10 Examples of Non-Inclusive Language

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Barack Obama famously said: “We are at a time in our country’s history that inclusive language is better than exclusive language.” But he didn’t say much about what NON-inclusive language to avoid. What words do you NOT WRITE so you don’t offend the reader. What words do you NOT SAY, so you don’t turn off… Read more »

The 1 Word that Most Often Gets Recruiters in Trouble

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The word “lead” seems harmless enough, right? I use it all the time. But, lead is a “masculine-themed” word, according to a study of job ads by the University of Waterloo and Duke University (Danielle Gaucher, Justin Friesen, Aaron C. Kay). What do they mean by a “masculine” word? The study opens with this key finding: “When job advertisements… Read more »

100+ Famous Blind People [A List of Actors, Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Writers, Musicians, & More!]

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This list of famous blind people is the newest addition to Ongig’s series of famous people with disabilities. These 100+ folks include successful blind entrepreneurs, leaders, actors, musicians & more. Note: This is a dynamic list and I will keep adding to it! If I missed any famous blind people, email heather@ongig.com to get them… Read more »

3 Examples of Great Diversity Employee Referral Programs

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Diversity employee referral programs are on the rise — and for good reason! Studies show that new hires who are referred are: a better fit more engaged at work less likely to quit more productive We all know employee referrals work. It turns out they work for diversity too (Pinterest women up 24%!). But you might need… Read more »

A List of 325+ Job Title Abbreviations & Acronyms

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Do you use job title abbreviations in your job ads? Since there are SO many title abbreviations, here’s a list of 325+ we find often in job ads. I divided the job title abbreviations into mini lists by industry or department (with a table of contents), so it’s easier to navigate. Now on to the… Read more »

5 Examples of Racial Equity Tools

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Businesses can no longer take a neutral stance on diversity, equity, and inclusion — and neither can your recruiting technology — that’s where racial equity tools come in. More and more companies are using racial equity tools to widen and clarify their racial equity lens. For example, you can program artificial intelligence (AI) software to… Read more »

5 Great HR Mission Statements

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Human Resource mission statements used to be little more than brochure-ware. Now, they address more critical issues. They are vulnerable. They are conversational. They mention specifics. Here are five organizations with well-written HR mission statements (along with Ongig’s take). 1. Adobe “At Adobe, we believe that when people feel respected and included they can be… Read more »

25 Leadership Memes [Some Might Make you Giggle]

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Do you have a favorite leadership meme? For fun, I found this list of leadership memes…some good and some bad. I hope you enjoy it! Note: There are thousands of memes about leadership, managers, bosses, & more. For this list, I focus on memes with the word “leadership” in them. Leadership Memes about Training or… Read more »

What is a Position Description? [+ templates]

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Position description and job description are often interchangeable, but they are not technically the same. So what’s the difference? In this post, I cover: What is a position description? — a simple definition. Position description vs job description — how they are different? How to create a position description — steps for writing your own…. Read more »

P&G and Others Add COVID Vaccine Requirement to Job Ads

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Brands big (and small) are adding “coronavirus vaccine required” language to their job postings. A new analysis by Indeed Hiring Labs shows “job postings per million that require vaccinations” are up 90% in August compared to July. McDonald’s lists their vaccine requirements in 2 places (at the top of the requirements section and at the… Read more »

The 10 Most Popular Payroll Job Titles [+ descriptions]

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What are the most popular payroll job titles? I reviewed 30 of the most searched-for by candidates (and employers!) to find out. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: The top 10 most-searched-for payroll related job titles — A column chart of the top… Read more »

10 Examples of Companies with Autistic Hiring Programs

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50-75% of autistic adults in the U.S. are “unemployed or underemployed.” Some brands are trying to lower these statistics. Here are 10 examples of companies hiring people with autism: Dell Name of hiring autistic program: Dell Autism Hiring Program The gist: Creating neurodiverse-friendly interviewing processes to attract more diverse candidates. Dell’s strategy for hiring autistic people… Read more »

20 Examples of VP of Talent Acquisition Titles [with DEI in them]

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Vice President of Talent Acquisition titles with “DEI” in them are trending up. Here are 20 examples I found on LinkedIn: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pam Preston Vice President – Global Talent Acquisition & Diversity Strategy Citi Desmond Whitney VP – Sr Global Manager, Talent Acquisition Diversity Effectiveness Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Karil… Read more »

Top 20 Insurance Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best insurance job titles? I reviewed 50+ of the most-searched-for by candidates (and employers!) to find out. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: The top 20 most-searched-for insurance agency job titles — A column chart of the top 20 insurance… Read more »

7 Examples of Elitist Language that Might Hurt your Job Ads

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Elitist language often finds its way into your job ads. And, elitism at work causes hostile working relationships. Searching Indeed, I found 100’s of examples of elitist language in job postings. I put together this list of the 7 most used, plus: Tips on how to replace them with more inclusive language 20+ variations of… Read more »