More evidence that ex-offender hires excel on the job

Jun 17, 2016 No Comments by

Two recent studies support our members’ and other employers’ experience that job seekers with criminal records tend to make highly motivated, loyal employees, and businesses that screen out these individuals are overlooking a significant source of talent. A joint study by University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard University evaluated former felons’ workforce performance in the […]

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Member Profile: Goodwill Staffing Services, Macon, Georgia

May 14, 2015 No Comments by

As a training and employment resource to job seekers and businesses in Middle Georgia and South Carolina, Goodwill Staffing Services complements Goodwill’s Job Connection Centers and helps Helms College culinary students earn while they learn. Meet Diane Wall, who discusses their market positioning and highlights their recent success managing a high-volume “surge” staffing request.  

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The Cara Program: Job retention metrics show ability to deliver motivated, reliable workers

Jan 28, 2014 No Comments by

Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) understand the importance of metrics in making their business case to employers and demonstrating their social impact to donors and investors. Yet many ASOs find it challenging to track their workers’ employment status after they leave the ASO. In the Alternative Staffing Demonstration that studied worker outcomes, for example, four participating […]

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The Business Case for Employing People with Disabilities

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments by

People with disabilities are among the top three populations served by alternative staffing organizations, according to our annual performance survey. In a recent DePaul Industries blog, Dave Shaffer highlights evidence that supports the business case for employing people with disabilities in the form of reduced costs, increased productivity and lower employee turnover.

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Why Use the Services of Alternative Staffing Organizations: Perspectives from Customer Businesses

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments by

Rounding out its series of reports about findings from the Mott Foundation-funded Alternative Staffing Demonstration, the most recent paper produced by the Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts-Boston highlights how businesses use temporary staffing and for what purposes they employ ASOs over conventional staffing agencies. Click “Read more” to download the paper. Among […]

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