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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Advancing Our Culture of Inclusion

Acara is committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout our organization. We believe a broad range of perspectives and identities positively contribute to our individual and shared objectives. These beliefs drive our efforts to develop a culture that celebrates all individuals so they can be their authentic selves in the workplace. We strive to ensure fair treatment, access, and growth for every person in the organization and bring these values to the work we do in support of our clients daily. Through these efforts, we can leverage our diversity to make a positive impact on our broader community. To champion these initiatives and measure outcomes over time, Acara has established an internal DEIB Committee.

  • Our clients

    At Acara, we recognize the importance of ensuring proper representation of our clients through a diverse slate of candidates. Our unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our comprehensive range of enhancement offerings. These offerings are designed to source, recruit, and retain talent from historically overlooked groups. Our dedicated Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) team plays a pivotal role in shaping and maintaining the goals in this area as our client programs take shape.

    To maximize visibility for our contingent positions, we partner with Circa, a leading SaaS-based diversity recruitment and HR compliance technology organization. Recently, Circa has expanded its capabilities by acquiring America's Job Exchange and DiversityJobs. Through this partnership, our positions gain exposure to various communities, including Women, Veterans, LGBTQIA, Asian American Pacific Islanders, Native & Indigenous People, Hispanic/Latinx, African Americans, Individuals with Disabilities, and Older Workers.

  • Our employees

    At Acara, fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment is at the core of our mission. We celebrate and value the unique contributions and experiences shaping us as individuals and as an organization. Our vision and culture are inspired by our employees, who are inclusive and proud of who they are, and we are committed to creating spaces, whether in-office or remote, where team members can authentically bring their whole selves to work.

    Through a comprehensive array of programs, training sessions, and employee surveys, we actively promote DEIB within our organization. Our focus on tracking DEIB metrics allows us to continuously improve and ensure that each team member feels a genuine sense of belonging at Acara.

Our Actions

Acara’s DEIB Committee has established the following objectives, with the goal of attracting, retaining, and engaging a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

  • Create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizational culture that empowers individuals to share their unique perspectives and experiences and fosters respectful communication and collaboration among all employees.

  • Provide professional development and learning opportunities around relevant topics to increase awareness of DEIB issues and opportunities and promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.

  • Expand policies and practices to increase diversity in hiring and talent acquisition, both internally and in support of our clients and suppliers.

  • Equal employment opportunity

    In addition to our DEIB enhancement services for talent attraction, we administer our personnel policies and conduct our employment practices in a manner that treats each employee and applicant for employment on the basis of merit and experience, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, perceived intelligence, or perceived physical limitations. In addition, Acara will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Read our policy.

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