12 Synonyms for “Strong” [to Remove Gender Bias]

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If you’re using the word “strong” in your job descriptions, you might be limiting your candidate pool. Using more inclusive synonyms for “strong” can help remove masculine bias from your JDs. Why is “strong” a masculine word? “Strong” is considered a masculine word based on research from various studies, including one published in the Journal… Read more »

30+ Co.s Saying “No” to Remote Jobs in Colorado

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A bunch of employers like Lime Bike, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Twitter, Oracle & others are facing a twitterstorm over using “except in Colorado” language in their job postings. For example, here’s Lime’s job posting language being called out in a tweet: The reason? Colorado’s new Equal Pay Act requires companies to list salary and… Read more »

Candy Shop Causes a Stir with Exclusionary Language [in Job Posting]

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On May 20th, the use of exclusionary language in a Facebook job ad for customer service positions started a social media stir. The posting from Indiana-based Good’s Candy Shop caused such an uproar that the comments section on its Yelp page is deactivated. This shows the importance of removing sexist words (and other biased language)… Read more »

275 Popular Leader Titles [by department]

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What are the best leader titles when recruiting for management-level roles? Using our Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, I pulled together a list (by C-level/VP/Director/Manager) to help you pick the best for your biz…and I included brands that use them from different industries. These are the most-searched-for leader titles by candidates on Google (source: ahrefs)…. Read more »

12 Ways to Get a SaaS Discount [from me, a software CEO]

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Do you need a discount on SaaS software? Some salespeople are going to hate me for what I’m about to share. But I don’t sell to them. I sell to (hopefully) you. Here it is: Almost every SaaS salesperson will give you some discount if you know how to ask. I’ve been selling enterprise SaaS for… Read more »

25 Words to Avoid that are the Opposite of “Inclusive”

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Many of us (rightfully so!) are thinking about how to be inclusive these days. But “inclusive” can be a fluffy word. One way to BE something is to look at what the opposite is and make sure you are NOT doing that (a concept similar to Inversion). I found 25 words that are the opposite… Read more »

175+ Famous Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders [A List of Actors, Athletes, Authors, Activists, Musicians, & More!]

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I started this list of famous Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders below to honor the Asian American heroes below. They have achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of their ethnicity. Note: I include famous Japanese people, famous Samoans, Koreans, and many other famous Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders who are part of… Read more »

50+ Awesome Quotes about Equality [Women, Race, LGBTQ, and More]

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We created this list of 50+ inspiring equality quotes from historical figures, business leaders, activists, authors, actresses, & more. They are awesome because they celebrate our differences! Equality quotes (general) Let’s start the list with some general quotes about equality: “One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to… Read more »

Coca-Cola’s “Be Less White” Diversity Fiasco

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Sometimes a brand can fall with just a few sloppily written words. For Coca-Cola, those words were “be less white”. On February 19, a Coca-Cola diversity training suggesting employees try to “be less white” caused quite a stir. Dr. Karlyn Borysenko was the first to tweet screenshots from the training (meant to promote diversity at… Read more »

Top 15 Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best blockchain and cryptocurrency job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 35+ crypto titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) in this growing industry 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,… Read more »

Diversity Recruitment Advertising [125+ Resources from JobElephant Report]

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JobElephant created an awesome Diversity Recruitment Buyer’s Guide with loads of data-driven analytics from 172,000+ diversity job postings. I combed through the guide to summarize its value. There are helpful tips to: find new D&I job boards you didn’t know about choose which diversity recruitment websites and publications fit into your recruiting plan organize your… Read more »

Supervisor vs Manager [+ 90 Top Job Titles]

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Supervisor vs Manager…is there a difference? This is one of the most common job title questions asked on Google (4,500 people per month ask it!). I researched leading companies to see how they handle the “supervisor vs manager” question. Here’s what I found: Supervisor vs Manager — are they the same? Some companies use manager… Read more »

10 Employee Value Proposition Examples [+4 tips to create your own]

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Creating a solid employee value proposition (EVP) is a big part of attracting top talent and keeping them on board. In this article we will answer the questions: What is an employee value proposition? What is the difference between EVP and employer brand? How to develop an employee value proposition. And, I found 10 employee… Read more »

5 Tips for Hiring Former Felons

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1 in 3 Americans have some type of criminal record affecting their chances of getting a job. Hiring former felons or hiring employees with criminal records can be a confusing path to navigate. Research shows that hiring former felons is good for business because they tend to be more loyal and have higher performance rates… Read more »

6+ Examples of Brands Changing to Avoid Sexist Bias

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There are loads of companies that have been called out for sexist bias based on their name, logo, motto, jingle, or another identifying mark. The global push for more gender-inclusive brands is causing many of them to make changes. What does gender-inclusive mean? “Gender-inclusive” is defined as: “The notion that all services, opportunities, and establishments… Read more »