“We’re all neurally diverse, some of us just stand out more,” says Auticon's Garth Johnson – who's showing that hiring people on the autism spectrum is good for business. Now, he just needs to convince more employers of the “autism advantage”.
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Confederation of British Industry – which represents nearly 200,000 UK firms – says businesses should ‘bottle the Covid-19 spirit of cooperation’ and ‘lock in’ employee wellbeing as part of wide-ranging vision to transform economy.
A maker space in Mosul not only offers a space for young people to learn practical skills, it has also helped to make and repair critical medical equipment, while promoting what its founder calls a “new culture” of entrepreneurship.
Former Delaware judge calls for new ‘EESG’ approach to ensure companies don’t shirk responsibility when it comes to employee rights, and warns it would be a mistake not to hold institutional investors to the same standards.