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Alaant Advisor: Welcome Allister, Reimagine Workplace Culture
+ About the Alaant Advisor
The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

Last Week’s Poll Results:

Q: Is your workplace accommodating & inclusive for neurodivergent employees? 

23.5% - Yes

28% - No

48.5% - What is “neurodivergent”?

Neurodivergent people includes any person with varying mental or cognitive/neurological function from what is considered typical or “normal”. This includes individuals on the Autism Spectrum, but it is not limited to Autism. People affected with ADHD, anxiety, depression, dyslexia, OCD and PTSD are a few other examples. You have likely encountered a neurodivergent person and may have not known. They often do not self-identify and because of this your hiring practices, company culture and other work interactions should be reviewed to be sure you are being inclusive and accommodating to all. Employers are missing out on a great talent pool that includes Neurodivergent candidates that have been overlooked for a variety of reasons – let’s try to change that!

To learn more please take a moment to check out these pieces:

> Offices Can Be Hell for People Whose Brains Work Differently - via Vice 

> The Interview Process and How It Affects Neurodivergent Minds- via YouTube

Community Events:

Save the Date: 518 Business Connect - Virtual Networking Event - Presented by Alaant & Groff Networks on Thursday, April 21st, 11am-12pm. Registration opens soon!

April Learning Café: What Are the Jews – A Faith, A People, A Nationality? - Presented by the Early Care & Learning Council via zoom on April 14th, 12-1pm. Register, here

Essential Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Concepts: Embarking on Your DEI Journey - Presented by the Capital Region Chamber on Thursday, April 21st, 8:30am-10am. Register, here

Save the Date: 14th Annual CDWERC First Impressions Second Chances Networking Event - Hosted by Capital District Women's Employment Resource Center on June 1st from 5 - 7pm at the Pruyn House in Latham. You don't want to miss it! For more information and to register, click here.

Career Jam Explore Spring 2022 Employer Registration - Hosted by Career Jam & Junior Achievement Virtual Experience is April - June 2022 and the 1-day In-Person Career Exploration Program is Thursday, June 9th. Register now, here!

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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