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Levyl and Out For Australia Launch LGTBQIA+ Recruitment Program

Launching the Future: The High Potential Program for LGBTQIA+ Empowerment

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Levyl and Out For Australia Launch LGTBQIA+ Recruitment Program

Levyl and Out For Australia proudly introduce our collaboration as a part of the High Potential Program, a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) recruitment initiative. This program is an identified hiring program that aims to reshape the landscape of opportunities and inclusion effort for LGBTQIA+ professionals within People and Culture roles. Levyl in partnership with Out For Australia, guides employers and employees through a four-stage framework that provides all the tools, advice and support required to create and modify policies, practices and environments to be more inclusive of LGTBQIA+ communities. 

The Essence of the High Potential Program

At its core, the High Potential Program (HPP) is a transformative initiative designed to challenge conventional recruitment biases and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds. The program focuses on connecting People and Culture professionals from underrepresented communities with forward-thinking employers committed to advancing their diversity, equity and inclusion agendas. By linking internal DE&I teams with frontline hiring managers, the HPP strives to make a real impact, ensuring that inclusion is not just a policy but a lived reality.

Why It Matters

The need for such a program is underscored by stark truths. Representation of LGBTQIA+ individuals significantly diminishes at the managerial level, particularly among LGBTQIA+ women, who hold a mere 1.6% of managerial level roles and above according to McKinsey & Co. This underrepresentation increases the likelihood of feelings of isolation at work. As expected, LGTBQIA+ employees who are not out at work are 45% less likely to be satisfied with their job. These statistics greatly impact organisational performance, as high rates of workplace belonging are linked to a 56% increase in job performance, a 50% reduction in turnover risk, and a 75% reduction in sick days. Moreover, LGBTQIA+ employees who are out at work are 55% more likely to be satisfied with their jobs, highlighting the importance of a supportive work environment. 

How the High Potential Program Helps

For LGBTQIA+ communities, the HPP LGTBQIA+ stream offers a pathway to meaningful employment, mentorship, and professional growth within inclusive and progressive organisations. It addresses key areas such as identity, language, workplace policy, and environmental design to ensure a supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ employees to enter. For organisations, investing in the HPP signals a commitment to genuine LGBTQIA+ inclusion, enabling them to benefit from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. It offers a structured framework for role design, recruitment, onboarding support, and continuous evaluation, ensuring that diversity and inclusion principles are embedded at every stage of the recruitment process.

The Benefits Are Clear

By engaging with the High Potential Program, organisations can not only enhance their own diversity and inclusion efforts but also set a precedent for meaningful change across their industry. This program is not just about filling vacancies; it's about creating a more inclusive, equitable, vibrant and safe future for all.

Join Us In This Journey

As we launch the High Potential Program LGBTQIA+ communities' stream, we invite HR and People and Culture professionals to embark on this journey with us.

Together, we can build a workplace where everyone, regardless of their identity, feels valued, included, and empowered to achieve their highest potential.

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