6 Tools for Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

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In an era of increasing demands for accountability and transparency in all aspects of the business, employers want to know that their employees are trustworthy and reliable. As a result, many of them are reluctant to hire people with criminal backgrounds.  Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them… Read more »

5 Tips for Updating Job Descriptions

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Times change, and so have job descriptions. Today, long, fancy titles and never-ending lists of daily duties that worked 10 years ago might appear archaic or insensitive. If you’re like most companies, updating job descriptions is a top priority. If you need (or want) to update your JDs, here are 5 tips to get you… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates

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Do you need to make your talent search more inclusive? Here are 5 tips for writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates: 1. Avoid exclusionary words If your job descriptions have biased or “exclusionary” language, you might deter diverse candidates. Try to avoid words that offend (or exclude) job seekers based on their: race ethnicity… Read more »

3 Ways to use “Growth Mindset” Language in Job Ads [+ examples]

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What is “growth mindset language”? And, how do you use it to create better job ads? A growth mindset means showing there’s room to learn and improve, in a positive way. When someone has a growth mindset, they believe they’re not limited by inherent abilities. They’re able to grow, change, and adapt. This theory is… Read more »

4 Examples of Inconsistency in Job Postings

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A job posting is the first interaction candidates have with your company. And, first impressions last. So, it’s important to be consistent. Here are 4 job posting inconsistencies that might confuse candidates. Or keep them from applying. 1. Conflicting Salary Information Do some of your job postings have salary information and others don’t? It’s not… Read more »

5 Ways Changing Job Description “Requirements” Boosts Applies & Inclusion

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Are your job description requirements turning off talent? Here are 5 ways changing them boosts applies and brings in more diverse hires: 1. Keep your requirements list simple If your job description requirements list is extra-long, candidates might get bored and move on. A best practice is to keep your list to 7 bullets or… Read more »

3 Examples of a Job Description Checklist

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Writing JDs is time-consuming. Using a job description checklist saves time, and keeps things consistent. Here are 3 example checklists, plus some useful tips on writing better JDs. What’s in a Job Description Checklist? If you aren’t sure what to include in your JD, here are a few questions you can answer to start your… Read more »

4 Examples of a Modern Job Description Template

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A modern job description template is more than a list of daily duties with matching skillsets. Candidates are focusing on benefits, compensation, culture, and flex-work options more than ever. So, how do you update your JDs to attract top talent? Here are 4 examples of modern JD templates you might find inspiring. Plus, 1 is… Read more »

4 Top Job Description Generators

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Writing JDs takes time, especially if you’re writing 500+ a month. The good news -– there are job description generator tools that automate the process. Now you can spend your time on what matters most –– finding the best talent. What is a job description generator? The simple answer –– it’s software that creates JDs… Read more »

6 Tips to Make Job Descriptions More Inclusive

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Are you trying to hire more diverse candidates? A good place to start is revamping one of the first things candidates see during their job search…your job ads. If they’re bad, you might miss out on some great talent. Here are 6 tips on how to make your job descriptions more inclusive (and effective): 1…. Read more »

The 10 Main Sections of a Job Description

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What are the main sections of a job description? Here are 10 of the most common ones I find in JDs. You don’t have to follow this order strictly, but the flow works well. Note: Each section below includes tips that are built into Ongig. Ongig’s AI-based “Section Finder” scans your JDs for missing sections… Read more »

What is “Diverse Slate” Hiring?

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If you want to boost diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, a “diverse slate” hiring strategy is a great way to achieve this goal. Here’s a quick “diverse slate” definition: Diverse slate hiring is a talent acquisition strategy where you start with a diverse pool of qualified candidates. And, you’ll intentionally search for (and interview)… Read more »

5 Examples of a Job Title Generator

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Compelling job ads start with powerful titles that connect with candidates. Some companies use a job title generator to find the best titles for their roles.  Adding highly descriptive words to make your JD stand out is tempting. But you’ll want to ensure your titles are clear, specific, and searchable if you want top talent… Read more »

5 Types of “Diversity Language” in Job Descriptions

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Diversity language in job descriptions attracts talent from underrepresented groups. And encourages them to apply. So, how do you describe diversity in your job descriptions? Here are 5 examples of “diversity language” I find in JDs. Some are more obvious than others. 1. Diversity Statement A diversity statement in your JD shows a company’s commitment… Read more »

Internal vs External Recruitment: What’s the Ideal Hiring Strategy?

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The race for top talent is on. So what’s the best hiring strategy for your business?  Of the many things a business needs for success, recruitment is number one. There are pros and cons of internal vs external hiring. And, most successful companies use a combination of both. Internal vs External Recruitment: Which Should You Choose?… Read more »