Wednesday October 21, 2020

Dipping into a new talent pool

One organisation is hoping to tackle the increasing skills shortage in the IT industry with candidates often overlooked by employers, writes Gareth Naughton.

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Peter Brabazon, general manager, Specialisterne: The typical condition of Asperger's is that they have average to high intelligence and are particularly focused on careers in the area of maths'. Picture: Feargal Ward

The world of work has traditionally been an inhospitable place for the differently-abled, but things are changing.

As Europe struggles to meet significant skill shortages, particularly in IT, employers are being encouraged to dip into an often previously overlooked talent pool.

There is now room for a greater number of differently-abled people in the workplace, because the way we work has changed.

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