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Neurodivergent talent: the new frontier in diversity hiring
As part of their diversity, equity, and inclusions (DEI) programs, many companies have started to reform their hiring processes to target neurodivergent talent. Not only is it the right thing to do, but studies show that a neurodiverse workforce can increase productivity by 30%. It’s not just in tech jobs; neurodivergent people can be top contributors in many hard-to-fill roles.

‘Neurodivergent’ is a term that refers to people with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, and other neurological differences. These include‌ ‘spectrum conditions’ with a wide range of characteristics. Many organizations fail to understand neurodivergent talent and the potential scope of their contributions, as neurodivergent people can struggle to fit the ‘mold’ or ‘profile’ sought by employers.

In this webinar, our expert panel will explore how recruiters and employers can break down the barriers that keep companies from considering, hiring, and developing neurodivergent talent. With simple and inexpensive accommodations, companies can tap a vast pool of highly skilled talent that has been historically locked out of the job market.

Join us for this critical conversation on June 30th, Thursday, at 1:00 PM EST.

Jun 30, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Dr. Tiffany Jameson
Founder @grit & flow
Dr. Tiffany Jameson is passionate about workplace inclusion for individuals of all abilities. Founder of grit & flow a consultancy-based solution provider, and the NDGiFTS Global Neurodiversity Movement, she continues to spread her knowledge and passion for the inclusion of all. She is a global expert in Neurodiversity and has spoken internationally on the topic. Tiffany is the author of the two Neurodiversity modules for LinkedIn Learning, focusing on educating HR on supporting a neurodivergent workforce. Dr. Jameson and her team help organizations revise their practices to recruit, hire, onboard, train, and support neurodivergent and disabled employees.
Jim Hogan
Principal Innovation Strategist, Google Cloud, and Vice President @Google's Disability Alliance
Jim Hogan wears multiple hats at Google, including his roles as the Principal Innovation Strategist, Google Cloud, and Vice President, Accessibility in Technology for Google's Disability Alliance. Throughout his career, Jim has advocated for neurodivergent employees by helping human resources departments better understand their needs. With his powerful voice and advocacy for acceptance, he has led the way for hundreds of autistic individuals who entered the workforce behind him. Jim found his passion for computer science and innovation at a young age and has since worked in leadership positions for over 30 years.
Manu Sekar
CEO @HashHackCode
Manu Sekar believes that tech can help to break barriers and wants to share his success with others, which led him to start a neurodiverse social enterprise called HashHackCode, which focuses on creating an alternative inclusive tech ecosystem that recognizes and builds the potential of individuals with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and Down syndrome and guides them to have meaningful careers.
Alice Rowan
SEO Copywriter @Freelance
Alice Rowan found out in her late 20s that she is autistic and ADHD. This explained a lot about her experiences with HR, recruitment, and the world of work. Having also spent the last 4 years marketing HR Tech companies as a Content Writer, she has a unique understanding of the challenges both recruiters and candidates face when accommodating neurodivergence in the workplace.
Bob Michael
Marketing Director @Leoforce
Bob Michael has always been fortunate to work in great teams doing great things, in pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, semiconductors, and recruiting technology. Throughout his career, he has focused on nurturing diverse talent for a more vibrant, productive, and inclusive workplace. As Director of Marketing at Leoforce, Bob now enjoys helping others build a positive work experience, connecting people with the right job in the right organization.