Getting Hired recently teamed up with Understood for a webinar to provide recruiters and hiring managers with best practices in attracting, hiring and retaining individuals with learning and attention issues in the workplace.
The event defined the scope of learning and attention issues as well as how it impacts these individuals within the workplace.
What are learning and attention issues?
Understood shared how one in five individuals struggle with brain-based learning and attention issues that impact reading, writing, math, organization and focus. These learning and attention issues can include but are not limited to:
·ADHD: trouble with focus, impulse control and executive functioning
·Dyslexia: trouble with reading
·Executive functioning issues: “the CEO of the brain”
·Dyscalculia: trouble with math
·Dysgraphia: trouble with writing
·Dyspraxia: trouble with motor coordination
·Non-verbal learning disabilities: trouble with non-verbal social cues and spatial skills