auticon Measures Impact and Benefits of Employment in New Report
Global Impact Report measures employee growth in professional development, confidence, and personal autonomy
We are excited to announce the release of our new Global Impact Report (read here), which outlines key findings from a survey of its autistic employees. The survey was conducted by Aleron, social impact specialists.
Autistic adults often have extraordinary talents in STEM and unique cognitive advantages in logic, pattern recognition, precision, sustained concentration, and an ability to intuitively spot errors, yet many find it difficult to secure or maintain mainstream employment. With its Global Impact Report, auticon looks to measure the impact and benefits of working at auticon for those on the autism spectrum.
Here are some highlights from the report:
Increased confidence, autonomy, and wellbeing of auticon consultants:
- 70% agree that working at auticon has improved their self-confidence.
- 74% agree that working at auticon has improved their personal wellbeing.
Autistic adults enter quality employment at auticon with opportunities for development:
- 80% agree that working at auticon has improved their skills and abilities.
- 74% agree that working at auticon has improved their understanding of their skills and abilities.
- 70% agree that working at auticon has provided opportunities for professional development.
Job coaches help consultants with the transition to the client’s workplace and provide essential support services to our autistic teams*:
- 83% agree that the support offered by their job coach helps with their transition to a client’s workplace.
Increased client understanding and confidence in working with autistic adults
- In 2019, auticon completed 164 workplace assessments for our clients, identifying opportunities to make their workplaces more accessible for neurodiverse adults.
- In the same year auticon developed 155 training documents to assist in the training of client employees in neurodiversity.
- In 2019, auticon delivered 140 training sessions with clients, training over 1,000 client employees on neurodiversity in the workplace.
Clients and their teams experience a positive shift in perceptions of working with a more neurodiverse team
- “I found the consultants really good to work with – the fact that they are autistic soon became something that wasn’t even a consideration.”
- “It was a pleasure working with auticon, who expanded our understanding of autism and helped us put in place an environment where the consultant could utilise their unique skillset in a positive way. We very much hope to have the opportunity to work with auticon again in the future.
auticon offers exceptional quality work within the information technology industry. The company’s client services include business analytics, artificial intelligence, software development, cybersecurity, as well as quality assurance and testing. auticon provides two operating models for clients: the “remote model” where work is completed at auticon’s office locations or virtual consultants working from home; and the “on-site model” where the consultant works at the client’s office location.
- In 2019, auticon received 700 job applications from eligible applicants.
- The auction group uses an inclusive recruitment process, including skills assessments and preparation workshops. In 2019 auticon hosted 154 skills assessments, assessing skills directly. In the same year we held 33 preparation workshops with candidates.
- This resulted in 96 job offers in 2019, of which 94 were accepted.