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Make fair-chance hiring a New Year's resolution

Every December, people make resolutions about things to do differently to be happier, healthier, or otherwise better off in the new year. It's rooted in the belief that changing our actions changes our outcomes.

As we head into 2023, it's a good time to think about resolutions for your organization, as well.

Honest Jobs recommends the following:

In 2023, I will take steps to be a (better) fair-chance employer.

Here's why:

  • For your organization, attracting and retaining talent and achieving diversity goals will continue to be challenging in the new year.

  • Meanwhile, 19 million Americans have a felony (12% of the U.S. workforce) and 1 in 3 people has something on their background check.

  • This is a large, diverse talent pool that is eager to work, but is often rejected by other employers you're competing with for talent.

  • Once hired, employees with criminal records have higher retention, while being just as - if not more - productive, than their colleagues.

Here's how:

  • If you're new to Honest Jobs, create an account and start posting your jobs. We make it easy to reach the country's largest pool of fair-chance talent.

  • If you have an account, but it's been a while, c'mon back! We've grown to over 40,000 job seekers and have made big improvements to our platform this year.

  • We can help you launch or expand your fair-chance hiring efforts, including via ATS integrations and turn-key solutions. To learn more about our solutions, schedule a demo for a free consultation.



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