TRAP@NCI

Experiences of LGBT Youth in the Irish Workforce: Qualitative investigation into the experiences of LGBT people working in Ireland today and the changes they would like to see

Courtney, Kate (2017) Experiences of LGBT Youth in the Irish Workforce: Qualitative investigation into the experiences of LGBT people working in Ireland today and the changes they would like to see. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Master of Arts)
Download (768kB) | Preview

Abstract

This study is an qualitative examination of the experiences of the workforce of young LGBT people from the age of 18-25 in Ireland, with a focus on the effect of diversity policies on their desire to work for a particular organisation. This study was conducted through semi-structured interviews with members of the LGBT community between the ages of 18-25 who had worked in a job for more then 6 months. It is hoped that this study will provide some guidance to HR professionals on the expectations and experiences of young people in the Irish workforce across a wide variety of sectors. The results of this study showed that strong anti-bullying policies, as well as LGBT-specific policies are something that young LGBT people want, as well as working for a company that is perceived as being accepting, open and diverse. As young people move around jobs, and employers struggle to retain their young staff members, a companies reputation is incredibly important as they seek to become an ‘employer of choice’.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Employee Retention
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 12:48
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 12:48
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2801

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item