Fair Chance Hiring Successes Are More Myth Than Fact. Let’s Change That.
The Core Principles of the Fair Chance Movement
The core principles of the Fair Chance movement are culturally accomplished but functionally imperceptible, bordering on non-existent.The data are clear. In the last ten years, there has been no significant change in the under employment, difficulty in employment, under compensation, barriers to housing, recidivism rates or any other metric reflecting the burdens of reintegration of returning citizens.
What are the reasons for the level of support for Fair Chance Hiring from the public and business communities – 70%, 80%, and 90% – versus the abject lack of results – 0% improvement – in actual justice involved individuals being hiring?
The key to effective, result-oriented Fair Chance Hiring going forward is to make a track to run on for businesses easy to accomplish, where the goals are defined, the systems defined, all procedures defined. A Fair Chance Hiring business does not want to shoulder the burden of creating procedures, like how to weigh criminal records, how to apply nontraditional hiring criteria to reflect the unique backgrounds of potentially great hires in light of their prison experiences, or anything other than that reflecting an open heart and mind to the issue of providing jobs.
Together we can uncomplicate Fair Chance Hiring.
The Fair Chance Alliance has answered that need.
Your company led by taking the Fair Chance Business Pledge. Continue your leadership by taking the Strengthened Fair Chance Business Pledge.