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Retention Strategies

Explore effective methods to help retain employees with disabilities.

Companies use different strategies to ensure they retain their valued employees. These can include:

  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Stay at Work/Return to Work programs
  • Supporting Employee Mental Health

Opportunities that help employees advance in their careers, such as professional development and training opportunities, can also help with employee retention.

Retention Strategies for Specific Sectors

Retention Resource Tip for All Employers: Every state has a vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency that can help support employers not only hire people with disabilities, but also assist with retention. Find your state's VR agency.  

Some sectors and industries have special considerations when retaining employees with disabilities. Learn more about more retention strategies for employees who are federal contractors and subcontractors, federal employers, state government employers and small businesses.