8 Common Cliches that Might Hurt your Job Ads [Canva]

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Cliches can confuse candidates. So, should you use them in your JDs? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million job ads (The Jargon of Jobs) found that 38% contain confusing jargon and business cliches. In this post we’ll review 8 of the most common, what they mean, and why you might not want to use… Read more »

The 10 HR Buzzwords that Might Hurt Your Job Ads [Canva]

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Does using HR buzzwords like “self-starter” or “team player” hurt or help your job descriptions? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million U.S. job ads revealed that 38% contain confusing HR buzzwords and business jargon. Not all business buzzwords are “bad,” but you might want to consider if the ones you use are truly valuable… Read more »

25 Impactful Juneteenth Quotes [old and new!]

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On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a recognized federal holiday (Juneteenth National Independence Day Act). I put together this list of impactful Juneteenth quotes to honor the day and the people whose struggles paved the way to freedom for future generations. Juneteenth quotes from political leaders & activists Here are… Read more »

50+ Companies Celebrating Pride Month [w/ tweets, events, hashtags & more]

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In the spirit of being LGBTQIA+ inclusive, I found 50+ companies celebrating pride month. These co.s are getting creative with pride hashtags, pride month products, pride month events, employee spotlights & more. Here are 50+ examples of companies celebrating pride month in different ways (not just creating pride month logos): Companies celebrating Pride Month with… Read more »

12 Synonyms for “Strong” [Removing Gender Bias]

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If you’re using the word “strong” in your job descriptions, you might be limiting your candidate pool. Using more inclusive synonyms for “strong” can help remove masculine bias from your JDs. Why is “strong” a masculine word? “Strong” is considered a masculine word based on research from various studies, including one published in the Journal… Read more »

30+ Co.s Saying “No” to Remote Jobs in Colorado

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A bunch of employers like Lime Bike, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Twitter, Oracle & others are facing a twitterstorm over using “except in Colorado” language in their job postings. For example, here’s Lime’s job posting language being called out in a tweet: The reason? Colorado’s new Equal Pay Act requires companies to list salary and… Read more »

Candy Shop Causes a Stir with Exclusionary Language [in Job Posting]

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On May 20th, the use of exclusionary language in a Facebook job ad for customer service positions started a social media stir. The posting from Indiana-based Good’s Candy Shop caused such an uproar that the comments section on its Yelp page is deactivated. This shows the importance of removing sexist words (and other biased language)… Read more »

275 Popular Leader Titles [by department]

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What are the best leader titles when recruiting for management-level roles? Using our Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, I pulled together a list (by C-level/VP/Director/Manager) to help you pick the best for your biz…and I included brands that use them from different industries. These are the most-searched-for leader titles by candidates on Google (source: ahrefs)…. Read more »

12 Ways to Get a SaaS Discount [from me, a software CEO]

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Some SaaS salespeople are going to hate me for what I’m about to say: Almost every SaaS salesperson will give you some discount if you know how to ask. I’ve been selling enterprise SaaS for 10 years and have offered 12 different discounts over that time (I’ve compiled the list below). A few of the tips below… Read more »

25 Words to Avoid that are the Opposite of “Inclusive”

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Many of us (rightfully so!) are thinking about how to be inclusive these days. But “inclusive” can be a fluffy word. One way to BE something is to look at what the opposite is and make sure you are NOT doing that (a concept similar to Inversion). I found 25 words that are the opposite… Read more »

175+ Famous Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders [A List of Actors, Athletes, Authors, Activists, Musicians, & More!]

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I started this list of famous Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders below to honor the Asian American heroes below. They have achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of their ethnicity. Note: I include famous Japanese people, famous Samoans, Koreans, and many other famous Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders who are part of… Read more »

50+ Awesome Quotes about Equality [Women, Race, LGBTQ, and More]

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We created this list of 50+ inspiring equality quotes from historical figures, business leaders, activists, authors, actresses, & more. They are awesome because they celebrate our differences! Equality quotes (general) Let’s start the list with some general quotes about equality: “One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to… Read more »

Coca-Cola’s “Be Less White” Diversity Fiasco

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Sometimes a brand can fall with just a few sloppily written words. For Coca-Cola, those words were “be less white”. On February 19, a Coca-Cola diversity training suggesting employees try to “be less white” caused quite a stir. Dr. Karlyn Borysenko was the first to tweet screenshots from the training (meant to promote diversity at… Read more »

Top 15 Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best blockchain and cryptocurrency job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 35+ crypto titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) in this growing industry to find the best titles for you to choose from. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article,… Read more »

Diversity Recruitment Advertising [125+ Resources from JobElephant Report]

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JobElephant created an awesome Diversity Recruitment Buyer’s Guide with loads of data-driven analytics from 172,000+ diversity job postings. I combed through the guide to summarize its value. There are helpful tips to: find new D&I job boards you didn’t know about choose which diversity recruitment websites and publications fit into your recruiting plan organize your… Read more »