Title

Contributing Factors in Corporate America's Implementation of Policies and Procedures That Protect and Enhance the Work Experience for Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender (GLBT) Employees: An Examination of Corporate GLBT Initiatives

Date of Award

8-18-2009

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Human Resource Administration

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Department

Strategic HR Management

Advisor

Sam Conn

Keywords

Business Initiatives; Business strategies; Discrimination in the workplace; ENDA; GLBT; Human Resources; LGBT; Pride in the workplace

Abstract

Business organization executives today are routinely challenged to attract and retain key talent and employ innovative techniques to expand their consumer-base. Moreover, these executives have advanced their business initiatives to include workplace equality initiatives with a motivation to attract and retain key talent. In this research the author examined the contributing factors that lead executives in corporate America to implement Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) initiatives as business strategies. The case study methodology applied in this examination illustrated that the implementation of GLBT initiatives can increase a business organization's ability to attract and retain key talent, and increase employee work productivity while expanding the consumer base. Therefore, the business organization's competitive advantage in the marketplace is increased.

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