Equality in the workplace improves, but unfortunately some workers are still discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Finding companies that include sexual orientation and gender identity in their non-discrimination policies is a way to identify companies that have made a public commitment to hire more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers .
But there is still a way to go. Indeed, according to a Monster survey, 56% of respondents think that companies should do more to recruit and hire from the LGBTQ community, and almost 20% think that their current employer has a negative attitude towards LGBTQ hiring . To put that right, Monster reviewed the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates companies based on LGBTQ equality.
The CEI rating criteria have four key pillars to consider among the top companies: Job Defense Including Benefits Supporting an Inclusive Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility Responsible Citizenship This year, 767 companies received a top 100% rating.
In addition, gender identity is now part of non-discrimination policies at 94% of all Fortune 500 companies, up from just 3% in 2002.
Click through the list below to view the world-class LGBTQ-friendly companies, many of whom currently have jobs at Monster.