Does your workplace have (truly) inclusive benefits and policies in place?
Prioritizing LGBTQIA2S+ inclusivity in your workplace is crucial. Research shows that “1 in 10 LGBTQ workers have left a job because the environment was not very accepting of LGBTQ people” (Human Rights Campaign, 2018). This loss of talent and equitable opportunity sheds light on the importance of a supportive, inclusive workplace and company culture. Without these things, employees – especially employees from historically marginalized groups – suffer the consequences.
That’s why implementing LGBTQIA2S+-inclusive benefits and policies is so critical – it can help foster an environment where all employees feel respected, valued, and supported while boosting retention and attracting a diverse pool of talent to your company.