Thanks so much alexrjl! I sent you a private message
I think it's good to have a balance.
It's about balancing the ad to appeal to both A) really talented/good fit people who may have other options but are more likely to apply if they see they check a ton of boxes, and B) the talented but less apparently a great fit applicants (which you may want to cater to if you're not finding enough of the first type, and also because the best applicants don't always look that way on paper). And of course demographic/diversity reasons push the balance somewhat more towards B.
We did end up going with a few "requirements" and a longer list of "good to haves", and I think that worked well. Will do again in the future.
For some reason we did not consider compensating them for their time (probably due to our generally tight startup budget), although we probably will in the future. Thanks for the suggestion!
Thanks for the advice! I think #3 in particular is important, as it's easy for someone trying to be nice to cause even more issues by not being sufficiently clear or blunt
I think these are all valid points, and yeah the words are just stereotypes. Worth using caution with these sorts of simplistic decoders (but I still think they're somewhat helpful). I think you could probably pay for a better one but I doubt that's worth the money.
We did also ask people of different genders to review the ad before putting it out, and I definitely think that was worth the time cost.
Thanks for the report!
I'm interested in whether I should avoid honey consumption personally (and if so, how vocal I should be). Aside from the article you cited from Michael Greger, do you have an opinion or further evidence one way or the other on this?˙
I'm interested in whether I should avoid honey consumption personally (and if so, how vocal I should be). Aside from the article you cited from Michael Greger, do you have an opinion or further evidence one way or the other on this?
Thanks Sam for mentioning us! I'm half the co-founding team of Fish Welfare Initiative (ie one of the fish people), and we are now looking for funding. If you're interested, you can check out our website or email me directly.
At the moment, we're looking to fill a roughly $30K funding gap to get us to June.
I went through the program last year and found it useful (I'm now launching Fish Welfare Initiative). I'd be happy to talk with anyone if they have questions about what it's like on the inside
Hey, thanks for doing that Em! And we're currently not accepting public donations :)
UPDATE: We are now looking to fundraise to fill our funding gap until June, and would love to connect with donors who may be interested. Feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com