What is Misgendering? [+ 10 examples]

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Malicious misgendering has been making headlines for years. But what is it? And how can we stop it? This blog digs into: what misgendering is [hostile, malicious, and unintentonal] who’s weighing in on misgendering as a topic why misgendering in the workplace should be addressed 10 examples of misgendering in the news What is “hostile… Read more »

Generic vs. Specific Job Descriptions: Which is better?

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Generic vs. specific job description, which one is better? The quick answer is…a mix of both. There are pros and cons for each. So how do you find the perfect balance when writing your JDs? This post will dive into both sides so you can create the best blend for your roles. And, there’s a… Read more »

5 Ways to Confront Unconscious Age Bias

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The imbalance in favor of hiring “younger people” vs. “older people” is increasing. “Age discrimination cases account for about 20-25% of all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cases” source: 34 Age Discrimination Facts That May Shock You and Your Workplace by Vervoe And, 2/3 of workers aged 45 and up have experienced age discrimination at… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Salary is the #1 Lever to Attract Talent [+ keep them!]

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In an increasingly competitive job market, transparency about your salary offers helps boost your chances of attracting (and retaining) top talent.  Not sure why? Here are 6 reasons why salary is important to attract candidates:  1. Salary info attracts highly-qualified candidates  A Fairygodboss study on How 2020 Changed the Job Search Landscape shows:  “60% of… Read more »

7 of the Best Books for Recruiters [to Boost Applies & Build Culture]

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Do you have the important role of finding the best talent for your biz? And want to stay up-to-date on the latest hiring trends? One of the best ways to do it is by reading the best books for recruiters written by HR pros. Here are 7 I found to help give you a strategic… Read more »

How To Write a Software Developer Job Description [examples, templates & tips]

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“Software Developer” is one of the most sought-after professions in the tech realm. If you want to write a software developer job description, read on. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in this post: What is a software developer? [plus the different types] 1 Software developer job description example [from Charles Schwab] 1 Software developer job… Read more »

53.8% of Companies Write Job Ads that Hint at Lying

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Candidates are more likely to respond to your job ads if they feel you’re being honest, upfront, and show you value your employees. So, how are over 50% of companies doing the opposite? And how can you make sure this headline isn’t about you? Let’s find out… 3 Tips to Boost Your “Honesty Rating” It’s… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating Gender Neutral Job Descriptions

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Gender-diverse companies outperform companies that aren’t by 15%. If you want a gender-diverse workforce (and the benefits that come with it), a great first step is creating gender neutral job descriptions.    Here are 5 tools (paid and free) to help you create them: 1. Ongig Text Analyzer Ongig’s gender neutral job descriptions tool scans… Read more »

3 Benefits of Second Chance Hiring [2022 Update]

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Nearly 1/3 of Americans have a previous arrest or conviction record. The need for these 70 million people to gain employment is essential on an individual and an economic level. “Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them employable. It focuses on helping employers evaluate their overall value to… Read more »

4 Examples of Employer Branding Solutions

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Creating solid employer branding (EB) is essential. Why? “95% of candidates identify a company’s reputation as a key consideration when exploring new career opportunities” (source: KRG) Here are 4 employer branding solutions to set you up for success. Plus 4 successful EB examples for inspiration. Let’s get started. 1. Ongig – For Effective and Inclusive… Read more »

7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Remote Job Description

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If you want to hire great staff, the first step is to write effective job descriptions. When hiring for remote roles, you’ll need to tailor your remote job description to attract the best remote talent.  That means your job description for remote work positions needs to be captivating, optimized for SEO, and written with inclusive… Read more »

15 Top Diversity Podcasts in 2022

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DEI might feel like a moving target, and to an extent, it is. A great way to stay up-to-date is by listening to diversity podcasts. Podcasts are a somewhat new (and evolving) part of life. They’ve only been around since 2004. But, diversity and inclusion podcasts are an easy (and mostly free) way to learn… Read more »

Why Employee Benefits are Important for Employer Branding

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This article digs into why employee benefits are important for attracting and retaining talent — more specifically related to employer branding. But first, here’s a quick definition of employer branding. What is employer branding? Employer branding (EB) is your reputation with your current employees (and the general public), especially job seekers. Your employer branding affects… Read more »

4 Examples of a Job Description Bias Tool

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Words matter, especially in job descriptions. And exclusionary words keep diverse talent from applying. Finding these words on your own is tricky (and time-consuming). One of the best ways to do it is by using a job description bias tool. Here are 4 tools to save you time (and remove the human error element): 1…. Read more »

7 Inclusive Phrases for your Job Descriptions [& more]

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Successful hiring goes beyond listing requirements, qualifications, and benefits. Adding inclusive phrases to your job descriptions helps attract top talent from a diverse pool of candidates. Here are 7 examples of phrases to make people from underrepresented groups feel included when reading your JDs, careers sites, diversity pages, and more:   1. “All Genders” Phrases… Read more »