In 2019, Community Justice Scotland (CJS) commissioned independent research to understand the extent and nature of the employment of people with convictions in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland.
This research indicates that more than half of SMEs in Scotland have already employed someone with a conviction. And, the majority said it had been a positive experience for them or the employee. Employers have said that being open to people with convictions gives them access to a wider talent pool. Download the full report and read more here.