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The Big Question | Should recruiters be more inclusive of autistic applicants?

Should recruiters be more inclusive of autistic applicants?

  According to the National Autistic Society, around 700,000 people are on the autism spectrum in the UK and just 16% of autistic adults are in full-time, paid employment. Of those who are unemployed, 77% claimed that they want to work. So why are these individuals facing life without a job? It’s not a secret that neuro-diverse employees are some of the most creative individuals, as suggested by Pavan Arora, Head of Talent Development at Acorn Recruitment, however it seems autistic people may be misunderstood by employers and recruiters and as such not included or considered within the hiring process. Due to this, Recruitment Grapevine caught up with several industry experts to find out how the recruitment process can be more diverse and inclusive when it comes to autistic candidates…       It’s...

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