How to make job descriptions inclusive to attract diverse talent

  • The language a hiring manager uses in a job description is important — it can dissuade certain applicants from applying, making your talent pool less diverse. 
  • To make sure you’re casting a wide of a net as possible, hiring managers should make sure their job descriptions are inclusive. 
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion experts share a few top tips, including avoiding gender-charged words and language that discriminates against people with disabilities. 
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As more Americans call for diversity and inclusion in the workplace, it’s more important now than ever to make sure your company’s job postings use inclusive language. 

That’s because the words used in a job description can directly or indirectly dissuade certain people from applying, making your pool of candidates skew a particular way. 

From avoiding gender-charged words to elitist language, here’s what diversity, equity, and inclusion experts recommend. 

Stay away from words

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