Building Community Partnerships
This video explores the impact that a good community partner can have on a second chance hiring program. Community partners greatly improve the success of a second chance hiring program by providing support such as candidate screening, training services and transportation assistance. Learn what to look for when choosing a community partner and use our community partnership scorecard to help you find the best fit.
Navigating the Application Process
This video explores the best practices for structuring a job application process and interviews to welcome a second chance applicant. Giving candidates the opportunity to show off their skills through their resumes and interviews instead of focusing on past convictions will give them the best chance at success. Making simple changes in the language used by your company in job postings and promoting your company as a second chance employer will encourage individuals with prior convictions to apply.
Best Practices for Background Checks
This video explores the challenges with background checks when engaging in second chance hiring. Background checks can unfairly hinder a candidate’s chances of gaining employment. Learn about the issues with the background check process and allow candidates to explain their own circumstances. Background checks should be the final step in the hiring process, not the first.
Tips for Success
This video provides tips for success that can help companies implement and improve a second chance hiring program. These best practices include offering mentorship programs, partnering with an organization to train candidates in skills and providing retention supports. These changes can improve employees’ experiences and give them the opportunity to grow within an organization.