Small Business Toolkit: Retain Employees with Disabilities
Explore strategies to help small businesses effectively retain people with disabilities.
Small businesses can also use a variety of strategies to retain employees with disabilities. These strategies may include providing accommodations, maintaining an inclusive workplace culture, and revising workplace policies and practices.
- Accommodations and Retention: Learn about the role accommodations play in retaining employees with disabilities.
- Reasonable Accommodations: Find out how reasonable accommodations can bolster productivity.
- Workplace Flexibility: Support and retain employees with disabilities by incorporating flexibility in your workplace.
Inclusive Workplace Culture
- Mental Health Toolkit: Learn how to create a mental health-friendly workplace.
- Neurodiversity in the Workplace: Find out about the many skills and talents neurodivergent workers offer.
- Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy: Recognize how mentoring programs help boost company morale, improve employee satisfaction, develop organizational leadership, and teach new skills.
- Mentoring: Explore the reasons why mentoring is an effective strategy to promote the retention and advancement of employees with disabilities.
- Tips for Mentoring a Student Intern Who Has a Disability: Find ideas for ways to become a supportive mentor for interns with disabilities.
- Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Use disability-focused employee groups to support workplace inclusion.
Workplace Policies and Practices
- Communicate: External & Internal Communication of Company Policies & Practices: Find strategies to effectively communicate your company’s commitment to disability inclusion.
- Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work: Learn about stay-at-work/return-to-work programs and how to use them as a retention strategy.
- Workers’ Compensation: Understand workers' compensation programs and how they support the retention of your workforce.
- Measuring Progress: Discover strategies for tracking and reviewing data to ensure your workplace is retaining employees with disabilities.