Definition of Title Inflation

When a company gives an employee a higher title than expected based on industry norms for a given employee's years of experience and job responsibilities.

Example: The company paid below market rate, so relied on title inflation to attract candidates to join the company. The job candidates were given higher titles than they would be given at other companies for their role and responsibilities.

Variations: job title inflation

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"Title Inflation" is used in the workplace during meetings or emails.

The definition for "Title Inflation" was last updated in 2022.

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Business English Quiz

Question: What does "Calendar Invite" mean?

   (A) When a person wants to meet with you next week.
   (B) An email sent to schedule a meeting with the option to either accept or decline the meeting at the scheduled time.
   (C) When a person has available time on their calendar to meet with you.
   (D) When a person does not have any time to meet with you.

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Word of the Day

Date: 02/08/2023

Word: Close It Out

Definition: To mark something as completed.

Example: This task has been fixed, so let's close it out within the task tracker.

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