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Have the courage to see beyond their convictions

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Have the courage to see beyond their convictionsOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today A new bureau giving employers quick access to job applicants’ criminalrecords is very welcome if it can stop the vulnerable in care homes from beingvictims of the sort of scandals that have come to light in recent years. However, research shows that most employers will use the facility simply toscreen out applicants with convictions. This is ironic as firms are likely tocheck on criminal records only after they have satisfied themselves that thecandidate is the right person for the job. Employers could be shootingthemselves in the foot if they make a criminal record the sole criteria forrejecting a candidate. You would need to be very optimistic to expect employers to embrace theirsocial responsibility and play their part in the rehabilitation of offenders.Nevertheless, the Government must act to raise awareness of the issues amongemployers. And in organisations, HR has a chance to take a lead in spreadingbest practice in a sensitive area. Where’s the common sense in that?There are times when equality law seems to creep into areas it was neverintended to cover. It seems harsh, for example, that changes to the sexdiscrimination regulations could mean that male executives wooing clients overa round of golf could leave themselves open to claims of indirectdiscrimination against women (top story, right). If a male employee makes a habit of taking clients to lap dancing clubs tostrike deals, it seems reasonable for female colleagues to object. But banningbusiness talk on the golf course does seem draconian. It would be nice ifcommon sense were to prevail but with an army of employment lawyers scouringthe statute books for ammunition we can never be sure. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more