LGBTIQ Index, The HeadHunter awards 10 companies

The HeadHunter Group arranged on 05/09/2017 a Gala Event in the Palace of Brigades in Tirana (Albania), awarding 10 companies in the frame of the LGBTIQ Equality Index.

The Index is Albania and Eastern Europe’s first-ever ranking system which objectively ranks how well companies protect and uphold the rights and dignity of LGBTIQ job-seekers and employees. 

It rewards those who have put a commitment to workplace diversity into practice. It also represents a great opportunity for companies, consumers and legal authorities to promote best practices in the employment sector. 

In this second year of the initiative, Albanian companies showed a great deal of interest in participating in the ranking and the total of 109 companies from multiple industries voluntarily took part in the research. Following a standardized format and methodology, The HeadHunter shpk staff conducted on-site interviews and verification of policies and practices.

For this year, the awards were as follows:

Acknowledgement Certificates:

Companies: BAT, Club FM, Argjendari Pirro.


Bronze Awards: Plaza Hotel, Tirana Bank, NOA SHPK.


Silver Awards: Neptun shpk, ABKONS.


Gold Awards: British Council Albania, Vodafone Albania.

This event was attended by a large number of ambassadors of the European Union countries, as well as by the Council of Europe, US and UK ambassadors, who gave the prices to the winner companies.