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How to Neurodiversify in IT – Sept. 17 2018

Free Workshop Kwaku Yeboah, Director of Employment Initiatives, BC, of Ready, Willing, and Able at Inclusion BC will provide the business case for diversifying and the changing social and political landscape in Canada and BC. Amr Shokry, Consultant, HR at ICBC will present ICBC’s experience [...]

By |2018-08-10T01:42:25-07:00August 10th, 2018|Events|

Neurodiversity Consulting

During these past few years, Focus has provided IT services to the business community whereby our consultants are on the autism spectrum (ASD). We summarize our success in two statements: Our ASD employee retention rate is over 80% Our business clients renew their consulting contracts with us These outcomes are a result of considered thought, [...]

By |2018-05-14T12:37:37-07:00May 14th, 2018|blogs|

IT Placement Services

We have made some changes here at Focus Professional Services Inc. based on your feedback and talent acquisition needs. We are pleased to announce that we have added a placement practice to our existing consulting services, making us a full IT employment agency service provider. You now have a choice. You can either contract IT [...]

By |2018-05-14T12:32:52-07:00May 14th, 2018|blogs|

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Podcast Interview

The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction recently invited Carol Simpson to present the Focus business model which describes how they hire autistics into IT roles. Several other panel guests discuss topics related to diversification. Carol’s presentation starts at 56:32 into the podcast. The podcast can be found here

By |2018-02-22T03:17:47-07:00February 22nd, 2018|media|

Autism 30 Podcast Interview

Our very own Carol Simpson was recently interviewed on the Autism 30 Podcast! See and listen to the details below: Who is Carol Simpson? The history of Focus Professional Services Inc. Why she created the company. The Company manifesto. What they do. Neurodiversity consulting. Why language is so important. Their business model. Different [...]

By |2018-01-16T01:00:39-07:00January 16th, 2018|media|

Neurodiverse Practices – How to Retain Employees with Autism

How to Retain Employees with Autism Once you have made the investment to hire an employee with autism and actively support them through the probationary period, it makes sense to do everything possible to make sure they stick around – especially when you discover just how productive, reliable and loyal employees on the [...]

By |2018-02-21T02:55:27-07:00December 19th, 2017|blogs|

Neurodiverse Practices – How to Onboard Employees with Autism

Onboarding Practices for Employees with Autism You’ve taken the first step and hired a person with autism. Congratulations! Your next challenge is to ensure that the transition into the organization is as smooth as possible for both the new employee and your existing staff. There are four key steps to onboarding an employee [...]

By |2018-02-21T02:56:24-07:00December 12th, 2017|blogs|

Neurodiverse Practices – How to Hire People with Autism

How to Hire People with Autism  Companies that hire people with autism have found them to be some of the most creative, thorough, and reliable employees they have. This is not a grandiose claim; I speak from first-hand experience. Over the past three years, I have successfully recruited, trained, placed, and hired many [...]

By |2018-02-21T02:57:12-07:00December 5th, 2017|blogs|

Unconscious Biases – Career Progression for People on the Autism Spectrum

Unconscious Biases Career progression for people on the autism spectrum In a neurotypical world, career progression is about gaining skills, experience and responsibility, earning more money, and climbing the proverbial corporate ladder. It is not as straightforward for people on the autism spectrum. In my years of working closely with companies that neurodiversify, [...]

By |2018-02-21T02:59:50-07:00November 28th, 2017|blogs|

Unconscious Biases – Work Assignments for People on the Autism Spectrum

Unconscious Biases Work assignments for people on the autism spectrum Most people on the spectrum who manage to find a job – which is a challenge in itself – are typically underemployed. This is due to the unconscious biases that exist regarding the capabilities of an autistic person. The most common being that [...]

By |2018-02-21T03:00:15-07:00November 21st, 2017|blogs|