7 Examples of LGBTQ Exclusionary Language [in Job Descriptions]

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7 Examples of LGBTQ Exclusionary Language

Did you know that 20% of LGBTQ Americans have experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity when applying for jobs (Catalyst)? Job descriptions are filled with LGBTQ exclusionary language. We found 7 examples of sexual orientation bias that show up often. Before we look at the examples, here is some background on LGBTQ…. Read more »

Top 5 Tips for Recruiting Veterans

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5 tips for recruiting veterans

Did you know veterans are 37% more likely to be underemployed than non-veterans according to the NY Times?  Here are 5 tips we found for recruiting veterans: 1. Set goals for recruiting veterans Setting a diversity goal is key if you want to get results for recruiting veterans. The great thing about setting goals for hiring… Read more »

5 Ways to Hire for Diversity in Leadership

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5 Ways to Hire for Diversity in Leadership

Diversity and leadership in a changing world is top of mind, especially with the recent focus on Black Lives Matter. A 2019 diversity study by McKinsey & Company reaffirmed there is a: “strong business case for both gender diversity and ethnic and cultural diversity in corporate leadership—and shows that this business case continues to strengthen…. Read more »

5 Best Practices to Avoid Discriminatory Language

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Avoid Discriminatory Language

Discriminatory language is often found in the workplace, even if it’s used unconsciously. Here are 5 best practices we found to avoid using discriminatory words in your job descriptions, during interviews, and more: 1. Use people-first language Using people-first language is one way to avoid derogatory language in job descriptions. What is people-first language? This… Read more »

75 Top Job Titles [Most-Searched by Candidates]

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top job titles word cloud

Job titles are the core of the workplace. During on research for Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, we found a list of the 75 titles most searched by candidates. The top job titles are from various departments like HR, marketing, sales, customer service, administrative, operations, engineering, design, legal, accounting, and more. We created the word cloud… Read more »

Top 10 Catchy Job Postings

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Catchy job postings are a great way to attract potential candidates. I found 10 companies using creative job titles, images, or catchy phrases for job postings that might make candidates take a second look. Bud Light In August, Bud Light Seltzer was hiring for a new marketing position, Chief Meme Officer. “Great Seltzer. Bad Memes,”… Read more »

Eliminating Bias from Hiring [Neurodiversity Virtual Event Recap]

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On October 14th I attended the Neurodiversity Rising — Eliminating Bias in Hiring virtual conference hosted by Neurodiversity in the Workplace (NITW). This was the event line up:     Key Takeaways The virtual conference was informative and the speakers had a powerful message.  Here are some informational nuggets that you might find useful for neurodiversity hiring. What… Read more »

5 Great Diversity Recruiting Websites

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Diversity Recruiting Websites

Some of you have asked for free diversity recruiting websites to help navigate through the new D&I world. We found 5 diversity websites that help support these efforts. We also list some D&I tools and job boards at the bottom. Enjoy! Ongig’s Free D&I Articles & Reports     When I think of diversity recruiting… Read more »

25 Examples of Biased Language

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Examples of biased language are scattered throughout the English vocabulary. After researching hundreds of bias words (past and present), we found 25 examples common enough to bring to your attention. Ongig’s Text Analyzer software, which flags these and many more exclusionary words, provides suggestions for alternatives to such biased words. We share those recommendations below… Read more »