Self Identification & Full Disclosure Insights on Practices

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Companies have increased their efforts to encourage their workforce to self identify their identity as it relates to diversity dimensions. Encouraging persons with disabilities, LGBTQ orientation and veterans to not only self identify but to fully disclose their authentic selves. One could ask why is this necessary? Self-identification nor full disclosure is a legal requirement, yet companies want to know who is in their workforce to successfully provide resources and support to all employees.