Transparency in the Workplace: Why It Matters and How to Practice It

Growing up hearing old-school maxims like "business is war" and "loose lips sink ships," the concept of workplace transparency-no matter how earnestly proposed-always seemed a little idealistic to me. But I've since lost my skepticism.    When an organization is more transparent with their employees, they tend to be more successful in several areas: they have […]

3 Ways Workplace Transparency Affects Employers

How does “salary transparency” affect your hiring efforts and employee productivity? These are just some of the questions Glassdoor Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain set out to explore in the latest Glassdoor Research report “Is Salary Transparency More Than a Trend?. The report explores lessons from various economic literature on how workplace transparency affects labor […]

Why Pay Transparency Is Your Best Recruitment Tool

Lots of companies will tell you that their people make them different. I get it — because we’re one of them. All of our other differentiators are a product of our employees, so having a compelling employment narrative is critical to attracting high-end talent that might otherwise be drawn to bigger brand-name firms. Back in […]

Pay transparency isn't "one size fits all"

Despite the benefits of pay transparency, many companies are reluctant to fully embrace it. Maybe you have leaders who don't support it or you're in an industry where pay secrecy is still the norm. Whatever the reasons, salary transparency is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are many ways to make strides in equality, equity, and fairness […]

Why Transparency Is Good for Business

One of the most frequent questions I get asked in my job is “how has HubSpot’s culture changed since you became a public company in October?” I love that question because the short answer is “very little,” and it’s a direct result of our commitment to transparency. As organizations grow, the default playbook is to […]

4 Ways to Build Transparency as a Leader

Trust and transparency are fundamental to business success. A recent survey by Ernst & Young found that less than half of global professionals trust their employer, boss, team or colleagues. A host of factors improve trust in the workplace – from diversity and inclusion to individual leaders being more open and transparent with their teams. […]

Day 1 of Glassdoor Summit— Here's What You Missed

Tuesday, we kicked off Day 1 of the 3rd annual Glassdoor Summit in San Francisco where we tackled the topic “Transforming Through Transparency.” Speaking to approximately 700 attendees and nearly 8,000 people live streaming from 13 countries, Glassdoor co-founder CEO Robert Hohman introduced the day with a rousing speech about the power of transparency, both […]

7 Ways Workplace Transparency Helps You Hire

People are sharing a lot of information these days. They share their daily activities with their friends on Facebook, post photos of their latest vacation on TripAdvisor, rate their latest dining experience on Yelp and now, they're reviewing their jobs and companies on Glassdoor. Workplace transparency is quickly becoming the new normal as information-hungry job seekers expect […]

Q&A with Robert Hohman, CEO of Glassdoor

Nearly 10 years ago, Glassdoor was just an idea. Today, Glassdoor aggregates millions of job listings and is one of the fastest‐growing jobs sites in the United States today. It’s a global organization helping people everywhere find a job and company they love – and in turn helping employers hire top talent. We sat down […]

Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit 2015 Recap

The second Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit gathered 200 attendees in San Francisco 2015 and over 7,000 live stream attendees from countries around the world on September 25, 2015. Lars Schmidt played the role of Summit MC for our stellar lineup of speakers and panelists, while Kris Dunn and Tim Sackett hosted the live stream, providing […]

3 Key Takeaways from Glassdoor Summit

The third annual Glassdoor Summit gathered 700 attendees in San Francisco and over 7,000 livestream attendees. The talent acquisition landscape is rapidly changing and organizations now need to connect the dots between recruiting, talent attraction, and culture in order to stay ahead. The 2016 Glassdoor Summit featured an impressive lineup of accomplished speakers at the […]