6 Tips for Setting Diversity and Inclusion Performance Goals

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For your organization to stay competitive in a diverse and global world, incorporate DEI practices into your everyday operations. Research from McKinsey & Co. shows companies with a diverse workforce experience 36% more returns than non-diverse ones. But setting diversity and inclusion performance goals isn’t an easy, one-time task. The process requires commitment for success…. Read more »

7 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates (2023 Update)

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Do you need to make your talent search more inclusive? Here are 7 tips for writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates: 1. Avoid exclusionary words If your job descriptions have biased or “exclusionary” language, you might deter diverse candidates. Try to avoid words that offend (or exclude) job seekers based on their: race ethnicity… Read more »

7 Steps to Achieve a D&I Strategy [2023 Update]

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Top companies are talking about Diversity & Inclusion in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. But how do you implement a diversity and inclusion strategy? Developing an effective strategy for managing diversity starts with a conversation and is followed by action. Here are 7 steps we found for implementing a diversity strategy for… Read more »

5 Examples of Inclusive Recruiting Practices

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Having a diverse team is good for your bottom line. Companies with a more diverse workforce experience 36% more returns than non-diverse ones. Plus, 76% of candidates and employees from different backgrounds prefer to work for co.s focused on inclusive culture.  If you want to build your DEI hiring strategy, here are 5 examples of… Read more »

The Top 5 “DEI Words” [+ their acronyms]

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You likely use DEI words (or their acronyms) in JDs and other HR content. Here are 5 of the most common we find (plus, examples of how brands use them): diversity inclusion equity belonging accessibility Let’s dive in. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Diversity and inclusion are 2 closely related concepts – but they are not… Read more »

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Events Calendar 2023

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The 2023 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 Top DEI Roles and Responsibilities

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You’ll spot the acronym DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) almost everywhere — from LinkedIn listings to JDs, and the trending social posts of thought leaders. It’s a sign that more employers are putting in the time and effort to attract and retain a diverse workforce.  And it’s with good reason since studies show 76% of… Read more »

What is Diversity Recruiting?

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Making your company more inclusive means prioritizing diversity and making it a part of your company policies, activities, and operations.  That includes diversity in recruiting.  Below we explore the meaning of diversity recruiting, why diversity in recruitment is important, and why it’s a powerful tool for building better (and more profitable) businesses. Plus, we look… Read more »

What Does “Inclusive Culture” Mean?

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The term “inclusive culture” has become a buzzword in recent years. We see it on LinkedIn discussions, organizational policies, and job descriptions. But, it’s far more than a fancy fad among progressive employers.  So, what does an inclusive culture mean? “Inclusive culture” describes a positive environment that promotes harmony and collaboration among co-workers of all… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing Job Ads [to Attract Diverse Talent]

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A high apply rate doesn’t always translate into a diverse talent pool. If this sounds like your company, you might need to tweak your job ads (and where you post them). Here are 5 tips on writing job ads to attract diverse talent. 1. Eliminate bias from your job ads Writing job ads with bias can… Read more »

6 Ways to Foster Belonging in the Workplace

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Safety and the sense of belonging rank high on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. And for many people belonging means creating a sense of social connection with others at work. Studies show that an average person spends 1/3 of their lifetime (around 90,000 hours) at work. So to help your keep employees (and attract new ones),… Read more »

7 Ways to Scale Company Culture…Fast!

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Your company is growing fast. Congratulations! You’re busy keeping up with new clients, establishing better processes, and hiring new talent. But unfortunately, company culture is falling off your plate. Company culture is extremely important. But, if you’re growing rapidly, culture might not be your top priority. So, how can you scale company culture…fast? Glad you… Read more »

7 Tips to Boost Your Diversity Recruiting Strategy

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You tap into new perspectives (and skill sets) by building a more diverse workforce. You also improve company culture and connect with your customer base. But, simply wanting to improve diversity is not enough. You need a plan to make it happen. That’s where a diversity recruiting strategy comes in. It is a set of… Read more »

What is Misgendering? [+ 10 examples]

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Malicious misgendering has been making headlines for years. But what is it? And how can we stop it? This blog digs into: what misgendering is [hostile, malicious, and unintentonal] who’s weighing in on misgendering as a topic why misgendering in the workplace should be addressed 10 examples of misgendering in the news What is “hostile… Read more »

5 Ways to Confront Unconscious Age Bias

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The imbalance in favor of hiring “younger people” vs. “older people” is increasing. “Age discrimination cases account for about 20-25% of all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cases” source: 34 Age Discrimination Facts That May Shock You and Your Workplace by Vervoe And, 2/3 of workers aged 45 and up have experienced age discrimination at… Read more »