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Hilton – Named #1 Workplace for Diversity

Hilton has been recognized as the #1 best workplace for Diversity and Inclusion just one week after also being ranked the #1 best workplace for Parents by Great Places to Work. These extraordinary acknowledgments underscore the sense of family and belonging that are the foundation of outstanding workplace culture.

Hilton offers programs to help all Team Members – both hourly and salaried – thrive personally and professionally. Benefits supporting working parents include flexible working environments, parental leaveadoption assistance, GED support, and 10-day advanced scheduling that provides hotel Team Members the flexibility to plan their lives.

“At Hilton, we know how important it is to create a great place to work for all, so that our workforce can truly reflect and connect with the communities where we live and work,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president & CEO of Hilton. “I hear inspiring stories every day about the experiences our Team Members have with us, and it’s clear by investing in our Hilton family, we are making the world a better place for our Team Members and guests.”

Programs that foster diversity and inclusion include Team Member Resource Groups, Regional Inclusion Groups, Leadership and Career Development Tools and supplier diversity programs that has allowed Hilton to cultivate relationships with more than 3,000 women-, minority-, Veteran-, and LGBTQ-owned businesses.

“We’re deeply committed to recruiting and retaining Team Members who represent many different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives,” said Matthew W. Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton. “Our goal is to be the most hospitable company in the world and the most inclusive place to work. Empowering a diverse workforce is fundamental to our success.”

These recognitions demonstrate Hilton’s ongoing journey to create a great place to work for all. Recent distinctions include: #2 on the World’s Best Workplaces list, #14th Best Workplace for Women in the U.S. and a Best Workplace for Millennials in Italy (#6). Hilton has also been recognized as a “Great Place To Work” in 12 countries: Australia (#4) China (#6), Colombia (#12), India (#18), Italy (#2), Netherlands (#11), Peru (#3), Turkey (#2), United Arab Emirates (#7), United Kingdom (#6), Mexico (#4), Brazil (#17) and United States (#33).

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram, and YouTube.

Contacts

Alison Scott, Hilton
703.883.6638
Alison.Scott@hilton.com

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5 Ways You Should Be Using OutBüro as an Employer

You likely already know that being an LGBTQ friendly employer is great for your business work culture and financial bottom line. OutBüro can be a tremendous resource to help you attract and grab top-tier gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) talent. OutBüro was launched in mid-2018 by Dennis Velco leveraging the over 10 years of founding, growing, and moderating LinkedIn’s largest LGBT professional networking group with 45,000 global members. A large focus of OutBüro is to be growing resource for candidates to use the site to research employers, write and read reviews, network with other professionals, and find new job opportunities with LGBTQ inclusive and friendly employers. As an employer, effectively managing your organization’s presence on OutBüro can help you put your best foot forward with these candidates and support your HRC Corporate Equality Index scoring if on or seeking to be on that listing.

Check out a recent article about OutBüro on Forbes.com titled, “How OutBuro.com is Leading the Way for Career-Minded Employees”.

1. Showcase your company brand

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for a free user account and complete your personal professional profile. Afterward, you may either add the company for free with limited features or for a small fee add the company with full features and control of the company content. The full-featured listing allows you to indicate the LGBTQ inclusive benefits and policies you provide no matter your company size. For companies already on the HRC Corporate Equality Index (CEI) this is another opportunity for you to demonstrate you diverse, inclusive and welcoming work environment. For companies out of HRC’s scope, this is your opportunity to publicly show your support for your LGBTQ employees no matter your company size or location worldwide.

Full company listings provide the ability for a robust company description, photos, videos, social media links, and opportunity to showcase your LGBTQ inclusive policies, your employees and more.

2. Invite LGBTQ Employees to Rate Your Company

Get the accolades you deserve for making your company an awesome place to work. After your company listing is established, invite all your employees to come to OutBüro and rate your company from their unique LGBTQ perspective. This will demonstrate that in addition to having policies, your company is an outstanding place to work as an LGBTQ employee. This will be a great insight for future potential candidates and entice them to apply for your jobs. You are free to be creative and leverage postings on our site. Or contact us for employee marketing collateral about OutBüro.

The site is self-governing meaning inappropriate postings may be flagged for review. We also have company review guidelines and community standards.

Monitor and respond to reviews and interview feedback

OutBüro is the go-to and only site for employer reviews by LGBTQ employee. Launched in mid-2018 the site is growing. As members discover and read reviews at the start of their job search prior to speaking with a company recruiter or hiring manager you have the opportunity in influence their decision to work for your company knowing it is a welcoming and safe workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion.

Make it a point to monitor and respond to reviews and feedback on reviews as they are posted. Thank people for their time spent submitting a review, whether it is positive or negative overall, and address any complaints mentioned. While some complaints may be valid opportunities for improvement, others may be a matter of culture fit—so do your best to be transparent. Most job seekers find the employer perspective useful when learning about a company, and the majority say their perception of a company improves after seeing the company respond to a review.

