8 Companies Hiring People with Criminal Records

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More than 650,000 people are released from prison every year. With unemployment rising and widespread skills shortages, hiring someone with a criminal record doesn’t seem like a bad idea.  Not sure about this recruitment strategy?  Here are 8 examples of brands hiring folks with criminal backgrounds:  Butterball Farms  Butterball Farms has a track record of hiring… Read more »

6 Examples of Diversity Workshops [free and paid]

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Research shows companies who embrace DEI culture are 2X as likely to achieve their financial targets and 6X more adaptive to shifting environments. Diversity workshops help you build a solid DEI culture. And the best diversity & inclusion workshops give you dynamic tips or strategies to enhance your DEI initiatives. Here are 6 examples [free… Read more »

The Inclusive Language List for Job Ads

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Exclusionary words creep into job ads. And, some are more obvious than others. Finding them (plus more inclusive words to replace them) is a time suck. Here are 75 examples of biased language I often find in job ads, with more inclusive replacements. I divided them into categories for easier reading. Note: If you’re writing… Read more »

6 Tools for Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds

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In an era of increasing demands for accountability and transparency in all aspects of the business, employers want to know that their employees are trustworthy and reliable. As a result, many of them are reluctant to hire people with criminal backgrounds.  Second chance hiring encourages businesses to consider candidates with criminal backgrounds and make them… Read more »

6 Tips to Make Job Descriptions More Inclusive

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Are you trying to hire more diverse candidates? A good place to start is revamping one of the first things candidates see during their job search…your job ads. If they’re bad, you might miss out on some great talent. Here are 6 tips on how to make your job descriptions more inclusive (and effective): 1…. Read more »

7 Types of “Diversity Language” in Job Descriptions [2022 Update]

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Diversity language in job descriptions attracts talent from underrepresented groups. And encourages them to apply. So, how do you describe diversity in your job descriptions? Here are 7 examples of “diversity language” I find in JDs. Some are more obvious than others. 1. Diversity Statement A diversity statement in your JD shows a company’s commitment… Read more »

5 Examples of Affinity Bias [in Job Descriptions]

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When hiring managers meet a candidate they like and know they’ll get along with, it’s often because they share similar backgrounds or interests.  This is called affinity bias, which can be detrimental to your diversity hiring efforts.  What is affinity bias in the workplace? Affinity bias means giving favor to candidates with a similar background… Read more »

5 Examples of EEO Taglines for Job Postings

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EEO taglines for job postings are required for all U.S. federal contractors. Many public companies use them to show they take diversity seriously. An EEO tagline is a company commitment showing you won’t accept (or reject) a candidate based on their background (including race, religion, age, physical/mental ability, gender, etc.). They include the words: “(Company… Read more »

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 »

7 Examples of Inclusive Job Descriptions

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Having an inclusive company starts with having inclusive job descriptions. Ready to get started? Check out these 7 inclusive job description examples for inspiration (and tips). 1. Explore an alternative to “years of experience” Listing a requirement for years of experience might intimidate some applicants. Years of experience doesn’t always mean a candidate is a… 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 »

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 »