7 Things I Learned from the 2021 Disability Equality Index Report

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On July 13, 2021, brands like Airbnb, AT&T, HPE, Walmart & Walgreens announced they made the 2021 Best Place to Work for disability inclusion list. This made me think… What is this list? How do you get on it? Is there a fee? How many companies made it? Can I learn something to help companies… Read more »

The 12 [Least-Offensive] Diversity Memes I found on Google

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I reviewed 100+ diversity memes and found these 12. And, if you’re looking for distasteful D&I memes, sorry, you won’t find them here (they’re not cool!) The Office diversity day memes Do you remember season 1, episode 2 of The Office? Here are a few diversity memes from that (controversial) episode: Note: If you like… Read more »

5 Best Practices for Employee Resource Groups

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If you’re searching for employee resource group best practices, here are 5 that might help: 1. Writing employee resource group mission statements Let’s start with creating employee resource group mission statements. They outline your purpose and help with setting goals for ERGs. Most have a similar message that aligns with company objectives, plus differences that… Read more »

5 Reasons NOT to use Microsoft Word for Job Descriptions

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Microsoft Word is a great tool for some things, but it might not be the best for writing job descriptions. Here are 5 reasons to stop using Word for your JDs. 1. Changing settings to scan for racial bias in Microsoft Word is a task A big part of hiring diverse candidates is connected to… Read more »

4 Highlights from Amazon Studios’ Inclusion Playbook (for hiring)

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On June 16, 2021, Amazon Studios released its first-ever “Inclusion Playbook” to support its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This got me thinking…will more companies create an inclusion playbook to support diversity in hiring? Time will tell! In the meantime, here are 4 highlights from the Amazon Studios inclusion playbook I found useful, plus… Read more »

15 Creative Titles for Sales Reps [silly ones too]

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I stumbled upon some creative titles for sales reps recently. Here are 15 I found most useful…or just plain silly. Enjoy! 1. Cast Member (Retail Sales Associate)…Sephora uses “Cast Members” for their associate sales titles. Disney also uses “Cast Member” (for any employee who works at the Disney Store or at Disney Parks). 2. Educator (Retail Sales… Read more »

8 Common Cliches that Might Hurt your Job Ads [Canva]

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Cliches can confuse candidates. So, should you use them in your JDs? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million job ads (The Jargon of Jobs) found that 38% contain confusing jargon and business cliches. In this post we’ll review 8 of the most common, what they mean, and why you might not want to use… Read more »

The 10 HR Buzzwords that Might Hurt Your Job Ads [Canva]

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Does using HR buzzwords like “self-starter” or “team player” hurt or help your job descriptions? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million U.S. job ads revealed that 38% contain confusing HR buzzwords and business jargon. Not all business buzzwords are “bad,” but you might want to consider if the ones you use are truly valuable… Read more »

25 Impactful Juneteenth Quotes [old and new!]

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On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a recognized federal holiday (Juneteenth National Independence Day Act). I put together this list of impactful Juneteenth quotes to honor the day and the people whose struggles paved the way to freedom for future generations. Juneteenth quotes from political leaders & activists Here are… Read more »

50+ Companies Celebrating Pride Month [w/ tweets, events, hashtags & more]

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In the spirit of being LGBTQIA+ inclusive, I found 50+ companies celebrating pride month. These co.s are getting creative with pride hashtags, pride month products, pride month events, employee spotlights & more. Here are 50+ examples of companies celebrating pride month in different ways (not just creating pride month logos): Companies celebrating Pride Month with… Read more »

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 »