We want to hear your experiences
The charity Westminster AchieveAbility Commission (WAC) on Dyslexia & Neurodivergence recognise that all selection procedures are intended to identify the best person for the job. However, we have reason to suspect that dyslexic and other neurodivergent applicants may be prevented from applying, or being successful in their application, even when they could be the best person for the job.
This questionnaire is intended to discover the current state of play, to uncover good practice and make recommendations. All responses will remain confidential and we would like to thank you for your help. The commission is investigating the barriers to employment and identifying recruitment processes that advantage/disadvantage neurodivergent people (with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, asperger’s). The aim is to find out how recruitment and probation processes might be improved and highlight good practice in these areas.
Our final report will make recommendations to the government on removing barriers to employment by identifying recruitment processes that disadvantage neurodivergent people.The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. Dyslexic people, and those who are Neurodivergent, represent the highest percentage of adults who are disabled (British Dyslexia Association) this Commission is therefore vital in order to represent the issues for this community, as well as revealing their intellect, value and strengths within the workplace.
PLEASE could we ask you to help fill in this survey for the Westminster AchieveAbility Commission.
You must be an employer or filling this survey on behalf of an employer within the United Kingdom to help with this survey. The closing date is the 30th April 2017.
If you would like to know more information about the commission please see the following website