Recruiting and on-boarding neurodiverse people; CIPD B&MK

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This workshop will provide practical guidance on improving the attraction, selection, recruitment and on-boarding of neurodiverse people.

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This workshop with an expert facilitator will provide practical guidance on improving the attraction, selection, recruitment and on-boarding of neurodiverse people. Dr James Schwanethal will lead this session showing how organisations can improve their processes to ensure applicants, candidates and recruits are treated fairly, making reasonable adjustments in their processes and documents. We will learn how to empower neurodiverse people to deliver good work and experience good working lives. We know we need to make improvements because a recent survey showed only 22% of autistic people work full-time or part-time. The People Management Daily update article pointed out that not modifying recruitment processes for neurodiverse people is similar to refusing to install a ramp for wheelchair users.

James will demonstrate immediate improvements which assist neurodiverse people, for example, asking attenders initially to have their cameras on at the beginning of the CPD session which can help provide better social cues than audio only interactions. We will learn how to involve neurodiverse people in improving processes. There will be examples showing how to add to existing practices, policies and procedures to be fair and effective employers and businesses.

You will be supporting your Continuing Professional Development because through working with the facilitator, you will understand:

• HR map core knowledge:

• people practice: how managers can actively improve policies and procedures

• culture and behaviour: how supporting staff can assist good working lives

• business acumen: how HR can support organisation success

• analytics and creating value: how to demonstrate business value from improved practices

• digital working; change: using digital offers to strengthen employment processes

• HR map core behaviours:

• ethical practice: how changing policies can be ethical as well as legal

• professional courage and influence: how HR can assist their managers to improve processes

• valuing people: how valuing all people improves business success

• working inclusively: how to ensure all employment processes embed diversity and inclusion

• passion for learning: how your learning assists you to support others

• insights focused: how improving processes improves business outcomes

• situational decision-making: how to respond to challenges from staff

• commercial drive: how to show savings from improved employment processes

This event forms part of a series under the running title "Taking HR into the new normal" offering members a range of topical subjects for both generalists and specialists.

Members considering upgrading can usually seek advice from Paula Grayson on this same e-mail address after the event.

Questions to Paula Grayson on 01234 881708 or Bryanna Harding on

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

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