Invest in Inclusion
Sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE) Inclusion policies increase LGBTQIA employees job satisfaction, commitment to their employer and health outcomes. Companies with a long term commitment to LGBTQIA inclusiveness outperform others in their sector. Seventy-seven percent of Generation Z (born starting in 1996) claim that a company’s diversity and inclusion policies are a determining factor of their choice of employer. The Pluid Certification process helps you implement inclusive and business wise policies to help your company go beyond waving the rainbow flag during Pride Month to being a company who publically and proudly supports its gay, transgender, gender nonconforming and nonbinary employees. This evolution of culture will create a positive impact for all gender identities in your employee and customer base and will be a financial investment in your company’s future.
The Pluid Certification will provide your company’s leadership and employees with an inspiring education and set of manageable tools to progress forward and embrace true affirmation of all individuals’ gender identity and gender expansiveness.
- To ensure your company is upholding legal expectations of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE).
- To ensure your company is recruiting and retaining the most diverse talent who will feel free to be their authentic selves in their workplace.
- To build the company’s internal knowledge on direct steps it can take to provide true affirmation of all individuals’ gender identities and expressions and these vitals steps will provide for a supportive inclusive environment for all.
The Costs of Exclusion
There is a direct impact to a company’s business if their atmosphere lacks inclusion for LGBT employees. Forty-six percent of LGBTQIA workers remain in the closet. Unwelcoming environments can cause a 30 percent suffering in employee engagement. Seventy-three percent of LGBTQIA employees who feel they must hide their identities say they are likely to leave their employment within the next three years. In 2010, just the top 10 discrimination based lawsuits costs employers $346 million dollars. While voicing their intent to support inclusive brands, Gen Z’s spending power, including allowances, gifts and earned wages, will account up to for $143B in national spending by 2020 and 40% of national spending. Simply put, providing a supportive affirming environment for LGBTQIA employees and embracing gender expansiveness is good for business.