Reducing Bias & Increasing Diversity through Fair Chance Employment
Join our live webinar on Thursday, September 3, 11am PT / 2pm ET.
In the U.S. today, as many as one in three Americans have a criminal record. Even with only a minor offense, individuals with a conviction history face a major uphill battle and a long set of challenges to find a job. Once an individual has a criminal record, they face upwards of 48,000 legal barriers to employment according to the National Employment Law Project.
Though we might not think about it every day, those of us who are leaders in the HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, and People spaces can directly affect recidivism rates in the U.S. When individuals with conviction histories apply for jobs and their application is met with a high degree of scrutiny and bias, they are less likely to gain meaningful employment. Without meaningful employment, individuals are more likely to recommit offenses out of necessity or stress.
Fair Chance Employment is a set of hiring practices that help companies find a pool of qualified talent with a wide range of experiences. This can lead companies to better understand their customers, become more inclusive and diverse, and ultimately reach stronger business outcomes. By choosing to become a Fair Chance Employer, you are able to positively impact individuals with conviction histories and help to break the cycle of recidivism.
Join Checkr and MFHA on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 pm ET/11 am PT to learn how to become a Fair Chance Employer.
Our panel of experts will cover:
Fair Chance Hiring basics
How to build a Fair Chance Hiring plan
How to interview for skills and attributes
How to use individualized assessments to support candidates
How to support your fair chance hires
Gerry A. Fernandez, President & Founder, MFHA
Rehana Lerandeau, Senior Fair Chance Program Manager, Checkr
Genevieve Martin, Executive Director, Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation
Chef Jeff Henderson, Award-Winning Chef, Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker
Russalynne Griggs, Talent Acquisition Coordinator at Good Eggs
RSVP today to save your spot for this important discussion on reducing bias, seeing candidates as individuals, and breaking the cycle of recidivism.
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