It’s time to build a future that serves everyone
Welcome to Checkr’s fair chance hiring hub! Explore resources, find ways to engage, and hear stories that celebrate fair chance hiring. No matter what stage you’re in on your fair chance journey—novice, expert, or somewhere in between—we have the tools to help you build a successful fair chance hiring program.
Walk in the shoes of someone leaving prison and reentering society. This thought-provoking experience will both enlighten and challenge your perceptions around system-impacted individuals and their pursuit of employment. Take the time to learn and share its powerful message with your friends and colleagues.
Get started with fair chance hiring
Learn how to launch a fair chance hiring program at your organization.
Your guide to getting started with fair chance hiring
The new decade has awakened us collectively to what is essential — access to safety, community, and employment. As we confront the cracks in America’s social system, we also confront some harrowing truths.
Hidden in plain sight: Untapped talent
This conversation with investor and author Jeff Korzenik and Checkr.org Executive Director Ken Oliver will highlight the business case for fair chance hiring and how it can open the floodgates of qualified talent.
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Expand your fair chance hiring program
Ready to implement fairer hiring practices? Looking to optimize and expand your existing program? These resources are for you.
How to run a fair chance interview
Take these three steps to run a skills-based interview that helps identify and recruit fair chance talent.
Prioritizing fairness and DE&I in your hiring strategy
Learn how you can maintain a fair and inclusive hiring culture that will inspire top talent
When the record needs review: Best practices for individualized assessments
Individualized assessments help you to fairly assess and determine whether a candidate’s criminal record should disqualify them for the particular role.
The diversity group you’re overlooking: How to be a fair chance employer
Employment is the single most important influence on decreasing recidivism. As a hiring manager, business leader, or HR leader, this is where you can make an impact and help break the cycle.
Take fair chance hiring to the next level
Tips for developing a long-term hiring strategy that attracts and retains fair chance talent.
The future of DEI and fair chance hiring in 2022
DEI and fair chance experts share tips to create an inclusive workplace in 2022 and beyond.
Data-driven decision making: Research for inclusive hiring
In this session, Amanda Agan, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, examines how employers can use data to challenge outdated assumptions, make informed decisions, and consider the human impact of policies that categorically disqualify people from work.
More ways to engage
Spotlighting additional opportunities to get involved with fair chance hiring.
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Be inspired by the unbelievable hardiness and vigor of a community who dares to transform punitive systems into healing ones, and who defy the status quo to change the world for the better in TEDxSanQuentin: Challenging Fears After Prison featuring expert fair chance speakers, practitioners, and artists.