Here at Successful Release, we try to make your job search as easy as possible by answering questions like: Does Remedy Staffing hire felons?
That’s right. We offer assistance to former felons who are actively seeking a job. As a matter of fact, we reach out to companies directly to find out about their hiring policy for former felons.
The Successful Release team includes convicted felons, so we have a little experience in this area. We use our life circumstances to guide others through the same hassles of finding employment. Since we, too, faced these same situations, we know the best questions to ask possible employers.
Questions such as:
- Is Remedy Staffing likely to hire a felon?
- Does Remedy Staffing hire people with misdemeanors?
- Does Remedy Staffing do background checks?
- What is the best way to prepare for applying?
Does Remedy Staffing hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
We attempted to reach Remedy Staffing directly, however we weren’t able to talk to anyone. We’ll continue and attempt to make contact. But, for the time being, you can count on our research. We’ll get answers to all the valuable questions for you, including: Does Remedy Staffing hire felons?
Has Remedy Staffing hired felons in the past?
It is indicated online that, yes, Remedy Staffing has hired individuals with a felony. However, it appears that the conviction may have to be at least seven years old.
We are going to continue digging to see how to get hired at Remedy Staffing with a felony.
Does Remedy Staffing hire people with misdemeanors?
People with felonies aren’t the only ones who have a hard time finding employment. Often those with a misdemeanor struggle as well.
We couldn’t find anything that directly spoke on this. However, since they are willing to hire someone with a felony conviction, it’s safe to assume that someone with a misdemeanor would have an opportunity too.
Is Remedy Staffing on the Ban the Box list?
The Ban the Box campaign was created to support those with criminal histories. This campaign persuades employers to remove all questions concerning previous criminal convictions from their applications. This is so a person’s criminal record will not be the main focus in the hiring process. Instead, their skills will be.
The Fair Chance Business Pledge is a promise made by employers who agree to keep fair hiring practices for those with and without felony convictions.
Remedy Staffing is not a company that supports Ban the Box. But not many do, so don’t let this discourage you. Not surprisingly, we didn’t find anything showing they have signed the Pledge, either.
However, we did find that they recognize an initiative that is similar . . . the Getting Back to Work organization. This is a nationwide initiative that aims to improve employment opportunities for people formerly incarcerated.
It turns out that this organization is also partnered with Koch, another company we have previously researched.
So with this information, let’s see what else we can find out about how to get hired at Remedy Staffing with a felony.
Does Remedy Staffing have special programs for hiring felons?
Unfortunately, Remedy Staffing does not offer programs like this.
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
The odds of being hired at Remedy Staffing with a felony are average. It looks like they will hire felons after seven years have passed since their conviction. That said, the conviction itself will carry some weight (see below).
What are some entry-level jobs?
Remedy Staffing is a temp agency that fills job openings for several businesses. Some temporary jobs could become permanent positions.
The benefit in using a temp service like Remedy Staffing is that they go to bat for you. They already know which companies will be willing to give you a shot despite your background.
How to get hired at Remedy Staffing with a felony
Here is what Remedy Staffing says on their website:
“Every candidate must pass our five-step application and screening process to ensure that essential job functions are matched with Associates’ abilities in order to be considered. If a candidate does not meet our stringent standards, they are promptly dismissed from the hiring process.”
Yikes. However, we know they’ve hired felons before, so don’t panic. You will need an updated resume. Make sure you check out our resume writing guide for former felons for extra flare to help you stand out from other applicants.
Remedy Staffing’s initial application is available online. Generally this is the first step in a temp agency’s hiring process, but be prepared to fill out another application in office as well.
In the application, there is a survey section. This section asks questions to see how you would react to a certain situation and if you are prepared to do the right thing when no one is looking. Your answers in this section determine whether you move to the next step in their hiring process.
Be prepared to take several skill assessments (quizzes). These are done to see how qualified you are in a particular area. For example, if you are applying for an office job, they will more than likely give you a test to time your typing and the accuracy of your data entry skills.
They will then determine what field is best suited for you based on your skills, experience and how you scored on their assessments. This is why it’s very important you’re applying for a job that you have skills for.
When interviewing, make sure you arrive early and are presentable. We recommend having an extra copy of your resume handy to provide at this time. Ask questions about your assessment and the jobs they match you with.
It’s best to fill them in on your criminal history at this time. Generally, temp agencies will get you to come in to fill out an application as well. Some companies they represent may not be open to hiring a former felon, so go ahead and address this area now so it’s out in the open.
Does Remedy Staffing do background checks?
All information concerning background checks suggests that a background check will be done.
Here is something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
There are some states that now only look at an offense if it’s less than seven years old. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire
- New York
Here are the states that will look at only guilty convictions:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
These states will look at everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
Glassdoor.com rates Remedy Staffing with 3.3 out of 5 stars. Their staff received praise for being super friendly. However, the fact that some of the jobs offered aren’t temp-to-hire positions seemed to lower their overall rating. This means they’re contract jobs, and those positions won’t hire you on full-time.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Remedy Staffing hires individuals for other companies. They weed through applicants to find the best fit for what that particular company is looking for. Some companies will be willing to hire someone with a felony, while others won’t. It will depend on the position chosen and the company you would be working for.
Remedy Staffing will know what companies are looking for and what they’re not willing to accept.
Here are a few we feel may give you a more difficult time:
- Any drug- or alcohol-related crime on your record will be a red flag for driving positions.
- A record of violence or harassment will hold you back when applying for any position that has direct contact with customers or the public.
Does Remedy Staffing drug test?
Yes, you will be expected to pass a drug screen in the hiring process.
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