As an HR manager or employer, chances are good you use criminal background checks to inform your hiring decisions. A new study from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners found that 96% of employers use some form of background check on their employees and 94% of those use criminal background checks. While your hope… Read more »
Posts Tagged: ex-offenders
Did you ever wonder what’s going on in the mind and life of that person who’s washing your car or bussing your dishes? Did you ever think they might be a more capable person caught by circumstances, such as a criminal record? Blues poet, Jim Croce, got inside one of those minds in his 1974… Read more »
Some companies have discovered an under-utilized source of good workers: ex-offenders. There is still some bias against these applicants, but the growing experience of employers who are smart about taking a chance shows that these may be some of their best hires.
With the proliferation of Ban the Box laws in states and cities across the nation, we thought it would be a good idea to try to summarize the movement.