The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer

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Adding a Chief Diversity Officer to the C-suite is a growing trend in companies of all sizes. In this post, I answer 2 questions: What is a Chief Diversity Officer? What does a Chief Diversity Officer do? And I provide: Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer salary ranges Chief Diversity Officer job description examples Popular job… Read more »

275+ Famous Black People Who Changed the World [A List of Activists, Actors, Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Musicians, & More!]

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Famous Black People Who Changed the World As part of Ongig’s mission to celebrate all people year-round, I felt inspired to start a list of famous Black people in history. The folks on our list below achieved greatness, despite struggles they might have faced because of the color of their skin. Here’s our list of… Read more »

Top 10 Terms with Bias Toward POC [in Job Descriptions]

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Job descriptions are full of bias toward POC (people of color). We found 10 terms that show up frequently despite being biased. Before we look at the list, here is a people of color definition from Ongig’s Diversity & Inclusion Glossary: “People of Color — People of Color, or Person of Color, is a phrase used… Read more »

25+ Examples of Biased Language

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Examples of biased language are scattered throughout the English vocabulary. After researching hundreds of bias words (past and present), we found 25+ examples common enough to bring to your attention. Ongig’s Text Analyzer software, which flags these and many more exclusionary words, provides suggestions for alternatives to such biased words. We share those recommendations below… Read more »

10+ Examples of an Awesome Diversity Report

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A diversity report is like a snapshot of a companies workforce diversity efforts. We found 10 examples of awesome diversity reports from top companies. They are awesome because they have stand-out features like video, colorful visuals, meaningful hashtags, case studies, and more. Amazon Diversity Report Release: April 2021 Headline: Our Workforce Data Sub-Headline: Representation Matters… Read more »

Top 10 Diversity Mission Statements

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An exceptional diversity mission statement sends a powerful message. We found 10 examples of diversity mission statements that fit the bill. How to Write a Diversity Mission Statement (7 Learnings) When we reviewed the 10 diversity statement examples below, we found a lot in common. Some commonalities included themes such as: Inclusive Language. The best diversity… Read more »

25 Moves Employers Made Inspired by “Black Lives Matter”

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Diversity in the workplace is not a new topic, but the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has shined a new, very bright light on it in recent months. Many companies are making major moves inspired by #BlackLivesMatter. For example, VMware’s CEO announced (on CNBC) that hiring managers will now have to consider at least one candidate… Read more »

10 Examples of Awesome Inclusion Statements

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Inclusion Statements appear on web pages, in job postings and, sometimes, in bigger reports (see PepsiCo below). They have become vital copy to attract the best talent. After all, the best talent values inclusivity. Below are 10 examples of Inclusion Statements I hope you draw inspiration from. Note: If you like this article, you might… Read more »

Employer Required to Pay $250K for Poorly Written ADA Job Description

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The placement of a single bullet in a University’s job description cost it $250,000 under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Job descriptions, under the ADA, can be the “evidence” that courts use to rule in a lawsuit. This is a cautionary tale for employers, especially those who consider rotating work schedule to be an… Read more »

10 Tips for Recruiting People with Disabilities in Job Descriptions

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People with disabilities can, of course, be your most productive workers. But just one word or phrase could make them feel excluded. This bias against people with disabilities is also called ableism. One type/example of ableism in job descriptions is the words we use to describe physical demands. If a candidate has a physical disability,… 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 »

How Unreadable is Your EEO Statement?

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Thank you to the 15,000+ people who read my 10 Samples of an Effective EEO Statement. Let’s dig deeper into the readability of EEO statements! Did you see how an effective job ad should be written at the 8th grade or lower? Were you as surprised as me at the power of writing in Plain English for busy… 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 »

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 »

5 Qualities that the Best Recruiters Have in Common (from a Silicon Valley Trainer)

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Facebook’s super “business recruiter” Sarah Clifford was kind enough to introduce me to recruiting trainer expert Jenna Luthy recently (and thanks to Uber’s talent branding star Andrew Levy for hooking me up with Sarah!). Jenna trains recruiters for some of the best companies in Silicon Valley and I asked her to share some of her… Read more »