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Myth: People with Criminal Records Are Less Reliable and Will Contribute to Increased Turnover

FACT: Employees with criminal records tend to stay on the job and remain loyal to employers who hire them.

In two recent studies, human resources managers found that annual turnover was on average 12.2 percent lower for employees with criminal records and by adopting a program to recruit employees with criminal histories it reduced turnover from 25 percent to 11 percent.

This post is an excerpt from Cornell University IRL (Industrial and Labor Relations) School's original post by Timothy McNutt, "9 Myths About Hiring People with Criminal Records"



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