Industry Powerhouses Back New LGBTQ+ Recruitment Initiative

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LGBT Great has today launched LGBT Great Careers with the #ProudWork campaign in partnership with Workable and alongside its global Financial and Professional Services membership community. LGBT Great Careers is a new global initiative to support employers and attract talent from under-represented backgrounds and represents an important part of LGBT Great’s mission to empower 1 million people by 2030.


The launch comes shortly after global LGBTQ+ Pride month, in the build up to National Inclusion Week, and when employers are striving to broaden the scope of their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. Recent research has shown the barriers that LGBTQ+ talents face during recruitment processes and the importance of finding an employer that clearly reflects their identities and values.


LGBT Great Careers makes finding LGBTQ+ friendly employers easier for job seekers by providing access to career opportunities within organisations that have substantiated their work to create LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces. The service empowers employers by improving their outreach and increasing the confidence of job seekers at the point of application. These two important community building activities will work to develop a new and under-represented pool of talent for the Financial and Professional Services industry.


The launch of the #ProudWork campaign also follows a detailed study of LGBTQ+ recruitment practices within some of LGBT Great’s member firms. The study led by LGBT Great’s insights team, explored the various challenges and opportunities facing organisations in attracting a wider pool of diverse talent from the LGBTQ+ and other under-represented communities. The study concluded that industry-specific and targeted attraction interventions would positively impact progress, and, importantly, that the need for progress is acknowledged across Financial and Professional Services employers.  


LGBT Great Careers is a new joint venture with Workable, a SaaS technology platform and one of the world’s largest ATS providers. Workable is also the world’s fifth most used job board and LGBT Great Careers will provide a powerful central hub for LGBTQ+ talent and under-represented communities. This will include offering job postings, end-to-end talent management and applicant tracking, in addition to robust diversity data reporting and supporting resources for talent and hiring teams alike. A recent pilot found that 93% of applicants applying through the LGBT Great Careers platform felt safe enough to share their diversity and inclusion data.


Some of the first firms to back LGBT Great Careers include Fidelity International, Legal and General, Northern Trust, St James’s Place and T. Rowe Price along with twenty-three other firms, including Blackrock, Vanquis Banking Group and Schroders. Additional cohorts of LGBT Great Careers Partners will be announced from the end of September onwards to support LGBT Great in achieving its goal of one hundred LGBT Great Careers Partners. LGBT Great is inviting employers, job seekers, charities and social impact organisations to help support the mission and #ProudWork campaign:




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Clare Scott, the Head of LGBT Great Careers and Chief Operating Officer of LGBT Great, comments:

“LGBT Great is proud to launch LGBT Great Careers in partnership with Workable and alongside our global membership community. This innovative new offering will provide employers with a transformational platform to expand their global talent reach and support our mission of building a new pipeline of LGBTQ+ and, other under-represented talent, for the Financial and Professional Services industry. Our robust due diligence programme for assessing organisations using the platform will provide talent with unmatched confidence that LGBT Great Careers Partners are employers fully committed to building environments where LGBTQ+ talent can thrive and succeed. Now is the time to do proud work together and for employers to enhance their approach to empowering under-represented talent communities further".


Nikos Moraitakis, the Chief Executive Officer of Workable, comments:

“At Workable, we believe that true progress is built upon collaboration and shared values. Our partnership with LGBT Great signifies our unwavering commitment to fostering a more inclusive and diverse workforce. As leaders in HR software, we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords but essential pillars of any successful organization. This collaboration is a testament to our shared belief that every individual should have the opportunity to thrive in an environment where they can bring their authentic selves to work. By launching LGBT Great Careers, we are taking a significant step towards connecting LGBTQ+ talent with career opportunities at forward-thinking, inclusive workplaces. As we join forces with LGBT Great, we are confident that together, we can drive meaningful transformation, inspire countless success stories, and set a new standard for the power of diversity in shaping a brighter, more inclusive future.”


About LGBT Great

LGBT Great is a global talent platform of Financial and Professional Services organisations proudly working together to improve the working lives of LGBTQ+ people. Our vision to make every organisation LGBTQ+ friendly inside and out through our data driven insights and advice, community building focus and expertise across all aspects of the talent management lifecycle. Our mission is to empower 1 million people by 2030 in partnerships with our global communities.


About Workable

Workable Software is a software-as-a-service that provides applicant tracking system and recruitment software to support and manage the hiring process. Since 2012, more than 27,000 companies have used our recruiting software to hire 1.5 million candidates. And that number’s growing fast. We’re interested in the way people interact with the world, and we make technology to empower people. We use our curiosity and ambition to create software that helps companies source the best talent, communicate more effectively and scale faster.