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Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workforce

Liverpool John Moores University (through the ESF-project LJMU Graduate Futures) is inviting Chamber members to participate in an employer-driven focus group.

Joining forces with the University of Swansea, LJMU researchers will explore the benefits of embracing a more inclusive workforce.

This collaborative research will seek to identify effective ways to connect the under-valued talents and interests of neurodivergent graduates against job opportunities in the Liverpool City Region. Driven by statistics such as only 22% of people with autism are in paid employment, despite advantages such as out-of-the-box thinking, increased attention to detail and greater levels of focus, this research will support employers to gain a better understanding of how they can embrace neurodiversity in their workforce.

Through this study, researchers aim to understand what it is like to employ neurodivergent graduates and what barriers may be in place to prevent employers doing this.

If you would like to participate in this important study, please contact Dr Marcus Hansen direct at Focus groups are scheduled for 17th May