Only one in four LGBT staff happy to reveal sexuality
To continue reading HRD Connect content we ask that you register your details or login using your email if you are already a subscriber or member of the HRD Connect community. There is no charge to register.
Stay connected below, or sign in if you’re already a member.
MI5, Lloyds Banking group and the National Assembly for Wales have been recognised as the most inclusive sexuality employers by Stonewall.
However, just one in four (27%) lesbian, gay and bisexual people responding to the Workplace Equality Index felt comfortable disclosing their sexual orientation to all colleagues and customers.
Encouragingly senior leaders are showing more commitment to lesbian, gay and bi equality now (63%) than in the previous year (53%).
The Top 100 Employers list, created by the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) equality charity was compiled from submissions to its Workplace Equality Index.
More than 400 organisations (the highest in its 12 year history) and 60,000 staff took part in the index which is completed by anonymous survey about employers’ attitudes towards workplace culture, diversity and inclusion.
MI5 director-general Andrew Parker said: “Diversity is vital for MI5, not just because it’s right that we represent the communities we serve, but because we rely on the skills of the most talented people whoever they are, and wherever they may be.”
Outside London, Wales and the East Midlands had the most organisations featured in this year’s index – 12 and nine respectively.
Other notable results were:
People who were out as LGB at work experienced better job satisfaction and had a higher sense of achievement, according to 67% of respondents
More visible LGBT role models are required: just 11% of respondents believed there were bi role models at work; 19% saw trans role models, 42% saw lesbian role models and 53% saw gay role models
Attracting new talent is shooting up the priority list, but also proving more difficult than ever. A...View event
The process of redefining a company culture is a complex one. Culture contributes directly to the da...View event
This report documents the findings of a Fireside chat held by ClickZ in the first quarter of 2022. I...View resource
We know hybrid working is here to stay, forcing many organisations to experiment with innovative and...View event
We know the pandemic has caused many people to revaluate their careers and relationships with work a...View event
HR thought leader Dave Ulrich outlines ways leaders can deal with complexity in an increasingly busy...View article
Historically, HR hasn’t been as effective as it could be in sharing and communicating data with wide...View event
Covid-19 has accelerated the rate of digital learning on a global scale. Coursera's latest report pr...View article
Remote working has impacted the way we communicate as a workforce, but striking the right balance be...View article
While new working patterns that emerged from the pandemic have earned a permanent spot in the w...View article
Alison Noon-Jones, VP of People & Culture at Leidos UK & Europe, shares how crucial employee engagem...View article
HRD thought leader and Hack Future Lab founder Terence Mauri sets out why the biggest risk to leader...View article
Just 42% of trans respondents said that senior leaders demonstrated a visible commitment to trans equality at work
Organisations from the legal and housing sectors dominated the Top 10, and across the Top 100 local government, education and health and social care were the most featured sectors.