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Fair-Chance Hiring: Shifting from Background-Check Compliance to Talent Strategy
Westgate Ballroom B
Monday 06/24/2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Ethical Practice, HR Expertise | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Understand how to update your hiring process so that all applicants, including those with criminal records, have a fair chance to put their skills to work for you—while protecting your organization. 

You’ve likely heard the statistics on the high number of Americans with criminal records, and are aware of the national “ban-the-box” movement designed to prevent discrimination against such job applicants. But you might not know how to leverage this untapped talent pool while still protecting your company from negligent hiring and discrimination lawsuits. This session cuts through the rhetoric to provide tangible information on the why’s and how’s of hiring these individuals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to analyze criminal records when making hiring decisions to reduce bias while meeting your compliance obligations.
  • Be introduced to a model decision-making process.
  • Identify action steps to apply in your unique organization.
  • Get tips on selecting a background-check provider.
Elizabeth Speck Photo
Elizabeth Speck, Founder and principal,
MindOpen Learning Strategies LLC
Roberta Meyers Photo
Roberta Meyers, Director of State Strategy & Reentry,
Legal Action Center
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Tarik Greene, Deputy CEO,
M.A.D.E. Transitional Services