Supporting Employees Around Gender Reassignment: Job Advertisements

Creating inclusive job ads is essential to attract a diverse range of talent to the games industry, including those who identify as transgender or non-binary. According to the UK Equality Act 2010, individuals with the protected characteristic of gender reassignment are shielded from discrimination. You must be mindful of this legislation when writing your job advertisements…

To begin, focus on using inclusive language that does not discriminate against any particular group. Refrain from using gender-specific pronouns and titles, and instead, opt for gender-neutral language that welcomes applicants of all gender identities. For instance, instead of “he/she,” use “they” or “the candidate” to refer to prospective employees.

The required skills, qualifications, and experience for the role should be the primary focus of the job ad.

Be cautious not to include unnecessary criteria that could inadvertently exclude transgender or non-binary individuals. This includes avoiding restrictive dress code requirements or emphasising physical appearance.

Additionally, it’s beneficial to showcase commitment to diversity and inclusion in job ads.

Include a statement that highlights the studio’s dedication to fostering an inclusive work environment and supporting employees of all gender identities. This not only signals to potential applicants that your studio values diversity, but also helps create a positive image for your brand.

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