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 »

10 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 10 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… 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? — the proper Latinx pronunciation Latine vs Latinx… 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… 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. Amazon Diversity Report Release: April 2021 Headline: Our Workforce Data Sub-Headline: Representation Matters… 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 includes models, athletes, actors, entrepreneurs, activists, musicians, authors, and more. Many of them might be celebrities you didn’t know were transgender. Famous Transgender Models We found quite a few famous transgender models known… 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 »