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 Implement a Diversity and Inclusion 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 »

Top 20 Public Relations Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best Public Relations job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 72 PR job titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) to find the best titles for you to choose from. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: Examples of… 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 »

Largest Week (and Month!) of COVID Layoffs Yet [October 5, 2020 Update]

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October 5, 2020 Update Here are some COVID layoff highlights I’m seeing from Talent Airport (brought to you by Ongig & Friends) through midnight last night. Highlights & Observations from September 2020: Layoffs increased by 456%  — Last week’s reported layoffs increased by 456.99% compared to the previous week, making this the biggest week of publicly-announced layoffs since… 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 »

Top 30 Engineering Job Titles [with Descriptions]

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What are the best Engineering job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 265 Engineering titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) to find the best titles for you to choose from. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: Types of Engineering — 15… 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 »

Top 30 Cyber Security Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best Cyber Security job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 150 Cyber Security titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) to find the best titles for you to choose from. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article, you’ll find: Cyber Security… Read more »

18 Examples of “COVID Considerations” in Job Ads [Facebook, Amazon, Deloitte & More]

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We have become all too familiar with phrases like “Social Distancing”, “Pandemic Policies”, “the New Normal”, and “COVID-19 Safety Guidelines” since the pandemic starting sweeping the world in early March. Now, COVID-19 has pushed many companies to implement “COVID Considerations” into their hiring process. Below are 18 companies that now include COVID-related considerations” within their… Read more »

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

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There are many famous people with ADHD. 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 list includes successful people… Read more »