3. Post Jobs

To achieve and maintain a 100% score on the HRC Corporate Equality Index the 2019 scoring requirements companies must now demonstrate they are actively recruiting within the LGBTQ community (requirement 3.C.1). OutBüro can be an active part when LGBTQ candidates are researching your employer brand, make it easy for them to find relevant job opportunities right on OutBüro. Users are either promote themselves professionally through connection and blogging on OutBüro, actively looking for jobs or would consider better opportunities. Since candidates have often researched organizations before submitting an application on general sites provide them the opportunity to learn more about you LGBTQ friendly work environment on OutBüro. They tend to be higher quality than those from other job boards who “spray and pray.”

Contact us to learn about our ability to capture your job posting directly from your current company job portal or provide a data feed.

4. Launch a Company Group

Start a group on OutBüro for current, past, and prospective employees no matter the company size. For large dispersed organizations, it is a great way for employees to connect while choosing their level of being public or anonymous off the company own network. Be the first to start another group about your industry to guide and shape the dialog as a leader.

5. Post Content

Increase your brand awareness with LGBTQ professionals. With a free OutBüro user account you may post content directly to our blog from your profile. Consider posting content such as press releases, industry news, LGBTQ employee profile features, LGBTQ employee resource group news, and events.

Conclusion

OutBüro is a growing valuable tool for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer professionals for networking and as passive or active job seekers. It is also a quite valuable tool for employers. Candidates use the site to determine where they are interested in working, and your presence there can be the difference between attracting a top-tier candidate or losing them to a competitor.


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I am LGBTQ and Job Hunting

In addition to all your education, experience, and great skills as an LGBTQ job seeker, you might be wondering how to locate an employer who will value and support you as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer human too. Which companies should you be targeting?  Knowing if a company has the following policies and practices is a great start:

  • 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

Search Company Site and the Internet for Signs of Gay-Friendliness

Having the above policies and practices are obviously great signposts that the company is LGBT-Friendly.  But how do you know a company has them in place?  They are rarely listed in the average job description. If there, you may find it buried at the bottom of the job description of their EEO section.  It then usually only lists non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and every now and now and then gender identity. That is typically as far as it goes.  

Naturally, you will be scouring the corporate website of every potential employer you are submitting your resume to. Seek any public information there regarding diversity and LGBT policies. Also, seek out any employee Pride or Out groups. Do an internet search using the company name and “pride” to see if there is any posted news about it and/or it’s employees participating publically in pride festivals.  If your city’s Pride Event has a website, check that out for lists of sponsors and corporate parade participants.  

To be Out or Not on Your Resume/CV

Check out a recent OutBüro titled “Are You Out as LGBTQ on our Resume/CV?

OutBüro Provides Every LGBTQ Employee a Voice

OutBüro (OutBuro.com) recently launched filling a void in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer employee community by providing an LGBTQ-focused employee company rating site similar to Glassdoor.com. LGBTQ employees can rate their employers not only on general topics but those particular to the company’s LGBTQ policies, benefits, LGBTQ community support. Typical topics along with work-life balance, job security, CEO performance and much more are included to provide an LGBTQ specific view along with the broader picture of the employer.  Every company listed in the OutBüro Company Rating directory and posts any jobs on the OutBüro Job Portal must, absolutely, cannot pass go unless they answer if they have the above LGBTQ policies and practices in place.  The required responses to each are: Yes, No, Unknown and N/A.  One of those four choices MUST be selected.  Companies are encouraged to Claim their listing so they may ensure the information on the site is accurate.

Ratings incorporate a free-form text entry together with prompting for cons and pros in addition to a message to the CEO. Registered members’ evaluations are displayed anonymously so you may be honest with the best intentions. Ratings should adhere to our Community and Company Rating Guidelines. Other members can indicate your rating as helpful in addition to flag improper content for community self-governance.

OutBüro enables every LGBTQ individual to rate their current and previous employers. Since we are new and growing you might not locate a company. No problem. If a company is not currently in the system, simply add it in just a few minutes. Then continue with your rating. Yes – You can do that.

Every business may be added no matter its size or location.

Leverage LinkedIn’s Largest LGBT Professional Group

OutBüro’s founder, Dennis Velco, founded LinkedIn’s largest LGBT professional networking group 12 years ago and now has 47k worldwide members. Today it is a service of today OutBüro and is a great additional resource. Short background story here. Connect your target company current employees via OutBüro on LinkedIn group members or via the main OutBüro community.

Get the Inside Scoop From Current and Past Employees

At the era of consumer-review websites, it is no real surprise to discover that more than half of possible hires stated they’d trust an organization’s current employees to get an accurate and fair review of the firm itself. That is greater than the percentage of individuals who’d trust either the organization’s HR group or site. Should you use consumer-review websites that will assist you to decide on what type of restaurant to try next or what film would be well worth the ticket cost, you ought to do exactly the same with prospective companies.

General Company Rating Sites

In addition, you should use general employee company rating sites to glean what you can about the general culture, work-life balance and more. They can be very helpful in your overall information discovery with past and current employee reviews. Here are the top sites to leverage:

Summary

Do your homework and be prepared. On Employee Rating sites including OutBüro’s Company Rating, glean what you can and pay it forward. Leave your reviews so that others can benefit from your first-hand experiences. On OutBüro specifically, you are providing past and current employers with an anonymous appreciation for a job well done in supporting you and the LGBTQ community as well as tactfully providing constructive feedback on how they can improve for the betterment of all.

Your voice counts and we appreciate your participation on OutBüro.

 

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