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Neurodiversity Hiring: Challenges and Beyond

July 21, 2021

This article by Nish Parikh, Rangam Co-founder & CEO, was originally published on LinkedIn. Even though several major companies have launched large-scale neurodiversity hiring programs over the past five years, the number of hires still represents a minuscule percentage of the overall neurodivergent population ready to work. In 2020, six of the world’s leading employers in IT, financial, and professional services sectors managed to hire fewer than 800 neurodivergent individuals, which amounts to a paltry 0.014% of the total number of adults on the spectrum in the U.S. alone. These figures clearly indicate that despite the best intentions and investments in autism at work initiatives, something is still not working. Let’s see. Neurodivergent talent sourcing is driven more by personal connections than by structured processes. Employers ... View Post

Emotionally Safe Workplaces—What We Know

July 20, 2021

This article by Chandramouli Dhara, Rangam Director of Digital Marketing, was originally published on LinkedIn. The concept of emotional and psychological safety in the workplace was first identified in 1999 by Amy Edmondson, an organizational behavioral scientist and educator. She found that companies that have a secure and trusted workplace perform better than those that don’t. Later, in an interview, she elaborated on the concept of emotional safety. She explained emotional ... View Post

India Can Become a Neurodiverse Superpower: Panchali Banerjee

July 13, 2021

India, in the years ahead, will be in a position to showcase itself as a neurodiverse (ND) superpower, believes Panchali Banerjee. A senior behavioural training consultant, Panchali has designed and delivered training modules across all industry verticals. She is also the cofounder of Orchvate. Speaking to Dhara Chandramouli, director of digital marketing, Rangam Consultants, in a weekly chat show about ND and employment, Panchali said that she has seen a lot of positive changes in the ... View Post

Avani Parekh chats about if AI can automate Empathy

July 05, 2021

AI Can’t Adopt Humaneness in Empathy: Avani Parekh Artificial intelligence (AI) can’t adopt the humaneness in empathy, said Avani Parekh, strategic manager, community partnerships, Facebook. Speaking to Nish Parikh, chief executive officer of Rangam Consultants in the weekly Chat with Nish show, Avani said that her core says ‘no’ on whether AI can automate empathy. According to Avani, “Empathy is a very humane need. It’s one of the things that make us tick. ... View Post

Creative People Have the Ability to Empathize: Parasuram Ramamoorthi

June 22, 2021

People who are creative and imaginative have the ability to empathize, believes Parasuram Ramamoorthi, founder of Velvi. Ramamoorthi has been working with neurodivergent people for the past two decades. “People with autism can paint, write poetry, and perform on stage. If this isn’t imagination, then imagination has to be redefined,” he says. Speaking to Nish Parikh, Rangam CEO, in a weekly chat show on empathy and inclusion, Ramamoorthi said, “Some people attending ... View Post

Autism Is Awesome

June 18, 2021

Celebrating the uniqueness of neurodivergent individuals or those with autism is the new trend, and that’s here to stay for all the right reasons. Over the past few years, people have recognized autism as a welcome difference that doesn’t require normalization. Autism is truly a natural human brain variation and not a disease to be cured. These individuals are born with many unique characteristics that work as both rewards and challenges, as is the case with everyone else. The ... View Post

How to Screen Remote Workers

June 11, 2021

While remote work has been around for many years, it has assumed an entirely new meaning over the past 1.5 years. Recent global events, particularly the Coronavirus pandemic, have led to the rise of remote work. An increasing number of organizations that were probably not prepared to make the transition are now embracing it. This trend has opened up a new horizon in recruitment. Hiring is no longer limited to any geographical location. Talent is being recruited from all over the world, ... View Post