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Friday, March 15, 2013

Strategic CSR - Employees

Long term subscribers to this Newsletter will know that, on the whole, I do not put much stock in public opinion surveys, particularly when they are used to collect subjective, qualitative data, such as ethical consumption habits. That doesn’t mean they do not occasionally throw up some interesting facts, however:
“According to the study, 51 percent of human-resource managers reported that their organization has hired someone with a criminal record. The study included 2,298 U.S. hiring managers and human-resource professionals and was conducted between May 14 and June 4, 2012.”
The article in the url below discusses the barriers faced by job applicants with criminal records when searching for a job. In terms of tips of how to overcome those barriers; in addition to more obvious suggestions, such as be honest and transparent about your background (68% of respondents), the article also has other helpful hints, such as staying positive (46% of respondents), don’t apply for jobs where having a criminal record is a problem (31% of respondents), and, when all else fails:
“Consider joining the military -- 18 percent”
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Half of employers surveyed have hired someone with a criminal record
By Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder Writer
October 1, 2012