Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Great Resignation, it’s harder than ever for businesses to hire the right people. As a business leader I am well acquainted with the fierce competition employers across the country face, particularly when hiring logistics, manufacturing, and construction workers. I’m steeped in it every day.
But at U.S. Rubber in Colton, Calif., we have a not-so-secret weapon in the quest for talent, one that has helped our business manufacturing sustainable rubber fitness flooring and acoustical underlayment grow by over 100 percent since the pandemic began. That weapon is second-chance hiring. It could help other companies grow, too.