What is DEIB? [+ 5 Tips for DEIB Initiatives]

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What is DEIB? Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are hot topics in many organizations. But, they can take some effort to understand. We’re here to demystify these and give you a few tips for launching DEIB initiatives in your workplace.  You might hear many acronyms—EDI, DEI, JEDI, DEIB —and we’ll share what each of… Read more »

5 Examples of Affinity Bias [in Job Descriptions]

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When hiring managers meet a candidate they like and know they’ll get along with, it’s often because they share similar backgrounds or interests.  This is called affinity bias, which can be detrimental to your diversity hiring efforts.  What is affinity bias in the workplace? Affinity bias means giving favor to candidates with a similar background… Read more »

5 Examples of EEO Taglines for Job Postings

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EEO taglines for job postings are required for all U.S. federal contractors. Many public companies use them to show they take diversity seriously. An EEO tagline is a company commitment showing you won’t accept (or reject) a candidate based on their background (including race, religion, age, physical/mental ability, gender, etc.). They include the words: “(Company… Read more »

Gender Neutral Adjectives [a list of 170]

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Why should you use gender neutral adjectives? Did you know they affect people’s behavior (e.g., in everyday language, interview questions, job ads, etc.)? Using them helps you avoid words that might be interpreted as biased, discriminating, or degrading.  Here’s a big list of gender neutral adjectives to help you create more balanced job ads (or… Read more »

5 Examples of a Diversity Committee [including the NFL]

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The NFL is in the news this week after announcing their first-ever diversity committee, following a lawsuit by former Miami Dolphin Head Coach Brian Flores. Flores is suing the NFL, Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, and New York Giants for “alleged discrimination and racism in hiring practices.” This is the NFL’s first diversity committee. But, I… Read more »

5 Examples of a CEO Diversity Pledge

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A CEO diversity pledge brings execs together to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. CEOs from various industries sign diversity pledges to create a foundation for their inclusion initiatives. Here are 5 examples: 1. CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge In 2016, US Chairman and senior partner Tim Ryan started the push for a diversity… Read more »

What Post-Pandemic “Inclusive Working” means for Employers & Employees

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The pandemic introduced us to several work policies: remote work, hybrid work, and work from anywhere. As many countries lift health restrictions, they’re encouraging workers to return to the office (to avoid management complexity and lift business performance from hybrid work). Will hybrid or remote work come to an end? Will a new work culture… Read more »

5 Tips for Diversity and Inclusion Training

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More brands are going all-in on company culture. And the foundation for most of them is diversity and inclusion training.  If you are just getting started or want to fine-tune your diversity and inclusion training, these 5 tips might help. But first, why the new spotlight on D&I training?  Why is diversity and inclusion training… Read more »

5 Examples of Neurodiversity Hiring Programs

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20% of the adult population is neurodiverse, and 80% are unemployed. Here are 5 companies using a neurodiversity hiring program to find (and employ) more neurodivergent talent. 1. Chevron Name of neurodiversity hiring program: Chevron’s Neurodiversity Program The Gist: A 12 week paid internship program to match neurodiverse talent to appropriate job roles. This internship… Read more »

7 Tools to Attract Black Tech Talent

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93% of industry leaders agree diversity is a top priority. But, the percentage of Black tech talent is lagging. In the U.S., only 7% of the total “techies” are Black — a small number compared to Black people living in America. Currently, there are about 700,000 unfilled tech jobs in the U.S. So, if you’re… Read more »

7 Examples of Diversity Pipeline Programs

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Building a diversity pipeline taps into broader talent pools and strengthens company culture. Some of the biggest global brands use diversity pipeline programs to find talent from underrepresented groups. Here are 7 examples: 1. FedEx — HBCU Partnership  FedEx launched a Historically Black University (HBCU) student ambassador program, partnering with 8 notable HBCUs. FedEx’s partnership… Read more »

7 Examples of Inclusive Job Descriptions

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Having an inclusive company starts with having inclusive job descriptions. Ready to get started? Check out these 7 inclusive job description examples for inspiration (and tips). 1. Explore an alternative to “years of experience” Listing a requirement for years of experience might intimidate some applicants. Years of experience doesn’t always mean a candidate is a… Read more »

3 Tips for Creating an Inclusive Recruitment Campaign

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If you want to build a magnetic employer brand and access a large talented pool of candidates, you’ll need to focus on diversity and inclusivity. When you’re creating a new inclusive recruitment campaign, there are key pieces that improve your chances of attracting top talent. Here are 3 tips I find most useful (to help you… Read more »

25 of the Most-Used Exclusionary Words [in Job Ads]

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Exclusionary words (aka biased language) creep their way into job descriptions more than you think. To find the most used, I reviewed 10,000 real JDs analyzed by Ongig from February 19, 2021, to February 19, 2022. The most-used exclusionary words fall into these bias categories: race age elitism sexual orientation (LGBTQ+) disability former felons mental… Read more »

3 Examples of Subtle Bias [in Job Descriptions]

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Subtle bias in job descriptions is more common than you think. And it deters diverse candidates from applying for your jobs. So what is it? Subtle bias is hidden. It’s a: “discrete prejudice or preference toward a certain group, person, or thing that can drive one’s decisions and actions.”  (source: AnnualsReviews.org) It’s also another word… Read more »