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How to Tailor the Recruitment Process to Attract & Retain an Autistic Workforce, by Marci Ciampi

Original article by Marcie Ciampi, M.ED., published June 14 2019 in Ere Recruiting Intelligence: https://www.ere.net/how-to-tailor-the-recruitment-process-to-attract-and-retain-an-autistic-workforce/ People on the autism spectrum face significant impediments to gaining and retaining employment. This is in part because standard approaches to recruiting employees are not tailored to allow for much neurodiversity in job candidates. Suggestions for changing the recruitment process Some strategies for attracting ASD people to work for you include:

  • Ensuring details are present and clear

  • Providing alternatives to the standard “sell” a job applicant must make

  • Using more than just the standard places to advertise your job opening

  • Changing onboarding processes

  • Continuously re-evaluate hiring processeses




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