THE WHAT? Walgreens Boots Alliance has announced that it is strengthening its commitment to increasing the representation of people with disabilities at all levels across its US segments and redesigning its annual bonus plan to include a disability representation metric to drive this commitment.
THE DETAILS To further support these efforts, the company has formed a partnership with Neurodiversity in the Workplace (NITW), which designs plans and programs for companies to recruit, attract, hire and retain neurodiverse talent. The first cohort is expected to begin work at WBA’s global support office in Deerfield, Ill., in early 2023.
THE WHY? Holly May, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance “We are very proud of our pioneering leadership in disability inclusion. By increasing our representation of people with disabilities, we are continuing to unlock a critical talent pipeline, providing sustainable work to this underrepresented community, and as such helping to address a number of social determinants of health including economic instability, social isolation and unemployment.”