As a modern business leader, you understand the importance of making your business inclusive. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it’s also effective in terms of hiring from a large pool of applicants and attracting customers who share the same inclusive values you do. It’s 2018, and as the world becomes more LGBTQ friendly (for the most part, anyway), you want your business to do the same. There are lots of ways to do this, from hiring more LGBTQ staff and promoting them when it’s deserved, to giving money to charities in your community that supports the rights of this segment of the US population.
That’s why you want to be as informed as possible. Sure, you’re on the right track, but you want to make sure you’re doing all you can to make your business more LGBTQ friendly. And here’s how.
1 Create a progressive LGBTQ policy
If you’re reading this article, the chances are good that you are already supportive of the LGBTQ community. Which means that you’ve already got a policy that’s friendly to every member of this group. But you know there’s got to be more to it than simply hiring them and making sure that they aren’t being harassed by other employees because of their sexual preference or identity. So if you want to make your LGBTQ policy even more progressive, you can use the Human Rights Campaign’s guidelines in their Corporate Equality Index.