The top employers who help 'achieve acceptance without exception for all LGBT people' has landed.
A quarter of the top 20 were law firms – and Pinsent Masons was second. What I loved about the BBC article relating to this story was the story of one Pinsent Masons Lawyer who was actually attracted to the firm because he knew he could be his whole self if he joined:
'For Rob Childe, an inclusive workplace means being able to be open and honest about your life, your family and your interests and it was what attracted him to international law firm Pinsent Masons four years ago.
Working for a previous employer - he said - was "like working with your hands behind your back".
He said the cost of having to hide the fact you are LGBT is "really significant".
"It's draining, creates bad energy and all of that is lost productivity," he added.
He said seeing LGBT people who are out and well-regarded in senior positions is "a real enabler".'
His story shows that, not only does an inclusive culture help unlock potential -- but being known for being a positive employer can actually be a deciding factor for talent.
Bravo to all the organisations on the list.
Below is the full list of all organisations that make up our Top 100 Employers 2018. Every organisation featured below has done great work over the past year to help achieve acceptance without exception for all LGBT people. 1 National Assembly for Wales 2 Pinsent Masons LLP 3 Gentoo 4 Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service 5 Lloyds Banking Group 6 Baker McKenzie 7 Berwin Leighton Paisner 8 Citi 9 Newcastle City Council 10 Victim Support