How many companies instruct employees to be vague with job titles on Linked? How many instruct whether to register corp email?
Intuitiviely I have wondered if companies have started to be more proactive about instructing employees to limit certain information on their profiles, but I was recently told that Deloitte, one of the Big 4 specifically instructs employees to keep profiles vague or to not mention specifics about what they do for work. It has gotten me thinking about how wide spread is this in the industry? Are these policies with-in the compaies or just the culture or what? Have you heard about any companies that have instructions what employees are allowed or not allowed to post on social media. I think it would be obvious any sensative information, but to be vague with Job Titles.
Similarly, I've wondered if some companies instruct employees not to register their email with LI. I have not confirmed, but have a strong suspicion that KPMG discourages it...
I do not have numbers however I Can tell you for a fact companies are using interesting titles in an attempt to hide people. I know of one large company that calls its Data Scientists, PMs instead in an effort to hide them. I know of a lot of companies who ask their employees to be vague in their job descriptions on social sites. Now unless what that person does has a security flavor, ie they need a security clearance they cannot make anyone do anyting, and there will be no fromal policy but they can ask and most employees will comply...to a point.
Although I have not heard of any specific examples, I could see companies like Deloitte and the rest of the Big 4 encouraging employees to be more vague as these employees are often a target profile. Absolutely not something I feel that companies should be asking their employees to do, however, I do agree that companies seem to be getting more "creative" with titles.