Tuesday, June 6, 2017

12 ways to boost LGBT inclusion - BUSINESS REVIEW CANADA

by Wedaeli Chibelushi 
Originally published: June 3, 2017
Publisher: BusinessReviewCanada.ca

Great Place to Work has partnered with Pride at Work Canada to produce an LGBT Best Practice Guide for Employers. In it, the organisations highlight 12 strategies to promote the inclusion of LGBT people in the workplace. Here they are:

Put it in writing
Show you are serious about tackling all forms of discrimination in your organisation by implementing a formal policy outlining the expected behaviours of you and all of your employees.

Use gender neutral language
Mind out for gendered language when reviewing policy. Rather than using “he”or “he/she”, it is acceptable and preferred to use “they” as a singular gender natural pronoun.