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.

Stories That Move Us 

We recommend starting with these stories. Why? Before you can begin solving a problem, you first need to understand it. Hear from people proximate to the problem and gain perspective on the impact of fair chance hiring. 

Meet Thedo Fair Chance Story Video
Meet Amalia Fair Chance Story Video
Meet Sam Fair Chance Story Video
Meet Danny Fair Chance Story Video
Meet Jared Fair Chance Story Video
Meet Kevin Fair Chance Story Video
Meet Zach Fair Chance Story Video
Reentry Simulation Thumb3

Reentry Simulation

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. 

Guide to Fair Chance

Blog

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.

B05 HiddenInPlainSight Webinarstill

Webinar

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.

Blogimage9

Blog

3 Things You Can Do Now to Start a Fair Chance Hiring Initiative

Learn how to kick off a fair chance hiring initiative that integrates with your hiring strategy and culture. 

Ready to learn more?

Find more fair chance hiring articles.

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. 

Blog 11 2

Blog

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. 

Shutterstock 722577382 Scaled

Webinar

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

Blog 12.21

Blog

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. 

Fair Chance Playbook Preview

EBOOK

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. 

DEI Blog 1

Blog

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. 

B12 DataDrivenDecisionMaking Webinarstill

Webinar

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.

Blog 1.4

Blog

5 Elements of Fair Chance Talent Retention and Growth 

5 ways to create a safe and successful work environment for formerly incarcerated employees. 

Unlock more insight

See more resources to help you grow your fair chance hiring program.

Blog 2.24 1

BLOG

What are Fair Chance Hiring Practices?

Whether you’re new to fair chance or in need of a refresher, here’s all the essential information to know about fair chance hiring practices. 

Celebrating Fair Chance 

Find inspiration from these fair chance innovators as they share their role in building a fairer future. 

Strively Mission Moment2
Code Tenderloin Mission Moment
The CROP Organization Mission Moment
The Last Mile Mission Moment
Second Chance Center Mission Moment
Defy Ventures Mission Moment

More Ways to Engage

Spotlighting additional opportunities to get involved with fair chance hiring. 

Unnamed 2

Better Future

At Better Future by Checkr, we think everyday people have a right to see their background check, not just when an employer or landlord runs one on you. That’s why we built this for you, 100% free, no credit card required.

Contact Checkr.org

Interested in learning more about developing a fair chance hiring program at your organization? Reach out to foundation@checkr.com