The Diversity & Inclusion Glossary [a List of 200+ Terms]

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Diversity terms are all over the place. Do you know the meaning of BIPOC, Folx or Culture Add? I didn’t…until I looked it up! I started keeping a list of these D&I (“Diversity & Inclusion”) terms for Ongig’s clients and decided to put them all in one place in this glossary below. I’m up to… Read more »

Top 10 Diversity Videos

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A solid stance on Diversity & Inclusion is the foundation of many successful companies. Sharing those messages through video is becoming a popular trend. Our CEO, Rob Kelly wrote about 5 of the Best Diversity And Inclusion Videos in 2019, but with diversity taking center stage due to the recent Black Lives Matter movement, we wanted to find… Read more »

The Story Behind “Master-Slave” Being Excluded by (Most) Tech Firms

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Racial bias has been a hot topic in 2020, but the story behind “Master-Slave” bias dates back to the early 2000s. In tech, master/slave terminology has been used as an industry standard to describe when one piece of hardware controls another. But the phrase has continuously received criticism over the years for being racially biased,… Read more »

BIPOC: The Hottest (Controversial) Word in Diversity?

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The BIPOC acronym has exploded in social media and in news stories.  But, what does BIPOC mean? And why is it one of the hottest (and controversial) words in diversity? Questions about the BIPOC Acronym In this post, we will answer some of the most-searched-for questions and phrases around the BIPOC acronym including: “BIPOC meaning”… Read more »

7 Examples of Racial Bias in Job Descriptions

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Racial bias in job descriptions can be unconscious, but it happens quite often. Here are 7 examples of racial bias Ongig’s Text Analyzer finds when scanning our clients’ job descriptions. 1. Bias Against Black Candidates There are some obvious and not so obvious phrases that cause racial bias (or hidden bias) against Black candidates in… Read more »

The “Brown Paper Bag Test” [Racial Bias]

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In the last 30 days, companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Apple started to ban the use of the phrase “brown bag” because some find it racist. The companies are banning “brown bag” even if it’s describing a “brown bag session”, a phrase often used to describe a “lunch and learn” session. Amazon also added “brown… Read more »

Famous People with Disabilities [a list of 650+]

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We found 650+ famous people with disabilities during our recent research on neurodiversity. What is an example of a disability? According to Disabled World: “A disability is often used to refer to individual functioning, including physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, mental illness, and various types of chronic diseases. A disability can be present… Read more »

7 Steps to Achieve a D&I Strategy

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Top companies are talking about Diversity & Inclusion in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. But how do you implement a diversity and inclusion strategy? Developing an effective strategy for managing diversity starts with a conversation and is followed by action. Here are 7 steps we found for implementing a diversity strategy for… Read more »

5+ Impressive Diversity Pages (and Why!)

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Looking to revamp your diversity recruiting strategy? A great place to start is with your diversity page. After combing through 200+ diversity pages I found 5+ that caught my attention and stood out the most. But first let’s define a diversity page. What is a diversity page? A diversity page is a page on your… Read more »

20+ Top Brands Changing Their Name to Avoid Racial Bias

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Many companies have been accused of having racist brands for years. They include corporate names, product names, mascots, and logos. We found 20+ top brands (including Nestle, Colgate and Quaker Oats) accused of carrying racist brands that are making a name or branding change (5 more are making other changes). Many of these changes came… Read more »

25+ Examples of Awesome Diversity Goals

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We found 25+ examples of diversity goals from top companies aiming to boost diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace. To make the list, the diversity goals had to be written on their web site or spoken goal by their leadership (e.g. CEO or Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)) in a public forum (e.g…. Read more »

5 Examples of Racial Bias in Hiring

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We found 5 examples of racial bias in hiring. They include racial bias in job descriptions, candidate screening, interviewing, job offers, and background checks.  Let’s have a look! 1. Racial Bias in Job Descriptions Racial bias in hiring starts with the job description. Even if it is unconscious, many companies have job descriptions with racial… Read more »

Famous People with Asperger’s Syndrome [150+ Actors, Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Musicians & More!]

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We came across many famous people with Asperger’s Syndrome while researching for our recent blogs on autism and neurodiversity. We found 150+ Asperger’s famous people…and even with a bit of overlap, there are lots of new faces too! These famous Aspies include comedians, actors, athletes, scientists, musicians, writers, leaders, and artists. Disclaimers: This list of famous… Read more »

25 Moves Employers Made Inspired by “Black Lives Matter”

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Diversity in the workplace is not a new topic, but the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has shined a new, very bright light on it in recent months. Many companies are making major moves inspired by #BlackLivesMatter. For example, VMware’s CEO announced (on CNBC) that hiring managers will now have to consider at least one candidate… Read more »

Famous People with ADHD [100+ Actors, Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Musicians & More!]

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There are many famous people with ADHD (aka ADD). They include athletes, actors, scientists, musicians, business leaders, authors, and artists. There are 100+ celebrities with learning disabilities, specifically ADHD, I found as part of our research on Ongig’s series on neurodiversity. I felt inspired to list all these amazing people in one place! Disclaimers: This… Read more »