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B The Change Weekly: January 17, 2020
Delivered on Fridays, B the Change Weekly delivers the most important and most relevant stories about people using business as a force for good. The newsletter features a weekly note from the B the Change team alongside insight and context on the stories we share here on Medium. Below is our latest roundup. To receive these insights directly in your inbox, sign up for B the Change Weekly today. Now on to the good stuff:
When you have an open position, do you go through the same motions, just as you’ve always done, to find the next hire? Do you find yourself frustrated with the process — whether you aren’t attracting diverse candidates, you have too many to wade through, or you just can’t find someone who “clicks”?
Certified B Corporations are experimenting with innovative hiring practices that are far from the same-old, same-old — and lead to more positive impact in the lives of those they hire and in how successful the business is in achieving its mission. This week, we highlight tools and practices that can help your business redesign its hiring process for the better.
Assess for the Best
It can be a challenge to know from a resume and writing sample alone who should be brought in for an interview when your company has an open position. For B Corps, this includes finding out who has the strongest commitment to — and passion for — your business’s mission.
B Work, the world’s largest hiring platform for jobs with purpose, recently released a new addition to the Fitzii assessment for employees and employers to find the best candidates looking for a job with meaning. Learn more about the tool on B The Change.
5 Game-Changing Hiring Practices
Businesses know the importance of who they hire, but some go further by emphasizing how they hire and adopting innovative hiring practices — broadening their pool of potential workers, expanding local economies and creating career options along the way.
Erase the Stigma with ‘Fair-Chance’ Hiring
As of 2017, 70 million Americans — one in three adults — had a criminal record, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, and nearly 75% of formerly incarcerated individuals remained unemployed a year after release. This means there is a largely untapped potential workforce and a social justice issue that can be addressed through how companies find and hire new employees.
B The Change asked several B Corps that use their business to create employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated job seekers about the benefits of their policies, advice for businesses ready to do the same, and what their impacted employees have to say.
Stay in the Know
Here’s your chance to catch up on all the good stuff we shared recently:
- New Assessment Helps Employers Find Job Seekers Who Want to Be a Force For Good: Introducing the First Purpose Assessment for Recruitment
- Putting Purpose First in Business: Social Entrepreneur Giselle Waters Shares How She Helps Clients and Her Company Keep Purpose at the Forefront of Work
- The Top 10 Pieces of Advice to Help You Change the World, from 50 People Who Have: Gain Inspiration from Arc Benders Who Are Making a Difference
- 3 Ways to Foster Good Social Health for Your Workers and Your Business: Make Time to Create Meaningful Connections and Build Strong Bonds at the Workplace
- We Aren’t Living Our Values. Help! What Steps Can We Take to Do So?
B the Change gathers and shares the voices from within the movement of people using business as a force for good and the community of Certified B Corporations. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the nonprofit B Lab.