March 23, 2017
Departments of Correction and Rehabilitation and Human Resources Collaborate to Improve Hiring Practices for Correctional Officers
In July 2016, the County’s Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) and Human Resources embarked on a change in their recruitment practices to address the need for Correctional Officers. Clear communication, progressive thinking, and resourceful solutions were the fundamental principles of the improved hiring outreach strategies. The changes nearly doubled the number of applications and inquiries regarding positions. In the last hiring process DOCR successfully on boarded one out of every 13 of the qualified applicants who applied. Less than a year ago that number was one out of 26.