Beyond Ban the Box: Should TA leaders revise their criminal background policy to source new talent?

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March 1, 2018 by Verified First

Ban the Box


Recently, the New York Times reported on a changing landscape in the hiring space, in the article “As Labor Pool Shrinks, Prison Time Is Less of a Hiring Hurdle. According to the article, many employers are relaxing their criminal background policies to allow themselves to open a new talent pool: people with criminal backgrounds and even, in the case of municipal employer, current inmates.

While recent “Ban the Box” laws have played a part in this trend, there is much more to the story. We asked two experts at Verified First, a leading background and drug screening company, to weigh in about this trend. Michael Lotterstein is Vice President at Verified First, and Elyzabeth Ambra is Compliance Director.

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