In their response to us, Kelly Services said that they consider former felons on a case-by-case basis. This means it might be helpful to know: Does Kelly Services do background checks?
They do! But there are a number of things you need to know about background checks before you start worrying about them.
For one thing, there are some states that only check back up to seven years. In other words, anything that happened seven years ago or longer won’t be on their radar.
Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
Perhaps even better, there are also a handful of states that won’t count things you were found not guilty of. Here are those states:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Last but not least, there are, unfortunately, also quite a few states that will look at your entire record, including not guilty verdicts. These are:
- Indiana (extended check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
If you are going get a job at Kelly Services with a felony, it may be helpful to know what sort of experience current employees are having with the company. To answer that question, we checked their rating on glassdoor.com.
Kelly Services currently has a decent rating of 3.4 out of 5 potential stars. The lowest rating they have is a 3.1 for compensation and benefits.
The highest rating they have is a 3.4 for workplace benefits.
What felonies Kelly Services will not hire
There are likely some felony charges that will prevent you from getting hired here, but Kelly Servcies didn’t list them for us. See below for nore.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
Though we’ve covered how to get hired at Kelly Services, it’s possible that some convictions might make it impossible, even if you are qualified.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to say which felonies they are looking out for. Since there are a wide range of jobs here, the felonies that cause you the most issues will depend on what you’re applying for. Think about the duties of the job you’re applying for and ask yourself: Is my record related? If yes, you may have a harder time.
Since it is safe to say that some of the positions will involve customer service, sexual and violent crimes might mean you don’t get hired. That’s just a general hiring pattern.
Similarly, companies may not hire people with theft convictions for cash handling positions.
Thinking about how your record relates to jobs you’re applying for will put you one step ahead of the game.
Does Kelly Services hire sex offenders?
We aren’t sure on this one. We didn’t see anything specific and the company didn’t say. It will likely depend on who they’re hiring for.
Does Kelly Services drug test?
It looks like Kelly Services drug test, so be prepared for that.
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