When do you Capitalize Race? (the top 7 questions people ask)

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There are many questions about when to capitalize race. We looked up the top questions people ask via Google (thanks, ahrefs!). If you think the answer is easy (either yes or no to all), read on. There’s more nuance to this. Here are the top 7 questions people Googled about capitalizing race. When to Capitalize Race… Read more »

5 Tips to Reach Board of Directors Diversity Requirements

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Companies are more focused on board of directors diversity than ever. The Harvard Business Review says: “in 2019, a record 59 percent of the directors added to the boards of S&P 500 companies were women or were men belonging to a racial or ethnic minority group.” Here are 5 tips to reach diverse board of directors requirements:  … Read more »

How to Recruit More Women in Engineering [From Data Director Stephanie Sibert]

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We recently blogged about 5 Tips for Recruiting Diversity in Engineering. This topic also came up during a Text Analyzer demo with Ongig’s new client, Curology. Stephanie Sibert, the Director of Data at Curology is passionate about diversity and so is the rest of the Curology team. We asked Stephanie to share her experiences as a… Read more »

5 Tips for Recruiting Diversity in Engineering

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There has been a lack of diversity in engineering for years, and many companies are focusing on how to tackle this issue. We found 5 tips to help guide your recruiting diversity in tech efforts. But first, here are some stats on the most affected underrepresented groups: POC in tech According to Wired, people of… Read more »

7 Examples of LGBTQ Exclusionary Language [in Job Descriptions]

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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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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. Companies are getting more focused on setting goals… Read more »

Top 10 Terms with Bias Toward POC [in Job Descriptions]

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Job descriptions are full of bias toward POC (people of color). We found 10 terms that show up frequently despite being biased. Before we look at the list, here is a people of color definition from Ongig’s Diversity & Inclusion Glossary: “People of Color — People of Color, or Person of Color, is a phrase used… Read more »

5 Tips for Recruiting More Women in Leadership Roles

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Many companies are focused on recruiting women in leadership roles. Fortune magazine reported in May that the number of female CEOs “has hit a new high”, with 37 of the companies on 2020’s Fortune 500 list being led by female CEOs. But how can we keep this number on the rise? Here are 5 tips on how… Read more »

5 Ways to Hire for Diversity in Leadership

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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 »

6 Easy Tips for Recruiting People of Color [or BIPOC]

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A key focus for companies is on how to recruit people of color. We found 6 easy tips for recruiting people of color (POC) or Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). 1. Create diversity goals to recruit applicants of color Diversity and inclusion goals, especially for hiring people of color, can be documented and shared… Read more »

5 Best Practices to Avoid Discriminatory Language

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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 »

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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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 »