Organisations must create a workplace that welcomes neurodiversity, and allows employees to work and achieve in their own way. That means adjusting the workplace to suit the needs of diverse thinkers.
Recruiting the right candidate, for the right role and keeping them there for as long as possible will undoubtedly do wonders for any business. But have you considered that the perfect candidate could be a neurodivergent individual?
Welcoming a neurodiverse workforce can often mean that recruitment and development processes need to change.
Often job descriptions are written in a way that excludes neurodivergent applicants. For example, many job descriptions state that candidates ‘must have excellent communication skills’. This can be uninviting to people who feel they don’t have strong writing skills. Instead, job descriptions should focus on the specific skills related to the actual job role