People Want Jobs That Align With Their Social Justice Beliefs. How Can Businesses Meet Those Expectations?

To attract the talent necessary to achieve business success, companies must also pursue social justice success. Editorial

Businesses across America are in a fierce competition for talent. Labor shortages are at historic levels, and new surveys show that winning employees isn’t as simple as it once was. While salary and benefits will always be critical factors in a prospective employee’s decision, 61% of workers say that they also evaluate employers on social issues, and roughly 80% expect their company to act on matters such as racism and social justice.

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Changing The Way We Dialogue About Justice Reform

Law 360 Opinion Editorial

A recent opinion piece in The Hill by DeAnna Hoskins[1] states that there is a missed opportunity to change how the country sees the justice system reform efforts due to the language being used to discuss it; and I agree.

To use terminology such as “inmate,” “offender,” “convict,” “felon,” “criminals” — even with the “ex” — invokes despair, and despair leads to the loss of hope, and the loss of hope leads to depression. This negative language is impactful regardless of whether it comes from public, private or philanthropic sectors.

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