18 June 2013

Businesses hiring autistic people

There is a trend among businesses requiring a specific kind of attention to detail and focus, to hire autistic people to fill the need. This is because of special traits which tend to be present in autistic people. Below is a fantastic, exciting and inspiring example of this, in SAP Germany. Be sure to check out the thinking behind all of this in the video from the SAP web site.

Diversity and Inclusion Video from SAP web site:
http://www.sap.com/asset/index.epx?id=c95ce76c-fd87-4664-a8ad-420cf927d8b4



SAP is embarking on a global program to hire people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists, the company announced Tuesday. Autistic employees can offer competitive advantages, according to SAP, while helping the individuals secure meaningful employment.
http://scn.sap.com/community/business-trends/blog/2013/05/24/video-sap-is-hiring-hundreds-of-autistic-workers
May 24, 2013


MSN News: German company seeks to hire 650 autistic people
http://news.msn.com/world/german-company-seeks-to-hire-650-autistic-people
May 22, 2013


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1 comment:

  1. Having worked on several SAP projects, and with several relatively senior SAP staff, I have to express some doubt that they are likely to be offering a substantially autistic-friendly work environment.

    Still, it's a start.

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