Why You Should Become A Fair-Chance Employer
#1: The Difference You Can Make
It’s not hard to imagine how important gainful employment can be for someone trying to bounce back from drug addiction or incarceration. That’s why becoming a fair-chance employer can make such a huge difference in the lives of others.
#2: The Numerous Financial Benefits
Many employers fear that people in recovery will threaten their business success. In reality, they often offer a variety of unique strengths not found in other workers, including the following.
Many who’ve been called weak because of their addiction combat the stigma by pushing themselves harder, including at work. In addition, the life skills learned in therapy and support groups—including persistence, honesty, open-mindedness, and the ability to communicate—can be of tremendous value in the workplace.
Motivated to exceed expectations, many people in recovery work harder, record higher attendance, and stay longer with their company.
When employers take hiring and training costs into account, it’s often less expensive to support an employee through recovery than to lose them.
Having a second chance at life can translate into extreme gratitude, loyalty, and dedication. Because the company betters their lives so greatly, they dedicate themselves to bettering the company.
A Constructive Workplace
Employees in recovery are dedicated to showing up sober and ready for work each day. They also watch out for one another, hold each other accountable, watch for signs of reuse, and pick up shifts for anyone who’s struggling—a degree of teamwork that’s not easy to find among the general population.
Larger Applicant Pool
Because they’re so connected, hiring a person in recovery can quickly introduce an employer to a multitude of grateful, loyal, and hardworking employees.
Numerous Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are available to help employers offset the risks of investing in those in recovery while Supported Employment Programs (SEPs) can supplement the first-year salary of a participating candidate, allowing employers to land a dream candidate while also saving money and receiving valuable training services.
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A Complete Package of Assistance
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