For the first time, job seekers will have the opportunity to get to know employers online who have a corporate culture that is open towards LGBTQI people.
Aimed at school pupils, students, and graduates as well as young and senior professionals, fifty-seven companies will participate including Volkswagen, Vodafone, Deutsche Bahn, Charité, Bayer, SAP and White & Case are among the first exhibitors.
“We are noticing that many employers in the Corona crisis are focusing on digital events. They also understand that diversity is an important factor in recruiting and retaining talents, even during the crisis. With the digital Sticks & Stones we would like to ensure that the opportunity to participate in the fair is open to job seekers who cannot attend our physical events in Berlin & Munich – for example because they cannot travel from other parts of Germany, they are unable to attend the dates or they are currently in quarantine due to the Corona crisis,” says Stuart B. Cameron, founder and CEO of Sticks & Stones.
Since the entire LGBTQI community and also the cultural industries in Germany are strongly affected by the Corona crisis, up to 50 employers from the LGBTQI community, the arts and the cultural industry will be offered a free booth at Sticks & Stones Digital.
The fairgrounds and booths will be displayed virtually, as visitors are guided intuitively through the fair and directly exchange with exhibitors via live chats. On the virtual fair stands, the exhibitors’ offers are presented in multimedia with the help of videos, picture galleries, links, or other interactive formats.
With its focus on the LGBT+ and straight allies community, the event gives a special platform for companies and employers to take a clear stand on the issues of diversity, appreciation and tolerance in the workplace.
The organiser of the STICKS & STONES Digital is the UHLALA Group. For over 10 years the UHLALA Group supports LGBT+ people in their working lives worldwide with numerous LGBT+ projects and brands. Through events, workshops, training, audits & certification, public relations and consulting, it supports progressive employers in promoting their LGBT+ employees, attracting new employees and credibly strengthening and promoting their employer brand within and outside the LGBT+ community.