Why HR should ask staff if they're LGBT

Why HR should ask staff if they're LGBT

HR Departments are now actively asking potential hires questions about their sexuality, according to a new report.

Leading businesses in America, such as JPMorgan Chase, Facebook and Deutsche Bank, are asking staff if they would like to disclose and record their orientation and gender identity. The decision has split the recruiting world, with some hiring managers expressing their concern over the new legislations.

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Comments (8)

  • Jen H.
    Jen H.
    Thu, 10 Mar 2016 5:23pm GMT
    I'm a lesbian working in the HR industry. I think it is a step in the right direction. No, I was not asked during my interview of my sexual orientation, but if asked, I would've been completely honest. We live in a world today where it is more acceptable and for those who are still "in the closet" with their preference may feel more welcomed if they were more honest with their selves.
  • Suki Sandhu @ Audeli
    Suki Sandhu @ Audeli@ Therese Procter
    Wed, 9 Mar 2016 4:16pm GMT
    Hear, hear Theresa! I think this is definitely a step in the right direction and I fully support it.
  • Sarah Long
    Sarah Long
    Wed, 9 Mar 2016 3:19pm GMT
    It shouldn't matter whether you are gay, lesbian, Bisexual or any other. You are a human being, the end. Why label who you fall in love with? I don't see what baring that would have on doing your job! Pointless question and a way to be discriminating to employees from homosexual interviewers/companies.
  • Suits you...
    Suits you...@ Sir
    Wed, 9 Mar 2016 2:19pm GMT
    Exactly what I am thinking. What on earth has this to do with ability to do a job. What on earth is the world coming to?
  • Terry
    Terry
    Wed, 9 Mar 2016 1:50pm GMT
    It seems strange that we don't ask heterosexuals are they heterosexual. So why ask the LGBT community that question

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