How to Navigate Diversity Fatigue in the Workplace

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Diversity fatigue is an often overlooked but critically important aspect of workplace diversity. As leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), talent acquisition, or recruiting, you’re leading the way in promoting diversity in your organizations.  What is diversity fatigue? Diversity fatigue is when people feel tired and frustrated from trying to make workplaces more diverse… Read more »

25+ Examples of Helpful Diversity Statements [2024 Update]

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How good is your diversity statement? I asked my team to send me some of the best examples of diversity statements they could find. They reviewed the Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity list and also Googled “Most Diverse Companies.” They gave me a list of 30 diversity statements they found.  I whittled that down… Read more »

Creating an Effective EEO Statement: 16 Helpful Samples

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The purpose of an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) statement is to comply with EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) law but there’s also a marketing aspect to it. The words in your EEO statement (which often appear in all your job postings) are also words that a candidate will measure you by. That’s why I ran every EEO statement… Read more »

10 Helpful Diversity Tips from HR Pros

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The importance of diversity in the workplace is widely reported: increased productivity, enhanced creativity, and positive employer branding, to name a few. So more organizations are considering building a diverse workforce. That’s why we’re looking at the top diversity tips from HR pros. But, many employers still struggle with building a diverse workplace. For instance,… Read more »

10+ Examples of the Best Job Ads in 2024

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Job ads are becoming more creative and dynamic. So, having the best job ads out there will require creativity. Employers are giving more robust content on job descriptions rather than just listing requirements and qualifications. Here are some features we’re seeing in job ads that were hardly used just a few years ago (all of… Read more »

How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples (2024 Update)

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Do you want to know how to write a job description? We are confident this report can help guide you. Writing job descriptions is clearly a skill talent leaders want to know about. Did you know that the #1 searched HR term on Google is (source: “how to write a job description” The Ongig… Read more »

3 Helpful Examples of Plain Language in Job Ads

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Plain language is about clear communication in writing or speaking that is easy for the intended audience to understand the first time around. So, using various examples of plain language in job ads can be beneficial. Recruiters who use it attract the most diverse talent and ensure legal compliance, especially if their business or company is… Read more »

10 Examples of Awesome Job Descriptions (and Why!) (2024 Update)

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Wow, are you are seeing how fast job descriptions are changing these days? Fasten your seat belts as we look at 10 that are awesome — and the reasons why! You can create job descriptions like the ones below through Ongig’s Candidate Experience Software and Text Analyzer. For tips on writing job descriptions, check out How… Read more »

6 Best Accessible Job Description Tools to Build Your Team

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Few employers would dream of intentionally excluding disabled candidates. But, discriminatory and inaccessible recruiting practices persist. So, try using accessible job description tools to keep your job ads inclusive. Recruiters may not be aware of how their everyday decisions can affect a person’s ability to apply for a job. And inaccessible job descriptions can affect… Read more »

How to be a Better Ally (10 Tips)

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Do you know how to be a better ally at work? Workplace allies are employees using their privilege to support their coworkers who belong to underrepresented groups. So, their privilege comes from their gender (male), race/color (white), or rank in the office (senior level or management).  Allies support their LGBT colleagues, women of color, or… Read more »

Why You Need a Risk Management Policy for a Successful 2024

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Even though diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) and environmental social governance (ESG) policies are important, these policies still face challenges. Critics persist despite the proven benefits. So, to ensure success, it’s vital to have a strong risk management policy to handle potential issues and improve these initiatives.  For instance, anti-corporate activists have dismissed DEIB… Read more »

How to Address Microaggression in the Workplace

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Microaggression in the workplace is discriminatory words and behaviors that target people based on their identity. While they may seem unintentional and harmless, they’re actually offensive.  Understanding Microaggression in the Workplace and Its Impacts  There are 3 types of microaggressions:  Microassaults are when someone directly and purposefully attacks another person based on who they are…. Read more »

8 Essential HR Strategies for Startups: Build Your First Team

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HR professionals hold the keys to more than just recruitment and management — they’re the architects of the team that will drive a startup’s success. So, you’re right to be thinking about the essential HR strategies for startups. But where to begin? How do you navigate the myriad of challenges and opportunities in the startup… Read more »

Top 10 Feminine-Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions (2024 Update)

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Masculine vs. feminine job descriptions remains a hot topic these days. Last week I shared The Top 10 Masculine Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions. If you’re trying to gender-neutralize your job ads, eliminating those top 10 masculine-biased words is a good start. So, are there loads of feminine-biased words in job ads? Some of you… Read more »

The Diversity & Inclusion Glossary — A List of 275+ Diversity Terms (2024 Update)

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Diversity terms are all over the place. Do you know the meaning of BIPOC, Folx or Culture Add? I didn’t…until I looked it up! I started keeping a list of these D&I (“Diversity & Inclusion”) terms for Ongig’s clients and decided to put them all in one place in this glossary below. I’m up to… Read more »