GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
The Largest Annual Meeting of
 the Global DEI Community
Panel Discussion

Creating equitable HR processes for neurodiverse candidates and employees

May 19, 2022 1:00 PM CET BUY TICKETS

In the last five years, employment of people with developmental disabilities like down syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, and autism is gaining momentum on the global level. A number of large international corporations, namely tech companies, have demonstrated significant results in leveraging unique skill sets and abilities of candidates with developmental disorders: great memory, attention to detail, analytical skills etc. Some of these companies have created special job opportunities for people with certain disorders, while others have run special programs aimed at employing people with certain disorders in a range of positions within a company.

The biggest challenge in further developing these categories for employees is lack of equitable and scalable HR processes, which would allow them to compete fairly with their neurotypical peers for jobs and promotions within the company. Creation and scaling up of such processes can take neurodiversity to a whole new level. The speakers at this panel will discuss:

  • Where do global and local offices stand when it comes to neurodiversity?

  • How do neurodiverse people compete for jobs with neurotypical candidates, and how is the recruitment process organized?

  • How are the promotion and retention policies applied to neurodiverse employees?

Jill Houghton President & Chief Executive Officer of Disability:IN
Sebastian Denes Vice-President SAP Product Engineering& Head of SAP Mission Control Center APJ/GC