June 18 - Getting Talent Back to Work: Second Chances for Those with Criminal Records (Webcast)

JUNE 18, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Webcast (FREE for Members)

Every single year, almost ¾ of a million men and women are released from prison and seek to enter the workforce. Yet despite the growing need among U.S. employers for workers, applicants with a criminal record often face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment.

As the nation reaches nearly full employment, business leaders and human resources professionals are considering this previously overlooked population for the first time as a source for workers. In fact, job applicants with criminal records are proving to be a viable workplace solution for many organizations.

Hear from Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Divisional Director West, explains SHRM's Getting Talent Back To Work initiative and provides an overview of our Getting Talent Back To Work Toolkit which has the information, guidance, and tools needed for businesses to hire confidently from this untapped labor pool and make a real social impact.

  • Understand overview of SHRM's Getting Talent Back to Work initiative
  • Learn information and tools on how to tap the labor pool of those with criminal records and create opportunities for them in your organization

PDC: 1
Member: FREE
Non-member: $25




With more than 25 years of human resources experience, Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP, is a Senior HR leader specializing in Business Partner Support, HR Strategy and Services. He has a proven track record at The Coca-Cola Company, eBay and Motorola for getting organizations aligned, evaluating their strengths, and driving global projects. Jon is currently SHRM’s Divisional Director and the California Field Services Leader based in Sacramento, California. In this role he is responsible for leading SHRM’s Field Services team and for helping our chapters and members grow as part of SHRM’s 300,000-member centric organization, impacting millions of employees in workforces worldwide.  

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Wendy Fong
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