Thursday, September 14, 2017

Report: Transgender community needs better workplace mentorship programs - HR DIVE

by Tess Taylor
Originally published: September 12, 2017

Dive Brief:

  • The Lily reports that transgender individuals still struggle with society's stigmas, and, as a result, face many barriers to adequate employment. Some are unsure how to approach their employers; others struggle with finding jobs or advancing in their current jobs.
  • Mentors can help transgender individuals find the support they need to succeed in any number of industries, but employers must put forth resources to actively reach out to such groups, according to the report.
  • A number of cities, including Chicago and San Francisco, have sponsored programs to provide career coaching, career development programs and mentoring for transgender and gender noncomforming individuals. Employers can take cues from these organizations or even hire graduates of such programs.