Bancroft Press Launches Fast Track 50 to Help Temps Gain Permanent Jobs

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The Fast Track 50, by Dallas, TX entrepreneur and philanthropist Tim Whitney, is a pocket primer designed to teach temporary employees how to gain full-time employment. The format is a first for Bancroft Press.

Tim Whitney is an executive with an MBA in team-building.

Tim Whitney's The Fast Track 50 is designed to help temps become "perms."

Many temps don't understand the basics of playing on a temp-team. So recalling my dealings with thousands upon thousands of temps, I put together the top 50 things they need to know so they can get ahead.

On February 29, 2012, Bancroft Press will do its part to help American workers in a tough economy with the official release of The Fast Track 50: The Get-Ahead Guide for Temporary Employees.

"By most accounts, there are 3 million people in America who are seeking and accepting temporary work," says Tim Whitney, author of The Fast Track 50, part of his Tips for Temps program. "With many companies, large and small, still reluctant to hire permanent employees, temporary employment is quietly becoming the best avenue for full-time employment--except most temps don't know that. Nor do they know how to be good temps."

Whitney's book ($7.99) is being published as a 4" x 6" pocket guide, a first for Baltimore, MD-based Bancroft. As publisher Bruce Bortz puts it, "Employees can easily take the book with them to and from work, and can jot down important notes inside." The book will also be published in Spanish, another Bancroft first.

Whitney, a Dallas, TX-based business executive with an MBA in team-building, says that "many of today's temp jobs are not only in manufacturing, but in fact, to the surprise of many, spread across almost all business, from blue collar to white collar, including office work and retail."

From more than two decades of supervising temp workers, Whitney, also the founder of the philanthropic organization A Play for Food, says that "many temps don't understand the basics of playing on a temp team. So, recalling my dealings with thousands upon thousands of temps, I put together the top 50 things they need to know so they can get ahead."

Whitney's book is written to be as user-friendly as possible. The first rule is basic, but according to Whitney, many temps don't follow it: "Keep your eyes on the prize. In this case, the prize is a regular paycheck, benefits, and the security that comes with a permanent position. This has to be the most important thing you focus on each and every day you show up to work as a temp."

Bortz adds, "With Congress doing little on the job front, Americans will have to help themselves, and through this wonderful little book, they can."

Leading independent house Bancroft Press has published some of the country’s best fiction and nonfiction over the past two decades, including previous how-to books Gradebusters (for parents seeking to improve their kids' poor grades) and Bridges (for estranged fathers and daughters wishing to reconcile).

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