Workplace Needs Assessments FAQs

Who is involved with the assessment?

We need to meet both the individual and either their supervisor or Human Resources representative. This is to get a view of the difficulties being experienced AND the performance targets expected, when compared to peers.

We need to find out about the history of the job – were there always issues or has a change in IT / manager / job role tipped the balance? We also look at the work space, the IT and tools used and the ways people communicate.

Meeting both employer and employee can be very useful, giving a basic awareness of how a condition is affecting work performance, both positively and negatively.

For more information

Contact our Head Office for further details, costs and timescales. or 802 291 3526

What happens after a report?

There will be some recommendations that can be put into place independently.

There may also be a list of services, for example specialist software and a coaching program, that then need to purchased.

If an employer or employee, decides that the recommendations are not sufficient, it is best to discuss this with the assessor as we may be able to help recommend a compromise and we will offer further mediation as part of the price.


How will I get feedback?

Our assessors feed back to both the manager and the individual, during the session. Giving a brief overview of what they are noticing so far and what can be done. We love making sure there are a few workable ideas to put into practise straight away, so that the experience is immediately beneficial.

We then deliver a report within 10 working days. We are available afterwards for a more thorough debrief if anything we have said is unclear.


Who will conduct the assessment?

At Genius Within we use our team of psychologists and Human Resources experienced accredited workplace coaches to conduct assessments.

What happens in the assessment?

In the assessment we look at how individual ability, work targets, the environment and tools used are combining to make things easier or more difficult. We consider about what tools, technology, changes and coaching support might help and what is reasonable.

What is a workplace needs assessment?

A workplace needs assessment makes recommendations for reasonable adjustments to the workplace, in order to accommodate conditions which commonly are associated with cognitive impairment such as: Dyslexia, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Condition, Depression, Anxiety or Chronic Fatigue.