20 Impressive Milestones on the Resumes of HR Pros

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At Ongig, we love celebrating each other’s accomplishments. So we thought it would be fun to shout out 20 HR Pros with impressive milestones on their resumes (a.k.a their LinkedIn profile). We’re excited to see what they’ll add to their resume next. Disclaimer: These successful folks were recommended to us through LinkedIn Sales Navigator. Here’s… Read more »

8 Companies Hiring People with Criminal Records

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More than 650,000 people are released from prison every year. With unemployment rising and widespread skills shortages, hiring someone with a criminal record doesn’t seem like a bad idea.  Not sure about this recruitment strategy?  Here are 8 examples of brands hiring folks with criminal backgrounds:  Butterball Farms  Butterball Farms has a track record of hiring… Read more »

5 Examples of Job Posting Best Practices

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Job postings are a job seeker’s first interaction with your company. They set the tone for the rest of the recruitment process. Great job postings attract top talent, and bad ones are often ignored. Here are 5 job posting best practices to help you give candidates what they want. And increase your talent pool. 1…. Read more »

The Worst Hiring Mistakes Recruiters Make [on LinkedIn]

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LinkedIn is a powerful tool for recruiters – but only if you use it correctly. A LinkedIn recruiting study from Passport Photo Online found most recruiters are making common mistakes that doom their recruitment efforts before they even start. In this article, we’ll look at some of the worst hiring mistakes recruiters make on LinkedIn…. Read more »

6 Examples of Diversity Workshops [free and paid]

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Research shows companies who embrace DEI culture are 2X as likely to achieve their financial targets and 6X more adaptive to shifting environments. Diversity workshops help you build a solid DEI culture. And the best diversity & inclusion workshops give you dynamic tips or strategies to enhance your DEI initiatives. Here are 6 examples [free… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating a Job Description Template

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Don’t know where (or how) to start creating a job description template? Here’s are 5 tools to help you write them with ease: Ongig  Ongig is a great tool if you need help creating a job description template for diversity, or speed and scale. You can easily create templates to keep your JDs consistent. And,… Read more »

Job Description vs. Role Description — What’s the Difference?

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What is the difference between a job description and the role description? Are they the same? The short answer, a role description is a section in a job description. Here’s more on each: What is a “Job Description”? A “job description” is everything about an open position you want potential candidates to know. It explains… Read more »

How to use Weird Interview Questions for Applicant Pre-Screening

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Is there a purpose for asking weird job interview questions? There is. Popular brands like Google and Apple love using weird job interview questions in their interviews (and for pre-screening). Why? While your initial reaction might be to dismiss them as “new-age” corporate nonsense, it’s important to note that weird interview questions actually serve a… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Your Job Descriptions Stand Out

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Do you know how to make a job description stand out? Here are 5 ways to make it happen: 1. Use simple, keyword-driven titles It’s great to be creative. But for job titles, it’s best to be simple and specific. For example, instead of using the title “Senior Web Cloud Developer, Digital Technology,” using something like… Read more »

The Inclusive Language List for Job Ads

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Exclusionary words creep into job ads. And, some are more obvious than others. Finding them (plus more inclusive words to replace them) is a time suck. Here are 75 examples of biased language I often find in job ads, with more inclusive replacements. I divided them into categories for easier reading. Note: If you’re writing… Read more »

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 »