HR: You're Doing It Wrong: Criminal, Past

  • Publication Date:
    April 2012
  • Report Number:
    TCBR47

More kids have been busted for smoking pot and underage drinking than ever before—and now those kids are all grown and applying for full-time jobs with global corporations. How much of an impact should an arrest, even without a conviction, have on your hiring decisions? Should you employ someone who was arrested for smoking weed as a kid? If you’re a retailer, what do you do with a job candidate who was arrested earlier in life for stealing clothes at Forever 21? Most importantly, how do you manage a workforce in which young kids with a history of making mistakes are now adults whom you’ll potentially entrust to lead important and critical projects at your organization?

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