Is the tech industry ignoring an untapped resource by excluding people with criminal records?
People with criminal records are often shut out of the labour market. But some companies have recognised that so-called 'second chance' and 'fair chance' hiring can help them find more workers.
In this episode of the Next Stage podcast, Checkr co-founder and CEO Daniel Yanisse joins Sojourner Elleby, editorial producer at Bloomberg Quicktake, to find out just how much people with criminal records have to offer businesses and society.
Checkr practises what it preaches. According to Daniel, “[Checkr] started hiring people directly from prison about five or six years ago. And when we gave them some opportunities, they really succeeded, flourished and became our best employees.”
Daniel Yanisse, co-founder and CEO at Checkr, was in conversation with Sojourner Elleby, editorial producer at Bloomberg Quicktake, on Remote at Collision 2023.
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