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.

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

Walgreens

Higher productivity. Lower turnover. Staff positivity. These are some of the results of Walgreens' disability employment inclusion program.

Walgreens changes the paradigm. The current wave of company-led employment and inclusion programs for people with disabilities didn’t happen overnight. Much can be credited to Walgreens, which in 2007 emerged…

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McKesson

How can you hire more people with disabilities? For healthcare company McKesson, it began with a company-wide email from a senior vice president, sharing his personal story, and encouraging participation in an Employee Resource Group.

McKesson is the oldest and largest health care company in the nation, serving more than 50% of U.S. hospitals and 20% of physicians. A Fortune 5 company, McKesson joined the…

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Boston Scientific Corporation

Discover some of the strategies—such as outreach to local colleges and focus groups—that helped Boston Scientific succeed with its diversity inclusion efforts.

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