GoodTime Gurus Code of Conduct and Community Guidelines


GoodTime Gurus is a place for Talent Acquisition, Talent Ops, and Recruiting professionals to connect, ask questions, share benchmarks, and learn from one another.

All members must be involved in Talent Acquisition and Recruiting.

The Code of Conduct and Community Guidelines apply to this Slack community. This policy is a “living” document, and subject to refinement and expansion in the future.

Last updated: February 28, 2024

The current admins and moderators are:

  • Jake Link (Admin and Community Manager)
  • Dallas Frazer (Admin and GoodTime Customer Success Coach)
We want this to be a fun, informative, professional, and psychologically safe experience for all community members.

We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. Please report harassment to admins immediately by DM. Community members who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately and will face consequences (outlined below) at the discretion of admins.

Expected behavior

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all community members:

Be welcoming

We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

Be respectful

Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior or harassment. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Members of the GoodTime Gurus community should be respectful at all times.

Be professional

We are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally and intentionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other members. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable.

Be helpful, not self-promotional

Admins reserve the right to delete unsolicited self-promotional or commercial posts. All members, but especially vendors and freelancers, should avoid self-promotional posts and unsolicited DMs whenever possible.

Any reports of self-promotional posts and unsolicited DMs should be directed towards admins. Posters who engage in this behavior are expected to comply immediately and will face consequences at the discretion of admins. Posters risk being removed from the community.

Be transparent

Everyone in the community becomes more knowledgeable when we are all transparent.

  • Introduce yourself in #intros-announcements when you join.
  • Update your Slack profile to include your name, job title, and company.
  • If you’re sharing a link, explain why. Avoid dropping links into channels without context or explanation.
  • Disclose relationships and partnerships, especially when posting about a client, partner, or company that you advise in exchange for money or equity.

Use common Slack etiquette

  • Thread replies. Slack’s threading functionality makes conversations in channels easier to follow and come back to. Please thread your replies and avoid using the “Also send to #channel” option.
  • Avoid @channel and @here tags. Some members may find these notifications intrusive. Their use is reserved for admins and moderators posting important or urgent information.
  • Avoid cross-posting to multiple channels, except where encouraged. Most members are in most primary channels, so you do not need to flood multiple channels with your post. Give people time to respond, and check with admins/moderators if you’re not sure you posted in the appropriate channel.

Post in the appropriate channel

Familiarize yourself with the purpose of each channel you join to ensure your posts are relevant. This is a list of the primary channels you are encouraged to join, but there may be other channels available to join as well.

  • #intros-announcements is where new members introduce themselves and where admins periodically post a roundup of the best content from this community.
  • #recruiting-talk is the most popular channel for any questions related to recruiting.
  • #goodtime is a must-join if you’re a GoodTime user. It’s a place to drop all of your GoodTime-related questions.
  • #careers-freeagents is a place to post job openings, referrals, and to share if you’re looking for your next role.

Content that has been identified as objectionable, inappropriate, self-promotional or off-topic will be subject to deletion by admins. Posters risk being removed from the community.

Inviting new members

GoodTime Gurus is a private, vetted community. We ask that all new users sign up through the form’s main signup page,

The main signup page requires a business email. Members may invite new members that don’t currently have business emails as long as they are TA professionals.

To request to invite a new member who does not have a business email, please DM an admin (Jake Link) with the name and email of the new member, along with their LinkedIn profile to verify their association with talent acquisition and recruitment.


Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion
  • Discriminatory jokes and language
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
  • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”)
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior
  • Simulated physical contact (e.g. textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Threats of violence
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to die by suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication without consent
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the admins. They’ll respond as promptly as they can.

We will respect confidentiality requests as much as possible while we investigate the situation. We always work to maintain confidentiality as much as possible in reporting and investigating situations of possible harassment.
We strictly enforce a no-retaliation policy as well for any complaints brought forward to an administrator.


Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including admins and those with decision-making authority, will not be tolerated.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, we may take any action deemed appropriate, up to and including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning, and identifying the participant publicly as someone about whom we’ve received complaints.

Admins reserve the right to remove any members who fail to adhere to these guidelines, with or without warning.


Please be mindful that things you say here may at some point become public. We cannot prevent people from screencapping or otherwise documenting this community. We also can’t guarantee that every member’s login credentials and logged-in devices are secure. Please exercise caution and refrain from sharing sensitive information that could harm you or others if it became public.

Message retention

Because this is a free Slack account, we have restricted scrollback, but Slack the company retains complete logs of all channels and direct messages back to the creation of GoodTime Gurus. Slack is a U.S. company and therefore subject to subpoenas from U.S. courts. Our logs may be subject to subpoena and could become public as part of legal proceedings.

Credits and license

This code of conduct is based on Annalee Flower Horne’s Sample Slack Code of Conduct, Content Marketing Leaders Code of Conduct, and Creative Commons’ Slack/Code of Conduct, which are in turn based on or adapted from Geek Feminism’s Community Anti-Harassment Policy and Django Code of Conduct. We have adapted the Sample Slack Code of Conduct for our own use under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.