Metro Bank is one of the founding charter members of Neurodiversity in Business (NiB) – a new industry forum to support the participation of neurodivergent individuals in the workplace which launched this week.
Neurodivergent refers to people who associate with Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia, amongst other conditions. Around 12 million people in the UK are estimated to be neurodivergent – that’s up to 20% of the total population.
NiB is an industry forum that will work with businesses by sharing best practice. NiB’s mission is to help develop more neuroinclusive workplaces. This can range from ensuring a better hiring process that does not exclude neurodivergent candidates, to helping identify easy modifications to the workplace environment that can support sustainable employment opportunities.
“We are proud to be a founding charter member of this new industry forum,” commented Simi Dubb, Director of Colleague Experience and Inclusion, Metro Bank. “As a first step, we will be raising awareness of neurodiversity across Metro Bank through a range of channels. Acknowledging that differences in how the brain processes information is normal and quite common – this is a much needed step in the right direction.’