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How Glassdoor brings transparency to the job market

Robert Hohman Co-Founder and CEO,* Glassdoor

Robert Hohman

Co-Founder and CEO,* Glassdoor

Our mission of "helping people everywhere find a job and company they love" is extremely important for our operations and employees. Before Glassdoor there was very little transparency in the jobs market, but by providing information on what it's really like to work at a company, we are enabling people to make informed choices, leading to better work environments and fair pay worldwide. Right from the start, it was clear that Glassdoor's mission fits perfectly with Recruit Group's philosophy of "Opportunities for Life." It's also a Group that celebrates the unique strengths of the businesses within it, allowing Group companies to run autonomously. This empowers individual businesses such as Glassdoor to pursue independent goals in line with their strengths, and also has a positive impact upon talent retention.

Going forward, a key driver for Glassdoor's growth will be global expansion. Perhaps the biggest change since joining Recruit Group has been our ability to invest in our long-term vision, which has meant faster international expansion. During calendar year 2019, Glassdoor launched 8 new sites, including several in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Working alongside Indeed brings further advantages: with Glassdoor's recognition as a leading destination for job seekers to learn about companies and job opportunities, and Indeed's industry-leading technology and data, we are in a unique position to leverage their respective strengths to serve job seekers in a deeper way than has ever been done before, and help employers of all sizes recruit and hire top talent.

Next chapter to begin: CEO appointment

Christian Sutherland-Wong President and COO, Glassdoor

Christian Sutherland-Wong

President and COO, Glassdoor*

Glassdoor recently announced a change of leadership, with Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor President and COO, being promoted to Chief Executive Officer, effective as of January 6, 2020. Robert Hohman will remain with Glassdoor as chairman. Appointed as COO in early 2018, Christian oversees day-to-day operations, strategy, and business for Glassdoor. He joined the company in 2015 and previously held roles at LinkedIn and Bain & Company.

"I am honored and thrilled to lead Glassdoor into our next chapter" said Christian. "My vision is to build on Glassdoor's excellence, as a business and as an employer, that Robert has established over the past twelve years."

"I have full confidence that Christian will build on the success he's brought to Glassdoor, doing what's best for job seekers, employers, and our employees," said Robert. "I am extremely proud of what Glassdoor has accomplished and it is well-positioned to further disrupt the employment industry."

* as of August 31, 2019.

Sustainability at Glassdoor

Our activities to help promote a sustainable society

Employee gathering event at Glassdoor

Employee gathering event at Glassdoor

Advocating for fair pay

Glassdoor is committed to advocating for and educating on fair pay practices around the world.
The company publishes economic research and holds many events to promote equal pay for equal work.
As of June 2019, Glassdoor itself has no gender pay gaps within its workforce.

Reducing CO2 on Bike-to-Work Day

Glassdoor encourages employees to commute by bicycle and holds an annual "Bike-to-Work" day. Every year, employees worldwide join this event to help the environment by reducing their CO2 foot print.

Training recruiters

Glassdoor holds an annual "Glassdoor Recruit" event during which recruiting professionals gather and employers can learn and sharpen their talent acquisition and hiring strategies. In 2018, a wide variety of topics such as "building and scaling a diversified workforce" and "eliminating bias to hire the best" were covered.

Unconscious bias training for every employee

Every employee at Glassdoor receives unconscious bias training, which aims to nurture a workforce in which every employee understands themselves and can feel empathy for those around them. These insights help in the development and provision of services through having a better understanding of individual users' needs.