A List of 100+ Business Abbreviations & Acronyms

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As a business, your communication style affects your brand. Take business abbreviations — there are hundreds, maybe even thousands. Some obvious. Others less so. Below is a list of common 200 business abbreviations and acronyms with tips on when to abbreviate…or not. When to use business abbreviations? When using business acronyms and abbreviations, think about… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating the Best Job Descriptions [2021 RecTech JD Tech Expo Recap]

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Rectech Media hosted a virtual JD Technology Expo this week. Team Ongig had the pleasure of attending and presenting along with 4 other solid companies. All 5 presenters demoed job description tools and technology that help companies create the best job descriptions.  If you missed it, you can find the video replay below. I also… Read more »

7 Tips for Using Inclusive Language in Job Descriptions

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Using inclusive language is one of the top best practices in writing job descriptions. It improves your chances to attract diversity as well as the best candidates because it widens the net to include as many qualified candidates as possible. What is inclusive language? Hubspot, in its great article How to Use & Promote Inclusive Language at Your… Read more »

7 Examples of Racial Bias in Job Descriptions

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Racial bias in job descriptions can be unconscious, but it happens quite often. Here are 7 examples of racial bias Ongig’s Text Analyzer finds when scanning our clients’ job descriptions. 1. Bias Against Black Candidates There are some obvious and not so obvious phrases that cause racial bias (or hidden bias) against Black candidates in… Read more »

16 Funny Job Descriptions [Warning: some are in bad taste]

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If you are looking for a laugh, there are loads of funny job descriptions on the internet. We found 16 funny job postings (past and present) that will give you a giggle. Let’s have a look at the list. Funny Job Descriptions The funny job descriptions on this list are funny because they have all… Read more »

10 Examples of Creative Job Ads (2020)

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Looking to improve your job ads? I put together a list of 10 examples of creative job ads for inspiration. And now, during this COVID crisis, it’s a great time to audit your job description text and turn it into a compelling job ad. You’re bound to find some great ideas from the job ad examples below:… Read more »

The Top 40 Job Titles in Human Resources

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Human Resources might have the most complicated set of job titles of any department. In this article, I share 4 pieces of research I hope will assist you in using the most effective HR job titles: HR Job Titles Hierarchy — An pyramid of the basic org chart  of HR teams Examples of the job… Read more »

10 of the Best Job Descriptions in 2020

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If you’re looking to revamp or create new job descriptions, check out this list of the best job descriptions we’ve seen in 2020. We also highlight things that we like including design, employer branding content, layout, and more! For tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples. So let’s get… Read more »

8 Great Job Description Management Software Tools (and Why!)

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If you need a better way to control your job descriptions, a new market is emerging for job description management software. We expect Gartner Group, Forrester, IDC  and other top tech research houses to soon categorize this as “the job description software” or “job description management” market. Here are the 8 main job description management… Read more »

Elitism in Hiring: Who Needs Harvard?

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Is elitism hurting your hiring? If you’re focused on hiring candidates from top schools or programs, it just may. What is Elitism? It’s the belief that people with high education, high intellect, wealth, etc. are more likely to be successful than others without such qualities. However, there’s evidence that elite schools do NOT produce the… Read more »

Recruitment Marketing: The Ultimate Guide

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Recruitment marketing is vital to talent acquisition. In the guide below, I share a primer on all things recruitment marketing. You’ll find tips including: What is Recruitment Marketing? The Recruiting Funnel & Recruitment Marketing Awareness Facebook Recruitment Marketing Examples Interest & Consideration Recruitment Marketing Strategies Company Career Page Job Postings Diversity & Inclusion Statement Diversity… Read more »

7 Examples of the Questions Top Brands Use to Start Their Job Postings

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Starting your job posting with a question is smart and effective. Just like it’s proven in sales that asking questions can convert customers at 10X the rate than average (see the SPIN Selling book), so too does asking questions in your job ads. The reason? Yep, I just asked YOU the reader a question. 🙂… Read more »

How and Why to Attract Former Felons in Your Job Postings

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With unemployment in the U.S. at the lowest rate (3.9%) in 19 years, companies like Apple, Boeing, McDonalds and Delta Airlines are hiring former felons. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo describes this massive talent pool: “70 million Americans have a criminal record—that’s 1 in 3 adults. There are currently 2.3 million people behind bars in this… Read more »

Using Workday Recruiting ATS? Here Are Key Areas to Optimize

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Are you an employer using the Workday ATS? Workday Recruiting has grown to become a top applicant tracking system among employers. For example, Workday edged out Taleo as the #1 ATS used by Fortune 500 companies according to our recent ATS report for Fortune 500 companies:   As Workday continues to be a top ATS system,… 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 »