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'Practicing What They Preach': A Look Inside Koch's Second-Chance Hiring Efforts


Monica Stopczynski was hiring for an open manufacturing position at Koch Industries when she found a young man whose job skills and enthusiastic attitude made him a perfect fit. She made him an offer and set up a routine background check. That’s when the rosy scenario dimmed.

“I could feel his energy just drain out of our conversation,” recalls Monica, a talent solutions recruiter for Koch. “He said, ‘I’ve been down this road before with other companies.’”

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