Businesses shift focus to more neuro-inclusive recruiting
“Brain diversity (is) the viewpoint that brain differences are normal rather than deficits, and there’s like no right type of brain or a best type of brain. … Neuro-inclusive recruiting … is to normalize brain diversity to reduce stigma about thinking differences.”
As autism has become more prevalent in the U.S., employers have had to adjust their approach to hiring and the work environment. Anna Taylor, business relations specialist with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, talks with AC Lead Anchor Alex Bimes about the impact this increase in “neuro-divergent” workers has had on how employers conduct business.
- Employment and receiving services during and after the pandemic
- What it means to be neuro-inclusive/neuro-divergent
- What is an employer looking for when they are neuro-inclusive recruiting?
- Giving an applicant plans for an interview
- What are some of the benefits you are seeing for employers that are going through this process with ADRS?
- What would you say to someone who is hesitant to speak to their employer about their disability?
- What are some of the success stories?
- 1 in 7 of us identify as neuro-divergent
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Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (http://www.acdd.org/). The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.