Last week, we asked: Are you willing to hire ex-convicts for positions in your company?
- Yes, but we are only willing to do it for certain positions, 35%
- Yes — we are willing to work with them on a case-by-case basis for any position, 33%
- We don’t know whether we hire ex-convicts, 18%
- No, but we have in the past, 13%
I’m always interested in knowing who doesn’t know if they are hiring ex-convicts. I think many HR pros are smart about evaluating the circumstances of any conviction but simply choosing to ignore possible issues is next to criminal itself. One-fifth of you not knowing is an awfully high percentage, especially with the affordability of background checks.