Joanne Lockwood and Alan Walker discuss some of the challenges trans people face when engaging with the recruitment process.

In this interview, we learnt:-

  • Why trans people are often anxious when applying for roles
  • Why employers need to be truly inclusive when engaging with all people
  • How a fear of rejection – particularly for those who are early in their transition – is one of the biggest hurdles, and how that fear is often justified
  • That recruitment shouldn’t be a beauty parade, and recruiters need to respect candidates’ differences
  • How “fear of getting it wrong” exists on both sides of the hiring table
  • Why many trans people are worried about the impact on their jobs from being open about who they are
  • How, ultimately, all talent should be treated as individuals and valued for what they can do
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