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LGBT Business and Non-Profit Leaders: Create Buzz and SEO Love

Getting coverage for business launch, new service, successes, and milestones can be difficult. Press releases are still an essential part of getting the word out about your business or organization. Using press release distribution services are great, but no certainty that your press release will see the light of day or be targeted to the LGBT professional community you seek.

OutBüro is the fastest growing LGBT professional and entrepreneur focused website with great page ranking. On OutBüro you have a platform to promote your business/organization in many ways. We’ll always remain professionally focused office friendly even if that means excluding some segments that have plenty of coverage elsewhere. Your news will not be competing with circuit party ads or Hollywood gossip.

Free Press Release Submission – Self Serve

After joining OutBüro for free, complete your personal profile. On your profile, you have the ability to submit articles to promote your business products, services and industry similar to submitting articles on LinkedIn. After your submitted article is reviewed and approved it will become part of the OutBüro main blog. Be sure to choose the category “Press Release” and other categories as pertinent. Contact us to potentially add categories. Be sure to add a great captivating featured image too.

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Press Release – Full SEO Optimization and Leverage the OutBüro Growing Online Universe

At OutBüro we know how to maximize the search engine results for your press release. We leverage full-page text and image optimization techniques targeting the LGBT professional and entrepreneur. We can do the same to expand that to your niche market if not solely LGBT focused. Not only would it appear branded on our blog, we’ve built an off-site social media distribution network that includes our own LinkedIn LGBT Professional Networking Group with 45,000 global members. Submit your press release for a small fee to cover the cost of our time in editing, SEO optimizing, image cost and image editing and our time is socially promoting your news.

Create A Group on OutBüro

You are amazing at what you do. Demonstrate it by being a leader on OutBüro. Start a business/organization, industry or topic-focused group in where you are the group administrator. Post regularly, invite your network to it and engage your audience. As your group grows and you engage you will be viewed as the leader in your field and can turn that into opportunities.

Online LGBT Business Citation

Add your LGBT company/organization or company seeking LGBT employees to the OutBüro company directory. After joining OutBüro, anyone may add a company/organization of any size and anywhere in the world for free. The free listing has limitation such as no website URL, no social media links and cannot list if they have LGBT friendly company policies. Gain the full features and demonstrate your support of the LGBT community with a full feature listing. There is a non-profit rate with full feature too.

Employee/Volunteer Engagement

After adding your company OutBüro company directory invite staff and volunteers to join OutBüro and rate/review your business/organization from their LGBT employee/volunteer perspective. Have them share what a great experience they have working for you. We have company review guidelines and moderate when necessary.

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LGBT Employees Rate JPMorgan Chase as an Employer

Coming out is hard. Coming out at work is another level for many. Having an employer that is LGBT+ supportive goes a long way to support the individual and the community by creating visibility and awareness. Join us and rate your employer anonymously from your LGBT perspective at www.OutBuro.com.

Any employer. Any size. Anywhere in the world.

LGBT Friendly policies are wonderful and appreciated.  They, however, do not 100% guarantee an LGBT+ work-life experience of unicorns and rainbows.  If sexual harassment policies that have been in place in the US since the late 1970’s and weekly news of high profile cases are evidence.  It’s clear that policies alone are not enough.  Additionally, self-reporting by management is not enough.   All things to be and maintain greatness needs a level of checks and balances.  Management needs to hear what they are doing great as well as what needs attention.  We allow this while maintaining your anonymity.  Just keep it professional with facts.  (See below: Is OutBüro a site for disgruntled LGBT current and past employees to just rant and vent?)

Click the JP Morgan Chase logo to be taken to their company rating listing.  Just log in or create a free account.  Be sure to review the Company Rating Guidelines as well as the articles below for a good overview.


Do you work for another company and would like to review them?  AWESOME.

Navigate to the OutBüro Companies and Reviews page.  Search for your recent past and current employers.  If not present just add them using the Employee option for free.  Then when it’s approved search for the company and then ADD A REVIEW.  Simple as that.  Remember this portion of the site maintains your anonymity.  Just don’t provide too much detail in your review that the employer can easily identify you if you believe it will be an issue.

 

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Company Reviews – Good for Companies and Their LGBTQ Employees

Is OutBüro a site for disgruntled LGBT current and past employees to just rant and vent?

 

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Is OutBüro a site for disgruntled LGBT current and past employees to just rant and vent?

The simple answer is NO. It is a site where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer employees can provide anonymous review/rating feedback about their current and past employers. Rather than simply find fault, we encourage everyone to be more balanced in their approach. We encourage LGBT employees to provide LGBT friendly companies with praise, appreciation, and accolades. Neutral and negative feedback is an opportunity for companies to improve.

