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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…

3 Trends to Watch for in the June Jobs Report

June 26, 2015
With the Federal Reserve inching closer to an interest rate hike this summer, economists are eyeing Friday’s jobs numbers for clues about what’s in store fo…

These Cities Have Recovered Most Since the Recession

June 22, 2015
This month marks the six-year anniversary since the end of the Great Recession, the most severe economic downturn since the 1930s. Six years later, which Americ…

Does Money Buy Happiness? The Link Between Salary and Employee Satisfaction

June 18, 2015
Every so often a new study claims to have quantified the link between money and happiness. However, studies that examine this relationship with one’s employer…

Why Is Hiring Taking Longer? New Insights from Glassdoor Data

June 18, 2015
The time required for hiring processes has grown dramatically in recent years, both in the U.S. and internationally. What factors are driving this trend? Whic…

Welcome to Glassdoor Economic Research: Turning Big Data into Labor Market Insights

June 3, 2015
When most people think about Glassdoor, they think about transparency—an online jobs marketplace where job seekers can find jobs, share and research informati…

Pay Transparency: Good for Business, Great for Workers

April 27, 2015
What do your coworkers earn, and why? Outside of a small number of government and union jobs that question has long been taboo. Thanks to growing sources of job…

Is Salary Transparency More Than a Trend? Lessons from Economic Research

April 27, 2015
How does “salary transparency” affect job seekers and companies? This report explores lessons from recent economic research on how workplace transparency af…

New Research: How Do Satisfied Employees Impact Stock Performance?

March 11, 2015
Walking through the campuses of today’s Silicon Valley tech giants, it’s no surprise most employees are satisfied. Colorful workspaces, flexible schedules, …

Does Company Culture Pay Off? Analyzing Stock Performance of “Best Places to Work” Companies

March 11, 2015
This study conducted three tests to evaluate how company culture and stock performance might be linked. This includes: Whether companies on Glassdoor’s “B…
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