8 Top Examples of a Company Culture Statement (& How to Showcase Them)

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In this wild and competitive job market, attracting and retaining top talent goes beyond just offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Job seekers are increasingly prioritizing a business’ company culture statement when making career decisions. Job seekers today prioritize finding a workplace that aligns with their values and offers a sense of belonging and… Read more »

The Ultimate Inclusive Language List for Job Ads

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Your job ad is the first point of contact between your organization and potential candidates. Therefore, using inclusive language is vital. And first impressions do count. So it’s at this stage where you can showcase your employer brand. And set your company apart from others to attract and hire diverse and qualified candidates. But exclusionary… Read more »

10 Examples of the Best Inclusive Job Descriptions

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Having an inclusive company starts with having inclusive job descriptions. Research shows that words and phrases in your job description discourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. Some words are subtly coded as masculine like ambitious, driven, and competitive, and subtly coded as feminine like warm, supportive, and compassionate. Removing them can increase your number of applications… Read more »

5 Examples of ChatGPT Bias HR Pros Should Know

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OpenAI’s ChatGPT is everywhere nowadays and offers benefits like faster resume screening or interview question generation. But, for its speed and convenience,  HR professionals should know that ChatGPT’s outputs are riddled with hidden biases. While ChatGPT bias is not a popular talking point, it does exist. Bloomberg’s team of researchers experimented with using fictitious names and… Read more »

14 Examples of Unconscious Bias in Job Descriptions (2024 Update)

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The examples of unconscious bias in job descriptions are rampant. There is plenty of research confirming hiring biases: AARP noted that older adults received job offers at a rate that is 68% lower than younger candidates Across all age groups, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that persons with a disability were much less… Read more »

30+ 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 30+ examples common enough to bring to your attention. Ongig’s Text Analyzer software, which flags these and many more exclusionary words and phrases, provides suggestions for alternatives to such biased words. We share those… Read more »

6 Top DEI Challenges and How to Solve Them

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While there are many DEI challenges, research shows the benefits of an inclusive workplace. These include increased creativity, profit growth, and more engaged employees.   But, enforcing successful DEI efforts is easier said than done. Many companies have tried to execute their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives with the best intentions, but their efforts don’t always… Read more »

How to Set Successful DEIB Goals for Your Team: 8 Tips

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Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives have been on quite a rollercoaster ride in recent years. Organizations find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to DEIB goals. So, should they retain these initiatives as standalone directives? Or should they integrate them into the broader organizational narrative?  Groups have spoken out regarding the former,… Read more »

10 Tips for Using Inclusive Language in Job Descriptions

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Using inclusive language is one of the top best practices in writing job descriptions. It improves your chances to attract diversity as well as the best candidates because it widens the net to include as many qualified candidates as possible. What is inclusive language? Hubspot, in its great article How to Use & Promote Inclusive Language at Your… Read more »

Are DEI Initiatives Effective? 9 Helpful Signs of Rebounding in 2024

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In the ever-changing DEI landscape, many organizations face obstacles in fostering an inclusive environment. Yet, as we venture into 2024, there are encouraging signs indicating a resurgence in DEI initiatives and commitment despite previous setbacks.  Are DEI Initiatives Effective? 9 compelling indicators:  1. Senior Leadership Support for DEI Initiatives Capterra’s overall survey revealed that 58%… Read more »

7 Best Practices for the Career Development of Black Employees

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Supporting your employees and providing them with opportunities for career development is essential for increasing employee satisfaction and retention. But today, we want to focus on African American employees, who are often underrepresented when it comes to career advancement.  They need personalized career growth plans that address the dimensions of diversity that affect their career… Read more »

10+ Top Tools for Eliminating Racial Bias in Job Ads in 2024

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Racial bias can be present (knowingly or unknowingly) in every aspect of the hiring process. We found 10 tools for eliminating racial bias from job descriptions to resume screening to interviewing. 1. Ongig’s Job Description Text Analyzer Racial bias is often present in job descriptions and there are text analyzer tools that can help remove… Read more »

7 Top DEI Tools to Create an Inclusive Team

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DEI tools help evaluate and improve your organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion.  They use technology to collect and analyze data (or automate) DEI efforts. Here’s how DEI tools can help you create an inclusive team:  They detect and address hiring biases through crafting job descriptions,  anonymizing resumes, anonymous interviews, and skills-based assessments. Also, many of… Read more »

10 Simple Tools for Gender Writing Analysis (2024)

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Do you write job descriptions, send emails, or create social media posts to reach potential applicants? Then, you might need to use tools for gender writing analysis. These types of tools can ensure your content is inclusive and also unbiased. An Appcast study of 473,742 jobs found: “Job ads with gender-neutral language result in 67.75%… Read more »

5 Helpful Examples of Inclusive Job Descriptions

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion are extremely important. So, you must use inclusive job descriptions in your recruiting efforts. In 2024, DEI hiring shouldn’t just be a goal. It should be a priority if a company wants to remain competitive in a modern-day job-seeker landscape. According to a recent study by Linkedin, companies that promote inclusive… Read more »