LifeAfter #9 - HOW TO DONATE & PATROL in PRIVATE CAMP?
Case | HBS Case Collection | October 2019
Nehemiah Mfg. Co.: Providing a Second Chance
Michael Chu, Brian Trelstad and John Masko
Two years later, the pair made their first “second-chance” hire of a convicted felon, a successful experiment which would grow to define the company. By 2019, Nehemiah’s factory floor, as well as several supervisory and management positions, would be staffed by ex-offenders. With a robust net of social support services and a non-profit foundation for training peer companies in how to hire second-chance employees, Meyer and Palmer advocated using second-chance hiring to decrease turnover and create staff loyalty.
This case deals with the challenges and opportunities associated with growing a manufacturing company while prioritizing a social mission, and enables students to evaluate the potential of second-chance hiring programs.
Keywords: Social Entrepreneurship; Retention; Selection and Staffing; Employment; Human Capital; Growth Management; Brands and Branding; Social Marketing; Mission and Purpose; Prejudice and Bias; City; Urban Scope; Consumer Products Industry; Manufacturing Industry; Ohio; United States;