A survey among Russian head-hunters carried out on June 9-12, 2011 by Research centre of recruitment portal Superjob.ru under the order of "Kommersant - Money" publication showed that 25% of Russian companies were not ready to accept people with non-traditional sexual orientation as its employees.
A gay would be rejected in every fourth company, most refusals are seen from small companies where less than 50 people were employed (31%): "This sexual orientation is a vice, perversion and illness that undermines moral cornerstones of the society and family values. I do not like it and believe that non-traditional orientation does bad for teamwork and its micro climate", say HR managers of these companies.
Almost every fifth employer (21%) was not ready to answer the question, saying that "many things depended on the team and company's profile. For example, it was dangerous for a gay to work with male staff of the company, i.e. in warehouse. But it was easy to accept a gay designer to a mixed team", said one recruiter. The other said that he had never asked a candidate about his sexual orientation. But if he behaved like a drag-queen and he is "obviously open" it was more likely that he would be refused to offer a job. "Our company is not a gay club nor a circus".
54% of employers would not refuse to offer a job for a qualified LGBT person, if he will be "adequate person with required qualification": "We are looking for an employee and not for a sexual partner". Say respondents. The bigger the company - the easier for GLBT person to find a job there. Big companies (with more than 5 000 employees) seem to be more loyal to sexual minority (64%).
Employee's personal attitude to gays and lesbians heavily depends on his profession. Most homophobic attitude is showed by security guards (19%), qualified workers (15%) and planners (11%). Among them the number of those who would sever every contact with GLBT colleague is the highest: "I can't bear them!".
The decision to limit contacts with "odd" colleague is often made by work superintendents (30%), programmers (22%) and security guards (21%).
Among those who would not change their attitude to a man or a woman, if they would have known that they were gay or lesbian, are tourism managers (90%). Gay-friendly are also insurance managers, psychologists, secretaries (89%), commercials managers, PR-managers and beauty-saloon masters (88%) - "I was always interested in the psychology of these people", "Gay or lesbian... What's the difference? He (She) is Human!".
English translation presented by Yerdna Bananes