Employment Services

Employment Consultation Services

What can AAoM do for you?

 

The Autism Alliance of Michigan offers set packages or specialized consultation services tailored to employers seeking to create an inclusive and supportive workplace culture. Consultation services are customizable, ensuring each employer's needs and goals are addressed. Whether implementing effective hiring practices, adjusting workplace policies, or providing ongoing support and accommodations, Upbound Staffing guides employers every step of the way.

 

By partnering with AAoM, employers gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to create a workplace that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusivity, and harnesses the untapped potential of neurodivergent individuals. Together, they pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable future in the world of employment.

 

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Why should you care if your
workplace is inclusive?

 

Inclusion isn't just a buzzword; it's a strategic necessity driving employee performance, loyalty, and top talent attraction. Inclusive workplaces benefit more than noninclusive ones. Employees and employers are …..

Employee Engagement & Performance

Employees in such environments are three times more likely to achieve high performance, eight times more likely to deliver exceptional outcomes and accomplish projects at twice the speed.

Employee Retention:

Inclusion isn't just about performance; it's about retention. Inclusive workplaces witness an impressive 18% increase in team commitment, demonstrating that employees are more engaged and dedicated to organizations prioritizing diversity and inclusion.

Employee Attraction

The absence of inclusivity is a red flag for talent attraction and retention. A staggering 76% of job seekers view a diverse workforce as a vital criterion when choosing an employer, and a striking 80% would consider leaving their current organization for a more inclusive one.

Outcomes of Partnering with Upbound

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Upbound Staffing understands the importance of removing biases from the recruiting process when hiring neurodivergent candidates. Their consultation services offer valuable guidance on adopting inclusive hiring practices. This may involve thorough reviews of existing job descriptions to ensure they are free from discriminatory language and adequately reflect the essential skills and qualifications needed for the role.

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Upbound Staffing's consultation services focus on reviewing and enhancing workplace policies. Upbound Staffing assists employers in reviewing their accommodation processes to streamline and improve the procedures for requesting and implementing workplace accommodations, ensuring that the needs of neurodivergent employees are met effectively and without undue burden. This might involve training for managers and HR personnel on disability accommodations and fostering a culture of understanding and support.

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Services address the employee onboarding process. Upbound Staffing helps employers develop comprehensive onboarding programs that consider the specific needs of neurodivergent employees. This may involve providing training materials in accessible formats, assigning mentors or buddies to facilitate a smooth transition, and establishing clear communication channels to address any concerns or questions during the onboarding period.

Client Success Stories

 

Upbound Staffing has partnered with businesses to create inclusive workplaces. Explore real-work examples of increased employee engagement, enhanced performance, and stronger talent pools. Your organization could be the next success story, forging a more inclusive future workplace for current and future employees!

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Kelly’s career accomplishments focus on the development and execution of autism hiring strategies within fortune 500 companies. She works directly with employers to assess their needs and provides professional recommendations and guidance to support workforce initiatives and DEI goals. Her clinical background and vocational counseling experience support her in guiding businesses, large and small. Her compassion for others has contributed to overall success in improving equity and inclusion for adults with autism in the workforce.

Kelly Blakeslee, MA, CRC, LLPC
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor & LImited Licensed Professional Counselor

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Expertise in mental health awareness, advocacy, and allyship; Consultative services focused on improving communication, social engagement, and teamwork fostering disability inclusion

Stuart Segal, LPC, BCBA, LBA
Mental Health Consultant

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Expertise in accommodation support and advisement; Experience coaching and training professionals; Lived neurodiverse experience.

Kyle LaBenne, BCaBA, LABA
Accessibility Consultant