Neurodiversity refers to the different ways a person’s brain processes information, for instance in their sociability, learning, attention and mood. It is estimated that more than 15% of the population is neurodiverse, with conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and autism.
Many businesses have statements in support of diversity, equality and inclusion but do they really consider the neurodiverse population. We have identified a number of questions for you to consider if you want to make the positive step forward to being an inclusive employer.
• How have you identified the best method to recruit, train, support and retain neurodiverse employees?
• How are your staff made aware of neurodiversity?
• Are your neurodivergent employees more vulnerable to disciplinary action/dismissal due to their condition and can anything be done to reduce this?
• Do your employees know where they can go for help and assistance?
At Atoll HR we can support you to become an inclusive employer by putting practices and processes in place to break down barriers to inclusion. Contact us to find out more.