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Neurodiversity at work : drive innovation, performance and productivity with a neurodiverse workforce

Theo Smith (Author), Amanda Kirby (Editor)
"An organization's employees are its biggest competitive advantage. Performance gains can be achieved through cost saving, process improvement or technology adoption, but the biggest difference is made by people. This means that recruiting, engaging and retaining the very best talent has never been more important. Crucially, these employees should be a diverse group of people with different approaches, skills and strengths in problem solving and driving innovation. As well as focusing on gender, race, age and class, it is critical that businesses also develop a neurodiverse workforce if they are committed to outperforming the competition and achieving sustainable business growth. Neurodiversity at Work is a practical guide that explains what neurodiversity is, why it's important and what the benefits are. It covers how to attract, recruit and engage neurodiverse talent and provides guidance on how to adapt HR policies, processes and workplaces to ensure that all employees, including the 2 in 10 employees in the UK who are neurodiverse, can reach their full potential. Neurodiversity at Work is packed full of case studies from leading organizations who are already seeing the productivity, performance and financial benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace including Microsoft, Ford and EY. Also featured are interviews with people who have successfully adapted their HR processes for neurodiversity, including the Head of Talent Acquisition at IBM and the Head of People and Culture at Autotrader. Including tips, advice, examples and 'how to' actions in every chapter, this is essential reading for every HR professional"-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2021
Kogan Page Limited, London, United Kingdom, 2021
1 online resource
9781398600256, 1398600253
Why neurodiversity is important
Labels: what do they mean?
Categories and spiky profiles
Eliminating kryptonite and enabling superheroes
Pre-employment: the lost demographics
Policies and procedures
How can employers attract neurodiverse talent in recruitment?
Apprenticeships, internships, work placements and hiring schemes
Interviews and assessments
Making workplace adjustments
Induction and onboarding
Line management means having good conversations
Everyday meetings, conferences and seminars
Champions, staff networks and communities
Future workspaces and workplaces
Next steps! Inclusion, equity and diversity = belonging