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Concurrent Session
The Fair Chance Imperative: A Case for Investing in Job Seekers Impacted by the Justice System
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), Organization (Technical), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Unpack first-of-its kind research on justice-impacted frontline employees, and what companies can do to hire, support, and grow them. 

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

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Giving formerly justice-involved job seekers a fair chance at a career with your company isn't as risky as you might think; according to a large national study on frontline worker mobility conducted by McKinsey & Co. and Cara Plus, formerly justice-involved individuals advance and succeed at higher rates than frontline employees more broadly. In this session, Sara Wasserteil, co-author of the study and Managing Director of Expansion and Integration at Cara Collective, will share insights grounded in the report's data on why formerly justice-involved employees are some of the most motivated, successful employees when given a chance, as well as what companies can do to attract, support, and advance this untapped talent pool to make their firms - and our economy - more inclusive.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why formerly justice-involved employees are some of the most motivated, dedicated workers you'll have on your team.
  • Understand why giving job seekers a fair chance isn't an act of charity, but rather a strategic advantage that pays off in the long run.
  • Gain insights on how to best support and advance formerly justice-involved employees.
  • Walk away with tactical steps your company can take to attract formerly justice-involved job applicants.

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Sara Wasserteil, Managing Director of Integration and Expansion,
Cara Collective