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Why You Should Actively Recruit
Formerly-Incarcerated Individuals

More and more employers are embracing fair-chance hiring, and for good reason. Massive talent pool: About 19 million Americans have felonies and 1 in 3 has a criminal record on their background check. Retention and productivity: Fair-chance hires tend to stay longer, while being just as (if not more) productive than other employees. Diversity and equity: Our criminal legal system disproportionately impacts marginalized individuals and communities. Fair-chance hiring is a tangible way for employers to move the needle on DEI commitments.


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Fair-Chance Employer Badges

On Honest Jobs, employers earn badges as they hire people through our site. This enables employers to demonstrate their commitment to fair-chance hiring, which instills trust among justice-impacted job seekers.


External Resources for Employers

We recommend employers take advantage of the SHRM certification “Getting Talent Back to Work”. It offers valuable information and advice about fair-chance hiring. It’s especially valuable for people in HR, Talent, and DEI roles within your organization - and it’s completely free.


The Second Chance Business Coalition includes some of the country’s biggest employers. The website includes resources that can both help you make the case for fair-chance employment, and to implement it well within your organization.