4 Examples of a Job Description Bias Tool

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Words matter, especially in job descriptions. And exclusionary words keep diverse talent from applying. Finding these words on your own is tricky (and time-consuming). One of the best ways to do it is by using a job description bias tool. Here are 4 tools to save you time (and remove the human error element): 1…. Read more »

7 Inclusive Phrases for your Job Descriptions [& more]

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Successful hiring goes beyond listing requirements, qualifications, and benefits. Adding inclusive phrases to your job descriptions helps attract top talent from a diverse pool of candidates. Here are 7 examples of phrases to make people from underrepresented groups feel included when reading your JDs, careers sites, diversity pages, and more:   1. “All Genders” Phrases… Read more »

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Events Calendar 2022

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The 2022 DEI Calendar seems to be moving back to normal (in-person), but there are still a lot of virtual events too. As always, we like to lead with a table listing all diversity conferences giving you an easier, zoomed-out view of the year. Then we dive into the details of each DEI event below… Read more »

7 Tips for Removing Bias from Recruitment

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Companies that build and promote inclusive culture reap the benefits of a diverse workforce. Building a diverse team starts with removing bias from recruitment. Here are 7 tips on how to do it:   1. Create an inclusive company culture Removing unconscious bias shouldn’t just be limited to recruitment.  To reap the benefits of a… Read more »

Hiring for Diversity: 7 Must-Read Books for Recruiters in 2022

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As a recruiter, your job is multi-layered. It expands far beyond the scope of just “hiring people.” Effective recruiters seek out qualified candidates, assist with arranging interviews, negotiate salaries, review resumes, advise clients, and stay on top of current labor laws. But most recruiters say hiring for diversity is key to achieving high-performing company goals…. Read more »

How Do “Remote Jobs” Increase Diversity & Inclusion?

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In the short time since the COVID-19 pandemic sent workers home from the office, companies have adapted quickly to a new way of working — remote work. Remote work became the norm, with reports of 70% of full-time employees working from home during the pandemic. Companies acted fast, and employees embraced change just as quickly…. Read more »

6+ Examples of Gender-Inclusive Language [2022 Update]

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Being “gender-inclusive” eliminates inaccurate clichés and negative stereotypes. It also improves communications, productivity, and equality. Here are 6+ gender-inclusive language examples you can use in daily conversations, job postings, emails, meetings, and more. 1. Humankind  If your company’s mission is to “share a desire to improve mankind” or you create “innovative solutions that benefit mankind,”… Read more »

8 Companies Hiring People with Criminal Records

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More than 650,000 people are released from prison every year. With unemployment rising and widespread skills shortages, hiring someone with a criminal record doesn’t seem like a bad idea.  Not sure about this recruitment strategy?  Here are 8 examples of brands hiring folks with criminal backgrounds:  Butterball Farms  Butterball Farms has a track record of hiring… Read more »

6 Examples of Diversity Workshops [free and paid]

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Research shows companies who embrace DEI culture are 2X as likely to achieve their financial targets and 6X more adaptive to shifting environments. Diversity workshops help you build a solid DEI culture. And the best diversity & inclusion workshops give you dynamic tips or strategies to enhance your DEI initiatives. Here are 6 examples [free… Read more »

The Inclusive Language List for Job Ads

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Exclusionary words creep into job ads. And, some are more obvious than others. Finding them (plus more inclusive words to replace them) is a time suck. Here are 75 examples of biased language I often find in job ads, with more inclusive replacements. I divided them into categories for easier reading. Note: If you’re writing… Read more »

6 Tools for Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

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In an era of increasing demands for accountability and transparency in all aspects of the business, employers want to know that their employees are trustworthy and reliable. As a result, many of them are reluctant to hire people with criminal backgrounds.  Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates

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Do you need to make your talent search more inclusive? Here are 5 tips for writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates: 1. Avoid exclusionary words If your job descriptions have biased or “exclusionary” language, you might deter diverse candidates. Try to avoid words that offend (or exclude) job seekers based on their: race ethnicity… Read more »

6 Tips to Make Job Descriptions More Inclusive

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Are you trying to hire more diverse candidates? A good place to start is revamping one of the first things candidates see during their job search…your job ads. If they’re bad, you might miss out on some great talent. Here are 6 tips on how to make your job descriptions more inclusive (and effective): 1…. Read more »

What is “Diverse Slate” Hiring?

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If you want to boost diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, a “diverse slate” hiring strategy is a great way to achieve this goal. Here’s a quick “diverse slate” definition: Diverse slate hiring is a talent acquisition strategy where you start with a diverse pool of qualified candidates. And, you’ll intentionally search for (and interview)… Read more »

7 Types of “Diversity Language” in Job Descriptions [2022 Update]

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Diversity language in job descriptions attracts talent from underrepresented groups. And encourages them to apply. So, how do you describe diversity in your job descriptions? Here are 7 examples of “diversity language” I find in JDs. Some are more obvious than others. 1. Diversity Statement A diversity statement in your JD shows a company’s commitment… Read more »