How To Write a Software Developer Job Description [examples, templates & tips]

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“Software Developer” is one of the most sought-after professions in the tech realm. If you want to write a software developer job description, read on. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in this post: What is a software developer? [plus the different types] 1 Software developer job description example [from Charles Schwab] 1 Software developer job… Read more »

53.8% of Companies Write Job Ads that Hint at Lying

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Candidates are more likely to respond to your job ads if they feel you’re being honest, upfront, and show you value your employees. So, how are over 50% of companies doing the opposite? And how can you make sure this headline isn’t about you? Let’s find out… 3 Tips to Boost Your “Honesty Rating” It’s… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating Gender Neutral Job Descriptions

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Gender-diverse companies outperform companies that aren’t by 15%. If you want a gender-diverse workforce (and the benefits that come with it), a great first step is creating gender neutral job descriptions.    Here are 5 tools (paid and free) to help you create them: 1. Ongig Text Analyzer Ongig’s gender neutral job descriptions tool scans… Read more »

3 Benefits of Second Chance Hiring

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Nearly 1/3 of Americans have a previous arrest or conviction record. The need for these 70 million people to gain employment is essential on an individual and an economic level. “Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them employable. It focuses on helping employers evaluate their overall value to… Read more »

4 Examples of Employer Branding Solutions

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Creating solid employer branding (EB) is essential. Why? “95% of candidates identify a company’s reputation as a key consideration when exploring new career opportunities” (source: KRG) Here are 4 employer branding solutions to set you up for success. Plus 4 successful EB examples for inspiration. Let’s get started. 1. Ongig – For Effective and Inclusive… Read more »

7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Remote Job Description

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If you want to hire great staff, the first step is to write effective job descriptions. When hiring for remote roles, you’ll need to tailor your remote job description to attract the best remote talent.  That means your job description for remote work positions needs to be captivating, optimized for SEO, and written with inclusive… Read more »

15 Top Diversity Podcasts in 2022

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DEI might feel like a moving target, and to an extent, it is. A great way to stay up-to-date is by listening to diversity podcasts. Podcasts are a somewhat new (and evolving) part of life. They’ve only been around since 2004. But, diversity and inclusion podcasts are an easy (and mostly free) way to learn… Read more »

Why Employee Benefits are Important for Employer Branding

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This article digs into why employee benefits are important for attracting and retaining talent — more specifically related to employer branding. But first, here’s a quick definition of employer branding. What is employer branding? Employer branding (EB) is your reputation with your current employees (and the general public), especially job seekers. Your employer branding affects… Read more »

4 Examples of a Job Description Bias Tool

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Words matter, especially in job descriptions. And exclusionary words keep diverse talent from applying. Finding these words on your own is tricky (and time-consuming). One of the best ways to do it is by using a job description bias tool. Here are 4 tools to save you time (and remove the human error element): 1…. Read more »

7 Inclusive Phrases for your Job Descriptions [& more]

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Successful hiring goes beyond listing requirements, qualifications, and benefits. Adding inclusive phrases to your job descriptions helps attract top talent from a diverse pool of candidates. Here are 7 examples of phrases to make people from underrepresented groups feel included when reading your JDs, careers sites, diversity pages, and more:   1. “All Genders” Phrases… Read more »

4 Tips for Writing a Good Job Description

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Job descriptions are powerful. And writing a good job description is key to everything, from how many applicants you’ll get to how eager they’ll be to work for you.  Companies often think the applicant does all the work to get an interview. This is partly true, but it’s also your job to create quality JDs… Read more »

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Events Calendar 2022

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The 2022 DEI Calendar seems to be moving back to normal (in-person), but there are still a lot of virtual events too. As always, we like to lead with a table listing all diversity conferences giving you an easier, zoomed-out view of the year. Then we dive into the details of each DEI event below… Read more »

5 Mistakes to Avoid when Recruiting Healthcare Professionals

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Hiring in the healthcare space is unique compared to other industries. There are different types of businesses, from small private practices to large hospitals. Depending on your healthcare business’s type (and size), you’ll need to fill different roles (e.g., physicians, nurses, pharmacists, lab techs, admin staff, etc.). If you’re recruiting healthcare professionals, here are 5… Read more »

7 Tips for Removing Bias from Recruitment

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Companies that build and promote inclusive culture reap the benefits of a diverse workforce. Building a diverse team starts with removing bias from recruitment. Here are 7 tips on how to do it:   1. Create an inclusive company culture Removing unconscious bias shouldn’t just be limited to recruitment.  To reap the benefits of a… Read more »

60+ Companies now offering Benefits for Abortion Access

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On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade which had made abortion legal nationwide since 1973. Since May 2022, when a memo previewing the “predicted” ruling was leaked, companies have been releasing statements promising to extend their benefits packages to include travel (and other expenses incurred) for employees seeking abortion (and… Read more »