctive Personnel provides both temporary and permanent staffing services. We screen, test and place the best temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire candidates in your industry.

Why work with us?

Quantity + Quality.

When you’re looking for a new employee, you want to know that you’re choosing from a large pool of the top candidates. With a national database of over a million resumes, few staffing agencies can provide the volume of talented professionals that we can.

Personalized Service.

Each company has unique staffing needs. When you tell us what you’re looking for, our recruiters work hard to match you with candidates that truly fit your organization.

In-depth Screening Process.

Why spend your valuable time conducting interviews or checking references when we could take on the full screening and hiring process for you? Our in-depth screening process includes: one-on-one interviews; office skills testing; reference checks; work permit authorization; education verification; background investigation and drug testing.

Performance Guarantee.

We know how important it is for you to have qualified, dependable people working for you. That’s why we offer our clients a Performance Guarantee – if for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the services of a Distinctive Personnel employee within the first four hours of an assignment, we will waive your fees.

For A Temp Call 1-800-504-1148

Payroll Solutions

Payroll Solutions

DWS provides convenient payroll and administrative options for part-time, full-time and non-traditional employees including: contract workers, freelance workers, students and interns, retirees and staff for special projects.

  • Online Employment applications and forms
  • Required federal and state forms
  • Electronic timesheet submittal and approval process
  • Weekly preparation of payroll checks
  • ManageRight payroll card solutions for employees without bank accounts
  • Weekly electronic invoicing
  • Insurance requirements (FICA, disability, worker’s comp, unemployment)
  • Federal and state payroll tax deposits
  • Any required pre-employment testing and verification
  • Management of unemployment claims
  • Employee wage garnishments
  • Quarterly payroll tax returns
  • Affordable healthcare compliance and tracking
  • Processing of yearly W-2s

For A Temp Call 1-800-504-1148

Government Temp Staffing

Government Temp Staffing

Supporting Government Business through our sister organization, Distinctive Personnel

  • Distinctive Personnel, GSA contract holder GS-07f-0168y
  • Fully vetted by the United States Government to provide staffing services to all branches of government
  • Impeccable, verifiable past performance
  • Distinctive Personnel, Service Disabled Veteran Owned
  • Manage all Health and Welfare stipends
  • Customized invoicing for each branch of government
  • Providing personnel with TSC (Top Secret Clearance)

For A Temp Call 1-800-504-1148

Vender on Premise Solutions

Vender on Premise Solutions

Did you know?

Companies that use Vendor Management Software save more than 20% on their temporary and 1099 contract labor procurement in the first year alone!

Make your job easier by switching to our easy and effective vendor management software: ManageRight.

ManageRight supports both large and small organizations and can easily transform your current uncontrolled procurement environment into an efficient, cost-cutting machine.

More great features of our Vendor Management Solutions: - See more at:

Save time. Save money.

Reduce your hiring costs by an average of 20% and dramatically increase your time-to-fill rates.

Learn more about your spending habits.

Using a VMS system gives you the ability to measure results during and after requisition creation. By tracking your data, you’ll be able to make smarter business decisions in the future.

Manage your data and reduce company risk.

Proper data management and document visibility mitigates risk for your company. Your corporate compliance team and human resource executives will now have access to any data that they need. You’ll also be able to offer standard contracts and policies to ensure company-wide compliance and uniformity.

Produce less waste.

Make the switch to a fully paperless environment accessible through your computer or mobile device.

For A Temp Call 1-800-504-1148

Executive Search | Direct to Hire

Executive Search | Direct to Hire

Employees to make your company shine.

Distinctive Personnel provides both temporary and permanent staffing services. We screen, test and place the best temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire candidates in your industry.

Why work with us?

Quantity + Quality.

When you’re looking for a new employee, you want to know that you’re choosing from a large pool of the top candidates. With a national database of over a million resumes, few staffing agencies can provide the volume of talented professionals that we can.

