LGBT+ in the workplace
Good employers want to create a safe, supportive and inclusive working environment where LGBT+ employees want to work and will feel confident that they can develop a successful career. According to Stonewall:
"Many LGBT people don’t feel able to be open about their sexual orientation at work for fear of discrimination, bullying or harassment. Research has shown…that staff who can be open about their sexual orientation are more likely to enjoy going to work, feel able to be themselves, form honest relationships with colleagues, are more confident and, ultimately, more productive."
Staff training is essential to help develop the right culture in the workplace. We have therefore created the LGBT+ Game to help frontline staff improve their awareness of LGBT+ issues. The game challenges misconceptions about LGBT+ issues and helps to create a positive and inclusive culture.
"I’ve played the new LGBT+ Game with health and social care apprentices as a new platform for learning. It is a great conversation starter and tool to encourage critical thinking, resulting in a greater awareness of how to provide care to LGBT+ clients. Learners were totally engaged; it is active learning at its finest making learning memorable and fun! Just what’s needed to raise awareness, I highly recommend it."
Tracey Bedford – Curriculum Lead Health and Social Care, GB Training UK Ltd