What does an OutBüro Company Review/Rating ask?

Reviews include an open text area for a general review and then prompts for both Pros and Cons as well as direct upper management feedback and company/office/branch location.

Additionally, the review asks the reviewer to respond with a ranking of 1-5 for the following:

  • LGBTQ Friendly
  • Likely to Recommend an LGBTQ Friendly
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Compensation-Benefits
  • Job Security
  • Advancement
  • Culture
  • CEO Performance

The above star rated questions are individually ranked, again 1-5.  The rating overall company score is summed from this set. The company total overall rating is a sum of all ratings posted on the site to date for the company.

Additional questions that are not scored but provide insight are:

  • Job Title
  • Job Category – Full-time, Part-time, Temp, Contractor, Freelance, Intern, Volunteer, Other
  • Employee Status: Current, Former
  • Year last worked: providing the past 5 years – we desire a current reviewed
  • Benefits received checklist: Healthcare, Domestic Partner Benefits, Transgender Benefits, Dental, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, Stock Options, Paid Time Off, and Discounts
  • Average Hours Per Day– grouped in hour blocks
  • Average Hours Per Week– grouped in hour blocks
  • Paid Time Off – grouped in hour blocks

We believe this provides addition insight and collectively the more reviews a company acquires the more of a full picture will be developed.

Can anybody post anything they want?

We provide guidance via our Company Review Guidelines and provide features where other community members may up and down vote reviews/rating as well as flag them as inappropriate. Community Guidelines clearly outline what’s okay and what constitutes activity that might lead to content to be removed. For instance, we request members to not post any confidential company information. Also to be respectful of others and give a balanced approach in their reviews/ratings.

How are reviews and other content moderated?

To make sure the most accurate, transparent and invaluable advice is available to job seekers while balancing value to companies, OutBüro follows a collection of guidelines and principles.

  • We offer the ability for community members to vote if a review/rating was helpful to them
  • We offer the ability for employers and community members to flag a review as inappropriate which place it in a moderation queue for human review.
  • We don’t edit or alter content submitted on our site
  • We eliminate content if we have proof members were had monetary or other incentives to leave it
  • We do not allow employers to edit or change reviews

Can employers manipulate or remove testimonials?

No. Employers may and are encouraged to respond to company reviews/rating both negative and positive. It demonstrates they are listening and care about their employees work culture experience. Company criticism should be responded to in a non-defensive voice. A company may not, however, edit or reorder reviews.

Do employers have a voice on OutBüro?

Yes. We encourage all employers to be active on the site, by adding/claiming their listings, create a robust company review listing with information specific to the LGBT employees, add company photos and videos, respond to all reviews/ratings, flag content, join community groups and participate, add content to OutBüro’s blog and post open job opportunities.

Is OutBüro just for job seekers?

Employers can target and affect job seekers when they’re making decisions where to apply or what job offer to take. Candidates seek information and as an employer, you have the ability to proactively participate in what they learn about you.

Do only younger workers and Millennials use OutBüro?

No. LGBT Job seekers of all ages and backgrounds are wanting to research companies online on OutBüro.

Can employers ask employees to write reviews?

Yes. We’d love to have you launch such a campaign. Besides improving employee engagement and creating internal brand ambassadors, providing this “inside perspective” is a fantastic way to assist job seekers deciding if the company is a great fit for them. But, it is strictly against OutBüro’s guidelines to offer incentives in exchange for company reviews/rating.

We are currently working on creating employee engagement templates to help you jump start your internal company review/ratings campaign on OutBüro. If a link is not updated here, use the site Contact form to request.

We look forward to having you part of the OutBüro community.
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3 Ways You Should Be Using OutBüro in Recruiting LGBT Candidates

With over a growing network reach of over 63 thousand gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer professionals, OutBüro is a huge resource that will assist you to attract and close top-tier diversity talent. Candidates utilize the website to research companies, compose and read testimonials, employer reviews/ratings, locate new job opportunities and professional networking. As a company, efficiently managing your business’s existence on OutBüro will help you put your very best foot forward with those candidates validating your LGBT-friendly policies and work culture.

