BT network welcomes gay staff diversity

BT network welcomes gay staff diversityOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article BT has launched a support network to provide a forum for its gay, lesbianand bisexual staff. Kaleidoscope is expected to attract around 200 members initially across theBT group and will be run by a steering group of volunteers. The network aims to offer mutual career support to members and raiseawareness of the contribution that sexually diverse staff make to the company. BT group personnel director John Steele said the organisation had alsosigned up to the Stonewall diversity champions scheme, which promotes equalityin the workplace. “BT aims to support all of its people fully and already has threenetworks providing an additional voice for women, ethnic minorities andemployees with a disability,” he explained. The network will also provide support and advice for those staff wishing tocome out at work and increase BT’s understanding of the diversity of itscustomer base. In addition, Kaleidoscope will be available to contractors and temporarystaff and Steele is optimistic that the launch will promote BT as an employerthat supports minorities in its workforce: “I know it will set new standards for our gay, lesbian and bisexualcommunities. “It will also play a key role in helping to guide BT’s marketingactivities for its gay and lesbian customers,” he added. www.bt.com Related posts:No related photos. read more