Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees: Get Your Job Advertisements In Shape

Inclusive language is essential in creating a job advert that doesn’t discriminate against any particular group of candidates, including LGBTQ+ individuals. In order to create an advert that is welcoming and inclusive to all candidates, it is important for all games businesses to be aware of the potential for bias in the language used and to take steps to eliminate it…

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Avoid gendered language, such as using he/him or she/her pronouns when referring to the candidate. Instead, use gender-neutral language, such as they/them, to refer to the candidate. Additionally, instead of using gendered titles like “Mr.” or “Mrs.,” use non-gendered titles like “Mx”.

It’s also important to use inclusive language when describing the job requirements and qualifications. Instead of using language that assumes heterosexuality or traditional gender roles, use neutral terms like “partner” instead of “husband” or “wife,” or “parental leave” instead of “maternity leave.”

Another way to make the job advert inclusive to LGBTQ+ candidates is to include a statement of support for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

This could be a simple statement such as “We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome candidates from all backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations.”

Consider the images and graphics used in the job advert. Avoid using images that reinforce stereotypes or exclude certain groups of people, and instead use imagery that is diverse and inclusive.

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