M&S gives staff pronoun badges so customers know how to address them

MARKS and Spencer has given staff pronoun badges so customers know how to address them as part of a diversity and inclusivity initiative. As part of the new initiative, the new name tags will now include the person’s name and their chosen pronouns. The staff can put He said they have already “helped start some very necessary conversations around gender … Read More

INSIGHTS: LGBT HISTORY MONTH 2020

February is LGBT History Month in the UK. With such an important date in the LGBT calendar coming up, we wanted to highlight the importance of this month, and discuss why marking LGBT history is still important in 2020. LGBT History Month is an observation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, including the history of the LGBT+ civil rights … Read More

Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion

How can my business encourage LGBT inclusion? A. Creating an inclusive and positive working culture will be key to retaining top talent and keeping staff satisfaction levels high. With this in mind, there are a host of business-friendly practices you can implement to better encourage LGBT inclusion in your organisation. The most common first step would be to implement a … Read More

Majority of LGBT employees think UK employers lack diversity focus

Nearly two thirds of LGBT+ employees in the UK think their workplace lacks commitment to diversity, statistics by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) about the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion programmes has found. Compared to other survey respondents, LGBT+ employees are the most sceptical of their employers’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) policies, with only 39 percent of LGBT+ … Read More