Every year, companies, big and small, gather at the JobTrain Bridge Summit to share their knowledge and ideas, celebrate innovation and inclusivity, and learn new methods to help develop a talented and diverse workforce.
This year, our very own VP of Talent, Arthur Yamamoto attended the event on behalf of Checkr and accepted the 2019 Innovation Award! The Bridge Innovation Awards are an opportunity to honor the new, experimental models within the company with exceptional hiring practices for people with nontraditional backgrounds.
We’re honored to be one of the recipients of this year’s Bridge Innovation Awards. Diversity and inclusion are deeply ingrained in our mission of building a fairer future, and this award is an important validation of all our efforts in the category. In the last few years, we’ve devoted ourselves to building a more inclusive and diverse community. From rolling out new initiatives like the Rooney Rule+, and opening up our candidate pools to source and recruit more diverse talent, we’ve worked tirelessly to bring in new and different perspectives from people of varying backgrounds.
We’ve also made great strides with fair chance hiring. By adopting fairer hiring practices, we’ve been able to bring in a community of people with different lived experiences whose perspectives are crucial to our success. Fair chance hiring has had such a positive impact on our business that we’ve committed to ensuring that at least 5 percent of our full-time workforce will be people with criminal records.
While we still have a long way to go in our mission to building a fairer future for all, we’re proud of all the momentum we’ve gathered, and more importantly the incredible, diverse team we’ve built.
If you’re passionate about building a fairer, more inclusive future, come join us! We’re hiring for multiple roles across all departments.
The BRIDGE Awards are an opportunity to bring together businesses who are like-minded in their conviction to offer equal employment opportunities and economic stability to all people, regardless of their background. You can learn more about the awards here.