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Benefits of Hiring on the Spectrum

In our last blog post, one of the points brought up was the benefits of hiring employees on the spectrum, though we didn’t get too in-depth with it. We would like to do that here by expanding upon what we meant with some of the traits mentioned, and hopefully educate the community of the positive outcomes you will find if you hire from this underrepresented group. Last time, I brought up just a few of the attributes people on the spectrum can bring, such as “resourcefulness, creativity, unique perspectives and the ability to point out the little details others might miss.” We would also like to add 2 things to that list: being able to focus on the task at hand, and heightened productivity through passion.

In a recent study, found here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-015-2518-2 and expanded upon in this article: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/22/autism-creative-thinking-study, we see more…

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