3 Strategies for Promoting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace
LGBTQ+ individuals should feel accepted, not alienated at work. Having proper and comprehensive workplace policies in place leads to a dynamic and thriving LGBTQ+ community.
Here are a few ways companies can promote LGBTQ+ inclusion at work:
- Implementing Anti-Bullying and Anti-Discrimination Policies
Having a progressive HR department makes a world of difference when it comes to company policy. Karin Cook, group director of operations at Lloyds Banking Group, says, “Nobody gets anywhere near the top (companies) unless they have LGBT-friendly HR policies that actually come to life within the organization with inclusion genuinely embedded throughout.”
- Celebrating Pride and Other Inclusive Holidays
When companies promote events like LGBT History Month, they’re not only sending a message that they care for and respect their LGBTQ+ employees, but they are also allowing fellow co-workers the opportunity to engage and ask questions. There is no better way to bridge the gap across communities than with outreach events.
- Providing Ample Healthcare Provisions for the LGBTQ+ Community
Many trans individuals will shy away from applying for jobs they are well suited for simply because of the company healthcare policy. Suki Sandhu, CEO and founder of OUTstanding says, “Allowing your employees to be themselves is a human right.”
Fairy Tales knows that enlightening the community and allowing discussions about the LGBTQ+ population is essential in paving the way for change.
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