Work, Family and LGBTQ Inclusivity | #HRTea
A new episode of #HRTea is now available on iTunes and Google Play! This episode is the second episode in our three-part mini-series on diversity and inclusion. In this episode Bethany sits down with Christian Thoroughgood, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Villanova. One main focus of Christian's research has been in the area of LGBTQ inclusivity. He has published several academic articles on creating more inclusive organizations for LGBTQ employees and has new research in the area of courageous allyship.
Have you ever considered if your organization sends signals to your LGBTQ employees that they are not welcome? Hear from VUHRD Assistant Professor, Christian Thoroughgood as he discusses his research in this area, and how to provide opportunities for allyship in your organization.
After you listen, be sure to connect with Christian and check out some of his research:
Connect with Christian on LinkedIn.
Check out the a few of the Harvard Business Review articles that Christian has published on this topic:
Research: Why Employer Support Is So Important for Transgender Employees
How Companies Make It Harder for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Employees to Achieve Work-Life Balance
Read a few of Christian's blog posts from the Villanova HRD blog on this topic:
Hidden Families, Hidden Conflicts: Does your organization value all types of families?
Understanding & Addressing Transgender Employees' Workplace Experiences: A Critical Imperative for Employers
We would love to hear what you thought of the episode and how you plan to incorporate some of your ideas into your organization to make it more inclusive for LGBTQ employees. Share your thoughts here or through social media using #HRTea. Cheers!