8 Common Cliches that Might Hurt your Job Ads [Canva]

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Cliches can confuse candidates. So, should you use them in your JDs? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million job ads (The Jargon of Jobs) found that 38% contain confusing jargon and business cliches. In this post we’ll review 8 of the most common, what they mean, and why you might not want to use… Read more »

The 10 HR Buzzwords that Might Hurt Your Job Ads [Canva]

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Does using HR buzzwords like “self-starter” or “team player” hurt or help your job descriptions? A recent Canva study of 6.3 million U.S. job ads revealed that 38% contain confusing HR buzzwords and business jargon. Not all business buzzwords are “bad,” but you might want to consider if the ones you use are truly valuable… Read more »

12 Synonyms for “Strong” [to Remove Gender Bias]

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If you’re using the word “strong” in your job descriptions, you might be limiting your candidate pool. Using more inclusive synonyms for “strong” can help remove masculine bias from your JDs. Why is “strong” a masculine word? “Strong” is considered a masculine word based on research from various studies, including one published in the Journal… Read more »

30+ Co.s Saying “No” to Remote Jobs in Colorado

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A bunch of employers like Lime Bike, Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Twitter, Oracle & others are facing a twitterstorm over using “except in Colorado” language in their job postings. For example, here’s Lime’s job posting language being called out in a tweet: The reason? Colorado’s new Equal Pay Act requires companies to list salary and… Read more »

Top 15 Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Job Titles [+ Descriptions]

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What are the best blockchain and cryptocurrency job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 35+ crypto titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) in this growing industry to find the best titles for you to choose from. This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide. In this article,… Read more »

Supervisor vs Manager [+ 90 Top Job Titles]

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Supervisor vs Manager…is there a difference? This is one of the most common job title questions asked on Google (4,500 people per month ask it!). I researched leading companies to see how they handle the “supervisor vs manager” question. Here’s what I found: Supervisor vs Manager — are they the same? Some companies use manager… Read more »

How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples

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If you want to know how to write a job description, we are confident our report below can help guide you. Writing job descriptions is clearly a skill talent leaders want to know about. Did you know that the #1 searched HR term on Google is (source: ahrefs.com): “how to write a job description” The… Read more »

CNBC Survey: Rewriting Job Descriptions & Job Titles are Top Talent Strategies

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A recently published CNBC Technology Executive Council (TEC) survey shows companies are at risk of a talent shortage over the next year. The TEC comprises 100 top tech executives from various companies, including start-ups, enterprises, non-profits, and government organizations. In the TEC survey: “44% of respondents said that finding enough qualified employees to fill open positions… Read more »

7 Things that Will Go Extinct in Job Descriptions

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The push against systemic racism, sexism, elitism, & some new diversity and pay range regulations is causing a shift in how job descriptions are written. Because of this shift, there are 7 things in job descriptions that we predict might become extinct. Our Chief Ongigitizer, Rob Kelly, went on the record in a podcast with… Read more »

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 »