5 Useful Best Practices for Rewriting Job Descriptions

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If you’ve experienced a delay in filling out your open roles, high turnover rates, or constant but unnecessary hiring, it might be time to start rewriting job descriptions. An Indeed survey revealed that 52% of job seekers say job description quality is very or extremely influential on their decision to apply.  72% of job seekers… Read more »

How to Create an Anti Discrimination Policy in the Workplace

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Anti Discrimination Policy in the Workplace

An anti discrimination policy in the workplace prevents discrimination and harassment of employees based on protected characteristics. The goal is to create a fair and inclusive work environment where every employee feels safe so they can give their best at their jobs. The policy details what counts as discrimination and bias. It also outlines the… Read more »

9 Types of Diversity Training in the Workplace

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types of diversity training

All types of diversity training have become a valuable investment for organizations. These trainings create a more successful and ethical workplace for everyone’s benefit.  According to the Pew Research Center, 53% of workers who have participated in DEI training said they’ve been helpful.  What is Diversity Training? Diversity training is designed to help employees understand… Read more »

6 Anti-Discrimination Hiring Laws for Recruiters to Know

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Complying with anti-discrimination hiring laws protects recruiters, HR, and employers from costly lawsuits and legal fees associated with discriminatory recruitment practices.  In 2022, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 73,485 complaints about race, sex, age, religion, disability, color, and national origin.  Key Anti-Discrimination Hiring Laws  1. Anti-Discrimination Hiring Laws: The Civil Rights Act of… Read more »

How to Create a Job Description Template with Ongig

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Ongig’s Text Analyzer uses AI to create job descriptions, remove masculine bias, and improve readability and writing with a click of a button. And you can use this tool to create a job description template that matches your needs. Here’s how:  In Text Analyzer, click “New Job.” Next, click ‘Write Sample” Then, click the “Enter… Read more »

3 Unconscious Bias Training Tools For Better Hiring

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unconscious bias training tools

Many people have some kind of unconscious bias. And this is something that can affect their decisions and judgments. You will also find that the basis of these biases are stereotypes and fixed beliefs. So, to take this on at work, companies are using unconscious bias training tools to create more inclusive workplaces. These workplaces… Read more »

Blind Hiring: 17 Helpful Recruitment Tools

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Blind hiring is a recruitment strategy that blocks out candidates’ personal information. It can promote a more inclusive work environment by removing hiring prejudices that exclude candidates from underrepresented groups.  Implementing blind hiring practices can boost your DEI efforts for the following reasons:  Minimizes the recruitment partialities related to gender, age, race/ethnicity, and abilities so… Read more »

5 Helpful DEI Trends to Watch as an HR Pro

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The DEI landscape continuously changes. HR professionals must keep updated with the latest diversity, equity, and inclusion developments to ensure initiatives remain relevant and influential. With that said, here are 5 DEI trends to watch out for. 1. Remote and hybrid work setup  The pandemic and constant technological upgrades have made remote and hybrid work arrangements… Read more »

16 Benefits for Female Employees: Helpful Ways to Support Women in the Workplace

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Female employees are critical for business success. They help foster an inclusive workplace, increase creativity, and boost employer brand and profitability. So, it makes sense to consider benefits for female employees. According to Statista, an estimated 1.3 billion females are employed globally.  Yet, Manpower’s Global Talent Shortage survey revealed that nearly 4 in 5 employers find… Read more »

Tokenism: How to Avoid Fake DEI

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Tokenism is when a company tries to look diverse by including people from marginalized groups on the surface — but without a real commitment to fairness and inclusion. This often means hiring people from these groups but not giving them the same chances for promotion or pay, or really listening to what they have to… Read more »

How to Build a Disability-Inclusive Workplace

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Disability-Inclusive Workplace

Having a disability-inclusive workplace means hiring people with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities. It gives people with disabilities a chance to work, get paid fairly, and also grow in their careers, just like everyone else. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 1.3 billion people worldwide have a major disability.   But,… Read more »

7 Tips to Create a LGBTQ Friendly Workplace

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LGBTQ friendly workplace

LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace is the biased treatment LGBTQ+ employees experience due to their gender identity or orientation. It may have been developed due to deeply ingrained social and cultural norms that historically favored heterosexuals. Those who don’t conform to these gender stereotypes are vilified.  LGBTQ+ employees mistreated in the workplace may have their… Read more »

7+ Must-Read DEI Books for HR Pros 

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If you read blogs about diversity, you can get fast tips for including everyone at work. But if you want to really understand diversity, equity, and inclusion, reading DEI books is better. They can give managers and HR leaders like you a complete understanding of DEI and how to use it in workplaces. For managers… Read more »

What is intersectionality in the workplace?

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intersectionality in the workplace

What is intersectionality in the workplace? “Intersectionality” was coined by civil rights activist and professor Kimberle Crenshaw as:  The interconnected nature of social categorizations, such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, is regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. In other words, it’s… Read more »

The Ultimate List of 60+ Job Description Benefits

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Employee benefits are a crucial part of a job description and can significantly influence a candidate’s decision to apply.  A Glassdoor study pointed out that 63% of job seekers and employees pay attention to employee benefits in job ads. Aflac also revealed that 83% of companies believe their benefits package positively impacts productivity. In comparison,… Read more »