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Risky Business? The Value of Employing Offenders and Ex-Offenders: An Interview With James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson

Pandeli, Jenna; O’Regan, Nicholas

Authors

Jenna Pandeli Jenna.Pandeli@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies

Nicholas O’Regan



Abstract

© The Author(s) 2019. This interview with James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson retailers, explores his innovative approach to recruitment and empowerment in the workplace. James Timpson is passionate about the employment of ex-offenders, working closely with the prison service in the United Kingdom and creating a workplace that invests in its employees. This interview offers some interesting insights into how organizations can contribute positively to society and engage seriously with improving our communities. Drawing on James’s insights, we provide a commentary on the impact that James’s work can have on ex-offenders in terms of reducing reoffending and improving the lives of a vulnerable group of people through creating a workplace culture that emphasizes empowerment. James shows how organizations can support ex-offenders and simultaneously ensure the success of the company. In fact, he shows how these two things can go hand in hand.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020-04
Journal Journal of Management Inquiry
Print ISSN 1056-4926
Electronic ISSN 1552-6542
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 2
APA6 Citation Pandeli, J., & O’Regan, N. (2020). Risky Business? The Value of Employing Offenders and Ex-Offenders: An Interview With James Timpson, Chief Executive of Timpson. Journal of Management Inquiry, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492619836167
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492619836167
Keywords employment, empowerment, ex-offenders, organisational culture, prison work, rehabilitation
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1177/1056492619836167
Additional Information Additional Information : Copyright(c)2019 Reprinted by permission of SAGE publications.

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