Although many employers know that giving former offenders an fair opportunity to work is the law, few outside the reentry community understand why hiring reentrants is not only a public safety strategy, but a good business decision. Donald Nickels, a former Human Resources Director at a healthcare corporation, never expected to be making the case for hiring individuals with records. However, after taking a job at a Federal Work release program and discovering the benefits of hiring reentrants, that is just what he does. Read his article, "Your Loyal Employees: Reasons to Hire Ex-Felons" here.
May 3, 2010