European Brains @ Work
Since 2010 we are working on the project European Brains @ Work founded by Hans van de Velde, which is now a foundation and has ambassadors all over Europe.
What is ‘European Brains @ Work’?
European Brains @ Work is an international network of experts in the field of employees with AD(H)D, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism and giftedness. As ambassador they visit employers to talk to them about their employees with specials brains. Especially to help employers to manage this part (±10%) of their human capital and to make proper use and profit from the brains of these skillful employees.
Thanks to European grants the ambassadors are continuously trained in coaching employers and guiding them on the road to get the most out of their brain capital. Aiming on awareness they can help you as an employer to not keep on wondering about handicaps and disorders, but to move on to the next level of using their way of thinking, their innovative power and all other special qualities, that are present in this 10% of your employees. Employability and inclusiveness, like in “The right person at the right working place” is what the ambassadors aim for and can help employers with.
What do they offer employers?
Ambassadors of European Brains @ Work visit HRM-officers and company/occupational doctors.
In one or two informal conversations they make an inventory of challenges the employer organization has to deal with and successes that have been accomplished and might be a model of good practice for other employers. On the problems (challenges) you will want to share, the ambassador will give you advice on-the-spot or after a consultation of the colleague- experts.
After these sessions you will be aware of the quantity and qualities of the different subgroups among your personnel. You will have new ideas for policy and practice. Communication and attitude of both employee and employer will be influenced positively. An you will gain access to a network of experts that can help you move to the next level.
Looking for employers to participate
We are looking for employers who want to participate in our next European project about employees with special brains: dyslexia, ad(h)d, autism and giftedness.
If you are someone, or know someone, who is working in a company or other employer-organisation and may be interested in this project, please let us know. E.g. company doctor, HRM workers, upper level managers.