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Vodafone reaches out to LGBT+ with recruitment reforms

Vodafone has responded to a new study indicating that 31% of LGBT+people go ‘back in the closet’ upon starting their first job by pledging to reform its recruitment processes to draw more talent from this section of society.
The telecoms giant was spurred into action by new research it commissioned from Out Now which showed that 58% of young LGBT+ people refuse to discuss their sexual orientation or gender identity at work for fear of discrimination.
In response it has vowed to embrace LGBT+ inclusive messaging’ on all job adverts and career channels as well as overhauling its code of conduct and introducing a ‘buddy’ programme for LGBT+ graduates. A new managers inclusive workplace toolkit will also be introduced in tandem with a learning programme and additional training.
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