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How We Analyzed the Gender Pay Gap at Glassdoor

June 14, 2016
At Glassdoor, pay transparency is something we believe helps both job seekers and employers alike. In an attempt to put that belief into practice, today we rele…

What’s the Real-World Impact of Research at Glassdoor?

April 15, 2016
Nearly two years ago, I began an incredible journey at Glassdoor. Back then, I was asked to help architect a think-tank-style research group from scratch. Our…

Glassdoor Roundtable: Why Transparency Matters for Gender Pay Equity

April 12, 2016
With actors Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence recently shining a light on gender pay gaps in Hollywood, and members of the U.S. women’s soccer team filing…

Demystifying the Gender Pay Gap: Evidence from Glassdoor Salary Data

March 23, 2016
This study examines the gender pay gap using a unique data set of hundreds of thousands of Glassdoor salaries shared anonymously by employees online. Unlike mos…

New Research: Demystifying the Gender Pay Gap

March 23, 2016
In the early 1960s, the U.S. labor market was sharply divided. Only 37 percent of women worked outside the home. Newspapers routinely advertised jobs for men an…

3 Ways Salary Transparency Helps Business in Wake of Obama’s Effort to Close Pay Gaps

February 4, 2016
Last week, President Obama proposed a new rule that would require companies with more than 100 employees to report salary data by race, gender and ethnicity. Th…

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…

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…

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