ADHD Consultancy

We support employers through our ADHD consultancy, offering help on all things ADHD, from policies to HR guides.

 

Our consultancy service


At Exceptional Individuals, we know that even with the best will in the world, it can be difficult to be a truly inclusive employer. That is why we support employers through our ADHD consultancy, offering policy help, HR guides, and an open communication line.

We can either get you started in becoming more ‘neurodiverse friendly’, or build on our other services, such as audits and the training we provide. This helps to ensure that being inclusive is not treated as a one-time engagement, but a progressive attempt at genuinely improving the inclusivity of your workplace

Interested in using our neurodiverse consultancy service? Give us a call on 0208 133 6046.



Can ADHD stop you from working?



ADHD is accompanied by traits such as restlessness, disorganisation and an inability to concentrate. For this reason, it can be difficult for people with ADHD to do well in job interviews and may perform poorly in the workforce.

Despite this, each person with ADHD has their own unique and individual talents, which can include creativity, as well as an ability to maintain a linear focus and build in-depth knowledge on any topic of interest, etc. Choosing a career that makes the most of each person’s strengths with less emphasis placed on weaknesses, can help an individual with ADHD succeed.

At Exceptional Individuals, we offer a number of services that can help adults with ADHD succeed at work. If struggling to find work, people with ADHD can sign up to our free 1-1 career coaching service, where they can expect to receive help with CV writing, job applications and interview skills.

Meanwhile, people in work can sign up for a Workplace needs assessment, which will help members of the EI team identify solutions and work with each individual’s employer to help implement reasonable adjustments to assist in overcoming the adversities caused by ADHD.



What is the best job for someone with ADHD?


As previously pointed out, when undertaking work that capitalises on strengths and reasonable adjustments being implemented, individuals with ADHD are more than capable of succeeding.

That being said, there isn’t a one size fits all career for every person with ADHD; it depends on the individual’s interests and talents. Though there are careers that utilise the assets of ADHD, such as creativity, and innovation, etc, more than others. These jobs include teaching, designing, culinary arts and working as an entrepreneur, amongst other things.

At Exceptional Individuals, we offer a free four-session mentorship program, where people with ADHD and other neurodivergent conditions are paired with a mentor who will help them identify and reach their goals. We may also advise individuals to have a look at our inclusive jobs board to see if there is a role that may be of interest to them; we can then provide support and training with the application and interview process.



How do people with ADHD think?



Common traits of ADHD such as being easily distracted/bored, disorganised, intense, and creative, lead individuals with ADHD to acknowledge that they have always “felt different” and stood out from their peer group, especially at school and work.

These traits are easily misunderstood in a mainstream environment, allowing people with ADHD to feel different or not good enough. However, it is important to emphasise that neurotypical and neurodivergent people have a different ways of responding to stimuli and certain situations.

For example, although one of the strengths of ADHD is the ability to be hyper-focused, that strength is limited to subjects/activities of interest. Similarly, people with ADHD may struggle with time management issues due to being overwhelmed when taking on a vast amount of work.

At Exceptional Individuals, we aim to understand what difficulties each person with ADHD encounters in their place of work or during the job application process, advise and provide them with the necessary tools to help with their difficulties.


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