Accessing Untapped Talent
Event Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Event Theme: Skills
Price: Member Rate: Free Non Member Rate: Free
Login Business Lounge
34 Park Street
Are you finding it difficult to find applicants?
Spend a couple of hours of your time and find solutions to these challenges!
How about thinking outside the box and considering employing people from a wider pool of talent. In Surrey there are around 12000 autistic people, many of whom would love to be working but they find the application process a real barrier. Once they secure a job, they become key employees and contribute a great deal to the business. In addition, there is a great deal of support available to help employers to understand the kind of adjustments they may need to make.
- This event will demonstrate some brilliant examples of employers and employees making adjustments for the benefit of both.
- You will have the chance to meet people who are working with autistic and other neurodivergent people to help them find a suitable job.
- You will meet people who are delivering amazing results for their employer, in spite of earlier challenges in finding a role.
- You will find out about advice and guidance, which is available for your organisation to build your confidence and enable you to more easily cast your net across a broader pool of talent!
Why are we running these events??
Despite the size of the neurodiverse community (1 in 5) only 10% of employers consider neurodiversity in their workplaces and 86% of managers feel unequipped to support someone with neurodiverse needs. So, it’s not surprising that 52% of the neurodiverse community feel they have experienced discrimination during the recruitment process and that overall the ND community experiences lower than benchmark employment rates with data suggesting that just 29% of autistic adults are working either full or part time despite desperately wanting to be welcomed to the workforce.