1. Showcase your company brand

When you add/claim your business listing you are able to:

  • Add/edit a business description featuring LGBT recruiting-centric content as much as possible
  • Photographs
  • Videos
  • Indicate the LGBT important policies in place
  • Indicate your diversity vendor practices
  • Invite all your current employees to review/rate you on OutBüro to reveal candidates exactly what it is like to work in your business
  • Add your OutBüro Company Review rating to your company HR home page with a link to it on OutBüro
  • Write press releases showcasing your OutBüro score and LGBT inclusive work environment
  • Publish content directly on the OutBüro blog – activities and employee spotlights for example
  • Directly network with OutBüro members and within our OutBüro on LinkedIn group
  • Potential to be featured in OutBüro member communications

Participating in the first and only Company Reviews/Ratings for the LGBT global community can enable you to magnify your quality candidate reach and acquisition.

2. Monitor and respond to reviews/ratings feedback

OutBüro is a go-to website for LGBT employees to provide anonymous company reviews/ratings with both general work topics and LGBT related interests. Fifty-two percent of active job seekers browse employee testimonials at the onset of their job hunt before talking with a business recruiter or hiring manager.

Make it a point to track and react to reviews and opinions on interviews since they’re posted. Thank people for their time submitting a review, no matter if it is negative or positive overall, and handle any complaints noted. When some does raise a negative experience working at your company, it may be a legitimate opportunity to improve. Others might be an issue of culture match–so do everything you can to become responsive and transparent.

On average, 9 in 10 job seekers find company reviews useful when studying about a prospective new employer. Further, 70 percent state their feeling of a business is enhanced after viewing them positively respond to a negative review/rating critique. It demonstrates that the company is engaged and cares.

3. Post Jobs

When diversity LGBT candidates are exploring your company brand, make it simple for them to discover relevant job opportunities directly on OutBüro. Eighty-nine percent of OutBüro users are actively searching for new career opportunities or might be open to new opportunities if contacted. Since job seekers have likely researched the company prior to submitting their application, they are normally higher quality candidates than people from other job boards that are not focused on the LGBT working force and professional community.

OutBüro is a new site yet, founded on proven tactics to be an important instrument for applicants and, due to our focused growing member base, can be a rather valuable tool for companies like yours. Candidates utilize the website in order to investigate companies they are thinking about working at. Your active presence can go a long way in making the difference in attracting new talent and retaining your current employees, versus losing them to your rival.

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Company Reviews – Good for Companies and Their LGBTQ Employees

OutBüro (OutBuro.com) is filling a gap in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer working and professional community by offering a Glassdoor.com-like service. On OutBüro LGBTQ employees may review their employers on not only general employee-related areas but those specific to the employer’s LGBTQ policies, benefits, culture, work-life balance, job security, CEO performance and more.

OutBüro’s mission is to be an altruistic resource for both employer and employee by providing an open community of visibility.

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Employer Reviews

Company Reviews include a free-form text review along with prompting for pros and cons as well as a message to the CEO. Registered members ratings are displayed anonymously. Reviews must adhere to our Community and Company Reviews Guidelines. Other members may indicate a rating as helpful as well as flag inappropriate content for community self-governance. OutBüro’s founder, Dennis Velco, built and moderates LinkedIn’s largest LGBT professional group with 47k global members now as a service of OutBüro.

OutBüro empowers every LGBTQ person to add their past employers, if not already present. We are open to all company sizes from the small local business to Fortune 100. OutBüro’s Company Reviews directory is world-wide. No matter where an LGBTQ person lives and works they can have a voice in praising their employer or offering constructive feedback to be a catalyst for change.

Companies may claim their listing to gain additional features and ensure their information is correctly represented including the required responses to the presence of the following policies and practices:

  • Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Policy
  • Gender Identity Non-Discrimination
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Supports LGBTQ Equality Globally (if operates in more than one country)
  • LGBT Inclusion Competency
  • Public Commitment to LGBTQ Equality
  • Requires Similar Policies for Contractors and Vendors

Add/claim your company today and invite your employee to review it. https://www.outburo.com/member/add-company-listing

OutBüro (OutBuro.com) is a start-up company providing the LGBTQ workforce, professional a voice in improving our future. Our platform provides the ability to connect and dialog with others one on one and via topically focused groups at all levels of career phase from entry level, professionals through entrepreneurs.

OutBüro’s Job Portal enables employers to attract quality LGBTQ candidates while demonstrating their commitment to the LGBTQ community. Job seekers may add their resume/CV to the growing search-able repository in an active and passive job search.

Why is this important?

Does your company have the policies listed above to protect your LGBTQ staff? If so, AWESOME. You are doing the right thing to create a welcoming and safe environment to attract and retain quality staff.

However, having policies are not good enough. They are only part of the equation. For example, Sexual Harassment Policies have been in place in the United States since the late 70’s. Today it seems nearly weekly sexual harassment case news seems to break of high profile individuals. Just think how many sexual harassment cases don’t make the local or national news. Further, think how many incidences go completely unreported to even the HR department.

