At atWork Australia, we believe that employment can change lives. We believe that no barrier is too large in finding the right job, the right employer or the right employee. We are experts at helping people with neurodiverse conditions find good work, and we know that Neurodiverse people have an array of diverse talents and strengths that benefit the workforce.

WHAT IS NEURODIVERSITY?

“Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognised and respected as any other human variation”

— THE NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Types of Neurodiversity

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Tourette Syndrome and others.

The benefits of Neurodiverse recruitment

It’s long been recognised that people with neurodiversity can have unique qualities and can excel in specific areas.

There are clear benefits and competitive advantages to having employees who think differently. Attributes commonly associated with Neurodiverse employees include

  • creativity and innovation
  • lateral thinking
  • strategic analysis
  • bringing a ‘different perspective’
  • development of highly specialised skills
  • consistency in tasks once mastered

Individuals with neurodiversity can display strengths in different areas, including:

  • high levels of concentration on areas of interest
  • hyper-focused
  • long-term memory skills and detail-oriented
  • ability to see patterns and think visually
  • non-judgemental listening, loyalty and honesty
  • ‘big picture’ thinking
  • high aptitude

Check out one of our stories of Thomas, who is on the Autism spectrum and how with a little bit of extra support from our Disability Employment Services, atWork Australia helped Thomas find good work with the right employer.

atWork Australia are employment specialists, well experienced in helping Neurodiverse people find good, lasting work, and employers find good talent for their businesses. If you or someone you know lives with a Neurodiverse condition, or if you are looking to expand your talent pool, get in touch today.