Recruiting With Attention to Gender Diversity

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Diversity, including gender diversity, is a goal for many hiring organizations. In our Recruiting Top Trends for 2021 whitepaper, we indicated that diversity would be a focus this past year, and it certainly has been.

Because hiring organizations have learned that employing people from underrepresented groups has a positive impact on corporate culture, innovation, and the bottom line, as well as far-reaching societal impacts, diversity is expected to remain a priority. Two Appcast whitepapers, Diversity Recruiting: Finding and Hiring Candidates and Diversity Recruiting: A Guide to Best Practice Language Usage, can help with diversity challenges you may face.

The Guide to Best Practice Language Usage references the Gender Bias Decoder, a tool that our colleagues at Totaljobs in the UK developed and have been using. The Decoder was designed to help hiring organizations review job ads for gender bias and craft ads that will further diversity recruiting.

Recently, Appcast, in collaboration with Totaljobs and StepStone, launched a U.S. version of the tool, which is now available for your use.

How the Appcast Gender Bias Decoder Works

The Appcast Gender Bias Decoder allows you to check your job ads for gender-coded words – words associated with gender stereotypes – that

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