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we explore the challenges posed by difference – by gender, generation, culture, and sexual orientation

RESEARCH & INSIGHTS

Through our research, we explore the challenges posed by difference – by gender, generation, culture, and sexual orientation – and map solutions for both individuals and their employers.

In particular, we aim to:

  • Affirm and bolster the business case for diversifying leadership
  • Identify, through robust research, the underlying impediments to the full utilization of the talent spectrum
  • Reveal the mechanisms by which inequities can be addressed
  • Harvest and share best practices across industry sectors.

Our research spans a variety of talent streams, industries and geographies.

  • TALENT STREAMS
  • INDUSTRIES
  • GEOGRAPHIES

Women

LGBT

Multicultural talent

Generations

Financial Services

Life sciences

Technology

Emerging Markets

Germany

Japan

United States

United Kingdom

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Out in the World: Securing LGBT Rights in the Global Marketplace

What should companies supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights do when they operate in jurisdictions hostile to LGBT rights? On the one hand, multinational corporations increasingly support the inclusion of LGBT individuals because of moral, legal, and market imperatives. On the other hand, they must obey the often anti-LGBT laws of the countries in which they do business, as well as ensuring the safety of their employees. Out in the World: Securing LGBT Rights in the Global Marketplace, delivers the most extensive analysis to date of one of the most confounding challenges of the global workplace. The report furnishes three models of engagement for employers intent on making the workplace fully inclusive—and persuading developing markets that growth and prosperity depend on upholding LGBT equality. (1/22/2016, Report - 76 pages)

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Sponsors: American Express, Bank of America, Barclays, Bloomberg LP, BNY Mellon, BP, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Deutsche Bank, Eli Lilly and Company, Ernst & Young LLP, and Out Leadership

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The Power of "Out"2.0: LGBT in the Workplace

Corporations and individuals are increasingly embracing LGBT status as an emerging career asset. Yet, despite advances in workplace acceptance, 41 percent of American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers remain closeted at the office. Given the increased productivity and lower turnover rates of “out” workers, multinational organizations have a bottomline incentive to create a workplace where LGBT workers feel accepted,valued and comfortable being who they are.This latest CTI research quantifies the benefits of a truly inclusive workplace to both employers and employees. Being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity gives LGBT professionals access to unique business opportunities and platforms on which to exercise their leadership. In addition, out employees are better able to gain the attention and advocacy from their superiors and leverage their LGBT status internally to obtain sponsorship. Those with sponsorship have a significantly higher rate of work satisfaction and are less likely to feel stalled in their career. Finally, being out magnifies the visibility of LGBT professionals to clients and consumers specifically seeking the outlook and expertise of a company that values diversity. (2/1/2013, Report - 47 pages)

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Sponsors: Deloitte, Out on the Street, Time Warner

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The Power of "Out": LGBT in the Workplace

Until now, the direct line has not been clearly drawn between the corporate closet and the revolving door. New research from the Center for Work-Life Policy quantifies the loss to U.S. companies that fail to create a workplace hospitable to their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Our data show the consequences of LGBT employees forced to keep their lives and loved ones a secret from colleagues. Also included in the report are cutting-edge initiatives employed by a range of companies to break down barriers for their LGBT employees. (6/1/2011, Report - 34 pages)

Sponsors: American Express, Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Google

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For LGBT Workers, Being "Out" Brings Advantages

Corporations have made great progress over the past decade creating more-welcoming environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. Today 85% of Fortune 500 companies have protective policies that address sexual orientation—up from 51% in 2000. Nonetheless, surveys show that many LGBT employees still view their sexual orientation as a hindrance on the job: Fully 48% of LGBT respondents report remaining “closeted” at work. (7/1/2011, Harvard Business Review Article - 1 page)