In this panel, join us as we focus on the importance of fostering an inclusive and supportive workplace culture that values neurodiversity and provides accommodations and support for neurodiverse individuals to thrive in their careers.
– Identifying the benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace such as enhanced creativity and problem-solving skills
– Overcoming common challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals at work such as sensory overload and discomfort, communication barriers and social interaction difficulties, difficulty with time management and organization and challenges with task completion and following through
– Identifying strategies for accommodating and supporting neurodiverse employees
– Building awareness and understanding of neurodiversity among all employees
– Encouraging open communication and feedback
Paul is Key Account Director and UK & Ireland Acquisitions Manager for Texthelp. Working across a number of key sectors including Government, Public Sector, Health, Third sector, Housing and Private Sector SME’s, Paul and his team provide assistive software solutions that help support those organisations in their diversity, inclusion and accessibility journey.
Prior to joining Texthelp in 2017, Paul spent 20 years with a leading Irish bank where he held positions including Area Manager and Head of Direct Sales & Service and more recently has also worked with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Having spent a number of years as Volunteer Director and Chair of Stepping Stones NI and with close personal experience of learning disability, Paul has developed a keen interest in accessibility, diversity and inclusion and is passionate about promoting workplace equality and creating opportunity for all.
Outside of work, Paul is a dedicated husband, devoted father of three, musician and most recently qualified pilot!
After the learning, join us to meet speakers and fellow attendees and make new contacts at our exclusive after-show digital meetup.
11:00am EDT / 4:00pm BST
– Reviewing the wellbeing strategies which are working at Mazars – tips for other practitioners
– Highlighting strategies to address anxiety and depression and other mental health issues
– Protecting physical wellbeing in an age of flexible yet static desk-working
– Tackling wellbeing issues connecting with the cost of living crisis
– Measuring levels of content and taking a proactive approach to wellbeing issues
11:25am EDT / 4:25pm BST
– How can organisations ensure that wellbeing is a priority?
– How is the recession affecting budgets for wellbeing initiatives? What low-cost initiatives still might help?
– Best practices for including mental health first aid training in your organisation
– Identifying particiular wellbeing challenges of our age, such as hybrid and remote working
– Identifying the economic value of investing in workplace wellbeing
Sonal is an MCIPD qualified inclusion, diversity and wellbeing specialist who brings experience working both strategically and operationally to create inclusive workplaces. Ability to utilise commercial HR experience from a variety of sectors including retail, legal and professional services to drive workplace cultural change.
12:00pm EDT / 4:00pm GMT
– Reviewing human trends in the workforce and a growing skills gap across the labour market
– Social mobility and skills-based hiring and how to assess candidates based on skills and potential
– Benefits of skills-based hiring and how to match talent to opportunity
– Reviewing barriers to social moblity and forming a talent mobility strategy
12:25pm EDT / 4:25pm GMT
– How might Generative AI systems help to eliminate bias in the hiring process and can it be relied upon?
– Implementing guaranteed interview shortlisting for people of certain demographics to help encourage diversity
– Assessing the pros and cons of anonymous CVs – do they help or hinder?
– Ensuring that organisations invest in their employees and help them to upskill and develop
Cressida holds over 27 years of tech search experience. Coupled with lived experience with an invisible disability, she has unparalleled experience of building communities across diverse talent pools within the international tech market place. Her motto is: “If you give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. If you teach a person to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.”
Cressida believes that collective action is key to transforming how we can create more inclusive, kinder, thoughtful, psychologically safe work environments for the future. Through Inclusive Search, #Recruit4Good and partnering with the most forward thinking and disruptive employers, she advocates changing the world for the better.
With many years of experience as an Inclusive Culture Expert and International Keynote Speaker, Joanne partners with clients who prioritise diversity and inclusion, hold decision-making authority, invest time and resources, and recognize LGBTQ+ and trans issues. She helps them implement robust and sustainable initiatives that foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, where everyone can thrive regardless of their background, identity, or abilities.
As the founder of SEE Change Happen, she delivers bespoke training and workshops, facilitate dialogue and engagement, and provides mentoring and coaching to leaders and teams across various sectors and industries.
Her mission is to promote positive people experiences through consciously inclusive leadership, centered on culture first.
Tom Lakin is a UK-based Future of Work specialist. He works for Resource Solutions, advising clients on the latest developments, trends and innovation within the areas of talent acquisition and HR.
Resource Solutions focuses on meritocratic hiring, including bias minimisation, ethical artificial intelligence, future of work & workplace change, ESG for HR, candidate experience and assessment.
Jazz has always been a pioneer in his life, despite challenging circumstances and has a natural optimism in his determined mind that triumphs most challenges. He is a great storyteller who has ethical strength and seeks to implement impactful cultural change, by empowering folk to be the highest version of themselves. Jazz believes that intersectionally diverse and inclusive teams will transform much more than your workplace and the glow will be far wider than your office layout.
Jazz has a broad cross industry experience that spans many continents in the fields of financial services, media, hospitality and social value. With clarity and purpose, his mission is to rejuvenate society’s perception of diversity and seeks to ensure his life serves as an example not a warning to others, demonstrating that transformation and redemption are possible for anyone, regardless of their past. Jazz seeks to contribute towards a society where everyone, regardless of their past or circumstances, has the opportunity to thrive and meaningfully chip into their communities. Jazz was born in East London and is a proud Cockney and is a traveller and not a tourist in life.
Elisabeth is content editor at Diversity Network, an organisation committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and creating a better workplace for all. As a journalist and author she has worked in the US, London, Australia and Hong Kong for a range of magazines and newspapers. She is now writing her third biography for the publisher Pen & Sword.
Gain unprecedented insights: Explore cutting-edge methodologies, practical solutions, and success stories from industry leaders who have championed equitable recruitment and social mobility. Learn from their experiences, challenges, and triumphs in implementing inclusive hiring strategies that drive organiastional success.
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