Recruiting Millennials: What Does the Next Generation Care About in the Workplace?

If there seems to be a lot of hype these days about creating the perfect workplace for Millennials, it’s for good reason. According to Pew Research Center, Millennials (those born between the years of 1981 and 1996) are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, reaching more than a third (35%) of the total …

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Autism Awareness Month – Inclusion in the Workplace

Autism Awareness Month – Inclusion in the Workplace April is Autism Awareness Month, and the theme in 2021 is “Inclusion in the Workplace.” While it is great to see this, it is now becoming time to focus on ‘acceptance’ rather than ‘awareness.’ It may surprise organizations that you likely already have autistic talent in your …

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Salesforce & Uptimize Case Study

Salesforce & Uptimize Case Study Salesforce started a neurodiversity hiring program in the summer of 2019 and they implement their core value of equality by providing everyone the same opportunities while, at the same time, finding a rich source of untapped talent pool in the neurodivergent network. This is something we at Uptimize experience quite …

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The Importance of Talent Management

The Importance of Talent Management Talent management is a continuous process that involves the following five steps: Talent Planning Talent Attraction Talent Development Talent Retention Talent Transition Connected talent management is a systematic way of handling the above five categories so your business can thrive and your employees can fulfill the most important operational roles. …

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IBM & Uptimize Success Story

IBM & Uptimize Success Story IBM has been an innovator in recognizing and leveraging neurodivergent (ND) talent, crediting that their diversity and inclusion policies have been essential to the success of their business. IBM claims that these values result in collaborative teamwork, increased productivity, and the creation of better innovations. The multinational technology company was …

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How to Support Remote Workers with Different Communication Styles

How to Support Remote Workers with Different Communication Styles A couple of years ago, remote workers were few and far between. However, COVID-19 drastically changed that, with nearly half the U.S. labor force working home in the early days of the pandemic, according to government data cited by The New York Times. In fact, even …

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Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work

Common Misconceptions about Neurodiversity at Work The neurodistinct community is large; estimates vary anywhere from 1 in 20 people to as many as 1 in 5. With those figures in mind, you most likely already work with neurodivergent talent in your company. What we could term the neurodistinct ‘affinity group’ – family members and close …

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#WorkTrends Podcast – “Embracing Neurodiversity: the Future of Talent Management”

#WorkTrends Podcast – “Embracing Neurodiversity: the Future of Talent Management” LISTEN TO THE FULL PODCAST HERE On #WorkTrends Conversations: Ed Thompson, CEO & Founder of Uptimize In this episode of our podcast, Ed Thompson, the CEO and Founder of Uptimize, joined us to discuss the importance of recognizing — and then embracing — neurodiversity in …

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Podcast – “Busting Myths Around Neurodiversity” with Ed Thompson

Podcast – “Busting Myths Around Neurodiversity” with Ed Thompson LISTEN HERE Over the past few years, neurodiversity has emerged as an important element to consider in inclusion strategies, but what do we mean when we talk about neurodiversity? And how can we cater to our non-neurotypical colleagues? In this episode, we break down misconceptions around …

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7 Ways Your Hiring Process May Be Unintentionally Excluding Neurodivergent Talent

7 Ways Your Hiring Process May Be Unintentionally Excluding Neurodivergent Talent There is still a chronic lack of awareness of neurodiversity in society as a whole, and as a result in many workplaces. Forms of neurodivergence remain poorly understood, generalized and stereotyped – for example, that all autistic people are male, or that ADHDers cannot …

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