Gay Companies: HRC Releases 2012 Corporate Equality Index

Nov 15, 2012 Full story: www.southfloridagaynews.com 14

The Human Rights Campaign has released their 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is released each fall, and provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers regarding their LGBT employee policies and practices.

2012 marks the 10th year the report has been issued. Back in 2002, only 13 businesses achieved a top score of 100%. This year, 189 companies earned 100%, and are recognized in the HRC's "Best Places to Work" list.

2012 is the first year in which businesses are being rated based on more stringent criteria regarding transgender health benefits. Additional criteria includes: equal employment opportunity, employment benefits, public engagement, responsible citizenship, organizational competency which includes presence of a diversity group, employee and management training, and gender transition support.

To view the full report and list, visit HRC's website @: http://www.hrc.org/corporate-equality-index/#.UKVFf2c0_AM Full Story

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#1 Nov 15, 2012
Sometimes I wish that they would keep this data to themselves.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#2 Nov 15, 2012
Their stuff is useless. It is based on what HR departments are told to write as the responses to their questionnaires. Everyone knows that a company's stated practices and its actual culture are too completely different things. Maybe someone should start the equivalent of glassdoor.com on the topic of LGBT experiences. One would still have to read it with a grain of salt, because there are LGBT people who get fired for other reasons and then blame it on discrimination. In actuality, gay-friendliness is hard to evaluate.
Chance

Grove City, PA

#3 Nov 15, 2012
These companies join in with this under terrible coercion and threats. Like, do this or we'll make a public relations nightmare for you. Time the leaders grow a backbone and stand up to the bullies.

DNF

“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#4 Nov 15, 2012
Chance wrote:
These companies join in with this under terrible coercion and threats. Like, do this or we'll make a public relations nightmare for you. Time the leaders grow a backbone and stand up to the bullies.
You must have slept through election night. The bullies got a resounding NO vote all across this nation.

Since: Jul 11

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Nov 15, 2012
I used to work for Raytheon, and I know for a fact that while I worked there, they worked VERY hard to make sure EVERY group was included. The only "coercion" came from the CEO, who was a HUGE proponent of workplace diversity support. Raytheon has a 100% rating because THE COMPANY WORKED FOR IT! No outside force "told them" or "coerced" them to do it - they did it because they knew it would attract the best and brightest to work for their company.

DNF

“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#6 Nov 15, 2012
IrishmanLA wrote:
I used to work for Raytheon, and I know for a fact that while I worked there, they worked VERY hard to make sure EVERY group was included. The only "coercion" came from the CEO, who was a HUGE proponent of workplace diversity support. Raytheon has a 100% rating because THE COMPANY WORKED FOR IT! No outside force "told them" or "coerced" them to do it - they did it because they knew it would attract the best and brightest to work for their company.
A lot of Fortune 500 companies started non discrimination policies way before it was "popular" or "politically correct".

Thank you for your post and for showing it was simply a good business decision and not "coercion".

DNF

“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#7 Nov 15, 2012
LGBT Equality at the Fortune 500

Fortune magazine's 500 largest publicly-traded companies, which collectively employ nearly 25 million people, have made significant strides in advancing equal protections and benefits for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. The more successful the company (and the higher the rank on the Fortune list), the more likely the company is to have these protections and benefits in place.
Fortune 500

the vast majority (87 percent) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,
more than a third (46 percent) prohibit discrimination based on gender identity, compared to just three in 2000, and
the majority (58 percent) provide domestic partner health insurance benefits to their employees.

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/lgbt-equal...

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#8 Nov 15, 2012
Chance wrote:
These companies join in with this under terrible coercion and threats. Like, do this or we'll make a public relations nightmare for you. Time the leaders grow a backbone and stand up to the bullies.
On the contrary, most of them do it to increase market share.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#9 Nov 15, 2012
DNF wrote:
LGBT Equality at the Fortune 500
Fortune magazine's 500 largest publicly-traded companies, which collectively employ nearly 25 million people, have made significant strides in advancing equal protections and benefits for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. The more successful the company (and the higher the rank on the Fortune list), the more likely the company is to have these protections and benefits in place.
Fortune 500
the vast majority (87 percent) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation,
more than a third (46 percent) prohibit discrimination based on gender identity, compared to just three in 2000, and
the majority (58 percent) provide domestic partner health insurance benefits to their employees.
http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/lgbt-equal...
But the real question is whether the average GLBT worker is not only comfortable working for them, but whether he or she has a real road to the top should he or she have the talent and ambition. There are still damned few openly gay CEOs. On the other hand, maybe that is because gay people are statistically more ethical than straights!

Since: Mar 11

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#10 Nov 15, 2012
fr "Chance":

>These companies join in with this under terrible coercion and threats. Like, do this or we'll make a public relations nightmare for you. Time the leaders grow a backbone and stand up to the bullies. <

Prove it, "chance". Cite your sources. The following will NOT be accepted as sources: whirledNUTSdaily, faux shnews, the sludge report, or anything by the "focus" CULT, the "afa", the "frc" or the "nom".

Since: Mar 07

United States

#12 Nov 16, 2012
NoQ wrote:
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Silly foul-mouthed child ...

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#13 Nov 16, 2012
JohnInToronto wrote:
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On the contrary, most of them do it to increase market share.
Or just because it's good for employee relations, and good workplace management.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#14 Nov 16, 2012
C'mon guys, give 'em a break. Look at all the companies that supported equality this past election, especially in Washington & Minnesota. Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, Amazon, Quaker Oats, etc, etc. They were a HUGE boost to the eqaulity movement.

Of course in the end they know it will help their bottom line (capitalism at its best), but they ponied up the money as well as the public support and stood up to the bigots like NOM & the Million Moms.

Companies can always do more, but there's no denying the tide has changed.

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#15 Nov 16, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
C'mon guys, give 'em a break. Look at all the companies that supported equality this past election, especially in Washington & Minnesota. Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, Amazon, Quaker Oats, etc, etc. They were a HUGE boost to the eqaulity movement.
Of course in the end they know it will help their bottom line (capitalism at its best), but they ponied up the money as well as the public support and stood up to the bigots like NOM & the Million Moms.
Companies can always do more, but there's no denying the tide has changed.
I guess we're all just suffering from some post-election cuntiness withdrawals.

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