3rd May 2022

Ezra's Guide to Neurodiversity in the Modern Workplace

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The guide provides an overview of the benefits and challenges of a neurodiverse workforce, as well as offering guidance on supporting neurodiverse employees.

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Here are a few key takeaways from the guide:

  • Neurodiversity’s associated challenges have long been the focus of modern organisations, but its benefits have not been widely appreciated.

  • Forward-thinking companies have embraced neurodiversity. For example, JP Morgan Chase has an “Autism at Work” scheme to find top tech talent.

  • The UK legislated the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995, which makes it illegal to discriminate against an employee or potential employee based on their disability, whether hidden or visible. However, the US has less rigorous disabilities legislation – there’s currently no protection for conditions like autism.

  • Traditional interview formats intimidate many neurodiverse applicants. Hiring managers can help by giving applicants a clear description of what the interview will entail beforehand.

Take a look at the full guide now to find out more.