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He, She, They? Supporting more Inclusive Workplace Communities

Posted by SmartSimple Software on Jun 29, 2022 9:42:44 AM

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Over the years, the LGBTQ2S+ community has developed its own terminology, and with it, clearer vocabulary on how to refer to individuals and groups in the third person. 

Below is a list of some of the more common personal pronouns and their correct usage:

  • She/her: typically referring to women
  • He/him: typically referring to men
  • They/them: typically referring to both plural for groups of people as well as gender nonbinary/nonconforming individuals
  • Ze/zir: normally used when someone identifies as gender fluid. “Ze” can be a man, a woman, both, neither, or something else entirely

The proper use of pronouns may seem like a trivial matter, but not using the correct term to refer to an individual is akin to not recognizing the gender identity of the person. Deliberate or not, it can be hurtful and disrespectful to the individual. 

As we all continue to work towards more inclusive workspaces, it’s important that we’re equipped with the right tools that enable that outcome. 

Organizations using SmartSimple Cloud have long used personal pronouns within their solutions to refer to individuals and groups appropriately within their communities using custom fields. Today we are very happy to announce that personal pronouns will be supported at the platform level as standard fields. 

This small but important update empowers all clients to easily apply pronoun data without additional custom fields or configuration. Once live, personal pronoun information can be displayed on contact records and any other relevant locations within SmartSimple Cloud solutions. Look out for this, and many other exciting enhancements in our July 2022 upgrade release.

 

Learn more about SmartSimple Cloud's July 2022 Enhancements

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Have questions? Contact us if you’d like to learn more about this and other enhancements.

 

Topics: Diversity & Inclusion, Workplace, Pride, Pronouns