In this episode, Alan Walker speaks with Theo Smith about Neurodiversity in hiring and employment.

In this episode, Alan Walker speaks with Theo Smith about neurodiversity in hiring and employment.   

They talked about:

  • Why being a champion of neurodiversity is important to him 
  • His journey of exploration and how this has been driven by finding out that he, himself, is neurodiverse
  • The fact that 15% of the population think differently and are neurodiverse
  • What he’s doing to be an advocate for neurodiversity
  • Some of the initiatives businesses (including NICE) are undertaking around this topic
  • Why it is important for employers to look at neurodiversity, particularly when hiring
  • How employers can become better at hiring (and retaining) neurodiverse talent and some of the challenges they’ll need to overcome 
  • Why businesses shouldn’t be afraid of neurodiversity, and how it’s all about treating people as individuals. 
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