Employers considering hiring ex-offenders in 2023
A new study has found that almost two third of employers said they would think about employing ex-offenders this year.
The research conducted by Sodexo discovered that employers would be willing to hire former prisoners. However, it also revealed that nearly one in five (17%) would only employ an ex-offender if the job position has been open for longer than six months.
This shows that recruiters still see ex-offenders as more of a last resort, rather than a good person for the job position.
To further support this data 25% of employers said they were worried employees would re-offend. This was also the case when they were asked if they feared for the safety of the rest of the workforce.
The data almost found that almost a quarter (23%) said they would not trust them to behave appropriately at work.