Want to take the first step toward learning how to reduce employment barriers affecting people with previous justice system experience? Take a short questionnaire to receive a tailored report with tools and next steps to help you implement change in your workplace.
The Getting Talent Back to Work Certificate is a multi-faceted program to break down existing biases and misconceptions about individuals with criminal and/or conviction records. This 10-hour e-learning program will provide the requisite education and resources to inform HR practices to attract, hire and retain those individuals.
The Digital toolkit provides relevant resources and tools to dispel lingering misconceptions and provide practical tactics to build more inclusive workplaces for people with criminal and/or conviction records.
Helping employers confidently hire individuals with a criminal background.
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“Our formerly incarcerated employees aren't just 'nonproblems.' They're role models in terms of performance, attendance and teamwork. They have an especially strong incentive to deliver value because they've seen the alternative, and in the overwhelming majority of cases, they deliver.”
— Gretchen Peterson, CHRO, Dave’s Killer Bread
Free, multi-faceted educational journey will launch in June 2020
People do not deserve to be disqualified and barred from employment due to their previous involvement with the justice system, but many employers pass over these candidates.
Over 1/3 of working-age U.S. adults have a criminal record, a disproportionate share of which are people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people with histories of abuse or mental illness. For millions, that experience leads to substantial hurdles toward achieving gainful employment, leading to high unemployment and businesses missing out on eager, talented workers.
Research also shows that HR professionals and hiring managers consider the value of employees with criminal and/or conviction records to be high as or higher than that of workers without those experiences
Her remarkable story has made headlines in the news. Now hear why Alice Marie Johnson, who was released from prison as a result of the First Step Act, supports giving those in similar positions second chances for meaningful employment. Join Alice and take the pledge today.
On June 14, 2019, SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.,SHRM-SCP spoke at the White House about the importance of second-chance hiring and the critical role that HR professionals can play. Join the hundreds of companies and individuals who have pledged to consider all their qualified applicants.
The promise of the First Step Act will never be fulfilled if people coming out of prison remain locked out of the workforce. SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP explains why giving these individuals second chances isn’t just the right thing to do, it is good for business and society.