- HBR IdeaCast
- Jul 5, 2017
When it comes to finding top talent, some organizations might overlook potential candidates because they can’t pass the interview stage.
But some pioneering firms are trying to change that.
In an interview with HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review, Professor Rob Austin and Gary Pisano, a professor at Harvard Business School, discuss why firms are hiring more employees with autism spectrum disorder and other forms of neurodiversity and adapting their hiring processes to do so. Their article, “Neurodiversity as a Competitive Advantage,” was featured in the May-June 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review.
“One of the things that I think companies are discovering – and SAP talks about this a lot – is that if you’re going to compete based on innovation, you need things to jolt you. You need to encounter things that aren’t the same things you were used to encountering,” says Austin.