Hanover's Online Event
On Tuesday 29th September, Hanover are hosting an interactive online event for Senior Leaders that is focused on the challenges of recruiting and employing neurodivergent individuals, especially those on the autistic spectrum, beyond Diversity to Inclusion and Belonging.
Hanover has the honour of being joined by Ian Iceton, a freelance Consultant on HR, People, D&I, and Pension issues.
The event will be focused on the importance of organisations going beyond Diversity and to consider Inclusion and Belonging, with a particular focus on Neurodiversity.
Advice will be shared on how you should go about hiring, managing and getting the best out of neurodivergent employees. Ian will have some guidance and ideas on how employers need to adapt their recruitment processes in order to support, encourage and allow neurodivergent individuals, especially autistic candidates, to be recruited and be successful at work.
Meet the event host
Ian has over thirty years experience in corporate life, having initially started as a Consultant at PwC, where he qualified as a Management Accountant (FCMA). Ian then spent 17 years working at Volkswagen Group UK, in a number of roles, including running their internal venture capital programme - The Sponsored Dealer Network, helping set up over 15 new car dealerships, and becoming Non-Executive Director of 12 of them.
For the last 4 years Ian has been undertaking a research Doctorate (DBA) via Cranfield University School of Management, looking at the issues facing autistic people in getting and keeping jobs. This work is built on the idea that Diversity itself does not go far enough, to be truly successful organisations must think about how they move beyond Diversity to Inclusion and ultimately making all their employees fell like they belong.