9.2 million people in the UK have a criminal record. There are many myths and assumptions about who makes up this ‘ex-offender population’.
The reality is that a variety of people could be excluded from the labour market because of a criminal conviction. Employers shouldn’t assume that people with convictions pose an automatic risk to the business.
This resource takes a range of assumptions in turn, providing statistics and examples that challenge them. It highlights the case for employers to Ban the Box, in order to assess criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis and reduce the likelihood that they will exclude suitable, talented candidates.