5 Great Diversity Recruiting Websites

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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 »

Latino vs Latinx — Which is Politically Correct?

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There’s a lot of debate around Latino vs Latinx, and which is politically correct. In this article, I discuss: Latino vs Latina — masculine vs feminine language What is Latinx vs Latino? — Latinx origin and when to use Latinx vs Latino How do you pronounce Latinx? Latine vs Latinx — is one more politically… 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 too…. Read more »

10+ Examples of an Awesome Diversity Report

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A diversity report is like a snapshot of a companies workforce diversity efforts. We found 10 examples of awesome diversity reports from top companies. They are awesome because they have stand-out features like video, colorful visuals, meaningful hashtags, case studies, and more. eBay Diversity Report Release: May 2020 Headline: Our 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Report… Read more »

150 Famous Transgender People

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We found many famous transgender people as part of our research on successful diverse people. This list of 150 famous transgender celebrities include models, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists, musicians, authors, and more. Famous Transgender Models We found quite a few famous transgender models. Many of them have been very successful despite some adversity. Here are all the most… Read more »

Top 10 Diversity Mission Statements

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An exceptional diversity mission statement sends a powerful message. We found 10 examples of diversity mission statements that fit the bill. How to Write a Diversity Mission Statement (7 Learnings) When we reviewed the 10 diversity statement examples below, we found a lot in common. Some commonalities included themes such as: Inclusive Language. The best diversity… Read more »

A List of Minority Groups [by %]

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Many companies are focusing on minority groups as a part of their diversity initiatives. In this article, we created a list of minority groups and included their % of the U.S. population [if we could find it] using census data. This article will use the term “underrepresented” and “minority” interchangeably. However, there is a trend… Read more »

10 Tools for Eliminating Racial Bias

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

The Top 20+ Questions on “Politically Correct” Terms [with Answers!]

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Politically correct terms are a hot topic. The focus on using “PC” words has sky-rocketed recently with so much focus on diversity & inclusion in the news. We decided to create a list of the top 20 most-Googled questions on PC terms to help better understand each one. Disclaimer: There are words or phrases in… Read more »

The Diversity & Inclusion Glossary [a List of 200+ Terms]

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Diversity terms are all over the place. Do you know the meaning of BIPOC, Folx or Culture Add? I didn’t…until I looked it up! I started keeping a list of these D&I (“Diversity & Inclusion”) terms for Ongig’s clients and decided to put them all in one place in this glossary below. I’m up to… Read more »

Top 10 Diversity Videos

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A solid stance on Diversity & Inclusion is the foundation of many successful companies. Sharing those messages through video is becoming a popular trend. Our CEO, Rob Kelly wrote about 5 of the Best Diversity And Inclusion Videos in 2019, but with diversity taking center stage due to the recent Black Lives Matter movement, we wanted to find… Read more »

The Story Behind “Master-Slave” Being Excluded by (Most) Tech Firms

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Racial bias has been a hot topic in 2020, but the story behind “Master-Slave” bias dates back to the early 2000s. In tech, master/slave terminology has been used as an industry standard to describe when one piece of hardware controls another. But the phrase has continuously received criticism over the years for being racially biased,… Read more »

BIPOC: The Hottest (Controversial) Word in Diversity?

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The BIPOC acronym has exploded in social media and in news stories.  But, what does BIPOC mean? And why is it one of the hottest (and controversial) words in diversity?   BIPOC Meaning What does BIPOC stand for? BIPOC is an acronym for Black, Indigenous, People of Color. BIPOC (pronounced “Bye-Pock”) is intended to be used in… Read more »

7 Examples of Racial Bias in Job Descriptions

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Racial bias in job descriptions can be unconscious, but it happens quite often. Here are 7 examples of racial bias Ongig’s Text Analyzer finds when scanning our clients’ job descriptions. 1. Bias Against Black Candidates There are some obvious and not so obvious phrases that cause racial bias against Black candidates in job descriptions. For… Read more »

The “Brown Paper Bag Test” [Racial Bias]

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In the last 30 days, companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Apple started to ban the use of the phrase “brown bag” because some find it racist. The companies are banning “brown bag” even if it’s describing a “brown bag session”, a phrase often used to describe a “lunch and learn” session. Amazon also added “brown… Read more »