Best Practices in Sourcing, Hiring and Retaining Justice-Impacted Individuals | Sessions

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Best Practices in Sourcing, Hiring and Retaining Justice-Impacted Individuals
In-Person Monday 06/12/2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
This presentation will describe how the activities and supports can be used to support diverse learners and produce talent pipelines for your company. 

17 million people have a felony in the United States.  119M have an immediate family member that has been incarcerated in prison or jail.  Yet, up to 75% of formerly incarcerated individuals remain unemployed one year after their release. According to Wendy Safstrom, SMRM Foundation's Executive director, 'The value of untapped talent must be recognized as more than a matter of social good or community goodwill; workers from these groups provide high return on investment and unique skills that employers should be realizing, and we want HR professionals to be more reflective of these diverse populations.'  This panel will provide a strategic overview of a program that operates inside the DC DOC and how employers can create similar approaches to finding and hiring emerging talent that is justice-impacted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the value of unique training programs for justice-impacted individuals.
  • Identify a strategic blueprint for implementing similar programs for your industry.
  • Learn ongoing strategies for supporting justice-impacted populations at your company.

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Arti V. Finn, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer,
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Amy Lopez, Former Deputy Director, DC Department of Corrections ,
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