There’s sometimes a substantial disparity between employer and candidate perspectives. For example, 96% of dyslexics say their Dyslexic Thinking skills are unrecognized in the recruitment process, but only 36% of employers agree with that viewpoint, according to a report conducted by Made By Dyslexia, F’inn Group and Randstad Enterprise.
When as many as one in five people have dyslexia, overlooking this highly creative and unique talent pool is short-sighted at best. That’s why organizations such as LinkedIn are breaking new ground by officially recognizing Dyslexic Thinking as a valuable skill — a sentiment shared by a growing contingent of world-leading brands.
Dyslexic Thinkers offer powerful skills in creativity, empathy, problem-solving and communication — some of the most sought-after skills today through 2027, according to The World Economic Forum’s 2023 Future of Jobs Report. So while some companies consider how embracing Dyslexic Thinkers can help drive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), they should also focus on how it can help them close chronic skill gaps in a job landscape driven by constant digital and market transformation.