Ricoh – Asking at job offer stage

As part of our guidance on when to ask about criminal records, we highlight the example of Ricoh:

In order to ban the box, Ricoh carried out a review of their recruitment practices, taking into consideration their existing security policies and a desire to recruit fairly. As a result, the company revised its security policy for each role to ensure the appropriate assessment of risk is carried out, ranging from only basic employment checks for some roles to in-depth checks for others, according to customer requirements. Applicants are only asked about criminal convictions at the stage of being offered a job, allowing Ricoh to judge a candidate’s suitability for a role before taking into account any convictions.

As featured in BITC’s Ban the Box – A Practical Guide for Employers


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