Promoting a Culture of Respect and Belonging for LGBTQ+ Employees

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​10 Ways to Promote a Culture of Respect and Belonging for LGBTQ+ Employees


At ManpowerGroup, we believe businesses have the responsibility to be a positive contributor to societal change by intentionally building diverse and inclusive workplaces and hiring the best employees based on talent without discrimination. We work with our clients to align their ambitions with clear, actionable plans.

Across the globe, Pride Month is widely recognised as a time to celebrate diversity and inclusion and show allyship to members of the lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) community. For organisations it’s also a reminder that we need to hit the accelerator on making workplaces welcoming for all.

Here are 10 ways to start your journey to a culture of respect and belonging:

  1. Do your research.

  2. Develop an effective corporate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) policy.

  3. Ensure buy-in from employees and management, including commitments to take the DEIB strategy forward.

  4. Leverage technology to establish best practices.

  5. Create a culture of conscious inclusion.

  6. Appoint leaders with curiosity, humility and courage - A change in culture starts from the top.

  7. Build an LGBTQ+ support network.

  8. Take it to the community.

  9. Listen, apologise and learn from your mistakes.

  10. Set targets and track your progress.

To learn more about the ways to promote a culture of respect and belonging for LGBTQ+ employees and the power of language to foster an inclusive workplace download the LGBTQ+ Inclusive #WordsatWork Guide.

#WordsatWork Guide