NEWS5 March 2021

DMA publishes ADHD employer guidance

News UK

UK – The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) has developed guidance to improve employers’ understanding of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the workplace.

Outline of human head and brain drawn in coloured chalk

The DMA has produced the guide to assist employers in the data, marketing and creative industries, based on insights from neurodiversity consultants.

It outlines employers’ responsibilities, recommends ways of modifying the recruitment process, outlines how to manage ADHD in the workplace, and includes case studies written by professionals with ADHD.

Kate Burnett, general manager, DMA Talent and co-author of the guide, said: “Even though organisations are increasingly looking at ways to address broader diversity and neurodiversity in the workplace, they must start adopting practices that will make them become more inclusive workplaces.

“Our ADHD employer guide offers free guidance on reasonable adjustments that employers can make to recruitment processes, the workplace environment, and support networks to help them become more neurodiverse-friendly.”

The guide is the latest in a series from the DMA focused on offering organisations guidance on neurodiversity. In October 2020, the organisation published a dyslexia employer guide.