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A behind the scenes look at the build of SHRM Studio, the first-ever broadcast hub from SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition. 

 

Bringing you the Top HR Experts, Thought Leaders and Business Leaders Live from #SHRM19

June 21, 2019

 

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the White House Second Chance Hiring event to celebrate the bipartisan efforts following the passing of the First Step Act in December 2018. Our President and CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, joined many other champions of criminal justice reform to share their stories of success and their plans for assisting people who were previously incarcerated in transitioning back into the workforce.

June 18, 2019

 

On June 14, 2019, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. spoke about second-chance hiring at the White House alongside President Trump, Kim Kardashian West and others. (Source: WH.gov)

 

 

June 14, 2019

 

 


 

Yep, you read that right.  In fact, 1 of 3 adults (of 75 million Americans) have a criminal record.  Before you Google me and try to figure out the story, and in the spirit of keeping it “real” let me share.

May 6, 2019

 

There is no doubt that the success of a company is determined by those it employs; thereby making acquisition of the appropriate and necessary talent a key priority for any business. However, with the job market tightening, employers are experiencing more difficulty in recruiting and hiring qualified employees; requiring companies to become creative with their hiring practices.

My suggestion – hire former offenders! 

April 30, 2019

 

Applying for jobs can be strenuous and nerve-wracking. The applications are tedious, and the waiting period in-between interviews and feedback can be trying. The question about criminal history is one that many applicants don’t think twice about. They can check no and move on. However, there’s a large pool of applicants who won’t even apply for the job knowing they have to answer that one question.

April 28, 2019

 

For many people, receiving a Second Chance and being given a job after being released from prison is life-changing. But their success depends on more than just being hired. It’s about the environment that they are hired into.

April 26, 2019

 

One of our employees, who has been a steady, solid performer the last two years, suddenly erupted in anger at one of our clients during a company event. Granted, the client is difficult and the event had all of us stressed out, but that’s no excuse to lose one’s temper and get into a shouting match. We immediately suspended him without pay.

April 22, 2019

 


 

I’m a researcher. Process oriented. Peacemaker. Always followed the rules growing up. My mother never allowed me to ride my bike past a group of trees to the side of our driveway, and I never did until the summer before my freshman year of high school. To say I grew up somewhat sheltered, is a bit of an understatement.

April 16, 2019

 

My name is Harley Blakeman. I am one of the roughly twenty million Americans living with a felony criminal record. As an entrepreneur, my company has taken a pain point that millions face daily and turned it into a viable business – www.HonestJobs.co – a free-to-use, national fair-chance employment platform.

April 15, 2019

On April 10 @shrmnextchat chatted with Cornbread Hustle founder Cheri Garcia @luminous_cheri and two Cornbread Hustle recruiters Juan Garcia @JuanGarciaHD and Jesus Monge @JesusMonge75 about

April 10, 2019

In this #SHRMTalent Conference and Exposition Smart Stage Session, Genevieve Martin, executive director of the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, shares that second-chance employment is a powerful tool in building thriving, inclusive workforces. See how her organization and SHRM have joined forces to help educate and empower HR professionals and organizations in providing opportunities for those with criminal backgrounds.

April 9, 2019