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    HRM and the case of transgender workers: a complex landscape of limited HRM ‘know how’ with some pockets of good practice

    Gut, T. and Arevshatian, L. and Beauregard, T. Alexandra (2018) HRM and the case of transgender workers: a complex landscape of limited HRM ‘know how’ with some pockets of good practice. Human Resource Management International Digest 26 (2), pp. 7-11. ISSN 0967-0734.

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    Abstract

    Purpose: HRM departments report a lack of knowledge on supporting transgender employees during gender transition in the workplace. The purpose of this research is to survey the experiences of transgender workers in English, French and German speaking countries to evaluate their experience of transitioning at work and the HRM support they received to do so. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire consisting of 32 quantitative items and qualitative text boxes was completed by 166 transgender individuals. Findings: Results show a mostly negative landscape with some pockets of good practice. Research limitations/implications: Answers are based on self-report measures and data is cross-sectional. Practical implications: Recommendations for good practice are proposed for HRM departments. Social implications: A move towards a more inclusive workplace. Originality/value: Questions focus on HRM practices specifically while other surveys have assessed work practices more broadly.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): transgender, LGBT, equality, diversity, inclusion
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Alexandra Beauregard
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2018 15:51
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 23:18
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/22687

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