Workers with Criminal Records: A Survey by the Society for Human Resource Management and....

The hesitation to hire people with criminal records stems mostly from concerns about general perception of the company as well as legal liability, not worker performance. This report examines the results of a human resources survey in which managers, non-managers and human resource professionals were asked about their hiring practices related to people with criminal records. The findings indicate that a thin majority of employers are open to hiring people with criminal records.


Workers with Criminal Records: A Survey by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Institute. (2018). [Survey Report]. Society for Human Resource Management. https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/trends-and-forecasting/research-and-surveys/pages/second-chances.aspx

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