LGBT+ inclusive employers see positive effect on workplace

LGBT+ inclusive employers see positive effect on workplace

Employees and employers are seeking to create more inclusive workplaces, where people can be themselves within a much broader set of normative values and preferences. However, the transition remains difficult, with entrenched social values and implicit biases still to be overcome. A new survey shows that large employers are rolling out programmes and policies to make work more inclusive, with more than two thirds of employees broadly positive that it will effect real changes.

Inclusion and diversity is increasingly on the radar for businesses. Cultural shifts have allowed many different forms of relationships and gender identifications to come forward, with people increasingly seeking to escape the yoke of traditional categories and social conformity. If businesses can tackle this effectively and open up their workplace to a diverse staff, then they can reap major rewards, however, with a potential boost to financial performance of up to 30%.

To better understand the business case for LGBT+ inclusion – one aspect of the wider impetus for change – PwC and OutNEXT recently released an ‘Out to Succeed: Realising the full potential of LGBT+ talent’ report. The report is based on a survey of 231 employees that self-identify as LGBT+, and 28 global corporate employers.

 

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