Connecting Compensation to Unbiased Job Requirements

Connecting Compensation to Unbiased Job Requirements

With many states moving toward the requirement of disclosing salary ranges on job postings, companies are scrambling to figure out what their roles are actually worth and how to justify the compensation – internally and externally. It’s no longer just about years of experience, skills are where the spotlight falls. And remember, you are not hiring the best negotiator, you are paying for the most skill.

So, when it’s time to hire and put together a compelling job posting, how can you align the salary range to the skill level in a way that doesn’t alienate candidates and employees?

Kat Kibben, CEO and Founder of Three Ears Media joined as our featured speaker in this recruitment roundtable. Kat is one of the industry’s leading experts in all things job postings (and most notably how to remove bias from them). We discussed:

  • How to drive your hiring managers toward better intake to remove bias from job posts

  • How to align compensation with the requirements

  • How to define mandatory requirements, so you are not chasing a wish list

Kat Kibben [they/them] is a keynote speaker, writing expert, and LGBTQIA+ advocate who teaches hiring teams how to write inclusive, unbiased job postings that will get the right person to apply faster. Before founding Three Ears Media, Kat was a CMO, Technical Copywriter, and Managing Editor for leading companies like Monster,, and Randstad Worldwide.

With 15+ years of recruitment marketing and training experience, Kat knows how to turn talented recruiting teams into talented writers who write for people, not about work.Today, Kat is frequently featured as an HR and recruiting expert in publications like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes.

They’ve been named to numerous lists, including LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Job Search & Careers, and have worked with companies like Twitter, Survey Monkey, and National Instruments. When not speaking, writing, or training, you’ll find Kat traveling the country in their van or spending some much-needed downtime with the dogs that inspired the name Three Ears Media.