Best Practices in Employee Retention and Return-to-Work: An In-Depth Look Inside an Exemplary American Corporation

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LEAD Center
December 2014

As the workforce becomes increasingly diverse, companies are seeking additional strategies to maintain the health and productivity of their skilled workers, while also accommodating workers who may acquire disabilities. In fact, many companies have already created structures and practices that support employees with disabilities, illnesses and injuries so that they can successfully remain in their jobs.

That is why the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the LEAD Center studied best practices at a large, successful U.S. corporation (hereinafter “the corporation”) to learn about and document effective retention and return-to-work policies and practices. The report highlights best practices and strategies gleaned from the corporation at the individual, workplace, and systems levels that benefit employers and employees while also highlighting replicable practices and offering pertinent suggestions.

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