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What Makes a Job Interview Difficult?

February 23, 2017
Past research has shown that tougher interviews lead to better hires, but what exactly is it that makes interviews challenging? In a new analysis, Glassdoor Eco…

Using Big Data to Improve Candidate Experience

August 2, 2016
Today we are happy to announce Glassdoor’s Candidates’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Interview in 2016. Based on candidate feedback shared on …

What Big Data Tells Us About the Candidate Interview Experience

May 4, 2016
Presentation by Glassdoor’s Chief Economist Dr. Andrew Chamberlain at on May 4th, 2016.  

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…

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…

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…

Job Seekers Are Facing Longer Hiring Times

June 18, 2015
It’s not just your imagination. It really is taking longer to get though the job interview process in recent years. That’s the conclusion of a new research …