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.
- Hire (& Keep) the Best: Talent Acquisition and Retention Processes Self-Paced Training
- Return to Work/Stay at Work Programs
- Workplace Flexibility
- EARN Policy Brief: Adopting an Integrated Telework Policy for Employees With and Without Disabilities
- EARN Policy Brief: Exploring the Possibilities: Disability-Inclusive Hybrid Work Models
- Focus Group Summary: COVID-19 and Performance Management of Employees with Disabilities
- Focus Group Summary: COVID-19 and Remote Work
- Section 503 Best Practices for Federal Contractors
- Supporting Employees with Long COVID: A Guide for Employers