Now that you understand the elements necessary to make your initiative successful, once you’re up and running, you’ll want to measure your achievements to build further credibility and buy-in around your efforts.

This starts with knowing – and defining – what success looks like in each phase of implementation for your unique program, as well as benchmarking and tracking your progress. Remember, the data you benchmark should specifically relate to your goals at the outset of your initiative, as well as the progress in implementing your initiative.

Measuring the Success of Your Disability Employment Initiative:

 

“To achieve the expansion in jobs needed to close the employment gap for people with disabilities, we must develop programs that are effective, sustainable and scalable. Measuring the success of each initiative contributes to our knowledge base and furthers our progress toward a workplace that is truly inclusive.”
Elaine Katz, Senior Vice President of Grants and Communications, Kessler Foundation

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Case Studies

Boston Scientific Corporation

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McKesson

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General Motors

Long a leader in disability accommodation processes in manufacturing, learn how GM broadened its disability inclusion practices even further.

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