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Impact Hiring Innovation Labs

Why Join an Innovation Lab?

Innovation Labs provide employers with a low-cost, low-risk opportunity to realize the business value of impact hiring through:

  • Consulting Support: Expertise and technical assistance to support companies with implementing impact hiring pilots.
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning: At both the individual and company level to provide the type of support this type of intra/entrepreneurship requires.
  • Communication: A communications platform to share best practice employment innovations improving their employment brand.

Who Should Join?

  • Your company has a business problem or opportunity that opportunity employment can address.
  • Your company has a culture of inclusiveness.
  • Your leadership and team members are committed to expanding opportunities for populations that historically have faced barriers to employment.
  • Your company is seeking to refine or build upon a current project or program and assess its business value.
  • Your company is willing to share your business value and ROI story with the broader business community.

Download an overview of the Innovation Labs >

Apply for the Fall Cohort

We will be welcoming 6-8 companies into our fall Innovation Lab Cohort which is scheduled to run from October 2017 through September 2018. The Impact Hiring Team will review applications and set up interviews with applicants on a rolling basis. Please email your completed application to

Download the application >

There is so much knowledge in this group. If I had the opportunity to do another cohort, I would definitely be engaged.
Imelda Becerra, HR Consultant
Being able to partner with organizations that are coming from different places and approaching different components of the same challenge, it feels like we're actually going to make the world a better place and drive change that is very much needed in our society.
Megan Hansen, VP of People
MOD Pizza
The Innovation Labs are a chance for individual HR leaders to develop professionally, to build their network, to have access to expertise that they might not otherwise be able to tap into, and to feel a sense of meaning and purpose.
Kappie Farrington, Strategy
The Rockefeller Foundation