Checkr Launches Checkr.org, To Accelerate Fair Chance Movement And Continue Mission To Build A Fairer Future | national news
SAN FRANCISCO, November 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Auditor, a leading tech company driving the future of work, today announced it has launched its first philanthropic group, Checkr.org. Checkr, whose mission is to build a fairer future by designing technologies to create opportunities for all, funded Checkr.org through the 1% commitment, dedicating one percent of the company’s total equity, time, profits and revenue.
One in three Americans has a criminal record, representing as many as 77 million workers who are often screened out in the hiring process when their background check reports a criminal record to their potential employer. Checkr was founded by fundamentally redesigning the background check space, making the process fairer through education, and eliminating human biases. Checkr.org share information, best practices and fund new programs to promote fair hiring, thus opening up the talent pool to more applicants in this time of talent shortage.
“Despite the challenges employers have faced in both finding and retaining talent over the past year, it is important that they prioritize diversity, including equitable talent. By investing now in talent fair, employers can find the solution to their talent shortage. Checkr.org will work to educate employers about this opportunity and to make the hiring process fair for all, ”said Chairman and CEO of Checkr and co-founder Daniel Yanishimself.
Checkr.org will focus first on San Francisco, Denver, and Orlando, where Checkr has a strong employee presence, then expands across the country. Checkr works with its external clients to provide best practices and training on fair hiring. Internally, the company aims to hire 5% of its workforce through equitable talent management programs. Checkr saw first-hand the value that equitable talent brings to the workplace, with these workers having a retention rate of 79% and a promotion rate of 44%. Last year, the fair promotion rate was about 30% higher than the overall promotion rate.
Fair hiring is one of the last hurdles in hiring DCIs. This year, Checkr is on track to meet its goal of unlocking three million applicants through fair practices, allowing them to be considered for employment with one of Checkr’s clients. The company will extend this target even further in 2022. Checkr has also launched a end to end solution for job applicants to complete the deletions and clear their criminal records. This solution, the first of its kind in the industry, removes the complexities and high legal fees typically associated with write-offs and releases the barriers to meaningful employment. Checkr.org received a $ 250,000 grant this summer to finance 1,000 free radiations in 2021.
Checkr hired Ken oliver, executive director, of CROP (Creation of Restoration Opportunities and Programs) as Executive Director of Checkr.org. Oliver, who is a paralegal and former director of state policy, was convicted of horseback riding and spent nearly 24 years in prison, including more than eight years in solitary confinement. Since his release in 2019, he has dedicated his life to serving leadership and fighting discrimination against those suffering from criminal convictions as they attempt to rebuild their lives and reintegrate into the community with housing. safe and dignified, meaningful employment and access to the economy. mobility.
“Through CROP and other organizations, I have looked for ways to make meaningful changes to the system and partner with organizations to make hiring policies, practices and even housing fairer for those who are starting their lives over, ”Oliver said. “I came to Checkr.org to take this effort to the next level and I hope we can partner with even more businesses, nonprofits and training groups to reach even more hearts and minds. They are talented people, who made mistakes and paid their debt to society. They want a fair chance at life – and a promising career is the cornerstone of that. “
“We are delighted to announce that Ken has joined our team to design and implement the strategy for our new philanthropic arm,” said Checkr Financial Director, Naeem Ishaq. “Ken has walked in the shoes of those we are committed to supporting and is uniquely positioned to lead. Checkr.org. He knows how difficult it can be for those recently incarcerated to find employment opportunities and he will be instrumental in breaking down stigma and helping to promote a fair chance. “
To hear from Oliver this week and find out more about Checkr.org, to rejoin Check before, Checkr’s Annual Customer and Thought Leadership Conference, November 9 and 10. Anyone interested in fair opportunities, hiring trends and the future of work is encouraged to register for free on checkrforward.com. To learn more about Checkr, visit here.
Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technologies to create opportunities for all. Created in 2014 and rated at 4.6 billion dollars, Checkr is building a human infrastructure for the future of work. We believe that all applicants, no matter who they are, should have a fair chance at work. That’s why we’ve designed a faster and fairer way to screen job seekers. Many of the world’s fastest growing companies use Checkr’s technology to easily initiate and review background checks. Our clients include Lyft, Instacart, Netflix, Adecco, Airbnb, Drift, Coinbase, and over tens of thousands of clients, from SMBs to Fortune 500 employers. We aim to work with our clients to unlock three million applicants by 2021. Join us in the effort to promote fair opportunities at checkr.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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