Leading Neurodiversity event to be held in Belfast

  • The technology recruitment company Modis is hosting a Neurodiversity event on Friday 11th October 2019 at Clockwise River House in Belfast.

    Modis launched its first Northern Irish office in Belfast in 2018. It is part of the Adecco Group, the largest staffing organisation in the world.

    As a group, they provide more than 700,000 people with permanent and flexible employment every day, with more than 34,000 employees in 60 countries, including 3,100 in the UK & Ireland.

    Local tech recruiting specialists, Michael Blackwood and Russell Kennedy are leading Modis, hoping to bring an in-depth understanding of the Northern Irish market to their global network.

    Part of their strategy is to create a portfolio of events, bringing prominent speakers to Belfast and coupling them with local experts.

    The first of these events is ‘Neurodiversity: What and Why – Building Innovation through Diversity’ from 8.30-10.30am on Friday 11th October 2019 at Clockwise River House in Belfast.

    Modis has embraced a UK-wide Adecco Group education piece, supporting clients and candidates to better understand this little- known subject.  

    Figures released from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in 2018 showed that only 1 in 10 businesses had neurodiversity on their people management agenda, yet up to 15% of the UK population are noted as being neurodiverse.

    What is neurodiversity?

    Neurodiversity is the umbrella term used to discuss neurological differences. These differences can include those labelled with dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyscalculia, autistic spectrum, Tourette’s syndrome, and many others. Due to the positive movement behind the term it is rapidly evolving to cover more and more areas.

    Modis say their events are very much an introduction to the subject and will explain why neurodiversity needs to be firmly on the agenda of every organisation; particularly in a skill-short environment where extending talent pools is a priority for many.

    The event will bring together local experts to talk about best practice and answer questions about what this looks like in real world scenarios. Modis state their aim is that everyone leaves with a better understanding of the subject and armed with the knowledge of how to make some simple and but effective changes.

    Register for this event and find out more information here.

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