BPO firms have LGBT policies in place – survey

BPO firms have LGBT policies in place - survey

A survey conducted by research firm Cogencia showed that Philippine companies scored poorly in terms of LGBT-inclusive policies. The survey polled 100 companies employing 267,231 staff and showed that not a single Filipino firm has any LGBT-inclusive policy. Only 17% of the 100 companies surveyed have policies in place and all of those are BPO firms that are headquartered overseas. Additionally, 57% of companies have nothing about diversity and inclusivity in their policies. The survey also found that the same 57% did not express interest in creating policies and benefits in the next five years for their LGBT staff. The companies surveyed were put into four categories: Philippine-based organizations, foreign-headquartered, government, and BPO.

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