When it comes to companies today, we all too often see heart-wrenching stories of employment practices gone very wrong indeed. The tech industry is an industry in particular where it’s easy to find disheartening stories about people not getting jobs due to obscure reasons.
However, one company, Auticon, is making sure that such nonsense does not have to be the norm. They are a company that gives adults who are on the autistic spectrum a chance to get into the workplace: in fact, it exclusively employs people from this background.
The company tends to employ IT experts giving them a chance to get into the working world. They offer training and workplace adjustment programs to help make sure that all employees are happy in their workplace, too; and they are expanding all the time.
Auticon already has offices based in places like Switzerland, Italy France, Germany, the United States and parts of the United Kingdom: including plan to set up in Scotland.
This is a very cool thing to hear and to see, with autistic people often finding it hard to get into the working world. With just 16% of autistic adults in full-time employment, it’s nice to see a company actively pushing to improve and expand opportunities.
A Refreshing Take On Recruitment
With many companies simply not being able to manage the recruitment process for those on the spectrum well enough, this is a very interesting step forward. Many autistic people fall through the cracks despite having the skills and qualities to be a massive contribution to their chosen industry.
Companies like Auticon, then, will make sure that they are no longer ignored and instead can show the world what they can do.
With regular adjustments made for each staff member to help ensure they can feel as comfortable as is possible, Auticon make it easy for their staff to fit into their working culture. This is very important, and is sure to be very useful for those who want to be treated as individuals judged on their own personal merits.
Depressingly, just 15% of the present Auticon workforce were actually employed prior to coming into contact with this awesome organization. All but one of these people who were unemployed had a degree.
This shows that there is an obvious stigma which we need to combat as soon as possible, otherwise we’re going to have serious problems in the future getting autistic people into the workplace.
For now, though, awesome companies like Auticon can be the ones who help to change the opinion of employers. When people see just how well this company do, they will come to realize that autistic people are an incredible benefit to any workplace.
We sincerely hope that Auticon can enjoy a wonderful 2019 and beyond, as they are the perfect example how we can create a better, less fractious world.