New ebook out: HR’s guide to inclusive communication

Download eBook Find the eBook here. As a company, the language you use has power. When used consciously, it creates relationships, fosters mutual understanding, and forges a workplace where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued. But when it’s not, it keeps stereotypes and biases alive. It causes discomfort and harm. It furthers exclusion. Communicating more […]

You can now detect unconscious bias in Swedish texts

We are happy to announce that companies can now scan their Swedish texts for bias with Develop Diverse. Companies like Telia, COWI, Danske Bank, Elgiganten and Vestas are already using Develop Diverse to optimize job descriptions and other communications material in the English and Danish language and see great results of up to 3 times […]

How Vestas makes their job ads more inclusive with Develop Diverse

“Develop Diverse is not only enabling us to attract a diverse pool of candidates, but it has also been a great tool to use to kickstart the conversation with hiring managers about our language and how we become more inclusive as an organisation.” – Lise Linnebjerg, VP Global of Talent Management at Vestas. As a […]

How to write good job ads by avoiding clichés

Have you ever recycled an old job ad or found inspiration from other job descriptions out there in lack of time and inspiration? Join the club. Job ads are one of the least evolved tools in recruiting. They are often filled with non-inclusive language, little creativity and corporate clichés that bore the reader.  At the […]

But isn’t inclusive language boring to read?

To make job descriptions attractive to job seekers, companies use words such as ‘rockstar’, ‘ninja’, ‘team player’. At Develop Diverse, we experience that a common concern with inclusive writing is that it might be boring to read, because it replaces these types of flashy phrases with more inclusive alternatives. This blog post gives a short answer […]

Why targeting women is not inclusion

Many companies are looking for ways to attract more women for positions in all levels of their organisations. Public and regulatory pressure is driving this change, which is putting higher demands on HR departments to make positive change for diversity and inclusion.   In their search for more female candidates, companies often resort to attract […]