What advice should we give to our new employee in terms of disclosing their criminal record to their colleagues?
  • This will depend on the type of organisation that you are and the approach you’ve taken to the recruitment of people with criminal records.
  • For example, if your company is well-known as being proactively recruiting people with convictions, then it’s more likely to be expected and come less as a surprise if it becomes known.
  • On the other hand, many companies employ  people with criminal records without drawing too much attention to it.
  • It’s important to separate the importance of colleagues being aware that the company employs people with criminal records (which is important, and covered in the approach section) with the need to identify specific employees as being people with criminal records, and the details of their criminal record being shared.
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