OutBüro (OutBuro.com) is filling a gap in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer working and professional community by offering a Glassdoor.com-like service. On OutBüro LGBTQ employees may review their employers on not only general employee-related areas but those specific to the employer’s LGBTQ policies, benefits, culture, work-life balance, job security, CEO performance and more.
OutBüro’s mission is to be an altruistic resource for both employer and employee by providing an open community of visibility.
Company Reviews include a free-form text review along with prompting for pros and cons as well as a message to the CEO. Registered members ratings are displayed anonymously. Reviews must adhere to our Community and Company Reviews Guidelines. Other members may indicate a rating as helpful as well as flag inappropriate content for community self-governance. OutBüro’s founder, Dennis Velco, built and moderates LinkedIn’s largest LGBT professional group with 47k global members now as a service of OutBüro.
OutBüro empowers every LGBTQ person to add their past employers, if not already present. We are open to all company sizes from the small local business to Fortune 100. OutBüro’s Company Reviews directory is world-wide. No matter where an LGBTQ person lives and works they can have a voice in praising their employer or offering constructive feedback to be a catalyst for change.
Companies may claim their listing to gain additional features and ensure their information is correctly represented including the required responses to the presence of the following policies and practices:
- Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Policy
- Gender Identity Non-Discrimination
- Domestic Partner Benefits
- Supports LGBTQ Equality Globally (if operates in more than one country)
- LGBT Inclusion Competency
- Public Commitment to LGBTQ Equality
- Requires Similar Policies for Contractors and Vendors
Add/claim your company today and invite your employee to review it. http://outburo.com/member/add-company-listing
OutBüro (OutBuro.com) is a start-up company providing the LGBTQ workforce, professional a voice in improving our future. Our platform provides the ability to connect and dialog with others one on one and via topically focused groups at all levels of career phase from entry level, professionals through entrepreneurs.
OutBüro’s Job Portal enables employers to attract quality LGBTQ candidates while demonstrating their commitment to the LGBTQ community. Job seekers may add their resume/CV to the growing search-able repository in an active and passive job search.
Why is this important?
Does your company have the policies listed above to protect your LGBTQ staff? If so, AWESOME. You are doing the right thing to create a welcoming and safe environment to attract and retain quality staff.
However, having policies are not good enough. They are only part of the equation. For example, Sexual Harassment Policies have been in place in the United States since the late 70’s. Today it seems nearly weekly sexual harassment case news seems to break of high profile individuals. Just think how many sexual harassment cases don’t make the local or national news. Further, think how many incidences go completely unreported to even the HR department.
We aim to be a partner with you and your company by being a place where employees can voice their praise and accolades you deserve while also being the space where opportunities to improve can be brought to your attention. Both in an anonymous manner so that employees are comfortable in being honest. As noted we have a community content policy and Compay Review guidelines. We don’t want defamatory content and to that end, anyone, including you, may flag a review, image or comment for moderation – and potential removal if justified from the system. To submit a review every person must be an authenticated person. Should a Company Review warrant an internal investigation, upon your request, we’ll contact the submitter and ask if they are comfortable in coming forward.
HRC Corporate Equality Index – You and OutBüro
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for several years has been inviting Fortune 1000 level companies and large corporate law firms to participate in the CEI to indicate if the companies have the policies and practices above in place. We applaud and grateful for their past and continued work in on this. Being a US non-profit political action committee, their CEI is US-centric, invite-only, completed by corporate top management, and largest companies focused.
It’s a wonderful resource, but not a full picture, breath, depth and accessibility OutBüro aims to fill. Remember, saying you have a Sexual Harassment policy in place has not been enough since the late 70’s.
Participating in OutBüro happens to also further support your HRC CEI score per section 4.a. Public Commitment.
Touting Your OutBüro Score
Just as many companies are rightfully proud of their HRC Corporate Equality Index Score and make public announcements about reaching their 100% score, we aim to be your grassroots measurement of your LGBTQ employee satisfaction rating. We hope and believe that as your OutBüro company record gains reviews that you’ll be touting your OutBüro score too in press releases and displaying your OutBüro score on your corporate HR and Recruiting website.
It will not only demonstrate that you have LGBTQ-friendly policies but that your current and recent past LGBTQ employees LOVE WORKING at the company. This will bolster your diversity recruiting and retention.
Premium Membership – Articles on OutBüro
With our Premium membership, you’ll have the ability to post content on OutBüro’s blog via your profile – Submit Articles. This can be company news, industry news, events, and just about anything. We’d naturally love it to be diversity/LGBTQ focused, but general info is welcomed.
Early Adopter Pricing
We are eager to work with you and build our community. We, therefore, have aggressive early adopter pricing that will remain in effect for renewals as long as you maintain uninterrupted membership. If membership laps, renewing will then be at the current rates. We value relationships and maintaining them. The cost is currently kept very low to minimize the approval process within your company. Getting started is the most important thing.
Each company needs only one OutBüro Premium member to have the ability activate the Job Portal and claim the company listing – both a la carte. You may add other company HR team members to your Job Portal management team who may be free members.
Get the full benefits of OutBüro by registering for Premium membership, then activate your Job Portal and Claim your company listing. Search for your company and if not present Add/Claim it.
The vast majority of site users, such as your employees can register for the free account. After verifying their email address they may search for your company and rate it. Again, their rating is publicly anonymous.
Premium Membership and Company Features
|Premium Membership||$66.00 annually*|
|Job Portal – Unlimited Job Posting and Unlimited Resume Searches|
(Other packages available)
|Claim Company for Reviews|
Two package enhancement add-ons are optional – price above not including these.
|Full benefits total||$1,015 annually*|
Billed to a credit card and auto-renewed. You may cancel membership at any time. Membership is valid through current membership period.
During our startup phase, we know we are underpriced compared to other LGBT Job Board sites. Additionally, we are the first and only Company Review site specific to the LGBTQ community.
* Rates may/will increase over time. Join now and lock in rates for the duration of uninterrupted membership.
To register, simply visit www.OutBuro.com.
Choose the Premium Membership plan. http://outburo.com/plans/memberships/
- Complete your personal profile.
- Activate your Job Portal and choose your package. Each new Premium level member receives 4 Job Postings and 20 resume searches as a free trial. Remember, this site just launched and we are seeking companies just like yours to partner with us to grow the community so that we all benefit. http://outburo.com/premium/employer-panel/
- We are working on the Job Portal Employer guide – you may have multiple team members access the account as well as provide an XML data file for bulk uploads.
- From the main home page or the Company & Reviews page search for your company. http://outburo.com/company-reviews/
- If present, choose Claim Listing.
- If not present choose the Add Company button or link. Be sure to select the default Paid Add/Claim listing. http://outburo.com/member/add-company-listing.
Complete the listing adding a log as your first image. See registration options to add to your package.