How to Conduct Job Interviews with Candidates Who Have Autism

Organizations need to take special considerations when interview candidates with autism.

Katherine Breward, University of Winnipeg

The unemployment and underemployment of capable workers with autism is a well-documented phenomenon, as a British study showed.

Employers are gradually getting better at recognizing the value of including neurodiverse people in their organizations, and information about accommodation strategies is starting to become more readily available.

That said, these accommodations aren’t helpful to workers if they are unable to land a job in the first place. Recruitment and selection practices can inadvertently negatively impact candidates with autism. Continue Reading →