25 of the Most-Used Exclusionary Words [in Job Ads]

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Exclusionary words (aka biased language) creep their way into job descriptions more than you think. To find the most used, I reviewed 10,000 real JDs analyzed by Ongig from February 19, 2021, to February 19, 2022. The most-used exclusionary words fall into these bias categories: race age elitism sexual orientation (LGBTQ+) disability former felons mental… Read more »

3 Tools for Eliminating Sexist Language in Job Ads

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Using sexist language in your job ads might keep women or people from the LGBTQ+ community from applying. These 3 tools highlight sexist language in your job ads…and give options for replacements, so you can be more inclusive. The best part, while they find sexist language (or other biased words), they also help you craft… Read more »

Diversity vs Merit — which is more important?

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Diversity vs merit…which is more important? This is a question on just about every CEO’s mind. And, some are speaking up on which they think carries more weight. In this article, we take a look at opinions from several execs and give you some texture around merit vs diversity (from their C-level perspective). Diversity vs… Read more »

6 Ways Big Brands Use “Diversity” in a Sentence

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When it comes to big brands using the word “diversity” in a sentence, it can often feel tokenized or misused.  For years, underrepresented groups have endured exclusionary treatment. But times are changing, and businesses are too. One way co.s show support for candidates (and employees) from diverse backgrounds is through their marketing language.  Here are… Read more »

Should you Pay Higher Referral Bonuses for Diversity?

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Companies like Intel, Accenture, and Pinterest value referral bonuses for diversity. But should you pay higher bonuses to recruit candidates from underrepresented groups (e.g., BIPOC and women)? I think it’s a good idea. In this blog, you’ll find examples from industry pros who think you should. Plus, we touch on the legality of it.  … Read more »

5 Examples of Diversity and Inclusion Training Courses [paid & free!]

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Do you need to invest in a diversity and inclusion certification for yourself (or your biz)? 67% of job seekers say diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is essential in their decision to stay in a job…or apply for a new one. Do I need a DEI Certification? You don’t need to have a diversity and… Read more »

5 Companies Hiring People with ADHD

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Top execs like Jenny Dearborn (Chief People Officer at Klaviyo) and Damien Hooper-Campbell (Chief Diversity Officer at Zoom) pictured below…and many others have found success despite their ADHD diagnosis. Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are 30% more likely to have issues with employment. But some brands are working to lower these statistics. Here… Read more »

40+ Quotes about Diversity and Inclusion

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At Ongig, we like to celebrate all people. So I created this list of 40+ quotes about diversity and inclusion to celebrate our differences. They are from CEOs, world leaders, writers, actors, activists, and more. Enjoy! Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Quotes Let’s start the list with some quotes about inclusion and diversity at… Read more »

Is “POC” friendly?

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Is “POC” friendly language? It’s not a simple answer. In this blog, I answer the question what does POC mean?  And, help shed some light on the confusion around POC and IF you should use it (or not).  What does “POC” stand for?  In diversity, POC means “People/Person of Color” in North America and “People/Person… Read more »

What is Social Desirability Bias?

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Social desirability bias is the need for acceptance. Look at social media if you want to see this need in action. Humans are social creatures. Belonging in a society or a group often means following (written and non-written) social norms in the way you dress, speak, and how you respond to questions. You’ve probably encountered this… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing an Inclusion Statement [+ examples]

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An inclusion statement is a compass…a commitment to DEI that helps direct decisions your company makes. 69 % of executives agree DEI is a critical issue. Being inclusive is not just the right thing to do; it’s also great for the bottom line. If you want to start (or improve) your DEI initiatives, a great… Read more »

200+ Famous Native Americans [Chiefs, Celebs, Models, Politicians, Actors, Musicians & More!]

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Ongig’s mission is to celebrate all people. So, I started a list of Native American celebrities who’ve found success. This list of 200+ famous Native American people includes: Native American actor famous Native American Chiefs Native American heroes & more! This list is dynamic. I’m not an expert on Native American famous people…so I welcome… Read more »

6 Ways to Debias Your Language

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If you are crafting new job postings, you might want to make your language more inclusive. I found 6 debiasing techniques that can help. Before we jump into debiasing strategies, let’s define “biased language” and “debiasing.” What is Biased Language? “Biased language includes expressions that demean or exclude people because of age, sex, race, ethnicity,… Read more »

70+ Famous Adopted People [+ Celebrities with Adopted Kids]

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To support Ongig’s mission of celebrating everyone, I started this list of famous adopted people. They’re successful celebrities, athletes, writers, singers, former presidents & more…plus I list celebrities with adopted children. Actresses and Actors who were Adopted [+ TV Personalities and Comedians] Dean Cain. This TV personality  best known for playing the role of Clark… Read more »

The Top 75 Questions People Have on Being Non-Binary [with Answers]

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Did you know that 220,000+ people per month search Google with a question about being non-binary? This tells me loads of people are asking Google for answers about: what non binary terms mean OR being non binary themselves OR what to call someone who identifies as non-binary Many of the non binary questions are similar…asking… Read more »