Exclusionary words (aka biased language) creep their way into job descriptions more than you think.
To find the most used, I reviewed 10,000 real JDs analyzed by Ongig from February 19, 2021, to February 19, 2022.
The most-used exclusionary words fall into these bias categories:
raceageelitismsexual orientation (LGBTQ+)disabilityformer felonsmental health
The good news: our customers used Ongig to swap the exclusionary words with more inclusive replacements (with just a few clicks).
Now, on to the list:
A list of the 25 Most-Used Exclusionary Words [in job ads]
Here are 25 exclusionary words Ongig clients found (and