Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Second Chance Solution

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) (PST)



The Second Chance Solution

Join our Guest Speaker, Founder and Executive Director of Recovery Career ServicesTy Reed, as he helps guide your business to a better understanding of the second chance solution. 

Many employers are having difficulty filling positions due to various factors, is yours one of them? The large - and often - overlooked and untapped pool of individuals in recovery or with past criminal justice involvement may be the resource that is missing from your recruitment strategy. Ty will help you shed, the "stigma" of hiring others in recovery or with a criminal record. 

Create a win-win situation: businesses like yours can make a positive impact within the community while improving your bottom line, while the employee gets a job that provides income, self-esteem, and hope. 

The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. As a result, the US workforce includes a significant number of people with criminal records, which presents a challenge for job seekers — and an incredible opportunity for smart employers. Routine complaints about the lack of available talent for hard-to-fill positions may be addressed by dipping into this often overlooked and untapped talent pool. The stereotypes just aren’t accurate. Statistically, “individuals with criminal records have a much longer tenure and are less likely to quit their jobs voluntarily than other workers.” This workshop explores the advantages of hiring people with criminal histories and advises employers on how to have more inclusive hiring practices.

Employers should know that providing these opportunities is not charity or a handout. There is real talent in the pool of people in recovery or those with criminal convictions. These potential employees  are ready and eager to make a real, positive contribution to an organization and are far more likely to offer loyalty and enthusiasm in return for a chance.

Listen to Mr. Reed, talk about his upcoming Workshop, please click HERE

Learn how to source quality candidates from this pool of overlooked and untapped talent. Ty will share with you, which local agencies provide worker retraining for individuals who are rebuilding their lives. These agencies offer ongoing support and wraparound employee services while connecting employers with a pool of applicants who've already received services and completed training. 

Meet Our Guest Presenter

Ty Reed, MBA, PHR, CWDP, CPC  |  Thriving in Recovery as a 2nd Chance Employment Pro | Career, Comebacks and Adversity Coach | Certified Workforce Development Professional | Keynote and Workshop Speaker | Certified Peer Counselor 

Since entering recovery in 2016, Ty Reed has rebuilt his life and now uses the lessons learned while recovering from homelessness, addiction, and life as a petty criminal to help others.

Through his nonprofit, 
Recovery Career Services, which is dedicated to helping people in recovery find and keep employment, he provides career coaching and development to assist individuals in rebuilding their professional lives.

Ty also uses public speaking, storytelling, workshops, and webinars to communicate his message to those in recovery, their families, and the business community about the importance of desperation, hope, and second chances. 

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INNOVATE the Workplace is a series of engaging Workshops delivered by and local, state and nationally-sought-out speakers and teachers whose trainings ignite employees to implement new and innovative strategies in the areas of employee care, human resources and community engagement. We focus on enhancing workplace unity, minimizing organizational division and improving company cultures. 


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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM) (PST)
10:00 - 11:30am
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