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Recruitment firm pledges to help job-seekers with autism find work

At Reviewedo we love to hear good stories about recruiters and recruitment agencies, and this one is a goodun!

A recruitment firm called Ethical HR Solutions in Maidstone, Kent is helping tailor bespoke interviews for candidates with autism who are struggling to find employment. Great stuff!

A candidate with autism who has benefited from the bespoke interview process provided by the Maidstone Recruitment firm told the ITV: “I get an interview on the rare occasion. I’ll go to it and I’ll go with a full speech in mind. If he asked me a question I’ve got the answer, but the moment I’m sitting there and talking to him it’s as if my brain just decides to pull the ejector seat.”

The candidate went on to say “For me this is drastically more relaxed. I can talk. I feel like I’m talking to a regular person and not my boss or say, future boss. It just feels as if an entire weight’s been taken off my shoulders as I talk to him.”

This interview is to prevent an intense office environment interview. The candidates interview took place in a park with his dog by his side. This allowed him to be more relaxed and more able to express himself and highlight the skills he has to prospective employers.

Amanda Parvin, a HR Consultant at Ethical HR Solutions commented: “We have an amazing talent pool of people who are disabled but unfortunately there are so many barriers to employment. I’d like employers to just think differently and do their interview process and just do their interview process differently and value the fact that we’re all unique, we’re all different and we all have amazing skills to bring to the workplace.”

More often than not, the recruitment industry is plagued with negative reports, this is a fantastic story and we wish Ethical HR Solutions and their candidates the best of luck!

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