Please note that Checkr does not evaluate the information returned on your report and does not influence or otherwise make engagement decisions.
At Checkr, we know that background check records alone do not provide the full picture of a candidate. Everyone has the capacity to make mistakes, and our potential extends beyond what may have happened in the past. Every individual has a unique story that is worth hearing.
We’re proud to provide employers the opportunity to utilize Candidate Stories, a feature that allows your story to be told directly to the company you applied with, as shown below:
If the company you applied with is not using this feature, you will need to provide additional information to them directly. You can determine if the company you applied with has this feature available by logging in to the Candidate Portal and scrolling to the bottom of the page to see if there is a “Share your story” option:
Clicking on “Share your story” will allow you to: (1) provide general information about yourself, (2) provide information about a specific record or records on your report; and (3) upload any documentation to support the information you choose to provide.
If you would like to provide general information about yourself, there are example prompts to help you think about what additional information you can provide:
If you would like to provide information about a specific record or records on your report, there are also example prompts to help you think about how you can provide additional context about your record:
Candidate Stories give decision-makers a chance to better understand the person behind the background check. As more candidates tell their stories, the meaning of trust and safety will grow, normalizing hiring people with records and giving everyone a fair chance at employment. Check the Candidate Portal to see if this option is available for you.