Thought of Second Chance Hiring? Wonder What Your Employees Would Think?

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Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels

The Society for Human Resource Management has initiated a getting back to work initiative to encourage organizations to offer opportunities to qualified applicants with criminal backgrounds.

The initiative calls for hiring managers and executives to pledge they will consider job seekers with a criminal background. While it might be the right thing to do, it is becoming imperative as businesses continue to experience recruiting difficulty.

Each year in the United States nearly 700,000 men and women are released from prison and reenter society where many want to find jobs. Yet despite growing need among US employers for workers, applicants with criminal record often face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment.

If you want to take the pledge and explore how second chance hiring can help both your business and this group of workers, please go to, where you can access the resources you need to confidently evaluate the possibility of hiring applicants with a criminal record.