3 Examples of a Job Description Checklist

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Writing JDs is time-consuming. Using a job description checklist saves time, and keeps things consistent. Here are 3 example checklists, plus some useful tips on writing better JDs. What’s in a Job Description Checklist? If you aren’t sure what to include in your JD, here are a few questions you can answer to start your… Read more »

4 Examples of a Modern Job Description Template

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A modern job description template is more than a list of daily duties with matching skillsets. Candidates are focusing on benefits, compensation, culture, and flex-work options more than ever. So, how do you update your JDs to attract top talent? Here are 4 examples of modern JD templates you might find inspiring. Plus, 1 is… Read more »

5 Top Job Description Generators [2022 Update]

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Writing JDs takes time, especially if you’re writing 500+ a month. The good news -– there are job description generator tools that automate the process. Now you can spend your time on what matters most –– finding the best talent. What is a job description generator? The simple answer –– it’s software that creates JDs… Read more »

6 Tips to Make Job Descriptions More Inclusive

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Are you trying to hire more diverse candidates? A good place to start is revamping one of the first things candidates see during their job search…your job ads. If they’re bad, you might miss out on some great talent. Here are 6 tips on how to make your job descriptions more inclusive (and effective): 1…. Read more »

The 10 Main Sections of a Job Description

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What are the main sections of a job description? Here are 10 of the most common ones I find in JDs. You don’t have to follow this order strictly, but the flow works well. Note: Each section below includes tips that are built into Ongig. Ongig’s AI-based “Section Finder” scans your JDs for missing sections… Read more »

What is “Diverse Slate” Hiring?

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If you want to boost diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, a “diverse slate” hiring strategy is a great way to achieve this goal. Here’s a quick “diverse slate” definition: Diverse slate hiring is a talent acquisition strategy where you start with a diverse pool of qualified candidates. And, you’ll intentionally search for (and interview)… Read more »

5+ Examples of a Job Title Generator

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Compelling job ads start with powerful titles that connect with candidates. Some companies use a job title generator to find the best titles for their roles.  Adding highly descriptive words to make your JD stand out is tempting. But you’ll want to ensure your titles are clear, specific, and searchable if you want top talent… Read more »

7 Types of “Diversity Language” in Job Descriptions [2022 Update]

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Diversity language in job descriptions attracts talent from underrepresented groups. And encourages them to apply. So, how do you describe diversity in your job descriptions? Here are 7 examples of “diversity language” I find in JDs. Some are more obvious than others. 1. Diversity Statement A diversity statement in your JD shows a company’s commitment… Read more »

Internal vs External Recruitment: What’s the Ideal Hiring Strategy?

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The race for top talent is on. So what’s the best hiring strategy for your business?  Of the many things a business needs for success, recruitment is number one. There are pros and cons of internal vs external hiring. And, most successful companies use a combination of both. Internal vs External Recruitment: Which Should You Choose?… Read more »

What is DEIB? [+ 5 Tips for DEIB Initiatives]

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What is DEIB? Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are hot topics in many organizations. But, they can take some effort to understand. We’re here to demystify these and give you a few tips for launching DEIB initiatives in your workplace.  You might hear many acronyms—EDI, DEI, JEDI, DEIB —and we’ll share what each of… Read more »

5 Examples of Affinity Bias [in Job Descriptions]

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When hiring managers meet a candidate they like and know they’ll get along with, it’s often because they share similar backgrounds or interests.  This is called affinity bias, which can be detrimental to your diversity hiring efforts.  What is affinity bias in the workplace? Affinity bias means giving favor to candidates with a similar background… Read more »

Talent Acquisition vs Recruitment: What’s the Difference?

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Talent acquisition vs recruitment — what’s the difference? They are similar, but not the same. Before we get into the differences, let’s take a quick look at their definitions. What is talent acquisition? Talent acquisition (like recruitment), is about finding the best people for your company, but it focuses more on your long game. It’s… Read more »

5 Best Practices for Hiring

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Hiring is hard. First, you’ve got to find the right person and then convince them to make a big commitment to your business—without guaranteeing that it’ll work out. Add a highly competitive market (since everyone seems to be hiring right now), and you suddenly feel more sympathy for HR managers.  But a lot has changed… Read more »

3 Examples of a CNA Job Description [+ a free copy/paste template]

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A CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) is a common entry-level role in healthcare. So it’s not surprising that 200+ people search for a “CNA job description template” every month. If you need help writing one of your own, in this blog you will find: A definition of CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) A free JD template for… Read more »

5 Examples of EEO Taglines for Job Postings

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EEO taglines for job postings are required for all U.S. federal contractors. Many public companies use them to show they take diversity seriously. An EEO tagline is a company commitment showing you won’t accept (or reject) a candidate based on their background (including race, religion, age, physical/mental ability, gender, etc.). They include the words: “(Company… Read more »