The tide is beginning to turn across the property industry when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I), yet one area that is often overlooked is meeting the needs of a neurodiverse workforce.
It is estimated that 15% of the UK’s population have a neurodivergent condition, including autism spectrum conditions, ADHD, dyspraxia and dyslexia – although the percentage is thought to be higher, as many people will be undiagnosed.
In 2013, tech giant SAP launched an Autism at Work programme to actively widen its pool of applicants and reported productivity gains, quality improvements and a boost in innovative capabilities. The listed German company says the initiative included someone who helped develop a technical fix worth an estimated $40m (£33m) in savings.
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