employer guides

These Companies Are Here to Recruit Homosexuals

I’m pretty sure it would be in the best interest of British advocacy group Stonewall to not call its employer guidebook Starting Out — which, much like HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, ranks employers based on their queer-friendliness — a “recruitment” guide. Sure, with some 450 businesses letting Stonewall grade them on whether they’re champions of diversity, potential employees can get an idea of which corporation is going to provide a more inclusive workplace, and technically the companies who volunteer to be included are “recruiting” new staffers. But I’m pretty sure we’ve been trying to show how The Gays are not in the business of recruiting anyone to join the fold. At least that’s what we say publicly. Privately, we’ve got a secret hand shake and delicious candy to hand out on street corners.