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Moving Toward Belonging – Part 1

March 29, 2022 @ 12:30 pm 1:30 pm

A facilitated Zoom panel discussion between HMI staff members and HR professionals exploring the complexities that LGBTQIA+ young people face when entering the workplace. Through this experience organizations can learn valuable tools and insights to support recruiting, onboarding and in boarding, creating inclusive environments, and strong retention strategies to create a diverse pipeline. 

According to Gallup, The percentage of U.S. adults who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual has increased to a new high of 7.1%, which is double the percentage from 2012, when Gallup first measured it. In 2019, the LGBTQIA+ population represented almost $3.7 trillion in market share buying power.

These statistics inform organizations that having a strong workforce where LGBTQIA+ employees are represented and feel safe allows the organization to be a true reflection of the marketplace they serve. How will you connect more deeply with your workforce and workplace to also connect more deeply with your marketplace?