Job titles help people understand the leadership hierarchy and who’s responsible for what. But, as the way we do business evolves, roles change.

With new roles come new job titles for people in business. Accurate titles help avoid confusion and boost recruitment efforts.

Here are 7 new and improved titles for people in the C-suite you might find useful:

1. Chief Inclusion Officer

The world is becoming increasingly aware of inequality, especially in the workplace. Unconscious bias creeps into workplace language and culture even if people mean well. So, a new role has emerged: Chief Inclusion Officer.

Their role is to ensure everyone is educated on inclusivity and promotes inclusive policies across the company.


2. Chief Data Officer

As the world shifts to working digitally, businesses are provided with more information to build their bottom line.

But, the data needs to be used correctly to be beneficial. Laws also requires that any personal data a company holds is kept safe to ensure online security. This role is filled by a Chief Data Officer.

This role hasn’t been around forever, but it seems like it’s here to stay.


3. Chief User Experience Officer

When we mention user experience (UX), we’re often talking about software products. For example, a web design company needs to ensure its websites are easy to use for customers.

UX also affects conversions. To focus on the importance of good UX, you might consider hiring a Chief User Experience Officer.


4. Chief Sustainability Officer

Never has the need to look after our planet been so evident. Companies worldwide are doing their part to help reduce the harm being caused to the environment. This includes creating policies to reduce pollution and promote the use of sustainable materials.

Having a Chief Sustainability Officer to direct these policies helps protect the environment and position your company to meet growing consumer demand for sustainability.


5. Chief Automation Officer 

As technology develops, businesses increasingly turn to automation. This might mean anything from having robots make car parts to sales process automation like sending emails automatically.

The right automation tools can help boost productivity and efficiency, and help reduce human error. As automation becomes more common in business, we will see more Chief Automation Officer roles.


6. Chief of Freelancer Relations

Freelancing has seen considerable growth in recent years, spurred by the pandemic and the shift to remote work. Platforms like Upwork and Fiverr make it easy for freelancers to find work, and freelancers are often invaluable assets for your company.

So who works with freelancers to help keep them organized? This is where a Chief of Freelancer Relations comes in.


7. Chief Happiness Officer

Studies show that happy staff are more productive, and unhappy employees cost U.S. businesses up to $550 billion each year.

Along with high productivity — happy staff means better staff retention — which also helps lower recruitment costs and helps companies keep the best talent. A Chief Happiness Officer ensures their employees are content in their roles.


Why I wrote this:

Using the latest job titles helps you create job descriptions to attract top talent. Ongig’s software allows you to create JDs that are effective, inclusive, and have SEO-friendly titles for people in the C-suite.

This is a guest post from Nick Rubright. Nick is a digital marketing specialist and expert writer at Mvix. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing guitar, writing music, and building cool things on the internet.

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