The Second Chance Business Coalition (SCBC) recently announced that five major employers, including Aon, have joined the nationwide effort to create economic opportunity for the approximately 78 million Americans with criminal records. That makes 35 large companies that are now committed to expanding second chance employment and advancement practices.
“This initiative to increase economic opportunities for a greater number of individuals aligns with Aon’s goal to build a resilient and sustainable workforce focused on the future,” said Aon CEO Greg Case. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to fostering inclusion and diversity in the workplace, but through this collaboration, we will continue to create new opportunities for talented individuals.”
As part of Aon’s overall inclusion and diversity (I&D) strategy, two areas of focus are recruiting and representation – driving inclusive hiring practices and ensuring the workforce is reflective of our communities. This initiative represents an extension of our efforts to continue to expand the talent pool and create new employment opportunities, building a more future-focused, resilient workforce. Joining this coalition reflects our commitment to creating a workplace that supports and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, a founding partner of the SCBC, 85 percent of human resources and 81 percent of business leaders report that individuals with criminal records perform the same as or better than employees without criminal records.
Read more about Aon’s commitment to I&D here.