Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees: Training & Development

As a games business in the UK, it’s important to create a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees, including those who identify as LGBTQ+. One way to achieve this is by providing training to all employees to promote awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues. This type of training can help foster a culture of respect and understanding, as well as provide employees with the knowledge and skills they need to support their LGBTQ+ colleagues….

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To start, identify what specific issues and concerns are relevant to LGBTQ+ employees in your workplace. This can be achieved through conducting a needs assessment or survey to gather information on areas that need improvement or attention.

Based on this information, a training program can be designed to address the specific needs of your workplace.

The training should cover a range of topics, including the legal rights of LGBTQ+ employees, appropriate language and terminology to use, and strategies for promoting inclusivity and respect in the workplace.

It should also address any myths or stereotypes that may exist around LGBTQ+ individuals, and provide information on the unique challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals may face in the workplace.

It’s important that all employees participate in this training, not just those who identify as LGBTQ+.

This will help ensure that everyone in the workplace is aware of the issues and concerns facing LGBTQ+ employees, and is committed to promoting an inclusive and respectful workplace culture.

In addition to training, it’s important to provide ongoing support to LGBTQ+ employees. This can include offering access to LGBTQ+ support groups or employee resource groups, providing access to mental health services that are LGBTQ+ inclusive, and offering flexible work arrangements to accommodate the unique needs.

Ensure that all workplace policies and procedures are inclusive and respectful of LGBTQ+ individuals. This can include policies around dress codes, gender-neutral bathrooms, and use of preferred pronouns. It’s important to review and revise policies regularly to ensure that they are up-to-date and reflect best practices.

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