Sunday, June 24, 2007

Not receiving credit for your work?

A survey about discrimination by Harris Media, sponsored by Careerbuilder.com and Kelly Services, found that 21% of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender people experience discrimination on a weekly basis. And, importantly, of those who reported the discrimination to their employers, 72% said the offender was not held accountable. That sounds like a problem in the system.

There's a lot of information in the survey results, but other than what I described above, I found this particularly fascinating:

The most common types of discrimination in the workplace?

  • Not receiving credit for their work (55 percent)
  • Workload is heavier than others (44 percent)
  • Feeling that concerns are not addressed or taken seriously (42 percent)
  • My ideas or input are generally ignored (42 percent)
  • Not being provided with the same training as other workers (41 percent)
  • Co-workers said derogatory comments to them or in front of them (37 percent)
  • Co-workers talking behind the worker’s back (28 percent)
  • Overlooked for a promotion (24 percent)
Read more about the results of the survey on the Edge.