What our employer partners are saying
A lot of employers talk about the satisfaction of knowing they have made a real difference by giving someone a second chance.
Read some of the feedback from our employer partners below.
“Corrections has found us two staff members for positions which we had been struggling to fill. Corrections’ Offender Recruitment Consultant listened to our specific requirements and job descriptions, and then with clear communication, we knew more about the applicants than we do under usual circumstances. They both fitted the bill perfectly. Further to this, they have both been nominated for our peer award named ‘Good Bugger’ numerous times! Great staff members, great fit and well done Corrections.”
Ruth Surrey, HR Manager, Goodmans
Forest Management Ltd
“Corrections’ employments services and its Offender Recruitment Consultants provide an excellent service, which includes an understanding of our business needs, the criteria, as well as the matching process and profiling of prospective employees. CNI Forest Management Ltd has found the employment relationship with the Department of Corrections to be of great assistance and support in fulfilling our staffing requirements.”
Stewart Hyde, Managing Director, CNI Forest Management Ltd.
“We have a successful ongoing partnership with Corrections to find staff for our Labour Hire division. Several candidates sent by Corrections have absolutely flourished in their work environments. We also have several examples of candidates put forward by Corrections gaining full time roles with our clients after proving themselves as ‘great team players’ and ‘diligent and studious workers’. We are definitely happy to continue to be a part of what we feel is a successful program and partnership.”
Roydon Shaw, Senior Consultant, RobLawMax Labour Hire
Crasborn Fresh Harvest
“Crasborn Fresh Harvest has been working in partnership with the Department of Corrections for over seven years. Corrections’ employment service provides suitable and capable employees and we have had nothing but good experience and great satisfaction with the employment programme. Communication from the Corrections team has been outstanding and any matters are dealt with very promptly and efficiently. The Department of Corrections has, and will continue to be a very successful source of employees for our company. We believe that with the help of Corrections and its Offender Recruitment team we will continue to offer a second chance in the working world.”
Ross Howard, HR Manager, Crasborn Fresh Harvest
D.R Jack Gray Ltd
“Corrections’ employment service is nothing short of awesome. So far, we have employed five candidates through Corrections and one great thing is we know more about these applicants before they start than the everyday applicant. Having this information aids us to help these employees achieve their goals and provide any support they might require. Employees hired through Corrections have shown promise and become loyal, hard working, honest employees and have moved up the ranks in their profession. Corrections’ Offender Recruitment Consultants understand our expectations and requirements in choosing staff, and never foist employees who could cause any disruption within our working teams. We have great faith in the Corrections employment service and truly believe that employment will mean less likelihood of reoffending. We will continue to support the service and take on employees through the Department of Corrections. Everyone deserves a second chance.”
Donna Henderson, Admin/Finance/HR Manager, D.R (Jack) Gray Ltd.
“We have used Corrections to assist us in finding a number of staff for our operations in the past year. We have found Corrections staff to be extremely helpful and their candidates are well prepared and ready to work. The experience using Corrections to help us employ good quality staff has been a good one, and we intend to continue to use them in the future.”
Dave Buchanan- Human Resources Officer, Kiwi Lumber (Masterton) Ltd.
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