1 in 3 LGBTQI+ Workers: Career Impacted by Identity

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1 in 3 LGBTQI+ Workers: Career Impacted by Identity
Over a third (36%) reported that they have been less motivated or productive at work as they cannot be themselves at work.

Despite significant progress to foster more inclusive workplaces over recent decades, 41% of LGBTQI+ workers say they have faced discrimination or prejudice at work, and a third (33%) believe that their sexuality or gender identity has negatively affected their career, remuneration, or progression (35%). 

Over a third (36%) reported that they have been less motivated or productive at work as they cannot be themselves at work, while the same proportion (36%) choose to work remotely because the office doesn’t feel like an inclusive space to them. 

The survey showed the following finding’s:-

  1. Two in five (41%) LGBTQI+ workers say that they face less discrimination now compared to 2019.
  2. Over half (51%) say that their employer has taken meaningful action to create an equitable workplace. 
  3. Three in five (58%) workers believe that the overall responsibility for fostering an inclusive environment lies with their employer and almost half (48%) said they value allyship and support from their employer more now than before.
  4. Over half (57%) of LGBTQI+ workers believe that businesses should take a stance on LGBTQI+ issues internally and make positive changes – but any action needs to be done in a constant and permanent way. 
  5. 41% of LGBTQI+ workers said that their employer actively engages with Pride month, over a third (39%) consider their employer’s contribution to be tokenistic. 

Sander van ‘t Noordende, CEO, Randstad said: “As a member of the LGBTQI+ community, I’ve seen throughout my career the positive strides companies have taken to create more inclusive and equitable workplaces, but the journey is not over.”

“A concerning proportion of LGBTQI+ workers are still facing discrimination and experience consequences on their career progression due to just being themselves”, Sander van ‘t Noordende added.

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The latest Workmonitor Pulse survey from Randstad, the world’s leading talent company, shines a light on the ongoing challenges faced by LGBTQI+ workers in the workplace.

The insights are derived from the views of more than 2,000 LGBTQI+ employees around the world. 

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