Former Walgreens Ex Discusses 'Untapped Work Force'

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A former Walgreens Co. (NYSE: WAG) executive will speak Thursday morning in Indianapolis on how persons with disabilities are an "untapped competitive resource" for employers. Indianapolis-based consultant Tangram is hosting the event featuring Randy Lewis. In a Studio(i) interview, Tangram's Connie Dillman said the event will focus on a "business first" approach to hiring workers. Indianapolis, Ind. -- Indianapolis-based consultant Tangram will sponsor a lecture and book-signing event with Randy Lewis, former Senior Vice President of Walgreens, Fortune 50 executive and accidental advocate, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Marriott Hotel Downtown from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tickets are $45 and include a free copy of Lewis’s latest book, No Greatness Without Goodness.

While raising a son with autism, Lewis began to see the world differently, and his new perspective helped make Walgreens into the country's leading employer of people with disabilities.

"We never lost sight of the fact we are a business, not a charity; this had to make business sense," Lewis says of the company’s commitment to disability inclusion.

Executive level staff and human resources professionals attending The Bottom Line: Accelerate Your Workforce lecture with Randy Lewis will gain insight into:

• Understanding the disability market and its importance to your bottom line

• Finding and recruiting qualified employees to fit your business's needs

• Increasing worker productivity and decreasing absenteeism

• Improving safety records

• Changing the culture of your business for the better

• The experiences of companies that have targeted the disability market

About Tangram

Tangram helps build better businesses through a commitment to diversity. It is all about the bottom line for your company and its workforce. Tangram Business Resourcing consultation services help companies implement successful inclusion policies for individuals living with all types of disabilities so businesses can enjoy higher returns on personnel investments.

Source: Tangram