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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…

Do Difficult Job Interviews Lead to More Satisfied Workers? Evidence from Glassdoor Reviews

and October 29, 2015
In recent years, tech companies like Google have become famous for difficult job interviews, and companies of all sizes and across many industries use challengi…

What is the Causal Link Between Employee Satisfaction and Company Performance?

October 23, 2015
A growing number of studies find a positive link between employee satisfaction and the financial performance of companies. Two examples are Glassdoor’s report…

September Jobs Report: 142,000 New Jobs, Wages Up 2.2 Percent

October 2, 2015
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…

What’s Next for the UK Minimum Wage Increase?

September 30, 2015
The minimum wage has long been controversial. Next month, workers in the UK will be the latest to join the debate. On 1 October, all four tiers of the UK’s mi…

Who Competes for Job Seekers? Visualizing the Labor Market with Glassdoor Data

September 2, 2015
Employers today compete for talent in the marketplace. But which companies face the most competition for job seekers? And which other employers are they actuall…

CEO to Worker Pay Ratios: Average CEO Earns 204 Times Median Worker Pay

August 25, 2015
Executive pay has long been controversial. In recent years, a number of studies have highlighted the gap between CEO pay and average salaries for workers. But a…

Why Interview Sources Matter in Hiring: Exploring Glassdoor Interviews Data

August 12, 2015
Conventional wisdom among HR managers is that personal connections matter. Employee referrals have long been a preferred hiring method among employers, allowing…

Finding Love At Work: Patterns in Glassdoor Data

July 29, 2015
Love in the workplace is often a taboo topic. But even though some employers discourage and even prohibit workplace romance, it’s no secret that co-workers ro…

Which Jobs Would Be Affected by a Federal $15 Minimum Wage?

July 21, 2015
With a new bill proposing to sharply raise the federal minimum wage headed to the Senate tomorrow and Los Angeles County recently joining San Francisco, Seattle…

The Real Value of a Software Engineer Salary: Where Do Paychecks Go Furthest?

June 27, 2015
When it comes to paychecks, a bigger number isn’t always better. What matters is the ability to use those salaries to buy useful things that enrich our lives:…
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