What is fair chance?
At Checkr, we believe people with records should have the opportunity to move forward from their past. Fair chance hiring refers to the practice of hiring people with criminal records. It is built on the premise that everyone, regardless of their background, has the right to be fairly assessed for a role they are qualified to hold.
By practicing fair chance hiring, companies can tap into a pool of qualified, diverse talent with a wide range of experiences that builds diversity and ultimately leads to stronger business outcomes.
Fair chance dashboard
Your organization’s fair chance dashboard can be accessed by clicking the Fair chance tab within your Checkr Dashboard. This dashboard displays hiring-related education, resources, and analytics for customers that have available data.
The fair chance dashboard is available for all customers who use Checkr products for employment purposes. The fair chance dashboard is not applicable for customers who use our products for tenant, insurance, or business purposes.
The data in this dashboard is visible to users within your organization that have permission to view analytics. This includes admin users and any other roles that have been given explicit permission to view analytics in the Checkr dashboard.
Please note that not all customers will see the analytics documented below and that some customers may only see one of the two. Whether or not you see these analytics is dependent on your organization’s available data.
Adverse Action Rate bar chart
The 3-bar chart feature displays your adverse action rate as compared to that of “average” and “high fair chance” customers of a similar size over the past year.
Adverse action rate represents [the total number of candidates that your organization has initiated adverse action for] / [the total number of reports with a status of “Consider].
Similar size is defined as customers conducting a similar number of background checks per year.
Average is the adverse action rate of the 50th percentile for your group of customers of a similar size.
High fair chance is the adverse action rate of the top 10% of accounts (of your group of customers of a similar size) with the lowest adverse action rates.
Fair chance opportunity metric breakdown
This section shows the total candidates adverse actioned in the past year with a breakdown of candidates by 4 charge categories:
- Pending charges: A pending charge means that no official decision has been made (i.e. there has not been a guilty or not-guilty finding), and the case is still ongoing.
- Petty charges: Petty charges are the lowest level in severity, meaning the charge may not be serious in nature and may not be as relevant to your business or job type.
- Charges over 7 years old: The more time that has passed, the less likely an individual is to commit another offense. Charges older than 7 years old have surpassed the statistical reoffense rate.
- Charges from when the candidates were younger than 25 years old: The EEOC encourages employers to consider factors such as age at the time of offense when determining eligibility for candidates with records. Emerging science about brain maturation suggests that adolescent brains continue to mature well into the 20s. Additionally, per many world organizations, like the United Nations, “youth” is defined as people younger than 25 years old. This means that candidates who were younger than 25 at the time of the offense could be considered a “youth.”
For more information about fair chance hiring practices, review Checkr's Fair Chance Mission.