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The Reality of Finding a Job on the Autism Spectrum

Recent workforce studies have shown that while there are approximately 50,000 adults on the autism spectrum in British Columbia, under 20% are in employment that makes use of their skills [...]

March 9th, 2021|Categories: blogs|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Reality of Finding a Job on the Autism Spectrum

The key role of Autism in the Workforce

While it’s estimated that over 40,000 adults in British Columbia have autism and either out of employment or underemployed for their skills and talents, not many businesses have realized this [...]

February 25th, 2021|Categories: blogs|Tags: , |Comments Off on The key role of Autism in the Workforce

5 easy ways to create an autism-friendly work environment

Hiring an individual on the autism spectrum will bring so many positive benefits to your organization. For the individual themselves, your job offer will provide a sense of independence and [...]

December 21st, 2020|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on 5 easy ways to create an autism-friendly work environment

Managing an Employee with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism

Autistic individuals in the job market experience discriminating barriers that challenge their ability to attain and retain employment. The belief is that social situations, self-starting, and organization are challenges for [...]

November 19th, 2020|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Managing an Employee with Asperger’s or High Functioning Autism

Hidden gems – How people on the autism spectrum make valuable contributions at work

The overall hiring goal of any organization has to be to find the best qualified and most suitable candidate for the open position. However, many businesses are shooting themselves in [...]

November 9th, 2020|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Hidden gems – How people on the autism spectrum make valuable contributions at work

The ultimate win-win scenario: employing a person on the autism spectrum

Finding the right employee is always hard, no matter what field you’re in or the position you’re trying to fill. You need to find someone with the right personality fit [...]

September 14th, 2020|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on The ultimate win-win scenario: employing a person on the autism spectrum

Facts and Helpful Tips – Autism in the Workplace

The skills and abilities of those on the Autism Spectrum vary as widely as those without ASD. Best-suited roles for any person on the spectrum depend on the individual’s [...]

February 4th, 2020|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Facts and Helpful Tips – Autism in the Workplace

Autism-friendly Hiring and Retention Practices

Selection: In the job posting, avoid qualifications that are not essential to the job Waive previous job experience and education requirements in Replace interview with informal meeting and skills [...]

February 4th, 2020|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Autism-friendly Hiring and Retention Practices

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: [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Neurodiversity Consulting

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 [...]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on IT Placement Services

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 [...]

December 19th, 2017|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Neurodiverse Practices – How to Retain Employees with Autism

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 [...]

December 12th, 2017|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Neurodiverse Practices – How to Onboard Employees with Autism

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. [...]

December 5th, 2017|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Neurodiverse Practices – How to Hire People with Autism

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 [...]

November 28th, 2017|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Unconscious Biases – Career Progression for People on the Autism Spectrum

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 [...]

November 21st, 2017|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Unconscious Biases – Work Assignments for People on the Autism Spectrum

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 [...]

November 7th, 2017|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Why Neurodiversify – Impact on Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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 [...]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: blogs|Comments Off on Why Neurodiversify – Impact on Corporate Culture and Productivity
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