Harnessing hidden talent: CIPD releases neurodiversity guide

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development have today released their Neurodiversity at Work guide for HR professionals and leaders, in association with Uptimize. The CIPD’s support of neurodiversity represents a milestone in the acceptance of ‘difference of thought’ as a mainstream business concept in the UK, and a growing realisation that conditions such as autism and dyslexia bring a critical advantage to the workplace in the form of visual processing and strong problem-solving skills.

The 48-page report includes a glossary of neurodiverse conditions, advice for managers on getting the best from neurodivergent staff, and case studies of organisations running neurodiversity recruitment and development programmes. It is available as a PDF download from the CIPD website.

We would like to extend our thanks to the CIPD and Uptimize for inviting the NPAA to contribute to the guide, and for including us as a case study.