Personalized Service.

Each company has unique staffing needs. When you tell us what you’re looking for, our recruiters work hard to match you with candidates that truly fit your organization.

In-depth Screening Process.

Why spend your valuable time conducting interviews or checking references when we could take on the full screening and hiring process for you? Our in-depth screening process includes: one-on-one interviews; office skills testing; reference checks; work permit authorization; education verification; background investigation and drug testing.

Performance Guarantee.

We know how important it is for you to have qualified, dependable people working for you. That’s why we offer our clients a Performance Guarantee – if for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the services of a Distinctive Personnel employee within the first four hours of an assignment, we will waive your fees.

For A Temp Call 1-800-504-1148

Jean-Paul Renard, CEO/President

At just the age of 14 years old, Jean-Paul Renard was handing out flyers on the corner of 42nd street and Madison Avenue in New York City for Distinctive Personnel. The flyer read “NEED A JOB?”. Who would have thought that years later Mr. Renard would become the President of Distinctive Personnel and Co-Engineer the plans to become The Largest Hispanic Owned Staffing Agency in the United States?

Although Mr. Renard’s daily responsibilities range from heading up Recruitment, Business development and Overall Operations, it is his overall vision of revolutionizing the Staffing World that takes up most of Mr. Renard’s days. Providing the general public with Employment Resource Centers across the United States is just one of the many projects Mr. Renard is engineering. His pursuit of growing expeditiously without compromising his personal attention and staffing expertise to all of the Distinctive Personnel clientele has proven to be the formula for success at Distinctive.

Distinctive Personnel has grown to over 132 Networked Executive Recruiters, 1400 contractors and has gone across the country to become a bi-coastal organization. Being recognized as one of New York’s Top Staffing Executives, Mr. Renard’s expertise is heavily pursued by CEO’s of successful small to large corporations across the globe to assist in difficult to find talent and Diversity hires. Mr.Renard’s approach of treating all candidates and clients alike as “movie stars within their own movie” has built an underground loyal following of thousands of passive candidates that look for career guidance and new opportunities from Mr. Renard and the Distinctive organization.

As a Proud Chilean American, Mr. Renard is very active in the city’s thriving Latino Community. As one of his many accomplishments, Mr. Renard is also the President and CEO of The Hispanic Employment Services.

Mr. Renard is also a member of:

Mr. Renard is the author of the popular internet Blog “Attracting Diverse Candidates” on the ERE Network. His articles have created thousands of links regarding Corporate Recruitment Strategies, Ethical Business Practices and of course, Attracting Diverse Candidates. Mr. Renard’s articles continue to populate Staffing Publications across the country.

Gonzalo Vergara, Chairman/Founder

A proud member of the distinguished Strategic Air Command of the United States Air Force until his Honorable Discharge and Disabled Veteran Status in 1976, Mr. Gonzalo Vergara founded Distinctive Personnel in 1983 with the vision of creating a one-of-a-kind staffing agency that acts as a true partner to employees and organizations alike. He is very active in the Hispanic Community.

As President and CEO of Distinctive Personnel, Mr. Vergara is responsible for new and existing business development; finance/capital coordination; marketing, advertising, sales and public relations management; employee quality control and development; risk management; advanced technology procurement, analysis, development and management; and operations management.

As the founder of the largest and Oldest New York State Certified MBE Hispanic-Owned Temporary Staffing and Employment Agency. Mr. Vergara is a proud member of New York’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) association. He has also been a member of (NAACP) and the National Minority Business Council (NMBC). His certification can be seen on the Official Directory of Minority Owned Businesses at the New York State Website: www.empire.state.ny.us.

Adam Vergara, Director of Operations

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Sean Vergara, Government Solutions Specialist

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Joan Mesiti, Director of Payroll & Billing

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Jesus Ugalde, Regional Director of Operations

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Vince Cilli, Business Developer

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Ben Madsen, Regional Director of Operations

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