Promoting LGBTQ+ Equality in the Recruitment Process
By Vira Trevino-Garcia
As we continue to address flaws in the recruitment process, the discrimination that LGBTQ+ candidates face remains under-addressed. In order to create a bias-free recruitment and hiring process, it’s important that recruiters and hiring managers take deliberate steps to advocate for LGBTQ+ equality. As we work to attract top talent that is diverse, we must ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer job seekers feel welcome, safe, and encouraged to apply for open positions.
Here are a few suggestions to promote LGBTQ+ equality in the recruitment process:
Updating the recruitment and hiring process to ensure all people from different cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds feel welcomed will help create a diverse workforce and add to job satisfaction and retention.