We aim to be a partner with you and your company by being a place where employees can voice their praise and accolades you deserve while also being the space where opportunities to improve can be brought to your attention. Both in an anonymous manner so that employees are comfortable in being honest. As noted we have a community content policy and Compay Review guidelines. We don’t want defamatory content and to that end, anyone, including you, may flag a review, image or comment for moderation – and potential removal if justified from the system. To submit a review every person must be an authenticated person. Should a Company Review warrant an internal investigation, upon your request, we’ll contact the submitter and ask if they are comfortable in coming forward.

HRC Corporate Equality Index – You and OutBüro

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for several years has been inviting Fortune 1000 level companies and large corporate law firms to participate in the CEI to indicate if the companies have the policies and practices above in place. We applaud and grateful for their past and continued work in on this. Being a US non-profit political action committee, their CEI is US-centric, invite-only, completed by corporate top management, and largest companies focused.

It’s a wonderful resource, but not a full picture, breath, depth and accessibility OutBüro aims to fill. Remember, saying you have a Sexual Harassment policy in place has not been enough since the late 70’s.

Participating in OutBüro happens to also further support your HRC CEI score per section 4.a. Public Commitment.

Touting Your OutBüro Score

Just as many companies are rightfully proud of their HRC Corporate Equality Index Score and make public announcements about reaching their 100% score, we aim to be your grassroots measurement of your LGBTQ employee satisfaction rating. We hope and believe that as your OutBüro company record gains reviews that you’ll be touting your OutBüro score too in press releases and displaying your OutBüro score on your corporate HR and Recruiting website.

It will not only demonstrate that you have LGBTQ-friendly policies but that your current and recent past LGBTQ employees LOVE WORKING at the company. This will bolster your diversity recruiting and retention.

Premium Membership – Articles on OutBüro

With our Premium membership, you’ll have the ability to post content on OutBüro’s blog via your profile – Submit Articles. This can be company news, industry news, events, and just about anything. We’d naturally love it to be diversity/LGBTQ focused, but general info is welcomed.

Early Adopter Pricing

We are eager to work with you and build our community. We, therefore, have aggressive early adopter pricing that will remain in effect for renewals as long as you maintain uninterrupted membership. If membership laps, renewing will then be at the current rates. We value relationships and maintaining them. The cost is currently kept very low to minimize the approval process within your company. Getting started is the most important thing.

Each company needs only one OutBüro Premium member to have the ability activate the Job Portal and claim the company listing – both a la carte. You may add other company HR team members to your Job Portal management team who may be free members.

Get the full benefits of OutBüro by registering for Premium membership, then activate your Job Portal and Claim your company listing. Search for your company and if not present Add/Claim it.

Free Level

The vast majority of site users, such as your employees can register for the free account. After verifying their email address they may search for your company and rate it. Again, their rating is publicly anonymous.

Premium Membership and Company Features

Premium Membership  $66.00 annually*
Job Portal – Unlimited Job Posting and Unlimited Resume Searches
(Other packages available)
 $600 annually*
Claim Company for Reviews
Two package enhancement add-ons are optional – price above not including these.
 $349 annually*
Full benefits total $1,015 annually*

Billed to a credit card and auto-renewed. You may cancel membership at any time. Membership is valid through current membership period.

During our startup phase, we know we are underpriced compared to other LGBT Job Board sites. Additionally, we are the first and only Company Review site specific to the LGBTQ community.

* Rates may/will increase over time. Join now and lock in rates for the duration of uninterrupted membership.

Getting Started

To register, simply visit www.OutBuro.com.

Choose the Premium Membership plan. https://www.outburo.com/plans/memberships/

  1. Complete your personal profile.
  2. Activate your Job Portal and choose your package. Each new Premium level member receives 4 Job Postings and 20 resume searches as a free trial. Remember, this site just launched and we are seeking companies just like yours to partner with us to grow the community so that we all benefit.  https://www.outburo.com/premium/employer-panel/
    1. We are working on the Job Portal Employer guide – you may have multiple team members access the account as well as provide an XML data file for bulk uploads.
  3. From the main home page or the Company & Reviews page search for your company. https://www.outburo.com/company-reviews/
    1. If present, choose Claim Listing.
    2. If not present choose the Add Company button or link. Be sure to select the default Paid Add/Claim listing. https://www.outburo.com/member/add-company-listing.
      Complete the listing adding a log as your first image. See registration options to add to your package.