7 Tips for Hiring Autistic Workers

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April is Autism Acceptance Month, and the theme for 2021 is “Celebrate Differences.” In the spirit of celebrating differences in the workplace, I found 7 tips for hiring autistic workers: 1. Eliminate bias against neurodiverse/autistic candidates in your job descriptions The first tip, you can use tools in your organization to create more inclusive job… Read more »

The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer

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Adding a Chief Diversity Officer to the C-suite is a growing trend in companies of all sizes. In this post, I answer 2 questions: What is a Chief Diversity Officer? What does a Chief Diversity Officer do? And I provide: Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer salary ranges Chief Diversity Officer job description examples Popular job… Read more »

275+ Famous Black People Who Changed the World [A List of Activists, Actors, Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, & More!]

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Famous Black People Who Changed the World As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people year-round, I felt inspired to start a list of famous Black people in history. The folks on our list below achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of the color of their skin. Here’s our list of… Read more »

7 Examples of a Great Commitment to Diversity Statement

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What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity? A commitment to diversity statement on your career page or company website is a way to share your position on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. 7 Examples of a Commitment to Diversity Statement I found the below 7 examples of a great commitment to diversity… Read more »

200+ Famous Gay People [A List of LGBT Actors, Entrepreneurs, Writers, Musicians, Athletes & More!]

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As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people, I felt inspired to start a list of successful/famous gay people. Not only have the 200+ folks on this list achieved greatness, but many have done it in a world where some people (wrongly) judge them by their sexual orientation. Methodology & Disclaimer: I focused on… Read more »

10 Creative Diversity Ads from Top Brands

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More big brands are creating diversity ads as part of their inclusive marketing strategy. I found 10 top brands with ads that show diversity…and many of them have extra-powerful D&I messages. 10 Diversity Ads from Top Brands Most of these ads with diversity are videos, except for Target’s, which is an image of inclusive marketing… Read more »

Head of Museum Resigns Over One Wrong Word in Job Ad

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Charles Venable resigned last week as the head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art Newfields (IMA) over a racially biased phrase in a job posting. The original job posting used the words “core, white art audience”. The phrase has since been replaced with “traditional core art audience”. Here’s a screenshot of the posting before, the… Read more »

40+ Words Associated with Neurodiversity

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There’s a ton of interest in neurodiversity terms these days. For example, check out how many times Google users (U.S.-only) asked the following question last month (Jan. 2021): What is neurodiversity? (250) What is Dyscalculia? (600) What is the autism spectrum? (500) What is ADHD? (500) What is Aspergers Syndrome? (450) What is Dyslexia (250)… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating the Best Job Descriptions [2021 RecTech JD Tech Expo Recap]

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Rectech Media hosted a virtual JD Technology Expo this week. Team Ongig had the pleasure of attending and presenting along with 4 other solid companies. All 5 presenters demoed job description tools and technology that help companies create the best job descriptions.  If you missed it, you can find the video replay below. I also… Read more »

A Comprehensive List of 75+ LGBT Words

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Do you use LGBT inclusive language? I started keeping a list of LGBT words for Ongig’s clients and decided to put them all in one place in the glossary below. In this list you will find: words that start with trans (e.g., trans prefix words and words with trans) gender words & other terms related to… Read more »

30 Top Diversity Job Boards for Employers [hiring POC, LGBTQ, Latinx & more]

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Is hiring for diversity a goal in your company? We found 30+ diversity job boards that might help with your search. I include the cost and tagline for each. The list of job boards for diversity is grouped, so it’s easier to navigate. In this article you will find: African American job boards Job boards for… Read more »

6 Examples of Employers with High Diversity and Inclusion Statistics

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More companies are reporting diversity and inclusion statistics than ever before. We found 6 employers whose diversity stats impress us. The 6 do well in: % of women and people of color in leadership roles % of board members who are people of color (POC) % of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) employees %… Read more »

7 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 »

7 Takeaways from Netflix’s First-Ever ‘Inclusion Report’

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Netflix’s first-ever inclusion report was released on January 13th. Like similar reports, it includes diversity and inclusion data. But we found 7 takeaways about inclusion and diversity at Netflix that are too good not to share. The inclusion report, published by Vernā Myers, VP of Inclusion Strategy, shows an in-depth look at internal Netflix diversity… Read more »

Colorado’s Equal Pay Act [7 Examples of New Language in Job Postings]

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In 2019, Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) passed the Senate in a 20-14 vote. The new rules went into effect on January 1, 2021. Women make 15 percent less than their male counterparts in Colorado, according to KOAA/U.S. Census Bureau. And the bill helps fix that via job posting changes: “The bill looks… Read more »