Hiring great talent is a critically important, and also enigmatic, topic for many small businesses. Especially when applicants may have a criminal record, how are you to know the right questions to ask in the application process to minimize your risk and liability and maximize the talent pool available to your business?
Attorneys from Morgan, Lewis & Bockus LLP, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the National Employment Law Project, in partnership with the Oakland Business Assistance Center, recognized the need for more information about this topic and are presenting a workshop in December to support local business owners in getting access to a relatively untapped talent pool.
The coordinators state, “One in four adults has an arrest or conviction record, often for very old or minor offenses. That’s an estimated 375,000 people in Alameda County. What potential good hires are you missing?”
The workshop, “Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Talent: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring”, is accepting registrations now.
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014
Location: Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 2
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