Background. One of the ways to establish credibility in the DEI space is to speak the language, including commonly used terminology. It lends itself to HR practitioners being perceived as more credible and enabling you to teach others.
As such, this assignment aims to create a DEI Recruiting Glossary.
Directions. You are responsible for identifying 25 words and acronyms in your DEI Recruiting Glossary. The glossary should:
Include words that recruiters, hiring managers, and all employees should be aware of related to recruiting and hiring candidates with diverse backgrounds
Include DEI words and acronyms that you have learned this semester through lectures, readings, and discussion posts
Reflect the words you believe are
(1) frequently used,
(2) misunderstood, and
(3) necessary for HR practitioners to understand during the recruitment and selection process
Represent new terminology you’ve learned and intend to use after completing our course
Target Audience. The audience for the toolkit includes the Talent Acquisition team and hiring managers (and anyone else that will have direct contact with candidates) – preferably in an organization where you work.
Criteria. The glossary must include the following requirements:
1. Simple Definitions. Terms and definitions are included, where the definitions do not exceed 1 or 2 sentences. Remember, the easier the definition, the more likely the audience will remember it
2. Diverse Applicant Pool. Consider terms that would help recruit individuals from diverse candidate pools (e.g., veterans, working moms, working dads, people of color, justice-impacted candidates, international students)
3. Alphabetical Order. The terms are in alphabetical order.
4. MS Word Template or Infographic Template. You must use a MS word template or Infographic template to build the DEI Recruitment Glossary. People remember toolkits that are well-designed. Approach #1: If you want to use a MS Word template to build the DEI Glossary – try accessing MS Word templates here. Links to an external site.
Additionally, here’s an example of a MS word template used by students in a previous semester. Notably, the words required in your DEI glossary are different, but you can still get a sense of how they used a MS Word template to build the glossary. Access it here. Approach #2: Another way to approach this assignment is to create an infographic. Here is an example of a DEI Glossary infographic I found online. You can access it here. Personally – I like the infographic approach. But it’s totally your call!
5. Glossary Overview. The glossary begins with a 3-4 sentence overview – which explains the purpose of the DEI glossary. The overview should appear on a separate page in the document. Remember, this is a DEI Recruitment Glossary. Therefore, the context you discuss should be related to how internal stakeholders will use the glossary (e.g., the Talent Acquisition team, hiring managers) during their interactions with candidates.
6. Five words – Candidates with disabilities. The glossary must include and reflect the language and terminology used to describe candidates with disabilities. Please include an (*) next to the terms used to describe candidates with disabilities.
7. Required Words. Of the 25 words and acronyms included in your glossary – you must have the following words:
BIPOC (i.e., Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
HMCs (i.e., Historically Marginalized Communities)
DEI Recruitment Glossary
Part One – Glossary Overview. You will write an overview to ensure your audience (i.e., the Talent Acquisition team, hiring managers, and anyone else interacting with candidates) understand how to use the glossary.
Part Two – Glossary Terminology & Definitions. The glossary must include 25 words/terms. And each word/term included in the glossary must be defined. When you use acronyms, please describe what the acronym stands for!
*Remember – Infographic templabcite (see #4)! It is attached