Nearly 1/3 of Americans have a previous arrest or conviction record. The need for these 70 million people to gain employment is essential on an individual and an economic level.
“Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them employable. It focuses on helping employers evaluate their overall value to the company instead of directly rejecting them because of their criminal record.”
source: 6 Tools for Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds — Ongig
So what are the benefits of second chance hiring? In this blog, we dive into 3 that make considering former felons a