How employers can make their recruitment processes more neurodiverse-friendly

Recently there has been a growing awareness around neurodiversity, along with the benefits of having neurodiverse employees in a company. However, many neurodiverse people still experience a lot of struggles when applying for jobs that they’re more than capable of doing. Many recruitment processes unintentionally create barriers that both put neurodiverse people off from applying,… Read More How employers can make their recruitment processes more neurodiverse-friendly

Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Being dyspraxic, I’ve always found my brain ‘locks’ when trying to concentrate on something important that involves any level of stress – including preparing for interviews. This has led to a few instances in my life where I’d be asked a question in an interview, and think ‘I didn’t think to prepare for that, but… Read More Relationship mapping – a useful interview preparation tool for neurodivergent students

Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

Competency-based questions are a really popular type of question used by employers during both applications and interviews. These are questions which ask candidates to describe when and how they have demonstrated a particular skill or attribute. You might be in a position where you’re reading the person specification for a vacancy you’re interested in applying… Read More Choosing the right examples when answering competency questions – advice for students with Autism

Webinars for disabled & neurodiverse students

EmployAbility are holding weekly 45 minute webinars in order to support disabled students who require help to get started. Specifically, these sessions are aimed at disabled students, with regular sessions until at least mid-May. 29th April, 2pm: Your Rights: Privacy and Adjustments (Replay available soon) 6th May, 2pm: Open Q & A: Your Disability and Employment Questions Answered… Read More Webinars for disabled & neurodiverse students

Strengths associated with Neurodiversity in the workplace

This post is one of several we’ll be sharing on the blog around the theme of neurodiversity & strengths in the workplace. Neurodiversity refers to the different ways that the human brain can work and interpret information, and includes attention deficit disorders, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. In an Financial Times article entitled ‘Dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalulia:… Read More Strengths associated with Neurodiversity in the workplace

Achieving academically yet failing graduate recruitment processes – The truth for autistic graduates

by Claire Aydogan and Dr Marc Fabri, IMAGE (www.imageautism.com) The Situation There is a steady rise in the numbers of autistic students in HE, fuelled by increasing numbers of diagnoses, widening participation initiatives and better support during enrolment and study. Often highly dedicated to their subject, academically competent yet challenged by rigorous recruitment processes, these… Read More Achieving academically yet failing graduate recruitment processes – The truth for autistic graduates

Advice for Autistic students looking for employment

I asked several experts to share their answers to the question – “From your experience, what’s the best piece of advice you would give to an Autistic student looking for employment?” We’re very lucky that people gave up their time to help out, and here are their answers: Daniel Aherne, Director, Adjust Consultancy and Training… Read More Advice for Autistic students looking for employment

New Resources for staff and students

The DTG have created new resources on: Explaining a mental health condition Speaking to employers about neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, Austism/Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Tourette’s Syndrome) Reasonsable adjustments to accommodate neurodiversity These resources are written as handouts that students can use to improve their confidence and skills when speaking to employers. All resources… Read More New Resources for staff and students

8 Tips to Facilitating Events for Anxious Participants

Todd Eden is co-founder of Lead Now, an organisation that runs events for UK undergraduates to to boost their emotional intelligence, self-confidence, stress tolerance, aspiration and motivation; enabling them to achieve personal wellbeing and career potential. Todd’s LinkedIn profile can be viewed at http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddeden/. The below article is based on Todd’s experience of delivering workshops, including to… Read More 8 Tips to Facilitating Events for Anxious Participants