Employers “frightened” of taking on dyslexic people

“Chris Wilkinson, director of Gifted Recruitment, which specialises in finding roles for candidates with dyslexia, told Recruiter: “A lot of employers are frightened to employ people with dyslexia because they believe they will make mistakes and think that it is going to be more costly to get someone up to speed to do the work.”

“He said employers are not fully exploiting the talents of dyslexic workers – many of whom may be creative, good at problem solving and have good visual skills. Another common attribute is the ability to think in a multi-dimensional way. Wilkinson, who is also dyslexic, said: “A lot of entrepreneurs are dyslexics. This is because they have struggled in the workplace and they feel as though they need to start their own business.”

See more at: http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2014/09/employers-frightened-of-taking-on-dyslexic-people/

Source: www.recruiter.co.uk

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