Three key challenges for employers in 2023
War for talent
Companies often struggle to fill in vacancies in time. Finding the right fit and talent takes a long time and a lot of money. Competition in the market makes standing out essential.
Low retention rates pose a risk to any company. Even more so in the tech industry where talent is scarce. Knowledge gets lost and onboarding new people is expensive. Bad retention may scare off candidates.
In the post pandemic world, well-being is of high importance. Candidates and employees rightly prefer companies where well-being is taken serious and has become part of the company DNA.
Neuroinclusion as part of the solution
With one in five people being neurodivergent (people with diverse brains such as those that are highly sensitive, introverted, gifted, or have ADHD, autism (ASD), dyslexia, or other conditions), focusing on neuroinclusion (or “neuro-inclusivity”) is a significant factor in facing these challenges.
- Many neurodivergent people have specific skills and strengths related to innovation, intrapreneurship, creativity, accuracy and problem-solving. When not using inclusive communication, or having recruitment processes designed for neurotypicals, neurodivergents may be overlooked and companies can miss out on the best candidate for the job.
- In workplaces that fully embrace the power of diverse brains, neurodivergent people can be themselves, better relationships and collaborations arise, and happiness at work increases. This creates a positive impact on the well-being of employees and the retention rates of the company. More (neuro)diversity also means more innovation, more inclusive products and services, and better customer experiences and employer branding.
Bjièn helps your company with awareness, understanding and acceptance of neurodiversity in the workplace, as well as implementing neuroinclusive approaches and strategies.