The Top 10 Masculine Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions

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What are the top masculine-biased words used in job descriptions? Knowing if you have masculine vs. feminine job descriptions is a hot topic these days. Most companies want to hire more women. This week, I used Ongig’s Text Analyzer software (the tool for gender bias in job descriptions) to find out. I had Text Analyzer… Read more »

Newsday Gets Hammered On Disability Language for This Job Posting

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On the heels of 7 Controversial Stories About Job Descriptions, here’s another cautionary tale of poor wording in job postings. It was discovered by Wendy Lu, a self-prolaimed “Proud Disabled Woman” (vocal cord paralysis).  Wendy found a job ad posted by Newsday, the Long Island-based newspaper in New York, for a general assignment reporter. It included… Read more »

New Study Shows Gender Bias Against Women for “Brainy” Jobs

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Women are less likely seen as good candidates if the job mentions a high degree of intellectual ability, according to a new study. In 3 tests, published in the journal American Psychologist, more than 1,150 participants were asked to refer individuals for a job. Half of the participants were told that the job description required… Read more »

5 Free & Easy Tips for Recruiting More Women

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If you’re like just about every other talent acquisition/diversity leader I know, recruiting women is one of your top diversity goals. 1) Limit your must-have requirements One HP study showed that men apply for a job if they meet 60% of the qualifications, but women only apply if they meet 100% of them. That’s huge!… Read more »

Caution: Are You Using the “Kitchen Sink”-Style EEO Statement?

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Are you using an EEO statement like below? There are a few reasons that the above EEO statement is less effective at attracting candidates/diversity. It’s: Too long. At 64 words, it’s a tough read Not punchy (21 words per sentence) (8 to 13 would be better) More likely to offend (it’s tough to keep track… Read more »

10 Examples of Awesome Diversity Statements

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How good is your diversity statement? I asked my team to send me some of the best diversity statement samples 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 to 10 that… Read more »

My Diversity Recruiting Webinar “Sneak Peek”

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I’m a white man — so what do I know about diversity? Perhaps not as much as you. But I’ve studied it. Closely. My super-niche Ongig business has one focus: job descriptions. And Ongig has built diversity tools to make your jobs gender-neutral, higher in positive sentiment and more readable. Our software helped 4X the… Read more »

The Top 10 Problems TA Leaders Tell Me About

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My job is awesome. I chat with talent acquisition leaders most of the day, and then I work with the Ongig team to create software to (hopefully) solve those problems! About a year ago, I started a spreadsheet of the problems TA leaders shared with me. I decided to now share them with you —… Read more »

5 Creative Features to Add to Your Company Career Site

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Company career sites keep getting better and better. Finding new ways to attract and engage job seekers once they hit your careers site is getting harder. Here are 5 company career site features to help get your creative juices flowing: 1. Diversity Pie Chart If you’re serious about diversity, why not show your data. Pandora and… Read more »

The 6 Key Steps for Job Description Management Software

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You need an automated system for job description management to post and fill jobs faster. Here are the key steps I recommend for your effective job description management: 1) Job Description Library If you’re reading this, I’ll assume your current job description management process is not cutting it. Let’s start from the beginning… You’re going… Read more »

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Job Description

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Words matter…especially in job descriptions. Update: Since writing this article, our team here at Ongig launched a new version of our Text Analyzer software for writing job descriptions. Here are 7 mistakes to avoid when writing YOUR job description: 1) A Long Job Title Many companies use job descriptions that are too long, resulting in lower… Read more »

3 Awesome Company Diversity Pages

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If you’re serious about diversity, it helps to have a dedicated diversity page. Here are 3 company diversity pages that impress us: Apple Company Diversity Page How killer is Apple? I know: a bunch of us are fanboys (and fangirls!), but Apple comes right out with a sweet-looking diversity page with hard data on their… Read more »

4 New Tools to Help You Write More Diverse Job Descriptions

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Here are 4 new tools to help you write job descriptions that attract a more diverse team. Text Analyzer Ongig’s Text Analyzer software eliminates bias and improves ad copy. We created Text Analyzer after rewriting thousands of job descriptions for some of the largest brands in the world. Ongig’s software has also been improving branding… Read more »

The American Heart Association Leverages Diversity Recruiting Microsites

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Great piece on diversity recruiting strategies employed by the American Heart Association (AHA) at SHRM last week. Most of their focus has been on diversity recruiting microsites. Some highlights: Diversity Recruiting Best Practices at AHA Hired a diversity recruiting specialist Built six diversity recruiting microsites focused on diverse candidates, veterans and people with disabilities. Back-linked those sites and… Read more »

S&P Global Adds 4 Employer of Choice Badges to its Job Descriptions

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When you win an employer of choice award, you should flaunt it wherever candidates hang out — and for most of you, the majority of candidates view your job descriptions (typically more candidates first see your JDs than see your career pages). Check out S&P Global below as an example — they have 4 awards that… Read more »