Monday, December 5, 2022, 1 pm MT
Join the Colorado Fair Chance Hiring Initiative and fair chance hiring experts from across the country to learn about the concept of fair chance hiring, why it matters, and the steps your company can take to implement these practices.
An estimated 70 million people in the United States—nearly one in three adults—have a prior arrest or conviction record. And that criminal record can follow a person for decades, long after they’ve served their time and paid their debt to society. Fair chance hiring is built on the premise that everyone, regardless of their background, has the right to be fairly assessed for a role they are qualified for. Companies that practice fair chance hiring are able to tap into a larger pool of qualified, diverse talent with a wide range of experiences, better understand their customers, and ultimately, reach stronger business outcomes.
Evaluating your own hiring practices for fairness is critical and building out your own fair chance hiring plan can open new and valuable talent pools as well as improve workplace culture to ensure qualified candidates are not being passed up.
Harris Rollinger, Co-Founder & Director, Fair Chance Hiring
Melissa Dickerson, Chief of Staff, Honest Jobs, Inc.
Tameka Montgomery, CEO, Core Strategy Partners