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Graduates can now find out about companies that are inclusive to LGBT people

There’ll be an exhibit for LGBT graduates at today’s gradireland career fair.

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LGBT GRADUATES CAN find out about companies that are inclusive and progressive in a new guide.

GLEN’s Diversity Champion Guide highlights career opportunities with employers who support diversity at work, especially for prospective LGBT employees.

A diversity champions exhibit will be at the gradireland recruitment fair at the RDS today to talk to LGBT graduates about current jobs opportunities.

The guide includes information for LGBT jobseekers on preparing for interviews, LGBT inclusive companies and current developments for transgender employees.

Glen says that research has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual employees report higher levels of commitment to companies with inclusive policies and culture.

Davin Roche is Director of Workplace Diversity at GLEN, he said, “Young jobseekers, including LGBT jobseekers, want to join companies that clearly demonstrate that they are progressive and inclusive.

LGBT employees in particular want to know that the companies they join will be workplaces where they can be themselves, where they can thrive and succeed, and where their sexual orientation or gender identity will be fully respected and welcomed as part of a diverse organisation.

Patrick Reynolds is the National Sales Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, he said:

When I started at Enterprise it wasn’t as an ‘out’ employee, but as time went on I realised the level of support there was in the business for me.

“Since then, I have gone on to mentor and support other LGBT employees in the business. It has been so fulfilling to see how being themselves in the workplace has helped LGBT colleagues progress their careers in Enterprise too.”

Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, EY, IBM, the Irish Prison Service and Microsoft are all diversity champion members who will be at the gradireland exhibit today.

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