Finding Success in Fair Chance Hiring with Ken Oliver of Checkr

February 19, 2024
Hosted by Sharon Schneider

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Experts estimate that there are seventy- to one hundred-million Americans with an arrest record - that's one in three citizens. "Fair chance hiring" is a philosophy that encourages you to go beyond the background check - and inquire about individual stories that help us see applicants as complete and complex people. The benefits to your business are significant - fill positions faster, gain loyal employees and build a culture of inclusion that benefits everyone - not just those with an arrest record. Our guest Ken Oliver, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Checkr and Executive Director of the Checkr Foundation, shares his wisdom and know-how around implementing fair chance hiring in the tech sector and beyond.

Socially-Responsible Business

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Do you want to do well by doing good? If you are a business owner who wants to use the power of free enterprise to help not just yourself and your own family, but your employees, your community and the world at large - this show is for you. Host Sharon Schneider, a serial entrepreneur and impact advisor to some of the world's most prominent families, will help you uncover all the ways that you can use your business as a force for good. Every show will include practical ideas and tools that you can implement right away - and it's not about spending more money, it's about thinking, and spending, differently.

Sharon Schneider

With over 20 years of experience across entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and impact investing, Sharon Schneider is the founder of Integrated Capital Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that helps founders and family offices create positive social change. She is the author of "Handbook for an Integrated Life: a Practical Guide to Aligning Your Everyday Choices with Your Internal Compass," a #1 New Release on Amazon that helps individuals live into their values. Sharon has a track record of building and leading innovative programs and organizations that integrate impact goals across philanthropy, investing, business, and household operations. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Telluray Foundation, the founding Director of the Walton Personal Philanthropy Group, and the co-founder and CEO of Moxie Jean, a for-profit social enterprise that was acquired by Schoola in 2015. She has also been recognized as one of the 100 top names in Chicago innovation, a Chicago Innovation Award winner, and a Who's Who in Impact Investing. Sharon is passionate about empowering and inspiring others to use their talents, resources, and every possible leverage point to make a more just world for all.

Episode Directory

February 2024

  • 2/26/2024: Creating a Culture of Social Impact with Donte Johnson Coming Soon
  • 2/19/2024: Finding Success in Fair Chance Hiring with Ken Oliver of Checkr Listen Now
  • 2/12/2024: Crowdfunding for your business with Devin Thorpe Listen Now
  • 2/5/2024: Day to Day Implementation Listen Now

January 2024

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