Thursday, November 02, 2006

Gay and Lesbian Issues

How industries treat their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered employees is tracked by the Human Rights Campaign, an advocacy group in Washington. In September, HRC published its Corporate Equality Index 2006, "a report card" on GLBT equality in corporate America. Given that accounting, as an industry, has been trying to ratchet up its efforts in diversity in recent years, it's interesting to see how it's fared here. HRC says its "consulting and business services" industry group, which includes accounting firms like the Big Four, showed dramatic growth this year. All of the Big Four received a perfect score in the survey.

It's a dense report, and there's a lot of marketing-speak in it. But if you're interested in diversity, it might be worth a look.

Corporate Equality Index 2006 [HRC]

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