According to recent research, nearly every employer conducts a background check as part of the hiring process. But many job applicants aren’t aware of what’s on their background check until they’ve been denied employment. For the 1 in 3 Americans who have a criminal record (as many as have a college degree), it can be the difference between getting the job they need or remaining sidelined from the workforce.
That’s why we’re rolling out Better Future, a free background check for consumers. For the first time, we’re putting jobseekers in the driver’s seat by giving them a clear view into their history and ability to take proactive steps to manage their background. This includes correcting any inaccuracies before they apply or interview for a job, which protects their identity against incorrect information that may appear in public records. In some markets, we can also connect consumers who have a criminal record with a free service to see they qualify for a reduction or dismissal.
“I believe everyone has the right to see their background check, not just when an employer runs one on you,” says Daniel Yanisse, Co-founder and CEO of Checkr. “Similar to the advent of the free credit report, a free background check can give jobseekers greater control over their financial future and help them unlock their personal potential in new ways.”
Ultimately, our goal is to make finding a job fairer and more transparent for everyone. To get your free background check today, visit Better Future.