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Some workplaces are actively seeking staff that think differently

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Published 31 March 2022 at 10:45am
By Sarah Conte
Presented by Harleen Kaur
Source: SBS

As workplaces aim to innovate, some are specifically looking for staff that think differently, or are neurodiverse. And many find that embracing workers with conditions like autism or A-D-H-D comes with advantages.


Published 31 March 2022 at 10:45am
By Sarah Conte
Presented by Harleen Kaur
Source: SBS


Anthony Ni has an impressive resume which includes a degree in data analytics and financial mathematics.

He has tutored in maths and statistics and is fluent in three languages.

He's also autistic.

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And he's secured a high-skilled job as a technology consultant.

"I'm doing those quality assurance, make sure that software is working at a high quality and I'm using my programming skills to create different test scenarios.  Everyone is very friendly to me - they will say 'ay Anthony', do you know how to write this software? They will always give me something to learn and give me a sense of fufilment."

Sharnae Berresford is a Wiradjuri woman who has autism and dyslexia.

She loves her job at Woolworths and she's good at it - she's won the national prize for Cashier of the Year.

"I just try and do the best I can and help in any way I can to make it easier for the customers in any way even like some of the older ladies which I love. Love you guys. A lot more girls. And you know who you are."]

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