It is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the UK have Neurodiverse conditions, however, organisations are often unaware of the proportion and needs of their Neurodiverse employees or the value that this talent pool can offer.
Amongst the many benefits of Neurodiversity for employers are productivity gains, quality improvement, boosts in innovative capabilities, and increased employee engagement. And each variation of Neurodiversity offers its own particular advantages.
Neurodiverse thinkers are typically split into Visual Thinkers, Pattern Thinkers and Word or Fact Thinkers. Pattern Thinkers in particular have a number of skills that are extremely desirable in financial services, which includes problem solving abilities, attention to detail, and persistence, as well as being highly analytical, all of which are enormous assets in roles such as Actuaries, Financial Analysts, Accountants. Auditors, and Data Analysts. In addition to these skills, Neurodiverse employees are typically extremely conscientious, honest, loyal and reliable, with far greater levels of retention than the Neurotypical employees.