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Afternoon Tea Session – Are recruitment processes fit for people with speech disorders?

22 January 2021 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Are recruitment processes fit for people with speech disorders?

Speaker: Betony Kelly


This will be an interactive session where we invite those with an interest and experience in recruitment to meet with and discuss with Betony Kelly some of the issues with current recruitment processes and what better approaches would look like.  Betony is not an expert in recruitment, but is a specialist in organisational development and is a person who stammers.  She’s concerned current approaches are flawed and rely too heavily on verbal fluency. This unwittingly excludes those candidates with speech and wider neurological disorders and can mean recruiters miss identify skills and strengths. Betony is coming at this topic as someone who stammers and who is vice chair of STAMMA, the national charity for people who stammer:

  • Issues with current processes/case study examples
  • What would ideal look like from a neurological disorder perspective
  • Your input – can you give Betony your input and ideas on what an improved recruitment processes would look like, which would still be ‘fair’ to all applicants (clearly a major issue for the Civil Service).


Instructions are to:

  1. Register – only 25 spaces available!
  2. Bring your tea (or coffee) to your own table on Friday.
  3. Click on the link we send those who register.
  4. Bring your brain, your sense of humour and engage with your fellow members.


22 January 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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