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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+00:00 October 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|autism and jobs|