A new generation is entering into the work force with more expectations of fairness than previous cohorts. Beyond touting employment non-discrimination policies and inclusive benefits, employers are actively recruiting LGBT workers.
Increasingly, businesses are engaged with professional recruiting event for LGBT students and professionals such as the annual Lavender Law conference and Reaching Out MBA career expo, which each draw hundreds of graduate student attendees, corporate sponsors and recruiters. Professional job fairs such as these provide attendees the opportunity to interact with employers that are very clearly interested in hiring LGBT professionals.
LGBT-specific job sites*:
- LGBT CareerLink [lgbtcareerlink.com]
- TJobBank [tjobbank.com], "employment for the worldwide transgender community"
Corporate Equality Index
A total of 431 businesses reported in the 2013 CEI at least one targeted recruitment effort with the primary purpose of recruiting LGBT job candidates.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP's "ALLSA" Initiative
Kirkland & Ellis, an AmLaw 200 law firm, received the HRC Award for Workplace Equality Innovation in 2009 for a unique recruitment effort that pairs LGBT law students with partners and associates to create a sense of community between the students and the firm.
Credit Suisse USA Inc.'s "Open Perspectives" Initiative
Credit Suisse was recognized for its recruitment program targeting LGBT MBA students.
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