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 »

5 Tools for Creating Gender Neutral Job Descriptions

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Gender-diverse companies outperform companies that aren’t by 15%. If you want a gender-diverse workforce (and the benefits that come with it), a great first step is creating gender neutral job descriptions.    Here are 5 tools (paid and free) to help you create them: 1. Ongig Text Analyzer Ongig’s gender neutral job descriptions tool scans… Read more »

3 Benefits of Second Chance Hiring

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Nearly 1/3 of Americans have a previous arrest or conviction record. The need for these 70 million people to gain employment is essential on an individual and an economic level. “Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them employable. It focuses on helping employers evaluate their overall value to… 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 »

4 Examples of a Job Description Bias Tool

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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 time-consuming). One of the best ways to do it is by using a job description bias tool. Here are 4 tools to save you time (and remove the human error element): 1…. 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 Must-Read Books for Recruiters in 2022

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As a recruiter, your job is multi-layered. It expands far beyond the scope of just “hiring people.” Effective recruiters seek out qualified candidates, assist with arranging interviews, negotiate salaries, review resumes, advise clients, and stay on top of current labor laws. But most recruiters say hiring for diversity is key to achieving high-performing company goals…. 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. Remote work became the norm, with reports of 70% of full-time employees working from home during the pandemic. Companies acted fast, and employees embraced change just as quickly…. Read more »