Thesis Survey

Thesis Survey


   
Hello:


You are invited to participate in our HR Professionals survey. In this survey, approximately 200 people will be asked to complete a questionnaire that asks questions about the interview/hiring considerations towards convicted felons. For this survey, the term convicted felon will be used to describe non-violent offenders and white-collar criminals. Completion of this survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes.


Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. It is very important for us to learn your opinions.


Your survey responses will be stricly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Mellony Milton by email at the email address specified below.


Thank you very much for your time and support. Please start with the survey now by clicking on the Continue button below.


 
 
 
 
How long have you worked at your organization?
 
Less than 6 months
 
6 months to 1 year
 
1 to 2 years
 
3 to 5 years
 
More than 5 years
 
 
 
What is your organization’s business type?
 
Sole Proprietorship
 
Partnership (General/Limited)
 
LLP/LLC
 
Corporation (C corp/S corp)
 
Non-Profit Entity
 
Other
    
 
 
 
What is your organization’s primary line of business?
 
Aerospace/Defense
 
Architecture
 
Automotive
 
Banking/Finance/Insurance
 
Beverages
 
Chemicals
 
Construction
 
Electronics/Technology
 
Engineering
 
Food Producer/Retailer
 
Healthcare Providers/Suppliers
 
Household Goods
 
Media
 
Metals
 
Mining
 
Oil & Gas Producers/Services
 
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
 
Real Estate
 
Retail
 
Support Services
 
Telecommunications
 
Tobacco
 
Transportation
 
Travel/Leisure
 
Utilities (Gas, Water, Electric)
 
Other
    
 
 
 
What is the size of your organization?
 
0 – 999 employees
 
1,000 – 4,999 employees
 
5,000 – 9,999 employees
 
10,000 + employees
 
 
 
What is the primary source used for reference and background checks for your organization?
 
In-house staffers
 
Outsourced agency
 
Internet site
 
Governmental source
 
Other
    
 
 
 
What types of reference and background checking are conducted by your industry? (Check all that apply)
 
Work History
 
Credit Report
 
Criminal History
 
Driving Record
 
Education History
 
Certification Credentials
 
Employee Provided References
 
Other
    

 
 
 
What time frame is specified on your organization's application for employment in reference the the past conviction question?
 
Have you been convicted of a felony in the past 5 years
 
Have you been convicted of a felony in the past 10 years
 
Have you ever been convicted of a felony
 
No such question on our organizational application
 
Any other time frame
    
 
 
 
Very Positive Somewhat Positive Neutral Somewhat Negative Very Negative
If a potential employee discloses their felony record to you during an interview, how do you view this act?
How would you view their ability to discuss their criminal past as a lesson learned?
 
 
 
Would your organization still consider hiring an ex-offender if they were the top candidate?
Definitely Probably Absolutely Not
 
 
 
What factors does your organization use when deciding to hire an individual with a prior conviction? (Check all that apply)
 
Offense dates
 
Education
 
Type of offense
 
Work experience
 
Length of incarceration
 
Knowledge, skill & ability of person
 
Arrest record
 
Length of time since last offense
 
Length of probation/parole
 
Length of time exhausted between the end of probation/parole and interview/application
 
Other
    

 
   
What is the MOST IMPORTANT factor used by your organization? (Please use selections from prior question) *
   
 
 
 
What is the chance of a convicted felon, who has been out of state incarceration/supervison for 10 years and no other offenses obtaining a job in your organization, provided they meet all of your hiring requirements?
Likely Neutral Unlikely
 
 
 
Absolutely Likely Neutral Unlikely Impossible
Do you believe that access to criminal records by the public outweighs any concerns of privacy for the convicted felon?
Do you believe that a three year sentence in prison would equate to a life sentence of unemployment or even recidivism due to criminal record access and refusal to hire by an organization?
Should the state be in charge of offender re-entry programs to end the revolving door of recidivism?
Should employers be willing participants in offender re-entry programs to reduce recidivism?
Do you believe that when an ex-offender re-enters the community that someone must deal with the political, economic and social consequences?
 
 
 
 
Please indicate the highest level of education completed.
 
High School or equivalent
 
Vocational/Technical School (2 year)
 
Some College
 
College Graduate (4 year)
 
Some Graduate
 
Master's Degree (MS)
 
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
 
Professional Degree (MD, JD, etc.)
 
 
 
 
What is your gender?
 
Female
 
Male
 
 
 
 
Which of the following best describes the area you live in?
 
Urban
 
Suburban
 
Rural
 
 
 
 
How would you classify your race/ethnic group?
 
Caucasian/White
 
African American/Black
 
Indigenous or Aboriginal Person
 
Asian/Pacific Islander
 
Hispanic
 
Latino
 
Multiracial
 
Other
    
 
 
 
 
What is your age?
 
Under 20
 
20 - 29
 
30 - 39
 
40 - 49
 
50 - 59
 
60 and Over
 
 
 
Please share any additional comments of concerns on this subject.