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Employers

What We Can Do

In short, we help you to build more diverse effective teams, with untapped talents from the neurodivergent community. Neurodivergent people often have unique and valuable skills, talents and perspectives to enrich your team and your workforce.

We recruit at undergraduate, graduate and apprenticeship levels and across disciplines, typically for roles where attention to detail, pattern thinking or an ability to think outside of the box are important. For example, many autistic people are world-class analytical thinkers, and people with ADHD can work at a remarkable pace on a number of projects simultaneously when they are engaged by tasks they are set. People with dyspraxia are, by nature, creative problem-solvers, and people with dyslexia have a fantastic visual memory and spatial reasoning, as well as often being gifted with exceptional interpersonal skills.

When it comes to hiring neurodivergent candidates it can pose some challenging questions about how well-suited they are to the working environment, and how appropriate your working processes are for them. We help you solve those dilemmas and discover where you can help neurodivergent people to maximise their talents and manage their challenges in a mutually beneficial way.

We know and see the unique talents that neurodivergent candidates can bring, and we empower employers with the information they need to make the most of these incredible individuals.

Neurodiverse Hiring

Specialisterne Ireland uses a very unique and tailored process.  Our goal is a long term vision where the right candidate is matched to the right role and then supported within that role.  We provide that on-going support, we have the experience to coach and problem solve any challenges that arise, you are not expected to have all the answers.  We bring this expertise with us. 

We know from over ten years of experience in neurodiverse recruitment that onboarding is just one step on the journey to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.  The candidates we support week-in week-out in our Partner Companies have longer retention rates and are afforded the opportunity to develop and thrive. Our model allows managers and employees to see the supports available, to see the successful hires, thereby building a trust and buy-in to diversity that will imbed confidence to grow one neurodiverse hire to many hires.

What are the steps?

  1. We will meet with you to understand your company, your needs and importantly any anxieties you may have. Open and honest conversations are the cornerstone of diverse hiring. 
  2. What open roles do you have? Together we can discuss and guide you to identify a role or roles that would potentially be a good match for a neurodiverse candidate.
  3. If we have a ‘match’ we would provide CVs for you to consider. This is not a tokenistic hire, our candidate must be a good match for your business needs.
  4. Proceed to interview. We will brief and coach your hiring manager on how to make often minor accommodations to the interview process to ensure a positive experience is had by both the manager and the interviewee.
  5. If the candidate is successful at interview, we can discuss hiring options and types of contracts that suit your business. We will assess the work environment, discuss accommodations where needed and brief the manager and the ‘buddy’. We are there to guide you through each and every step of the process.
  6. Onboarding and After: this is often when a manager and a new hire really need guidance and support. In reality, this is usually when other recruitment companies step away.

 

For us, this is where our expertise comes into play.  We provide an ongoing support service whereby we connect regularly with the new hire and hiring manager. These connect meetings build trust and enable the hire and their manager to be open with us about any challenges that might arise.

Specialisterne Ireland being on-hand and available allows us to problem solve in real time. It prevents small issues potentially becoming bigger and allows the manager and hire to get on with the job at hand.

Ongoing Support

Why is it so important?

We have a longterm vision. Finding meaningful employment for a neurodivergent person is the first step. Developing that person in the longer term and realising their potential in your team and your organisation is the next step.  This comes through ongoing support.

Ongoing support means that we regularly connect with the new hire and with the hiring manager. When we meet the hire we provide support, advice, feedback, we help with problem solving and we support this person grow in confidence. We want the new hire to self-advocate, to be successful  and to be an asset to their team in the long term.

For hiring managers, we can guide them as they build their diverse team.  We have seen managers become stronger leaders with clear and effective communication skills, who see diversity as their advantage. 

Importantly we want hiring managers to know they are not expected to have all the answers when it comes to neurodiverse recruitment.  As their partner, we bring this expertise with us.

Additional Services

We can provide your company with a number of additional services, for more details click on the link below

Diverse & Inclusion Training

Mentorships

Executive Coaching

Workplace Assessment

Submit an Enquiry

If you want to find out how diverse hiring practices can strengthen your workforce, we can help. To become one of our trusted partners contact us by email and we will arrange a call to see how we can work with you.