Although Pride Month has now drawn to a close, our support for the LGBTQ+ community and their rights continues in our everyday lives.
Throughout the month of June, we ran a number of initiatives to increase awareness, encourage education and stand together as both members of, and allies for, the LGBTQ+ community.
We have been delighted to see our colleagues stepping up to share their personal stories and show their support, as the world came together to wave the rainbow flag with pride.
At the start of June we launched a new range of temporary branding, adding the rainbow flag to our social media accounts, e-mail signatures and internal communication templates.
We were thrilled to join so many other global businesses in demonstrating our support for the cause. However, we really wanted to make sure that our involvement in Pride Month made a difference, so while our outward display of support was important, we turned our attention internally to our employees and our customers to really make a change.
Our aim was to raise awareness within our business of what Pride Month is really all about and we realized that we needed to start with one very important thing: education. Over the course of the month, we ran a series of articles in our weekly newsletter sharing with our employees a number of suggested reading materials on LGBTQ+ matters, self-help support resources and charities, tools to help children understand diversity, as well as video and podcast recommendations.
We launched our first Rainbow Day, encouraging all employees to dress in the colors of the rainbow flag to show their support. We hosted three webinar sessions teaching our employees about the origins of Pride Month, the ongoing gay rights movement, and the current-day realities for those who identify as LGBTQ+.
We have had a successful Pride Month at FRG, but we know it doesn’t end there. We have taken a hard look at our Diversity Matters program, and have identified new ways in which we can enable an inclusive working environment of equality and belonging for all of our diverse and unique employees around the world. We will miss our month of rainbows but are working hard to make sure we keep the color in everything that we do going forwards.
Special thanks go to Reed Badman, Salesforce Developer with our sister company, Revolent, for his substantial contribution to our Pride Month activities. We would also like to thank our employees for joining us throughout June to listen, learn, and understand that Pride Month is not just a parade. It’s not just a rainbow flag. It is an ongoing struggle for equality that still continues to this day. And we stand by that fight every step of the way.
If you would like to find out more about Frank Recruitment Group’s Diversity Matters program, please contact the Employee Engagement Team at email@example.com.