It would make commercial sense, but if they have prejudices against people with unspent convictions, or specific unspent convictions, they probably won't change. They'll just blame someone else, or Brexit, or lazy Brits or whoever. Amazon are prepared to pay a bonus of £1k to new starters, rather than drop their clean DBS policy, so I'd expect other employers to follow that line rather than be reasonable. Unfortunately. 🤬
Robert Lightfoot, former head of NASA, said it succinctly in his parting speech in April 2018: Protecting against risk and being safe are not the same thing ... [W]e must move from risk management to risk leadership. From a risk management perspective, the safest place to be is on the ground. From a risk leadership perspective, I believe thats the worst place [we] can be.