Using individualized assessments for background checks to widen your candidate pool

This session recording is from Greenhouse Open Conference 2022, in partnership with Checkr.

Today’s labor shortages and competitive hiring landscape have made filling new positions hard. In fact, Glassdoor reports that it costs $4,000 and takes 52 days for the average company in the US to hire a new employee.

In order to widen candidate pools and keep up with changing worker expectations, companies are evolving their hiring processes to reduce bias and build more representative workforces. More and more, hiring teams are welcoming candidates who have criminal records. Integrating fair chance hiring into your company can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

When a candidate has a criminal record on their background check, there is a process to escalate and adjudicate the candidate’s record efficiently while also remaining fair and unbiased. This process is called an individualized assessment.

Join us to learn actionable ways to conduct individualized assessments to benefit both your organization and the candidate.


  • Chris Johnson, Checkr, Director of Industry Strategy
  • Ryan Wilkins, Checkr, Strategic Solutions Engineer
  • Andrew Beeks, Elemy, Director of People Operations