Sessions

General Session
General Session: Advocacy in Action - How to responsibly recruit, employ and retain individuals with criminal backgrounds at your organization
Grand Ballroom
Monday 03/18/2019 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM Add to calendar
0.75 SHRM PDCs
Workplace Application:
Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation demystifies employment of people with criminal backgrounds. Learn from a host of experts that demonstrate the power, possibility and practicality of embracing the employment philosophy called for in SHRM's recent Getting Talent Back to Work pledge.   

With passage of the SHRM-supported First Step Act, Congress sent a clear signal that employment of individuals with criminal records is a nonpartisan issue.  Nearly 700,000 people are released from prison each year and are often locked out of the job market. Those who have served their time should not be overlooked by employers, especially when businesses are experiencing a human capital crisis. SHRM is continuing the momentum of the legislation with a nationwide call for business leaders and individuals to pledge to consider all qualified candidates. Join this session where representatives from Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, one of the first companies to commit to inclusive hiring, shares their calling to demystify employment of people with criminal backgrounds. After listening to their origin story, you’ll hear from a host of experts that demonstrate the power, possibility and practicality of embracing this employment philosophy.

In this session, you will:

  • Hear from an expert bench - addressing common concerns and misconceptions around hiring people with criminal backgrounds.
  • Learn what you need to know about insurance, employment law, background screening and more.
  • Interact with panel participants and HR professionals to address your questions and concerns.
Genevieve Martin Photo
Presenter:
Genevieve Martin, Executive Director,
Dave's Killer Bread Foundation
Pamela Mack Photo
Presenter:
Pamela Mack, Vice President, Business Development,
Occuscreen, LLC
Heidi Mason, SHRM-CP Photo
Presenter:
Heidi Mason, SHRM-CP, Attorney,
Innova Legal Advisors PC