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Level Up for Fair Chance Hiring: Overcoming Unconscious Bias
Tuesday 06/30/2020 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM Add to calendar
| Competencies: Business Acumen, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation

As SHRM's Getting Talent Back to Work pledge so accurately states, "job applicants with criminal records are proving to be a viable workplace solution for many organizations" as businesses compete for the best talent. Yet stories on the ground from both the hiring side and the candidate side tell us that we're not where we could be yet. One major factor (though certainly not the only one) is unconscious bias. Join us for real talk, no sugarcoating, about the challenges and opportunities in taking Fair Chance Employment to the next level and real-world strategies to help you make it happen.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to describe the effects of unconscious bias on hiring practices relating to people with criminal records.
  • Hear lessons learned from decades of the “ban-the-box” policy and practice to apply to your own unique workplaces.
  • Gain tips and tools for advancing honest discussions about unconscious bias related to criminal records in your workplace.
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Elizabeth Speck, Founder and Principal,
MindOpen Learning Strategies LLC
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Tarik Greene, Deputy CEO,
M.A.D.E. Transitional Services