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Why should organisations employ people who are neurodiverse?

Why should organisations employ people who are neurodiverse?

According to Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Nicola James, having an ‘Attraction Strategy’ for neurodiverse thinkers means enhancing creativity and agility within a business.

On a recent webinar entitled “Embracing Neurodiversity In The Workplace.” Nicola James was the headlining speaker who made a case for organisations employing people who are neurodiverse.

‘Neurodiversity’ is a term that is used to describe the spread of strengths and weaknesses that come from experiencing Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia (Developmental Delay Disorder), ADHD/ADD as well as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, and some other conditions such as Tourette's Syndrome.

For many, these conditions are considered from medical and disability perspectives and often attract assumptions about their limitations. Whilst these conditions meet the definition of disability within the UK Equalities Act 2010, the reality is that whilst there are weaknesses that come with the territory of being neurodiverse, there are also incredible strengths that can leverage an advantage for businesses if the individuals concerned get what they need to be able to work at their best within jobs that play to their strengths.

In the recording of the webinar below, Nicola shares her neurodiversity story of how she started Lexxic, a leading specialist psychology consultancy that believes that all minds belong, and states that it is their mission to inspire a world that supports and values the talents of neurodivergent minds, empowering individuals to be their best selves.

She goes on to explain how neurodiverse thinkers should be actively recruited to bring unique skills and perspectives into any given workforce.

Watch the video below for the full recording of what she said:

Assistive Technology unlocks potential.

One way of helping neurodiverse individuals within the workplace in unlocking their potential is using technology that helps to manage their weaknesses so that their strengths can shine.

More recently Aventido launched an example of this type of technology called Pro-Workspace which helps anyone who need to confidently conduct research for their roles and be organised in doing so in industries such as Legal, Media, Medicine, and many more.

Watch the video below to find out more:

If you would like to know more about Pro-Workspace or request a demonstration, contact our product specialist Sam Cock by clicking the banner below:


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