Deloitte‘s inaugural LGBT+ Inclusion @ Work: A Global Outlook survey aims to better understand the experiences of LGBT+ employees in the workplace. The pulse survey identifies leading practices that support LGBT+ inclusion at work, barriers to inclusion and the importance of a truly inclusive ‘everyday’ culture when it comes to LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace.
The past few years have seen many organizations incorporate a focus on LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and more) inclusion within their HR and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategies, with many employers making visible and vocal commitments to LGBT+ inclusion both internally within their organizations and externally through support of Pride events and beyond.
While this visible and vocal commitment is a positive move, is it impacting the lived experience of LGBT+ employees when it comes to their ‘everyday’ lived experience in the workplace? To understand this, Deloitte surveyed 600 members of the LGBT+ community currently in employment* across various sectors in 12 geographies and territories around the world. The goal was to provide a snapshot of the lived experience of LGBT+ people in the workplace across these countries to better understand their daily realities, what organizations are getting right, and what can be done better.
* Deloitte employees were not polled as part of this survey