The case for second chance hiring
StaffNow Cares is a 501(c)3 non profit organization created to provide second chance employment for individuals who have been caught in the criminal justice system. More than 80 million Americans have a background challenge. That’s a quarter of the entire U.S. population. In a hypercompetitive economy, where companies struggle to identify strong candidates at all levels of their operations, too many employers are missing out on qualified talent in this huge segment of the U.S. population. StaffNow Cares works with job seekers, employers, and community organizations to facilitate hiring of this untapped labor source.
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Diversity is profitable
Beyond the sheer talent second chance hiring makes available to employers, assembling teams that bring together different ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and perspectives shows a deeper and more resilient company culture.
A diverse workforce is a strong workforce.
Progress leaves fewer people behind
The professional world does not reflect an absolute, black and white reality. Life is complex. As advocates for these underserved groups, we show our clients their economic value when considering this underutilize talent source.
We must look at the nature of offenses, how long ago the infraction occurred, and if their crimes are even considered criminal anymore. As staffing experts, recruiters, and leaders in HR, we get to know people and what truly motivates them.
Stable employment greatly reduces recidivism rates among former convicts. Second chance hires are a way to enhance your workforce and your growing communities.