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Top Executives From 2018 Winners Facebook, REI, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Zoom Video Communications, Plus Author Patty McCord, to Share What It Takes to Recruit Quality Talent and Become a Best Place to Work

MILL VALLEY, CALIF. (February 2, 2018) – Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work winners know what it takes to recruit top talent and build amazing cultures. So, what better way to learn how to become a Best Place to Work than hearing straight from the employers themselves? Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, is thrilled to announce its 2018 Best Places to Work Tour, a one-day event on Tuesday, February 27 at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and on livestream for free, featuring top executives at winning companies to share insights and best practices on how to recruit and retain talent better, in part by building a strong company culture and dynamic work environment where employees thrive. Plus, Glassdoor will share how being a Best Places to Work winner can impact a company’s financial performance.

People can learn more and register for the in-person event or free livestream on the event page. Leaders in HR, recruiting and employer branding are encouraged to attend — plus, for anyone hoping to get hired at one of the Best Places to Work, this is a unique opportunity to get an inside look into these top companies, including learning more about their company culture and how their leaders think about the employee experience.

“Nearly all employers, regardless of industry or size, have two things in common — they want to hire the best people, but agree that recruiting the best is no easy task. By attending the Glassdoor Best Places to Work Tour, employers will discover how building a company where employees like, or even love, to work has a direct impact on recruiting and retention, and even a company’s bottom line,” said Glassdoor CEO and Co-Founder Robert Hohman.

Emceed by Yahoo Finance Chief Tech Correspondent JP Mangalindan, the Best Places to Work Tour will feature executive speakers from several winning companies across industries and sizes, including Facebook, REI, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Zoom Video Communications. Honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in 2018, Facebook has raised the bar for building a work environment that empowers employees to be their best every day. Facebook leaders will reveal what it takes to create a culture that not only attracts high performers, but also nurtures top talent. Also, in a fireside chat with Glassdoor CEO and Co-Founder Robert Hohman, author Patty McCord, who served as Netflix Chief Talent Officer for 14 years and helped to create the famous Netflix Culture Deck, will break down what it takes to recruit the best, and how building a culture of freedom and responsibility is key to any company’s success.

The sessions and speakers highlighted in the 2018 Best Places to Work Tour are as follows:

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PST: Pre-Event Livestream: Revealing the Methodology Behind Best Places to Work

  • Glassdoor Head of Awards, Scott Dobroski

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. PST: Welcome + Introduction

  • Yahoo Finance Chief Tech Correspondent, JP Mangalindan

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. PST: Facebook’s Secret to Recruiting + Retention Success

  • Facebook Vice President of Human Resources, Janelle Gale
  • Facebook Director of Recruiting, Liz Wamai
  • Yahoo Finance Chief Tech Correspondent, JP Mangalindan

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PST: How Being a Best Place to Work Pays Off, Literally

  • Glassdoor Chief Economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Ph.D.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST: How to Recruit like a Best Place to Work

  • REI Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Raquel Karls
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Senior Vice President of People and Culture, Ginny Too
  • Zoom Video Communications Head of Human Resources, Marta Paul
  • Nasdaq Vice President and Head of Western Region Listings, Jeff Thomas

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. PST: Building a Powerful Culture with Netflix

  • Author and Netflix Former Chief Talent Officer, Patty McCord
  • Glassdoor CEO and Co-Founder, Robert Hohman

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND IN-PERSON OR VIRTUALLY: For more information and to register to attend the Glassdoor Best Places to Work Tour, visit:

Tickets to attend the event in San Francisco are available for a limited time, starting at $295 — pre-sale pricing ($245) is available until February 5. Tickets to attend in-person are open to all HR practitioners, talent acquisition professionals, recruiters, executives and others involved in recruiting and hiring.

For those unable to attend in-person, there will be a free livestream of the San Francisco event on February 27. To watch live and automatically receive a recording via email, register at the same link above.

In addition to the San Francisco event, Glassdoor will offer the Best Places to Work UK Tour in London, England on March 22, in addition to meet and greet events in several cities around North America. More details will be announced on our events page as they become available.

See our awards page and press release for more on the 2018 Glassdoor Best Places to Work winners, including complete results and how winners were determined.

Glassdoor is now the No. 2 job site in the U.S.1, featuring all of the latest jobs online paired with nearly 38 million reviews and insights from employees on more than 740,000 companies in 190 countries.2 Glassdoor welcomes nearly 50 million unique users, on average, to its desktop and mobile platforms each month.3 The top reason people visit Glassdoor is to search and/or apply to jobs.4 Glassdoor is also one of the most effective channels for job advertising and recruiting, according to third party research.

1 comScore Media Metrix, December 2017

2 Glassdoor Internal Data, December 2017

3 Google Analytics, CQ4’17 average

4 U.S. Site Survey, August 2017

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