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Neurodiversity: Broadening the definition of talent
Theo Smith, VP Customer Acquisition at Zinc Work
It is an accepted fact that an organization’s people are its biggest asset. And having a diverse workforce lends itself to greater innovation and performance. So, attracting, engaging and retaining top, diverse talent should always be of number one concern. But what if I were to tell you that many of the basic elements of recruitment and hiring were hampering your ability to find some of the best candidates?
People who have neurological conditions often struggle to fit the conformist profiles sought by employers. Things like inaccessible job descriptions with company jargon and or standard interview procedures can all be a challenge for the neurodiverse, and belie the incredible skills and attributes they often possess. So, how do we correct this? On the show today we welcome Theo Smith, the VP Customer Acquisition at Zinc Work. Theo is also a podcast host and author of the upcoming book “Neurodiversity at Work.” An expert in the field, he will be giving us some background on neurodiversity in the workplace as well as some actionable advice on how to make processes more inclusive and open so organizations can benefit from this talent pool.
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