Aspbergers, It’s an ASD spectrum condition which among other things means ones brain is wired differently when it comes to the area of socializing and the social sphere including a reduced capability with nonverbal communication and unwritten/unsaid norms.
Its believed the employment rate for people who have the condition is likely to be lower then the average mostly due the fact that the on boarding process (interviews) and the fact that some jobs and teams require a strong level of “social prowess”.
However there are some notable benefits to hiring and retaining persons with the condition.
Someone who is happy with knowing all the details One area we tend to be great with is we can be entirely content with knowing and wishing to know the macro level of things. If the person loves I.T and their an aspie its unlikely they will have a problem with learning all the new acronyms etc. Best areas for this quality: Science, Technology, Design
Someone who is likely to be fairly direct In some areas of life a reasonable amount of directness isn’t such a bad thing and can be appreciated. If you like to know something is done to a specified standard with no ambiguous language then this skill is going to be a bonus. Best areas for this quality: Engineering and other safety critical roles and some areas of the military.
Eye for detail Since the aspie brain can possess “technical” elements an aspie might be a great choice if you’re looking for someone to arrange something to an exacting way 99.9% of the time and actually enjoy working that way. Best areas for this quality: Flower Arranging, Packing multiple items for delivery, Engineering trades, Quality Assurance departments (of any type of field)
Generally have a high work ethic Its been said by many sources that Aspie employees on average have a high work ethic naturally, this would increase even more so should they like that job they are in.
Typically those with Aspbergers have high IQ’s While an IQ alone is not going to be a skill in and of itself a high IQ is likely going to give the individual a great capacity to learn and even possibly a high desire to.
Routine doesn’t phase an Aspie If your role relies heavily on routines and checklists then we would be a positive fit. Most of us have routines outside of work as well that have to be changed periodically. Due to the fact many of us are comforted by routine outside of work, well be a firm fit for a role with a routine or two.
I personally prefer working for a company/boss who is willing to see talent over the social arena or “office politics”.
I speak as a person who believes she has the condition and not as either a Manager, Psychologist, or Doctor.
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