After the exciting first pilot in San Francisco, we are helping IPG Mediabrands start their 2nd Phase of their Autism@Work program in NYC.
IPG Recruitment Guide NYC (PDF)
IPG Mediabrands, New York, New York
July 8 – August 2
IPG Mediabrands is a new world agency group designed with dynamic marketing at its core.
As the global media and data arm of Interpublic Group, Mediabrands is comprised of +10,500 marketing communication, media and technology specialists in over 130 countries. We are a diverse group of innovators, technologists, designers, scientists, strategists, buyers, thinkers, planners and mathematicians that are committed to building new solutions for the world’s top brands.
Specialisterne USA Mission Statement
To educate stakeholders in talent and career development for autistic people through innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Specialisterne is currently sourcing autistic individuals to participate in the Specialisterne Autism@Work four-week assessment. Applications will be accepted up through June 3rd by filling out this survey.
Those individuals with the interest, aptitude, and skills with a high probability of success will be invited to participate in the 4-week assessment. This unpaid 4-week assessment is designed to ensure the candidates experience the workplace and culture of IPG Mediabrands, and learn key skills to be able to work effectively with their teams.
The Assessment will begin on July 8th and continue through August 2nd. Successful candidates will progress to a paid 90-day contractor position (as per the position’s salary) where at the end of the 90 days a joint decision will take place to determine a move towards permanent employment. All successful graduates of the Specialisterne Neurodiversity at Work four-week assessment, regardless of a job offer, can put the successful completion on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles to show workplace readiness.
Application Deadline: June 3rd
Specialisterne Information Workshops: June 25th or June 26th 10:00am – 3:00pm
Specialisterne Neurodiversity at Work four-week assessment:
- Week 1 – July 8-12 10:00am – 4:00pm
- Week 2 – July 15-19 9:30am – 4:00pm
- Week 3 – July 22-26 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Week 4 – July 20-August 2 9:00am – 5:00pm
Successful autism@work pilot candidates will begin work approximately September 3.
*Participation in the program DOES NOT guarantee employment.
**Attendance is mandatory for all days.
Specialisterne (which translates from Danish as “The Specialists”) is an innovative social business originally founded in Denmark in 2004. Specialisterne is internationally recognized as the first and foremost example of how high functioning autistic individuals can become effectively included in society, and provide valuable, high quality services to their employers. Specialisterne USA works to ensure every neurodiverse person who wants a job, gets a job.
IPG Mediabrands is the global media and data arm of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Today, the network manages $39 billion in marketing investment on behalf of its clients, employing over 10,000 marketing communication specialists in more than 130 countries.
Full-service and global agencies within the IPG Mediabrands network include UM and Initiative. Additional leading brands and specialist business units include BPN, Cadreon, Healix, Identity, IPG Media Lab, MAGNA, Orion Holdings, Rapport and Reprise. For more information, please visit www.ipgmediabrands.com
Skills Evaluation, Assessment, and Selection Process
Applicants for this autism@work pilot program will be evaluated, assessed and selected according to the standard Specialisterne methodology.
Those demonstrating proven autism diagnosis, appropriate interest and aptitude through a resume review as well as a telephone/video discussion with Specialisterne staff will be invited to participate in a 4-week skills evaluation and assessment program in New York. The available slots are limited. The 4-week assessment falls under the IPG Mediabrands unpaid internship program.
**Participation in the skills evaluation and assessment program DOES NOT guarantee employment.
Successful candidates will be offered a paid three-month contract position, approximate start date of September 3rd. At the end of three months, a review will take place with the candidates and IPG Mediabrands to ensure both are happy to continue working together. If both parties are in agreement, a full-time permanent employee contract will be presented at that time. All positions included in this program, from the four-week assessment through to employment are FULL-TIME positions.
The assessment program, as well as the potential future job duties will take place in New York, New York.
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