5 Tips for Diversity and Inclusion Training

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More brands are going all-in on company culture. And the foundation for most of them is diversity and inclusion training.  If you are just getting started or want to fine-tune your diversity and inclusion training, these 5 tips might help. But first, why the new spotlight on D&I training?  Why is diversity and inclusion training… Read more »

7 Tools to Attract Black Tech Talent

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93% of industry leaders agree diversity is a top priority. But, the percentage of Black tech talent is lagging. In the U.S., only 7% of the total “techies” are Black — a small number compared to Black people living in America. Currently, there are about 700,000 unfilled tech jobs in the U.S. So, if you’re… Read more »

7 Examples of Diversity Pipeline Programs

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Building a diversity pipeline taps into broader talent pools and strengthens company culture. Some of the biggest global brands use diversity pipeline programs to find talent from underrepresented groups. Here are 7 examples: 1. FedEx — HBCU Partnership  FedEx launched a Historically Black University (HBCU) student ambassador program, partnering with 8 notable HBCUs. FedEx’s partnership… Read more »

25 of the Most-Used Exclusionary Words [in Job Ads]

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Exclusionary words (aka biased language) creep their way into job descriptions more than you think. To find the most used, I reviewed 10,000 real JDs analyzed by Ongig from February 19, 2021, to February 19, 2022. The most-used exclusionary words fall into these bias categories: race age elitism sexual orientation (LGBTQ+) disability former felons mental… Read more »

Diversity vs Merit — which is more important?

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Diversity vs merit…which is more important? This is a question on just about every CEO’s mind. And, some are speaking up on which they think carries more weight. In this article, we take a look at opinions from several execs and give you some texture around merit vs diversity (from their C-level perspective). Diversity vs… Read more »

6 Ways Big Brands Use “Diversity” in a Sentence

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When it comes to big brands using the word “diversity” in a sentence, it can often feel tokenized or misused.  For years, underrepresented groups have endured exclusionary treatment. But times are changing, and businesses are too. One way co.s show support for candidates (and employees) from diverse backgrounds is through their marketing language.  Here are… Read more »

Should you Pay Higher Referral Bonuses for Diversity?

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Companies like Intel, Accenture, and Pinterest value referral bonuses for diversity. But should you pay higher bonuses to recruit candidates from underrepresented groups (e.g., BIPOC and women)? I think it’s a good idea. In this blog, you’ll find examples from industry pros who think you should. Plus, we touch on the legality of it.  … Read more »

5 Examples of Diversity and Inclusion Training Courses [paid & free!]

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Do you need to invest in a diversity and inclusion certification for yourself (or your biz)? 67% of job seekers say diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is essential in their decision to stay in a job…or apply for a new one. Do I need a DEI Certification? You don’t need to have a diversity and… Read more »

5 Companies Hiring People with ADHD

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Top execs like Jenny Dearborn (Chief People Officer at Klaviyo) and Damien Hooper-Campbell (Chief Diversity Officer at Zoom) pictured below…and many others have found success despite their ADHD diagnosis. Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are 30% more likely to have issues with employment. But some brands are working to lower these statistics. Here… Read more »

40+ Quotes about Diversity and Inclusion

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At Ongig, we like to celebrate all people. So I created this list of 40+ quotes about diversity and inclusion to celebrate our differences. They are from CEOs, world leaders, writers, actors, activists, and more. Enjoy! Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Quotes Let’s start the list with some quotes about inclusion and diversity at… Read more »

Is “POC” friendly?

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Is “POC” friendly language? It’s not a simple answer. In this blog, I answer the question what does POC mean?  And, help shed some light on the confusion around POC and IF you should use it (or not).  What does “POC” stand for?  In diversity, POC means “People/Person of Color” in North America and “People/Person… Read more »

What is Social Desirability Bias?

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Social desirability bias is the need for acceptance. Look at social media if you want to see this need in action. Humans are social creatures. Belonging in a society or a group often means following (written and non-written) social norms in the way you dress, speak, and how you respond to questions. You’ve probably encountered this… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing an Inclusion Statement [+ examples]

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An inclusion statement is a compass…a commitment to DEI that helps direct decisions your company makes. 69 % of executives agree DEI is a critical issue. Being inclusive is not just the right thing to do; it’s also great for the bottom line. If you want to start (or improve) your DEI initiatives, a great… Read more »

200+ Famous Native Americans [Chiefs, Celebs, Models, Politicians, Actors, Musicians & More!]

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Ongig’s mission is to celebrate all people. So, I started a list of Native American celebrities who’ve found success. This list of 200+ famous Native American people includes: Native American actor famous Native American Chiefs Native American heroes & more! This list is dynamic. I’m not an expert on Native American famous people…so I welcome… Read more »

6 Ways to Debias Your Language

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If you are crafting new job postings, you might want to make your language more inclusive. I found 6 debiasing techniques that can help. Before we jump into debiasing strategies, let’s define “biased language” and “debiasing.” What is Biased Language? “Biased language includes expressions that demean or exclude people because of age, sex, race, ethnicity,… Read more »