Q&A: How to incorporate fair chance hiring into your DEI strategy
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70 million Americans have some form of a criminal record in their past. This means there are 70 million Americans who aren’t give a fair chance and are overlooked as viable job candidates.

Believe it or not, fair chance hiring is a key part of DEI strategies, and it’s something companies don’t really think about.

In this episode, Jordan Martinez, Marketing Manager at Checkr, interviews Ken Oliver, Executive Director of Checkr.org, Checkr’s corporate social responsibility program in philanthropic initiative.

Listen in as he shares insight into what fair chance hiring is, the benefits it can generate, and how organizations can incorporate it into their DEI strategy.

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On this episode, you’ll hear:

  • [01:02] Ken’s background in social work and DEI
  • [02:41] Being a product-first corporate social responsibility endeavor
  • [03:58] What is fair chance hiring and how it relates to DEI
  • [06:14] Overcoming your biases
  • [08:03] Where to start incorporating fair chance hiring practices
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