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“Find out where their heart is, where their goals are, what their intentions are. Get a well-rounded feeling for each person before you make a decision.”
Brenda Carter, president of a cost-effective janitorial and landscaping company, has had extensive experience working with and hiring ex-offenders. Brenda has found that some of her best employees are ex-offenders, and she has become increasingly willing to interview and hire people with a criminal background. She has found that what's more important than someone's background is finding employees that demonstrate dependability, character, and honesty. Aware that many companies will simply throw away an application of an ex-offender, Brenda believes it's most important to talk with applicants one-on-one to try and gauge whether they'd be a good fit for your organization; criminal background or not.
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