fastcompany.com/90749149/rooting-out-exclusionary-and-outdated-workplace-language

Here are 4 examples of easy fixes to everyday words to get you on your way to watching what you say (and there are plenty more).

In a job-seeker’s market, there is no room to let language get in the way of recruiting or allow it to exclude existing talent. With candidates looking at multiple options, they are likely to turn down opportunities from companies that use outdated or exclusionary terms and phrases used during interviews or on company collateral—some may not even bother or feel comfortable applying. The workplace is no longer one size fits all; it’s no longer a “boys club” that women and nonbinary folks are going to force themselves to fit into. 

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