May 3, 2010

Former HR Director Makes the Case for Hiring Individuals with Criminal Records

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.