Over the years many companies have created policies that exclude individuals with a criminal record from accessing job opportunities. However, in the current economy where the demand for workers exceeds the supply, many companies are exploring second (fair) chance hiring opportunities. Fair chance hiring is an approach where companies change policies, make accommodations to hire or prioritize the hiring of individuals with a criminal record.
In this webinar we will hear from three companies that practice fair chance hiring. They will share what motivates them to take this approach, the unique benefits and challenges they encounter in championing second chances. Companies that succeed in fair chance hiring have established partnerships with community-based organizations to support to help individuals with criminal record navigate collateral consequences.
The session will challenge companies to consider the impact of leveraging this form of social responsibility while exploring the many business cases for fair chance hiring. This session will also connect community-based organizations that want to support companies in implementing fair chance hiring practice with proven methods, strategies and insights from current fair chance employers.
The National Reentry Workforce Collaborative (NRWC) is a community of practice that strategically collaborates to provide resources and support that enhances the capacity of workforce organizations serving returning citizens. To learn more about the NRWC & the Thought Leadership Series, you can visit our website at thenrwc.org.