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Best LGBTQ+ Employers
Certification

Best LGBTQ+ Employers is a Certification Program that serves as a 3rd party endorsement of your organisation as fully inclusive for LGBTQ+ employees.
 

Obtaining certification from an external, independent organisation such as Queerify highlights your unwavering commitment to DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

This prestigious certification sends a powerful message to your employees, investors, customers, and stakeholders, affirming your commitment to these essential principles.

 

It also reflects your genuine dedication to supporting and valuing both your potential and current LGBTQ+ employees, demonstrating your proactive efforts in understanding and removing barriers they may encounter within the workplace.

After obtaining Queerify's certification, your company goes beyond being simply
"LGBT-friendly." Your business has been
independently verified as one of
the Best Employers for LGBTQ+ talent.

As a valued participant, you will gain the privilege of proudly displaying the Queerify Best LGBTQ+ Employers logo on your website and across all your marketing channels, setting your business apart from competitors.

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The benefits of joining our program are numerous and impactful.

Here are the key advantages you can expect to gain:

 

  1. Enhanced Reputation and Credibility: According to a 2021 study by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 90% of Fortune 500 companies have included sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies, showcasing a growing trend of prioritising LGBTQ+ inclusivity to enhance their reputation.
     

  2. Attracting Top Talent: A 2019 Glassdoor survey found that 76% of job seekers consider diversity and inclusion an essential factor when evaluating job offers and companies, indicating that demonstrably inclusive employers are more likely to attract talented professionals.
     

  3. Increased Employee Satisfaction and Retention: A 2019 study by McKinsey & Company found that companies with diverse leadership teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability, suggesting that inclusive workplaces promote employee satisfaction and retention.
     

  4. Positive Brand Image: A 2021 survey by Edelman found that 64% of consumers globally are belief-driven buyers, meaning they choose to buy from brands based on shared values, indicating that being recognised as an inclusive employer can positively impact brand image.
     

  5. Potential for Positive Media Coverage: Companies recognised for their LGBTQ+ inclusivity are often featured in media outlets that cover diversity and workplace culture positively, leading to public recognition and potential positive media coverage.
     

  6. Access to a Supportive Community: Joining LGBTQ+ employer resource groups or networks, such as those offered by LGBTQ+ certification programmes, allows companies to connect with like-minded organisations, exchange best practices, and receive support in creating inclusive workplaces.
     

  7. Expanded Customer Base: According to a 2021 study by Community Marketing & Insights, LGBTQ+ consumers' buying power in the U.S. alone was estimated to be over $1.7 trillion, highlighting the potential for companies to attract and retain LGBTQ+ customers through inclusive practices.
     

  8. Innovation and Creativity: A 2018 study published in the Harvard Business Review found that diverse teams are more innovative and produce 19% more revenue due to a broader range of perspectives and ideas.
     

  9. Compliance and Legal Protection: According to a 2021 study by Out Leadership, companies that prioritise LGBTQ+ inclusivity and implement non-discrimination policies significantly reduce their risk of facing costly legal battles related to workplace discrimination. The study found that LGBTQ+ inclusive companies experienced a 77% decrease in the likelihood of employment discrimination lawsuits.
     

  10. Contribution to Positive Social Change: Companies that prioritise LGBTQ+ inclusivity actively contribute to promoting a more equitable and accepting society, fostering a culture of understanding and respect for all employees.

The Queerify Best LGBTQ+ Employers certification is versatile and can be applicable to businesses and organisations across various industries, fostering inclusive workplaces and promoting LGBTQ+ acceptance and support. Here are some examples of industries where the certification can be implemented:

  • Technology and IT
     

  • Retail and Fashion
     

  • Education and Academia
     

  • Finance and Banking
     

  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
     

  • Hospitality and Tourism
     

  • Media and Entertainment
     

  • Manufacturing and Engineering
     

  • Transportation and Logistics
     

  • Non-Profit and Social Services
     

  • Legal and Professional Services
     

  • Food and Beverage Industry
     

  • Real Estate and Property Management
     

  • Energy and Utilities
     

These are just a few examples of the diverse industries where the Queerify Best LGBTQ+ Employers certification can make a significant impact in promoting inclusivity and acceptance. The certification program is adaptable to suit the unique needs and challenges of each industry, leading to a more equitable and respectful work environment for all employees.

Certification Packages
 
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How to Get Certified?

 

1) Contact us using the simple form below

2) Receive a free, no-commitments quotation 
and a copy of our Standard

3) Fill in our online questionnaire about your business practices

4) We’ll assess your business against our Standard and provide you with recommendations

5) Receive your Best LGBTQ+ Employers Certificate and Certification Mark to proudly display in your business and online!

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