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Unconscious Biases – Workplace Suitability for People with Autism

Unconscious Biases Workplace suitability for people on the autism spectrum At Focus Professional Services, 70% of our employees are on the autism spectrum. We are financially viable and our business model is sustainable. We are living proof that hiring individuals on the spectrum is “bottom-line” good for business. So why aren’t more organizations [...]

By |2018-02-28T16:06:21-07:00November 14th, 2017|blogs|

Why Neurodiversify – Impact on Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Why Neurodiversify? Impact on People with Autism Many people with autism survive on disability pensions, in poverty, with very few options. The very nature of their autism makes getting and keeping a job almost an insurmountable challenge. Equally frustrating to autistics, is society’s expectations that people on the autism spectrum should “adapt” to [...]

By |2018-02-21T03:04:03-07:00November 7th, 2017|blogs|

Why Neurodiversify – Impact on Corporate Culture and Productivity

Why Neurodiversify? Impact on Corporate Culture and Productivity The two biggest concerns employers have when hiring people with autism are: Will they fit in and will they be productive. Truth is they may not ever fit in socially, but they will fit in when it comes to their productivity, work ethic, and loyalty. [...]

By |2018-02-21T03:05:25-07:00October 31st, 2017|blogs|

Why Neurodiversify – Impact on Economy & Organization

Why Neurodiversify? Impact on Economy and Business To understand why it makes sense for organizations to neurodiversify, let’s consider the facts. There’s no denying the fact that talent is becoming more and more difficult to source worldwide. In British Columbia, the shortage of talent predicted is significant and will have a negative impact [...]

By |2018-02-21T03:06:56-07:00October 24th, 2017|blogs|

Vancouver Entrepreneur podcast interview

Carol Simpson has worked in the IT field for over 30 years, managing departments with 60+ IT professionals and project budgets of $50M. Her career began in Vancouver as a programmer at IBM Canada and moved on to operate her own software development shop. She now runs Focus Professional Services and is one of a [...]

By |2017-08-10T10:46:22-07:00July 17th, 2017|media|

Global News: Vancouver IT company champions hiring people with autism

The founder of a Vancouver IT company has tapped into an unknown source of high-quality consultants, all performing at the top of their game, all with autism. Catherine Urquhart explains. See interview >>  

By |2017-08-12T10:14:08-07:00January 4th, 2017|media|

Shortfall of talent to fill tech jobs that are coming, report shows

Vancouver will have more than 15,500 tech job openings between now and 2019, a recent report shows, which will intensify an already competitive job market that has companies fighting to attract new talent and keep employees from heading south of the border. Read more >>

By |2016-09-06T16:08:36-07:00July 6th, 2016|Tech jobs|

Microsoft seeks to recruit autistic workers

Great news! Another major corporation seeing the advantages of employing people on the spectrum Microsoft says it wants to hire more people with autism in full-time roles.The tech giant is to start by offering 10 places on a pilot scheme based at its Redmond headquarters. Senior executive Mary Ellen Smith said: "People with autism bring strengths [...]

By |2016-09-06T16:08:36-07:00July 2nd, 2015|autism and jobs|