6 Reasons Why Salary is the #1 Lever to Attract Talent [+ keep them!]

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why salary is important

In an increasingly competitive job market, transparency about your salary offers helps boost your chances of attracting (and retaining) top talent.  Not sure why? Here are 6 reasons why salary is important to attract candidates:  1. Salary info attracts highly-qualified candidates  A Fairygodboss study on How 2020 Changed the Job Search Landscape shows:  “60% of… Read more »

7 Tips for Removing Bias from Recruitment

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Removing Bias from Recruitment

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 »

4 Easy-to-Use Job Posting Software Tools

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job posting software tools

There are many different online tools to help you write job postings. But, how do you choose which one to use? Or should you use a combination of them? Here are 5 job posting software tools to help you write with confidence:  1.  Ongig  Creating effective and inclusive job postings helps you reach top talent and… Read more »

Why are job descriptions important?

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Why are job descriptions important?

Having the best employees in your organization boosts your brand and profits. And attracting these talented folks starts with well-written job descriptions.  Need to know more? Here are 5 reasons why complete (and up-to-date) JDs are important:  1. You’ll hire the right people for your company  Job descriptions are important because they list the critical competencies you… Read more »

8 Companies Hiring People with Criminal Records

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hiring someone with a criminal record

More than 650,000 people are released from prison every year. With unemployment rising and widespread skills shortages, hiring someone with a criminal record doesn’t seem like a bad idea.  Not sure about this recruitment strategy?  Here are 8 examples of brands hiring folks with criminal backgrounds:  Butterball Farms  Butterball Farms has a track record of hiring… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating a Job Description Template

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creating a job description template

Don’t know where (or how) to start creating a job description template? Here’s are 5 tools to help you write them with ease: Ongig  Ongig is a great tool if you need help creating a job description template for diversity, or speed and scale. You can easily create templates to keep your JDs consistent. And,… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates

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Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates

Do you need to make your talent search more inclusive? Here are 5 tips for writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates: 1. Avoid exclusionary words If your job descriptions have biased or “exclusionary” language, you might deter diverse candidates. Try to avoid words that offend (or exclude) job seekers based on their: race ethnicity… Read more »

4 Examples of a Modern Job Description Template

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modern job description template

A modern job description template is more than a list of daily duties with matching skillsets. Candidates are focusing on benefits, compensation, culture, and flex-work options more than ever. So, how do you update your JDs to attract top talent? Here are 4 examples of modern JD templates you might find inspiring. Plus, 1 is… Read more »

5 Examples of Affinity Bias [in Job Descriptions]

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examples of affinity bias

When hiring managers meet a candidate they like and know they’ll get along with, it’s often because they share similar backgrounds or interests.  This is called affinity bias, which can be detrimental to your diversity hiring efforts.  What is affinity bias in the workplace? Affinity bias means giving favor to candidates with a similar background… Read more »

Gender Neutral Adjectives [a list of 170]

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gender neutral adjectives feature

Why should you use gender neutral adjectives? Did you know they affect people’s behavior (e.g., in everyday language, interview questions, job ads, etc.)? Using them helps you avoid words that might be interpreted as biased, discriminating, or degrading.  Here’s a big list of gender neutral adjectives to help you create more balanced job ads (or… Read more »

7 Examples of Inclusive Job Descriptions

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Inclusive job descriptions

Having an inclusive company starts with having inclusive job descriptions. Ready to get started? Check out these 7 inclusive job description examples for inspiration (and tips). 1. Explore an alternative to “years of experience” Listing a requirement for years of experience might intimidate some applicants. Years of experience doesn’t always mean a candidate is a… Read more »