The Overtitling Craze and How to Remedy It with Tammy Polk
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In episode 88, Coffey talks with Tammy Polk about the practice of inflating job titles. They discuss the roots of overtitling; undertraining promoted employees; EEOC and FLSA concerns about titles and compensation; understanding salary surveys; how to realign job descriptions, titles and compensation; emotional attachments to job titles; how managers should address title adjustments; input from employees in clarifying position responsibilities; and the importance of career pathing.
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About our Guest:
Tammy Polk is chief human resources officer at Formstack, the SaaS-based workflow platform helping organizations streamline data collection and management without coding. Founded in 2006, Formstack is a remote-first company with more than 300 employees worldwide.
Tammy Polk can be reached at:
About Mike Coffey:
Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.
In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business.
Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.
Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year.
Additionally, Imperative has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year and is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association.
Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteers with the SHRM Texas State Council.
Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.
1. Analyze the origins of overtitling.
2. Create a plan to examine job descriptions, titles, and compensation to ensure compliance and accuracy.
3. Understand the importance of creating career paths for employees.