Every year we have an employee survey which just about everyone is encouraged to complete. It measures the working environment, your line management, business management and the entire organisation. It give the management a feel for what the employees are feeling about the company.
I’m just filling in this years and I was surprised by one question. “What is your sexual orientation?” with the list of options being Heterosexual, Bisexual, Gay man, Lesbian.
Interestingly the survey is anonymous and this is done during the employee details phase, this includes narrowing where I work down to the exact department, my sex (male or female), whether I have a physical disability, my race and my age. Why then do they require my sexual orientation?