Key Takeaways :
The background check process must be humanizing and should allow candidates the opportunity to provide additional context and represent themselves fully
Companies investing in technology and training can help make their hiring process more inclusive and help reduce the barriers preventing qualified candidates from accessing employment
Fairness in background checks is an important step for companies to consider when implementing Fair Chance hiring initiatives
Forbes highlights Checkr and its efforts to change the way employers view the background check process. The article discusses how important it is to allow job applicants the opportunity to provide additional context after being flagged for having a conviction history. Fairness in background checks helps companies that want to widen their talent pools and meet emerging hiring needs. To read more about how the field is trying to think about background checks read the Forbes article here!