7 Top DEI Roles and Responsibilities

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You’ll spot the acronym DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) almost everywhere — from LinkedIn listings to JDs, and the trending social posts of thought leaders. It’s a sign that more employers are putting in the time and effort to attract and retain a diverse workforce.  And it’s with good reason since studies show 76% of… Read more »

Women and Software Engineering: 5 Facts On Gender Diversity

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Gender diversity has become more and more critical to company culture and business outcomes with each passing year. However, only 25% of computer occupations are performed by women, according to the Pew Research Center. To push the conversation on women in tech forward, we’ve compiled statistics through proprietary data, public company reporting, and government sources… Read more »

What is Diversity Recruiting?

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Making your company more inclusive means prioritizing diversity and making it a part of your company policies, activities, and operations.  That includes diversity in recruiting.  Below we explore the meaning of diversity recruiting, why diversity in recruitment is important, and why it’s a powerful tool for building better (and more profitable) businesses. Plus, we look… Read more »

Fair Chance Hiring — What does it mean for job postings?

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Hiring former felons might be at the bottom of your list as a recruiter. But consider that 1 in 3 Americans has a criminal record. So you’ll likely find yourself screening and interviewing them.  Plus, California and New York have Fair Chance Hiring laws prohibiting employers from asking about the criminal record of candidates before… Read more »

What Does “Inclusive Culture” Mean?

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The term “inclusive culture” has become a buzzword in recent years. We see it on LinkedIn discussions, organizational policies, and job descriptions. But, it’s far more than a fancy fad among progressive employers.  So, what does an inclusive culture mean? “Inclusive culture” describes a positive environment that promotes harmony and collaboration among co-workers of all… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing Job Ads [to Attract Diverse Talent]

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A high apply rate doesn’t always translate into a diverse talent pool. If this sounds like your company, you might need to tweak your job ads (and where you post them). Here are 5 tips on writing job ads to attract diverse talent. 1. Eliminate bias from your job ads Writing job ads with bias can… Read more »

The Top 6 Barriers to DEIB [+ How to Break Them]

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Imagine a Black employee comes to you with complaints of their manager being discriminative against Black employees with natural afros. And then an LGBTQ+ employee complains fellow employees are being discriminative. But you’re not sure how to handle the 2 situations. Why? Because you might not have a DEIB policy in place. Several studies show… Read more »

6 Ways to Foster Belonging in the Workplace

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Safety and the sense of belonging rank high on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. And for many people belonging means creating a sense of social connection with others at work. Studies show that an average person spends 1/3 of their lifetime (around 90,000 hours) at work. So to help your keep employees (and attract new ones),… Read more »

How to Write an Inclusive Job Description [Tips & Examples]

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Is your company aiming for a more diverse workforce? It all starts with an inclusive job description. An inclusive JD sets the tone for the candidates you’ll attract and eventually hire. Katrina Kibben, CEO of Three Ears Media, says: “Creating an inclusive job posting is not just about pushing your content through gender bias AI…. Read more »

7 Ways to Scale Company Culture…Fast!

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Your company is growing fast. Congratulations! You’re busy keeping up with new clients, establishing better processes, and hiring new talent. But unfortunately, company culture is falling off your plate. Company culture is extremely important. But, if you’re growing rapidly, culture might not be your top priority. So, how can you scale company culture…fast? Glad you… Read more »

7 Tips to Boost Your Diversity Recruiting Strategy

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You tap into new perspectives (and skill sets) by building a more diverse workforce. You also improve company culture and connect with your customer base. But, simply wanting to improve diversity is not enough. You need a plan to make it happen. That’s where a diversity recruiting strategy comes in. It is a set of… Read more »

What is Misgendering? [+ 10 examples]

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Malicious misgendering has been making headlines for years. But what is it? And how can we stop it? This blog digs into: what misgendering is [hostile, malicious, and unintentonal] who’s weighing in on misgendering as a topic why misgendering in the workplace should be addressed 10 examples of misgendering in the news What is “hostile… Read more »

5 Ways to Confront Unconscious Age Bias

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The imbalance in favor of hiring “younger people” vs. “older people” is increasing. “Age discrimination cases account for about 20-25% of all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cases” source: 34 Age Discrimination Facts That May Shock You and Your Workplace by Vervoe And, 2/3 of workers aged 45 and up have experienced age discrimination at… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating Gender Neutral Job Descriptions

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Gender-diverse companies outperform companies that aren’t by 15%. If you want a gender-diverse workforce (and the benefits that come with it), a great first step is creating gender neutral job descriptions.    Here are 5 tools (paid and free) to help you create them: 1. Ongig Text Analyzer Ongig’s gender neutral job descriptions tool scans… Read more »

3 Benefits of Second Chance Hiring [2022 Update]

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Nearly 1/3 of Americans have a previous arrest or conviction record. The need for these 70 million people to gain employment is essential on an individual and an economic level. “Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them employable. It focuses on helping employers evaluate their overall value to… Read more »