Employment Outcomes Analysis

Client: Palladia, Inc.
Faculty: Sara Grant, Merle McGee
Team: Sara Askey, Daphne Emerson, Kathleen Gray, Fiona Laurie, Tara McTeague
Year: 2011
Palladia empowers individuals to become active, productive members of the commu­nity through programs aimed at easing the struggle with addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, and trauma. Palladia wanted a more concrete understanding of the systemic obstacles its clients face in the job market in order to develop new strategies to improve outcomes. The Capstone team was enlisted to help Palladia better understand these barriers and to provide recommendations on how the organization can improve employment outcomes in the future. The Capstone team developed a set of recommendations after conducting a series of staff inter­views, client focus groups, meetings with potential employers, and competitor inter­views and analysis.