5 Tips for Hiring Former Felons

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1 in 3 Americans have some type of criminal record affecting their chances of getting a job. Hiring former felons or hiring employees with criminal records can be a confusing path to navigate. Research shows that hiring former felons is good for business because they tend to be more loyal and have higher performance rates… Read more »

6 Examples of Brands Changing to Avoid Sexist Bias

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There are loads of companies that have been called out for sexist bias based on their name, logo, motto, jingle, or another identifying mark. The global push for more gender-inclusive brands is causing many of them to make changes. What does gender-inclusive mean? “Gender-inclusive” is defined as: “The notion that all services, opportunities, and establishments… Read more »

6 Tips for Hiring Autistic Workers

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Hiring Autistic Workers

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and the theme for 2021 is “Celebrate Differences.” In the spirit of celebrating differences in the workplace, I found 6 tips for hiring autistic workers: 1. Create an Autism at Work program [or other autism hiring program] Creating an autism hiring program like Autism at Work (SAP, Ford, HP, and… Read more »

CNBC Survey: Rewriting Job Descriptions & Job Titles are Top Talent Strategies

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CNBC TEC Council Rewriting Job Descriptions

A recently published CNBC Technology Executive Council (TEC) survey shows companies are at risk of a talent shortage over the next year. The TEC comprises 100 top tech executives from various companies, including start-ups, enterprises, non-profits, and government organizations. In the TEC survey: “44% of respondents said that finding enough qualified employees to fill open positions… Read more »

275+ Famous Black People Who Changed the World [A List of Activists, Actors, Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, & More!]

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Famous Black People Who Changed the World As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people year-round, I felt inspired to start a list of famous Black people in history. The folks on our list below achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of the color of their skin. Here’s our list of… Read more »

7 Things that Will Go Extinct in Job Descriptions

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The push against systemic racism, sexism, elitism, & some new diversity and pay range regulations is causing a shift in how job descriptions are written. Because of this shift, there are 7 things in job descriptions that we predict might become extinct. Our Chief Ongigitizer, Rob Kelly, went on the record in a podcast with… Read more »

A List of 200 Business Abbreviations & Acronyms [includes Job Titles]

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As a business, your communication style affects your brand. Take business abbreviations — there are hundreds, maybe even thousands. Some obvious. Others less so. Below is a list of common 200 business abbreviations and acronyms with tips on when to abbreviate…or not. When to use business abbreviations? When using business acronyms and abbreviations, think about… Read more »

25 Funny Recruiter Memes

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What’s life without a good laugh? I put together this list of 25 recruiter memes too funny, and true, not to share. I hope you enjoy it! Linkedin Recruiter Memes Let’s kick off this list with a hot topic for most recruiters: LinkedIn! Funny recruiter memes about candidates These funny recruiting memes are all about… Read more »

200+ Famous Gay People [A List of LGBT Actors, Entrepreneurs, Writers, Musicians, Athletes & More!]

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As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people, I felt inspired to start a list of successful/famous gay people. Not only have the 200+ folks on this list achieved greatness, but many have done it in a world where some people (wrongly) judge them by their sexual orientation. Methodology & Disclaimer: I focused on… Read more »

10 Creative Diversity Ads from Top Brands

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More big brands are creating diversity ads as part of their inclusive marketing strategy. I found 10 top brands with ads that show diversity…and many of them have extra-powerful D&I messages. 10 Diversity Ads from Top Brands Most of these ads with diversity are videos, except for Target’s, which is an image of inclusive marketing… Read more »