10 Examples of the Best Inclusive Job Descriptions

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

Having an inclusive company starts with having inclusive job descriptions. Research shows that words and phrases in your job description discourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. Some words are subtly coded as masculine like ambitious, driven, and competitive, and subtly coded as feminine like warm, supportive, and compassionate. Removing them can increase your number of applications… Read more »

10 Simple Tools for Gender Writing Analysis (2024)

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

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

How to Build a Disability-Inclusive Workplace

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

Having a disability-inclusive workplace means hiring people with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities. It gives people with disabilities a chance to work, get paid fairly, and also grow in their careers, just like everyone else. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 1.3 billion people worldwide have a major disability.   But,… Read more »

7 Tips to Create a LGBTQ Friendly Workplace

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace is the biased treatment LGBTQ+ employees experience due to their gender identity or orientation. It may have been developed due to deeply ingrained social and cultural norms that historically favored heterosexuals. Those who don’t conform to these gender stereotypes are vilified.  LGBTQ+ employees mistreated in the workplace may have their… Read more »

7+ Must-Read DEI Books for HR Pros 

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

If you read blogs about diversity, you can get fast tips for including everyone at work. But if you want to really understand diversity, equity, and inclusion, reading DEI books is better. They can give managers and HR leaders like you a complete understanding of DEI and how to use it in workplaces. For managers… Read more »

What is intersectionality in the workplace?

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

What is intersectionality in the workplace? “Intersectionality” was coined by civil rights activist and professor Kimberle Crenshaw as:  The interconnected nature of social categorizations, such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, is regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. In other words, it’s… Read more »

10 Biased Interview Questions & What to Ask Instead

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

Job interviews are really nerve-wracking for job seekers. They’re super important because they greatly affect who gets hired. Biased interview questions can also make this even more stressful. And they present the greatest risk for biases in the hiring process. Research shows that 59.9 % of hiring decisions are made within the first 15 minutes… Read more »

How to deal with ageism in the workplace

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

Ageism means treating someone unfairly because of their age, especially if they’re 45 or older. People might think older workers are slow or not good with technology, but that’s not true. And ageism in the workplace usually happens during hiring, promotion, and during social events like:  Ageism in the workplace can manifest in various subtle… Read more »

20 Gender Identity Terms You Should Know

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

The conversation around gender identity is evolving in general and at work. It’s a complex and delicate subject with a lot of diverse terms. Because of this, mistakes happen. For example, if refer to a colleague with a pronoun they don’t use that could cause problems in the workplace. In this article, we’ll explain the… Read more »

5 Top Racial Diversity Stats + Expert Tips for Job Descriptions

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

As the modern workplace emphasizes racial diversity, hiring people from different racial backgrounds is more important than ever. Having different races in our workplace is good. It means we get lots of different ideas and experiences. So, this helps us solve problems better, come up with new ideas, and also makes our employees happier. Awareness… Read more »

5 Examples of a Diversity and Inclusion Plan Template

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

DEI culture in your company starts with a solid strategy. Think of this as creating a road map to your DEI goals. If you’re not sure where to start, these 5 examples of a diversity and inclusion plan template might be useful. What is a Diversity and Inclusion Policy, and why is it important?   Before… Read more »

10 Helpful Tips to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

A Deloitte survey found that 80% of employees valued diversity and inclusion when making employment decisions. When you start to put in place inclusion tips for the workplace, you will see a boost in employee satisfaction and morale will also increase. As a result of an inclusive workplace, you’ll be better able to meet the… Read more »

8 Best Strategies for Sourcing Underrepresented Talent

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

Diversity is a key tenet for companies in a world that demands it. There are many benefits of a diverse workforce, from improving team relationships to encouraging innovation and improving decision-making. But despite the benefits of a diverse workforce, companies still struggle to source and retain diverse talent. For example, in the U.S. tech industry,… Read more »

9 Helpful Examples of SMART Goals for Diversity & Inclusion

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

The modern business world is changing for the better, at least when it comes to the policies, laws, and regulations around diversity and inclusion. And the importance of D&I for organizational success is being proved time after time. So, that’s why it’s ideal to have smart goals for diversity & inclusion. Businesses in all sectors… Read more »

10 Benefits of Inclusion in the Workplace

Posted by & filed under Diversity and Inclusion.

Let’s be honest. There’s no way any business can doubt the significance and effectiveness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Deloitte found that businesses with a diverse workforce had a per-worker profit 2.3 times greater than others. According to research by Gartner, inclusive teams boost productivity by as much as 30% in highly diverse… Read more »