National Bank is proud to launch an initiative to attract neurodivergent professionals to its teams of data engineering analysts and data scientists. To do so, the Bank collaborated with EY Canada to develop a customized recruitment experience.
“We are proud to offer candidates who identify as neurodivergent a personalized recruitment process that allows them to demonstrate the extent of their talent,” said Lucie Houle, Vice-President of Talent and Culture at National Bank. “This new approach allows us to welcome highly skilled candidates into our teams. Thank you to the EY team that is guiding us through this process and supporting our efforts to offer an even more inclusive recruitment experience.”
EY was among the first professional services firms to introduce a neurodiversity program in 2016, alongside a handful of forward-thinking companies that recognized the skills and value neurodivergent professionals can bring to the most complex areas of business.
“Many individuals who identify as neurodivergent are technologically inclined, detail-oriented and tenacious workers, and yet, this talent remains underutilized in the workforce. That’s a missed opportunity, not just for organizations, but for communities, families and society at large,” said Anthony Rjeily, EY Canada Neurodiversity Leader. “We’re thrilled to be supporting National Bank in launching an initiative that will create long-term value for their organization and the community as a whole.”
Employers in Canada report that attracting talent is one of their main challenges. However, Canadians with inherent cognitive differences represent approximately 20% of the population and many excel in future-focused competencies, such as analytical thinking, complex problem solving and creativity.