We have created a useful resource and a toolkit of options for HR and recruitment professionals to consider when assessing neurodiverse candidates, focusing on candidates with dyslexia, the most common neurodivergence.
As a test publisher and leader in psychological assessments for the safety sector and rail industry, OPC Assessment remains dedicated to supporting fair and equitable psychometric testing while maintaining the validity, objectivity, and effectiveness of our assessment tools.
The guidance, designed as a useful resource for those involved in talent acquisition, offers valuable insights and best practice recommendations for conducting psychometric assessments, while minimising any potential discrimination or disadvantage faced by neurodivergent candidates.
Key Points from the Guidance
- Establishing support: Providing the opportunity for candidates to disclose their neurodivergence and specify their request for adjustments during the recruitment process.
- Planning in advance of the testing session: Candidates should be well-informed about the tests, their purpose, and their relevance to the role, and given practice materials well in advance.
- Potential adjustments for consideration: A toolkit of options and various adjustments which could be implemented for the testing and also the assessment environment.
Contact OPC Assessment for Guidance
We encourage our clients to reach out and contact us for a copy of the full guidance document, or to seek further assistance in determining appropriate adjustments for specific tests.
Please note, the document is not intended for candidates, and companies should follow internal policies and legal obligations when considering implementing adjustments.