Gain actionable tools and approaches to
    strengthen your firm’s DEI strategy

Build a More Inclusive Workforce

Since 1991, Cara has moved people facing barriers to employment—such as criminal justice involvement or lower educational credentials—into more than 10,000 jobs at 70%, same-firm, one-year retention rates in industries like customer services, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, and property management. Leveraging our expertise working with thousands of job seekers and employers, we are turning this experience into actionable steps employers can take to attract, hire, and cultivate diverse talent from nearby communities.

Our Inclusive Employment Institutes

Through our virtual institute—a four-session, interactive training—we invite HR leaders, recruiters, DEI champions, and operations professionals to explore tactics, tools, and approaches they can take to diversify their workforce with talent often sidelined by the mainstream economy. In doing so, employers will walk away understanding how these untapped talent pools can serve as a strategic advantage that can bring their DEI, CSR, and hiring plans to life.


Explore inclusive hiring practices to grow your talent pipeline with diverse talent from nearby communities.


Gain perspective on how to use a competency-based approach to assess new talent, strengthen retention, and promote growth. 


Eliminate biases that prevent diverse talent from joining and advancing in your organization.


Cultivate and communicate a culture that both attracts untapped talent and helps employees “stick and stay.”


Collaborate with peers to understand what works for other employers, and workshop new strategies for your firm.

Sourcing & Hiring Institute

In this Institute, Cara Plus partners with employers focused on growing and diversifying their talent pipelines by tapping into overlooked talent in the community. This is a hands-on experience that equips your team with tangible strategies and practices to recruit and hire diverse talent.

Retention & Advancement Institute

This Institute is an opportunity for employers to examine their team and culture as important factors that influence whether diverse talent will leave, languish, or reach their full potential in your organization. Collaborate with our team and your peers to discover how you can retain and advance diverse talent in your workforce.

  • “I learned so much! I have attended several DEI trainings over the past few years but really appreciated the collaboration and tailored approach provided by the Cara Inclusive Employment Institute. Learning from not only the Cara experts but also members of the Cara community and other companies that are tackling DEI challenges was incredibly valuable. Thank you so much! ”
    – Jillian Radke, North America Head of Campus Recruitment, AON
  • “You’re being biased in your hiring practices and you don’t even realize it. It’s happening every day, but you are oblivious. Implicit biases are preventing you from creating a Diverse and Inclusive workplace. Cara will work with you to educate and better form your understanding of what it truly means to be inclusive. ”
    – Zeeshan Syed, Talent Acquisition Lead, IAA
  • “Cara is the gold standard of community organizations that come alongside the job candidate, meet their individual needs, place them in transitional employment, and then transition them to meaningful jobs. ”
    – Genevieve Martin, Executive Director, Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation

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