How to Attract and Retain Talent: 6 Reasons Salary Matters

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In an increasingly competitive job market, it’s important to attract and retain talent in your business. Therefore, you must be open about things that matter like salary. Transparency about your salary helps boost your chances.   Not sure why? Here are 6 reasons why salary is important to attract candidates:  1. Salary info attracts highly-qualified… Read more »

How To Write a Software Developer Job Description [examples, templates & tips]

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“Software Developer” is one of the most sought-after professions in the tech realm. If you want to write a software developer job description, read on. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in this post: What is a software developer? [plus the different types] 1 Software developer job description example [from Charles Schwab] 1 Software developer job… Read more »

How to Create Gender Neutral Job Descriptions: 5 Helpful Tools for You to Use

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Gender-diverse companies outperform companies that aren’t by 15%. So, if you want a gender-diverse workforce (and the benefits that come with it), a great first step is creating gender neutral job descriptions.    Did you know that a mix of different perspectives often leads to more creative and innovative solutions? By making job descriptions that… Read more »

How to Create the Ideal Remote Job Description: 7 Helpful Tips to Attract Top Talent

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If you want to hire great staff, the first step is to write effective job descriptions. When hiring for remote roles, you’ll need to tailor your remote job description to attract the best remote talent.  That means your job description for remote work positions needs to be captivating, optimized for SEO, and written with inclusive… Read more »

15 Top Diversity Podcasts in 2022

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DEI might feel like a moving target, and to an extent, it is. A great way to stay up-to-date is by listening to diversity podcasts. Podcasts are a somewhat new (and evolving) part of life. They’ve only been around since 2004. But, diversity and inclusion podcasts are an easy (and mostly free) way to learn… Read more »

Fair Job Ads: 4 Helpful Tools You Can Use

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Words matter, especially in job descriptions. And exclusionary words keep diverse talent from applying. Finding these words on your own is tricky and it can also take up a lot of time. So, how do you resolve this? One of the best ways to do it is by using a job description bias tool. Here… Read more »

7 Inclusive Phrases for your Job Descriptions [& more]

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Successful hiring goes beyond listing requirements, qualifications, and benefits. Adding inclusive phrases to your job descriptions helps attract top talent from a diverse pool of candidates. Here are 7 examples of phrases to make people from underrepresented groups feel included when reading your JDs, careers sites, diversity pages, and more:   1. “All Genders” Phrases… Read more »

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Events Calendar 2022

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The 2022 DEI Calendar seems to be moving back to normal (in-person), but there are still a lot of virtual events too. As always, we like to lead with a table listing all diversity conferences giving you an easier, zoomed-out view of the year. Then we dive into the details of each DEI event below… Read more »

7 Tips for Removing Bias from Recruitment

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Companies that build and promote inclusive culture reap the benefits of a diverse workforce. Building a diverse team starts with removing bias from recruitment. Here are 7 tips on how to do it:   1. Create an inclusive company culture Removing unconscious bias shouldn’t just be limited to recruitment.  To reap the benefits of a… Read more »

Hiring for Diversity: 7 Helpful Books for Recruiters in 2024

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As a recruiter, your job is multi-layered. So, it expands far beyond the scope of just “hiring people.” Nowadays, you need to make sure you’re hiring for diversity. Effective recruiters seek out qualified candidates and assist with arranging interviews. They also help to negotiate salaries, review resumes, advise clients, and stay on top of current… Read more »

How Do “Remote Jobs” Increase Diversity & Inclusion?

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In the short time since the COVID-19 pandemic sent workers home from the office, companies have adapted quickly to a new way of working — remote work. So, a lot more people are doing remote jobs today. Remote work became the norm, with reports of 70% of full-time employees working from home during the pandemic…. Read more »

6+ Examples of Gender-Inclusive Language [2022 Update]

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Being “gender-inclusive” eliminates inaccurate clichés and negative stereotypes. It also improves communications, productivity, and equality. Here are 6+ gender-inclusive language examples you can use in daily conversations, job postings, emails, meetings, and more. 1. Humankind  If your company’s mission is to “share a desire to improve mankind” or you create “innovative solutions that benefit mankind,”… Read more »

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 »

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 »