In today’s highly competitive work environment, employers are seeking ways to effectively expand their talent pool, and are also recognizing that the global mobility of talent is a key driver of growth. While employers seek to leverage the collective knowledge and experience of their employees, diversity of the globally mobile workforce has not kept pace with the profile of the general workforce. Specifically, when it comes to embracing a more diverse workforce, LGBT employees face significant barriers to global mobility opportunities.
Forward-thinking companies are incorporating Diversity and Inclusiveness initiatives into their global mobility programs wherever possible, and where restricted by law, are both working around and creating solutions that help LGBT employees seek out and accept international assignments as part of their career journey. Through the efforts of strong leaders, these companies are implementing inclusive solutions to foster the success of all international assignees, by considering the individual support needed by all candidates. Above and beyond the challenges to promoting a more inclusive corporate culture, the current global regulatory environment is dynamic and increasingly complex.