Cappfinity and Lexxic partnership helps organizations embrace neurodiversity in the workplace
LONDON, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HR technology company, Cappfinity, has announced a new partnership with neurodiversity consultancy, Lexxic, to help companies create a culture that allows neurodivergent talent to flourish.
In business since 2007, Lexxic was founded by licensed occupational psychologist Nicola James after facing the challenges of her own dyslexia in the corporate sector.
Neurodiversity refers to the different ways a person’s brain processes information. It is a term used to describe alternative thinking styles such as dyslexia, DCD (dyspraxia), dyscalculia, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
As part of this partnership, Lexxic conducted an in-depth audit of Cappfinity’s product portfolio, enabling the company to offer organizations a lifecycle solution that will support neurodivergent people throughout their career journey, from candidate to employee.
Product Director, Beth Wilsonspoke about the collaboration:
“To truly embrace neurodiversity, organizations need to think about how they can ensure greater accessibility through talent assessment and development practices. We are excited to work with Lexxic to help companies break down barriers and unleash potential.
“By supporting neurodiversity in the workplace, companies will be able to create a workforce that is more representative and inclusive of the population as a whole and enable real diversity of thought and perspective. Employees who’ really think differently’ are sure to bring new perspectives and ideas to any organization.”
Kate Goodanew, Head of Partnerships at Lexxic, spoke about the purpose of the partnership:
“About one in seven of the UK population is neurodiverse and yet they often face difficulties when looking for a job. A report by the Office for National Statistics in 2021 found that only 22% of people with autism were working full-time or part-time.
“Our workplaces filter the very kinds of minds and skills we need for the future. With adjustments and support, neurodivergent people can thrive in the workplace, maximizing their unique strengths at instead of constantly trying to overcome challenges. Our partnership with Cappfinity will allow us to reach more companies and support them on their journey to thinking differently about neurodiversity.”