During the summer, the Diversity Project conducted a survey of neurodivergent individuals working in the investment and savings industry.
The objective was to better understand their experiences, provide useful insight to those individuals on how those experiences compare with others, and help improve the understanding of our member firms and the industry as a whole.
We received responses from around 120 neurodivergent individuals. We acknowledge this is a relatively small sample size (particularly if our industry is indicative of the UK population, where an estimated 15% are neurodivergent).
Nevertheless, based on the collective knowledge and experiences of our neurodiversity workstream, we believe the findings broadly reflect the experiences of neurodivergent individuals, with the responses to the open-ended questions offering particularly relevant insight. The results are also consistent with the recent doctoral research findings of Dr Ian Iceton, senior HR practitioner and neurodiversity advocate.
This report provides key takeaways, the full findings and guidance to firms looking at how to approach data capture of their neurodivergent employees.