How to Write a Gender Neutral Job Description [3 Tips]

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Research shows removing all gender-coded words from your job descriptions boosts apply rates by 29% and decreases cost per application by 41% (source — Appcast). These findings might make you curious about how to write a gender neutral job description. In this post, I’ll dig into 3 tips for writing gender neutral JDs. But first,… 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 »

Gender Neutral Adjectives [a list of 170]

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Why should you use gender neutral adjectives? Did you know they affect people’s behavior (e.g., in everyday language, interview questions, job ads, etc.)? Using them helps you avoid words that might be interpreted as biased, discriminating, or degrading.  Here’s a big list of gender neutral adjectives to help you create more balanced job ads (or… Read more »

3 Tools for Eliminating Sexist Language in Job Ads

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Using sexist language in your job ads might keep women or people from the LGBTQ+ community from applying. These 3 tools highlight sexist language in your job ads…and give options for replacements, so you can be more inclusive. The best part, while they find sexist language (or other biased words), they also help you craft… Read more »

5 Easy-to-Use Tools for Gender Writing Analysis

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If you write job descriptions, send emails, or create social media posts to reach potential applicants…you might need a tool for gender writing analysis. These types of tools can ensure your content is inclusive and unbiased. An Appcast study of 473,742 jobs found: “Job ads with gender-neutral language result in 67.75% more applications at a… Read more »

How Does Jeff Bezos Score Writing His First Amazon Job Ad?

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Early Amazon employee Glenn Fleishman told Internet History Podcast that Amazon had a hard time hiring developers in its early days. We decided to run Amazon’s first known job posting (from August 22, 1994) through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software to see how his job description text scores using today’s best technology. Ongig’s Text Analyzer is… Read more »

Gender-Neutral Suggestions for the Top 25 Job Titles That Still Use the Word “Man”

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Many of us are talking about gender-neutral job descriptions these days. But how about gender-neutral job TITLES? Gender-biased job titles are so prevalent that Ongig now offers a  job title bias checker in our Text Analyzer software. After all, if you show gender bias in the job title, a candidate might not even read the rest of… Read more »