Inclusive Hiring in Tech


Inclusive Hiring in Tech: How to Write More Inclusive Job Descriptions

Jill Bender

The business case for establishing a diverse workforce grows more compelling each year but hiring managers often face challenges when it comes to the diversity of their talent pools for technical roles. The aspect of hiring that most influences the makeup of your candidate pool is your job description. Many companies rely on old job descriptions and outdated wording for new postings. Without knowing it, their posting makes highly-qualified candidates feel excluded and discouraged from applying. This presentation (1) discusses the business case for why inclusive hiring matters; (2) defines the goal of an effective technical job description; (3) illustrates common problems with job descriptions and their impacts; (4) provides practical guidance and tools to improve technical job descriptions in your organization.

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