Hiring a qualified candidate with a criminal background can be a smart business move. As with all hiring decisions,
- start off with sound HR policies,
- know and follow the prevailing regulations and best business practices, and
- make your final decision based on facts and not assumptions.
This is an excellent article by Roy Maurer in SHRM “HR Today” that explores many of the myths and concerns about “second-chance hiring” and opens the door for raising your awareness and considering the changes in mindset and policies for your organization.
For more information about, or solutions for, Smart Hiring Practices and considerations for getting into the practice of “second-chance hiring”, contact Benjamin Ventresca, Managing Partner – Brandywine Consulting Group at 610.696.1905.