Human Resource Professionals Who Are LGBTQ
Human Resource professionals are tasked with planning and implementing an organization's recruitment and training functions. To accomplish this, they must communicate with top management in developing strategic planning for the organization and how to execute on this. They help determine compensation, performance evaluation, growth strategies, and more.
As such, human resource professionals are critical players to a well-functioning modern company. As the front-line hiring staff, they are integral to defining, building and maintaining a corporate culture. It is a well researched fact the attitudes and behaviour of a company's employee base overall reflects the personality of the hiring team itself. As such, successful companies should have their senior management actively involved in the hiring process to ensure the long term preservation of a desired corporate culture.
Having LGBTQ representation in the hiring process, then, is critical to building a diverse, tolerant and equitable company. There must be visible representation of minorities in decision making roles across a company. Training workshops and symposiums should be implemented within an organization to increase awareness of these cultural attributes, and this is the responsibility of the human resource professional.
A 2017 research study at the University of Sussex (U.K.) revealed that female human resource professionals are more likely to hire an LGBTQ applicant for employment than male managers. Not surprisingly, many prominent LGBTQ human resource managers on this list are lesbian. Examples include American Lisa Brummel of Microsoft, Great Britain's Liz Bingham of Ernst & Young, Australia's Siobhan Martin of Mercer, and Germany's Kerstin Pramberger of Deutsche Bank.
A number of LGBTQ entrepreneurs have made their mark in the use of social media and software apps in the hiring process.
An in-depth study of LGBTQ employment and participation in today's working world can be found in the best-selling book A Path to Diversity: LGBTQ Participation in the Working World(2017). You can purchase the book HERE or the ebook edition HERE.
We have found the following prominent human resource professionals who identify as LGBTQ. Simply click on their names to read their fascinating biographies.
- Alex Greenwich
- Sean Linkson
- Siobhan Martin, Mercer
- Ross Miller, Westpac Bank
- Michael Vavakis, Lend Lease
- Anthony Wood, Herbert Smith Freehills
- Brian Rolfes, McKinsey & Co.
- Ernesto Marinelli, SAP
- Karen Meyer, Deutsche Bank
- Reinhard Nissl, Microsoft
- Volkmar Pfaff, AVIS
- Kerstin Pramberger, Deutsche Bank
- Liz Bingham, Ernst & Young
- Nicholas Creswell, Thomson Reuters
- Emma Cusdin, Aviva Investors
- Jacqueline Davies, Audacity Associations/Financial Conduct Authority
- Matthew Hubbard, Lloyds Bank PLC
- Robert Kerse, Circle Housing
- Tim Millward, Extrastaff Limited
- Rachel Reese, Global Butterflies
- Suki Sandhu, Audeliss
- Gary Stolkin, The Talent Business
- Lisa Brummel, Microsoft
- Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, Office of Personnel - White House
- Sandy Gould, Talent Acquisition - Yahoo!
- Stephanie Lampkin, Blendoor
- Tim McFeeley, Isaacson Miller Recruitment
- Steve Reed (sports), Washington Nationals baseball team
- Ron Shuman, ChowNow/Tesla Motors/Kimpton Hotels
- Sara Sperling, Sara Sperling Consulting/Facebook/SnapChat
- LGBTQ Chief Executive Officers of Business Enterprises
- LGBTQ Chief Information/Technology Officers
- Union Leaders Who Identify as LGBTQ
- LGBTQ Economists
- Noteworthy LGBTQ Individuals in the Accounting Profession