A new report by EY and Made By Dyslexia titled ‘The Value of Dyslexia: Dyslexic Capability and Organisations in the Future’ shows that organisations can help futureproof their workforce and tackle the digital skills gap by broadening their talent pools and hiring individuals with dyslexia. Amongst other valuable skills, individuals with dyslexia have been found to be particularly good at creativity, entrepreneurship, seeing the bigger picture, geo-spatial awareness, problem solving and idea generation.
Dyslexia Nigeria works with employers to encourage a positive and enabling working environment for dyslexic employees; one that helps them give their best and achieve their full potential in the workplace. As a first step, we recommend that a pre-employment dyslexia screening be integrated in the recruitment process, to identify if a potential employee may have dyslexia. Results of the screening are communicated via a written report and suitable recommendations made as required.