The new business coalition commits to applying SHRM's guidelines for recruiting and recruiting criminal background workers. Taylor said it contains best practices for identifying candidates even before being released from prison and having open discussions on the past.
"You don't have to lie. You can tell these people your true status," Taylor said and talked about potential employees. "Just that alone would make the person more likely to apply, not even because they are not worried about being rejected."
The move also comes as companies struggling to fill open jobs in the absence of workers. According to government data, there are nearly 6.9 million open positions, but only 6.3 million people are unemployed. This means that even though everyone was hired, the company would still be short-listed.
Taylor said businesses should become more creative ̵
"If we are all fully committed, think of the difference we could make to create other chances, reduce crime and poverty, and improve the quality of life of many people," Koch said in a statement.