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

Gut, Tanja, Arevshatian, Lilith 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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 22401
Notes on copyright: This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. This is the accepted version of the manuscript "HRM and the case of transgender workers: a complex landscape of limited HRM “know how” with some pockets of good practice", published in the journal "Human Resource Management International Digest" available via the journal site at: https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-06-2017-0121
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Depositing User: Alexandra Beauregard
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 16:02
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 01:20
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22401

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