The significant upside of hiring people with criminal records
We've heard it from several guests in recent years: employers really are not comfortable hiring people with criminal records. That's led to the passage of laws to stop potential employers from asking the question, but the issue remains.
Jeff Korzenik works for a big bank, so he's not about to advise people to engage in risky behavior. His book Untapped Talent advises employers on the fence to get down and consider hiring people with blots on their criminal records.
Korzenik says "second chance" hires have paid off big for employers willing to invest the time, training, and money. The author visits to lay out the vision and some examples.