How does Specialisterne remove barriers to employment for autistic individuals?
When we work with our client partners to develop alternative recruitment programs, our team works closely with hiring managers to understand what types of skills and aptitudes candidates will require to be considered for the available roles.
We take this information and create job advertisements that are written in language that is easy to understand and gives autistic and neurodivergent job seekers a clear understanding of what the job is, what skills and experience are required, and what the recruitment process involves.
We work with our client partners to offer recruitment opportunities in many areas of employment, including the full range of IT roles, through to project management, administration, and other professional services.
One of Specialisterne’s key functions is to build alternative recruitment pathways through a workshop and assessment approach in conjunction with our client partners so that they can work with and understand autistic and neurodiverse talent prior to hiring.
We know that many autistic and neurodiverse job seekers are disadvantaged when competing for employment due to the way in which typical recruitment practices are offered in mainstream employment.
We work closely with our client partners to thoroughly understand their business, their people, and culture, and importantly, to understand the roles we are helping them to fill. We take this detailed understanding of the employer and associated roles, and develop practical, skills-based assessments that allow candidates the opportunity to show employers what they can do, removing barriers that exist in traditional recruitment.
At Specialisterne we believe that candidates should ultimately determine which role is right for them. Throughout our alternative recruitment process we strive to give a clear understanding of the role to candidates so they can make career choices based upon a thorough knowledge of the employer, the team, and the role.
We are not just a recruiter, but also work with our client partners to build a foundation of understanding of autism and neurodiversity. Throughout the recruitment process we work closely with hiring managers, team leaders and buddies so that when their new autistic employees commence employment, they are confident in supporting and developing them.
Specialisterne directly supports our client partners well beyond commencement of employment.