From Wisconsin? Wisconsinite. Berlin? Berliner. There are Chicagoans, Clevelanders, Barcelonians, and Vermonters. When you’re proud of your hometown, you rep it, and you happily embrace a nickname that connects you to your neighbors.
Today, many candidates are searching for that same deep sense of belonging in the workplace. That pride that drives them to identify as a Baltimorean or Bostonian? They’re looking for it when they become employees. And as they develop that strong loyalty to their team at work, they’re coming up with some fun, creative nicknames.
With this trend in mind, we embarked on a small quest – to discover an employee nickname for every letter of the alphabet. Take a look!
B: Bain & Company
J: Jive Software
L: Laurel & Wolf
The Laurel & Wolf Pack
W: Warby Parker
Employee nicknames can be as simple as an ‘n’, ‘ite’, or ‘er’ at the end of your company name. But if we learned anything through compiling this fun list, it’s that employee nicknames can reinforce some serious company pride and belonging. We Leveroos know from personal experience.
Nicknames not for you? There are countless other ways to foster inclusivity, starting with how you recruit. On November 15th, we’re getting specific about all the ways recruiting can shape culture – and we’re doing it 1980’s style. Join us!