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This year was a landmark year for hiring. Despite two major hurricanes and political friction in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead in 2017, adding 1.9 million new jobs (as of November) a…

Economy Adds 103,000 New Jobs in March, Unemployment Steady at 4.1 Percent

April 6, 2018
The latest jobs numbers are out from the federal government. What do they mean for job seekers and employers? Here’s a quick take from Glassdoor’s Chief Eco…

Friday’s Jobs Report: Reading the Tea Leaves in Glassdoor Job Postings

April 2, 2018
After last month’s roaring February BLS jobs report, most economists expect another strong month of job gains in March. How much longer can this robust pace c…

Local Pay Reports: U.S. Median Pay Rises 1.0 Percent in March

April 2, 2018
The latest edition of the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports shows average pay in America reached $51,934 per year in March for full-time workers, up from a revised $5…

Do People Drive Profit? Glassdoor Ratings Linked to Company Performance in the United Kingdom

March 28, 2018
For generations, economists have told a simple story about how companies work like a juice machine. They combine ingredients – people, buildings and software …

Are Wages Keeping Up with Inflation?

January 30, 2018
Inflation and wage growth are two measures economists watch closely and, in theory, are closely linked — as one rises, the other follows. For employers, l…

6 Studies Showing Satisfied Employees Drive Business Results

December 5, 2017
Do companies with more satisfied employees — what we call Best Places to Work — really outperform their peers financially? On the surface, it’s na…

Who’s Hiring AI Talent in America?

November 16, 2017
When it comes to the future of work, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are poised to impact nearly every facet of the workforce in some way. Many stud…

What Type of Company Are We? How “Cultural Agreement” Affects Your Business Performance

November 13, 2017
Getting a company’s culture right is a delicate balance. On one hand, companies would like to create “cultural agreement” — a homogeneous culture to…

Give to Get: A Mechanism to Reduce Bias in Online Reviews

and October 11, 2017
Executive Summary: A common problem with online reviews is polarization bias: There are many extremely positive or negative reviews and few moderate opinions. T…

Data Scientist Personas: What Skills Do They Have and How Much Do They Make?

September 21, 2017
Data scientist is a job in high demand. Boasting a median base salary of $110,000, as well as a job satisfaction score of 4.4 out of 5, it is no wonder that it …
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