Talogy shares the results of new research in Neurodiversity in Assessment. The paper includes advice for organizations on how to create a fair assessment process that supports neurodiversity in an organization.
In an era when diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central themes, research is important to further promote and understand neurodiversity in the workplace. Neurodiversity recognizes and celebrates natural variations in human neurology and is gaining momentum as a critical aspect of fostering a more inclusive workforce. However, despite these advancements, uncertainty remains – especially in recruitment and hiring best practices to create fair processes for neurodiverse candidates.
Talogy’s latest research involved over 3,000 neurodiverse individuals completing a situational judgment test (SJT). Key results reveal:
- Hardly any differences in performance between neurodivergent and neurotypical candidates in bespoke SJTs used in a large-scale recruitment process.
- Clear and open communication during the recruitment process is crucial.
- A one-size-fits-all approach does not work for assessing neurodiverse talent.
- Modifications do not have to be substantial or expensive. Small changes can have a big impact.
Ali Shalfrooshan, Head of International Assessment R&D at Talogy, says, “Neurodivergent conditions, such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, are part of normal human variation, impacting how individuals think, learn, and process information. However, research indicates a significant disparity in employment rates for neurodivergent adults. This disparity calls for urgent action to create a more inclusive workforce.”
Recognizing the need for inclusivity, major corporations, including SAP, Virgin, and Microsoft, have already taken steps to implement targeted inclusion initiatives with great success. Substantial evidence has emerged, demonstrating both social and commercial advantages in having a neurodiverse workforce.
By embracing neurodiversity, organizations can tap into a wide range of talents, perspectives, and problem-solving approaches that may not be present in a neurotypical workforce. This can lead to increased innovation, productivity, and improved decision-making. Moreover, creating an inclusive workplace that values neurodiversity enhances employee well-being and morale, ultimately leading to higher levels of job satisfaction and retention.
Talogy’s commitment to promoting neurodiversity and inclusivity is a crucial step toward building a more equitable and diverse workforce.
Talogy is an assessor and developer of global talent. It crafts solutions that screen, select, develop, and engage talent worldwide. By uniting the leading psychologists, data scientists, developers, and HR consultants, the power of psychology and technology is brought together to provide the best data-driven people decisions. With more than 30 million assessments delivered each year in more than 50 languages, Talogy helps clients discover organizational brilliance and develop a pipeline of talent.