Announcing the launch of the new jobs board website for Proud Employers for LGBT people
|Proud Employers - LGBT inclusive jobs board|
Part of Stonewall, Europe’s largest LGBT charity, they aim to help candidates find roles with organisations committed to true diversity and inclusion for their employees.
Coinciding with their re-branding, this is a new fully responsive jobs board. It integrates with third party job posting companies as well as Universal Jobmatch, the UK Government’s jobs board.
Here is an excerpt from the press release we issued on their behalf:
Since 1989, when Stonewall was formed by like minded people who were appalled by Section 28 of The Local Government Act which stigmatised the LGBT community, they have campaigned tirelessly for the freedom of self-expression that everyone should enjoy. Since then government legislation has made it illegal to discriminate against anyone on the grounds of sexuality. While this is a long stride towards equality in employers’ recruitment policy, there is more work to do if there is to be equality of opportunity within the workplace.
Government legislation may prevent discrimination being displayed openly but it runs deeper than that. LGBT people have been afraid to reveal their true selves. If they are not openly abused then they are the victim of “innocent” innuendo. It’s not friendly banter when you are always on the receiving end. It is certainly no joke when you are consistently bypassed for promotion and advancement opportunities in favour of people who are “better equipped” to do the job.
It is a known fact that if a person is allowed the freedom to be who they are, if they are comfortable in their surroundings, then they will be more productive. More and more employers are coming to realise that and take advantage of it.
Proud Employers is a jobs board that has been set up specifically to recruit hardworking and talented people from the LGBT community who wish to be themselves and work in accepting environments. It was formed by a group of employers who recognise the benefits of all employees feeling comfortable in the workplace. All of these employers count among Stonewall’s Diversity Champions; they include some of the best known employers in the UK:
- MacMillan Cancer Support
- Credit Suisse
- MI5 The Security Service
- MI6 The Secret Intelligence Service
- Slaughter & May
- St Andrews Healthcare
- Royal Navy