Yet, while some firms have tried inflating job titles, the success rate has been varied: 43% of hiring managers surveyed shared that they had or were considering inflating a job title to attract or retain professionals to a role within their organization, with 21% citing such a move as working “to its desired effect.” Also:

    • An inflated job title may lead to problems where fellow professionals may not see it as a major indicator of seniority, or the level of responsibility and experience associated with a position.
    • Top indicators of seniority cited by respondents were:
      • Being able to manage a team (46%)
      • the importance of the job (34%)
      • a C-Suite/Head-of title (20%)