Free course promotes fair chance hiring process

Aug 28, 2019 No Comments by

Over 90% of US employers use criminal background checks to screen some or all their prospective new hires, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recommends “individualized assessments” in using these reports to make employment decisions. To help hiring professionals comply with the EEOC guidelines and build a fairer hiring process, the background check company […]

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Goodwill convenes alternative staffing businesses in Spokane

Aug 12, 2019 No Comments by

Alliance members from the western US and Canada joined with the Goodwill Staffing Services Workgroup this past weekend for a day of learning and networking in Spokane, Washington. Tom Kosnik, president of Visus Group, led an in-depth workshop on compensation design for staffing salespeople and recruiters, and Michael Simpson, CEO of PAIRIN, presented on the […]

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New Member: 70 Million Jobs, Los Angeles, California

Jul 25, 2019 No Comments by

The Alliance welcomes new member 70 Million Jobs, a national for-profit business designed to connect formerly incarcerated job seekers with “Second Chance-friendly” employers. The company’s name reflects the under-tapped talent pool of 70 million Americans – 1 in 3 working age adults – with some kind of criminal record. Founder and CEO Richard Bronson launched […]

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New tool promotes fair chance hiring practices

Jan 31, 2019 No Comments by

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), in partnership with Koch Industries, has launched a new initiative Getting Talent Back to Work to promote fair chance hiring practices that expand opportunities for job seekers with criminal records. The initiative responds to the newly-passed First Step Act, reforming the federal-level justice system to ease future sentencing for nonviolent […]

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Remembering Devah Pager, leading light on racial bias in hiring

Nov 28, 2018 No Comments by

We mourn the passing of Dr. Devah Pager, a Harvard sociologist whose 2003 doctoral dissertation documented “the powerful effects of race” on hiring decisions. Dr. Pager’s research sought to understand the effect of a criminal record on people’s chances of finding a job and how that might differ depending on the applicant’s race. Her resulting […]

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