Workplace 2.0 webinar: Hiring with neurodiversity in mind (video)
Joined by Andrea and Katie, we sat down to discuss all things neurodiversity & inclusive hiring on our Workplace 2.0 webinar.
Creating a workplace that supports neurodiversity involves everything from creating a culture where everyone respects individual differences, to providing tailored career journeys.
However, it all starts with the hiring process. So, how do you hire with neurodiversity in mind?
To cover this, our Founder, Iain, was joined by two amazing speakers:
Andrea Anderson – Creative career coach and Founder of Who I Am
After learning she’s Autistic at the age of 45, her mission in life, to create environments for humans to thrive, finally fell into place! She now uses the lessons she learned along the way to help people get clarity on their identity and direction, empowering them to be bolder in their confidence, creativity and impact.
Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi – Inclusion and Cohesion Specialist and Founder of BCohCo Ltd
Katie is the founder of BCohCo, an equality, diversity & inclusion consultancy. She has over 15 years of experience in building sustainable communities, delivered with a unique intersection of professional, personal, and academic knowledge in Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality (DICE).
Katie delivers training, development, and consultation in DICE; a continual, interconnected process designed to provide the skills, tools and ‘know how’ to embed DICE in personal and professional practice.
During the webinar, we covered:
- An insight into how neurodiversity can affect the way someone can experience and interact with the world
- The adaptions a neurodivergent candidate has to make to get their foot in the door
- The common pitfalls companies fall into with neurodiversity inclusion
- Ways companies can make their hiring process & working environment inclusive for neurodivergent folk
- How managers & leaders should be adaptable to fit candidates, rather than trying to find candidates that fit them
You can watch the webinar here: