Getting SELF

Mental health

and wellbeing

Getting RECRUITMENT 

How to attract and recognise neurodiverse talent.

 

Purpose

Local talent is out there!  In Getting RECRUITMENT you learn how to attract and recognise the untapped talent in New Zealand that will make a difference for your business.  

We start by identifying the cognitive thinking / neurodiversity that will best suit different roles and teams.  Then we write job descriptions, job ads to match them and create interview questions that will bring out the best during the interview process.  Next, we challenge the unconscious biases we all have so we see the true potential and opportunities when reviewing applications and meeting candidates.

Neurodivergent people can provide key insights, skills and unique ways of thinking to a business. With small changes to recruitment will make all the difference.  

Alternatively, some applicants may not have the experience you think you need, however international research shows when we know what type of thinking you need i.e., neurodiversity, you understand how they can learn best and you put the systems and processes in place they can learn in half the time and be 40 – 138% more productive than the your neurotypical recruit.  While other neurodiversity’s ability to big picture system design is phenomenal and can create opportunities for growth you may never have dreamed of. 

Learning how to build ‘true’ psychological safety so your employees can bring their authentic selves to work every day builds mental health and wellbeing, employee engagement, productivity, and innovation.

Many of these skills are key to hiring for any role. We all have diverse brains and having a neurodiverse approach to hiring can result in finding incredible employees.

Audience / Maximum number of participants

Employees who are recruiting i.e., recruitment team, project managers, anyone who recruits in your business – min of 8, max 16 per cohort

Two packages available

1. Basic Package includes:

Content

1. Reading and pre-work

Introduction to shifting concepts of skill shortages to tapping into currently untapped talent. Many whose brains are wired in neurodivergent ways, are able to learn processes faster and are highly loyal when they find their niche, creating model employees, better than you could ever have hoped for.

2. Workshop 

The workshop is focused on expanding skills learnt in earlier sessions.  At the end of the workshop individuals will learn how to:

  • Identify the brain wiring you need for the role you have
  • Write job descriptions and job ads to ensure you attract the talent that best suits the role to ensure success for the individual and the team
  • Recognise the brain wiring you are looking for in a phone or face-to-face interview
  • Create ‘true’ psychological safety during the interview so you bring out the best in your applicant

During the workshop participants will identify and tailor tools to suit their individual needs, with a range of tools in their toolbox for different situations. Skills development during this workshop will start building confidence with new tools and information.  Participants also pick one key skill to work on in the coming weeks.  

1. Premium Package

Premium package ensures best practice learning and support to ensure behavioural change includes:

1 Pre-learniing   

2 Online group session    

3 Workshop – face-to-face or online     

4 Coaching – one-on-one

5 Supervision – online group session

6 Coaching – one-on-one

60 min

60 min

3.5 hours

60 min

60 min

60 min

1 Pre-learniing   

2 Online group session    

3 Workshop – face-to-face or online     

4 Coaching – one-on-one

5 Supervision – online group session

6 Coaching – one-on-one

60 min

60 min

3.5 hours

60 min

60 min

60 min

Content

1. Prelearning

Introduction to shifting concepts of skill shortages to tapping into currently untapped talent. Many whose brains are wired in neurodivergent ways, are able to learn processes faster and are highly loyal when they find their niche, creating model employees, better than you could ever have hoped for.

2. Online group session

The purpose of the group session is:

  • Meet your DivergenThinking facilitator and others in your cohort
  • Discuss key concepts and share learning from readings to further develop knowledge
  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Prepare you for the workshop
  • Enable DivergenThinking to understand how we can best be of service to you.

3. Workshop

Half-day workshop is focused on expanding skills learnt in earlier sessions. At the end of the workshop individuals will learn how to:

  • Identify the brain wiring you need for the role you have
  • Write job descriptions and job ads to ensure you attract the talent that best suits the role to ensure success for the individual and the team
  • Recognise the brain wiring you are looking for in a phone or face-to-face interview
  • Create ‘true’ psychological safety during the interview so you bring out the best in your applicant.

During the workshop participants will identify and tailor tools to suit their individual needs, with a range of tools in their toolbox for different situations. Skills development during this workshop will start building confidence with new tools and information.  Participants also pick one key skill to work on in the coming weeks.  

4. Coaching

Follow up one-on-one coaching session to focus on individual learning to date, and the one skill they choose to work on.  Discuss what is working well, what is not working so well and dig deeper into where to from here for the coming weeks.

5. Supervision

The cohort will catch up in group supervision to discuss and share learning to date, ask questions on tricky situations of our clinical psychologist and lived experienced facilitators they have found themselves or others in, and hear what others are doing and learning. Supervision ensures we stop and reflect on learning to date, share and discuss challenges and learn what others in the cohort are doing and finding. 

6. Coaching

The second follow up one-on-one coaching session is to find out where the individual is, acknowledge successes, work through challenges and other ways of applying new knowledge and skills to embed key learnings.

Prerequisites

Getting SELF 

Price on application

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