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HR Zone Members Newswire #159 – Would You Hire An Ex-Criminal?


HR Zone Members Newswire Issue 159
11 July 2006

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Editor’s note
Persons with spent convictions should not be discriminated
against for the purposes of work, promotion or training. That is
the official line but how many businesses would feel comfortable
taking on an ex-criminal or finding one in their midst. Can HR
can ever turn a blind eye and offer a clean sheet? Sarah
Fletcher asked HR members for their views including West
London’s YMCA and Battersea Dogs Home, two organisations that
speak from experience.

Annie Hayes MCIPD
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Would you hire an ex-criminal?
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What’s the answer? Notice of intention to resign
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