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From the cell, to the community, to employment: Hiring insights on reconciling female identity with an applicant's criminal record

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 8 June 2021

Issue publication date: 5 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

This research paper analyzes how incarcerated women process the stigma of criminality when transitioning back into a job role. The respondents generally separated any crimes they'd committed from their sense of who they are. This gives them the confidence to make a positive fresh start upon release from prison. Employers are advised to learn more about the post-release experience, so they may accurately empathize and harness the energy and dedication these individuals can offer. Correctional facilities training people in skills that are most likely to secure them employment upon release is a sound and efficient strategy for societal reintegration purposes.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2021), "From the cell, to the community, to employment: Hiring insights on reconciling female identity with an applicant's criminal record", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 9-11. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-02-2021-0041

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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