The Five Smiles System

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Our Five Smiles rating system acts as a measure of cultural inclusivity that organisations can use to show their commitment to embracing neurodivergent workers.

What Five Smiles measures

Our system signposts your suitability to job seekers, evidencing five telltale signs of a neurodiversity-friendly employer.

Inclusive recruitment

It’s essential that recruitment and onboarding processes are signposting correctly to neurodiverse applicants. This requires evidence that the fundamental building blocks of a neuroinclusive recruitment approach are being adopted.

Inclusive policies

Evidence of the organisation’s commitment to respecting individual differences framed in organisational policies to support neurodiversity.

A responsible 'everyone in' culture

Evidence of efforts made to create a neuroinclusive universal workforce culture.

Takes steps to ensure 'whole workforce' welfare

Organisations must create a nurturing environment around day to day needs and offer mechanisms for feedback and proactive measures for support on occasions when managers and workers need a helping hand.

Striving to do better

Evidence that organisations are installing mechanisms to encourage feedback from their workforce, have set mechanisms to measure performance, and are constantly learning how to do better.

Next steps

Make the workforce better for everyone

Designed BY neurodiverse people FOR neurodiverse people, the Five Smiles rating system highlights the measures an organisation has adopted to create an inclusive company culture.

Your rating will guide neurodiverse workers to the likely welcome they are going to receive when joining a company. What really matters is the fundamentals that set a path to welcoming neurodiversity.

The rewards of adoption include:

  • Clear signposting to neurodiverse candidates that they are welcome and will be looked after by your company as a responsible and inclusive employer.
  • Demonstrates to all stakeholders a well-rounded approach and commitment to an inclusive workforce culture.
  • Even for neurotypical candidates, it promotes cultural credentials – workers want to work for a business that encourages respect for individuality.