HR STRATEGY

Glassdoor To Power Fishbowl, A Fast-Growing Professional Social Network

Glassdoor | September 16, 2021

Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies, today announced that through its parent company it has completed the acquisition of Fishbowl. Fishbowl is a fast-growing social network used by more than one million professionals1 engaging in candid conversations about anything career, industry and workplace-related. Financial terms are not being disclosed.

With more than 55 million unique users each month, Glassdoor is on a mission to help people everywhere find a job and company they love by increasing workplace transparency. Glassdoor, founded in 2008, offers millions of ratings, reviews, salary reports and other workplace insights, shared by employees, to help job seekers better understand what it's really like to work at a company. With Fishbowl's focus on building meaningful connections and more personal conversations for working professionals, the two platforms are highly complementary and help people get the information they need to make more informed career decisions.

As the world of work continues to evolve, the acquisition of Fishbowl comes at an especially challenging time for workers. A new Glassdoor survey3 of U.S. employees conducted by The Harris Poll reveals that 48% of employees have felt isolated from coworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 42% of employees have felt their career stall due to the lack of in-person connection. In addition, nearly half (45%) of employees expect to work hybrid or full-time remotely going forward. To help meet the changing needs of today's working professionals, Fishbowl by Glassdoor will deliver even more workplace transparency, empowering professionals to have candid conversations, connect with one another, build communities and gain helpful insights to advance their careers.

The world of work is dramatically changing and so are workers' needs. Glassdoor and Fishbowl provide a look inside the ongoing transformation and what's crystal clear is that workers need more information, more connection and more community, no matter where they're located. With this acquisition, we're giving job seekers and employees an unmatched real-time look into the employee experience across companies and industries, We've been impressed by Fishbowl's incredible product, team and growth and are excited to help expand the community even faster. We proudly welcome Fishbowl employees to the Glassdoor family and look forward to the future together.

- Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer.


Starting today, employees and job seekers on Glassdoor will see relevant Fishbowl conversations from people working in related companies and industries. This integration comes as more than two-thirds (69%) of employees wish they were able to learn more about the team they would be working with when deciding to accept a job, and 64% of employees wish they had a way to ask questions of industry peers around the country, according to the Glassdoor survey. Job seekers and employees can experience more by clicking on these Fishbowl conversations and visiting Fishbowl to see full conversations and explore company feeds, industry and special interest bowls. Viewing these conversations will require a Fishbowl account.

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor combines millions of workplace reviews and insights, paired with the latest jobs, to help people everywhere find a job and company they love. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like employer branding and employee insights products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has more than 95 million reviews and insights, shared by employees, for more than 1.7 million companies around the world. Glassdoor is a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings, a leading global technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Nischay Suri, then MD of Mercer, in an interview with Ester Martinez of People Matters on how the HR industry in India is structured and how it can be mapped to an employee's lifecycle in an organization.


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HR ANALYTICS, PAYROLL

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isolved | September 16, 2022

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HR STRATEGY, EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Haystack's New Mobile App Unites Employees in the Office and The Field

Haystack | October 27, 2022

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HR ANALYTICS

ChartHop Honors People-First HR Leaders Through 2nd Annual People Pioneers Award

ChartHop | November 16, 2022

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RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

Compete Aligns with Globalization Partners to Enhance Global Recruitment Process

Compete and Globalization Partners | September 21, 2022

Compete, developers of the leading SaaS platform for real-time compensation and benefits benchmarking, has announced that it will be partnering with (G-P), the leading Global Employment Platform™ that makes it fast, simple, and compliant for companies to hire anyone, anywhere. Together, they will enable companies to hire talent in over 187 countries smartly and competitively. This announcement follows the launch earlier this year of G-P Recruit by Globalization Partners. G-P Recruit provides G-P Customers with exclusive access to an unrivaled network of global recruiting specialists to find the perfect talent based on their unique requirements, including industry, location, prior roles, and more. Given how benchmarking salaries and benefits is one of the most significant components of the hiring process, Globalization Partners was looking for an organization capable of integrating this data into its global employment platform. This is essential to enable companies to quickly identify and hire new team members in key locations globally. Compete provides immediate insights into complete compensation package data and enables organizations to develop more effective workforce management strategies. Compete empowers leaders with analysis of over 50 types of benefits, real-time benchmarking data, advanced analytics, and tailored insights to support hiring decisions, identify risks, improve retention, and develop informed compensation policies. "Companies are trying to navigate the challenges of hiring talent as employee motivations have shifted beyond monetary benefits to include things such as more flexible remote working environments, more accommodating leave policies, and the like, We are excited about this integration with Compete to empower customers worldwide with insights on the compensation packages unique to each region and to support their ability to hire talent with just a few clicks via our platform.” -Nick Adams, Director EMEA at Globalization Partners The real-time benchmarking of compensation data provided by Compete reflects a dynamic talent environment. This is one where organizations are reliant on accessing the right data to make smart decisions around talent acquisition to reduce the pay and equity gap many organizations are experiencing. Partnering with an industry leader like Globalization Partners reinforces our value proposition of providing organizations with a 360-degree understanding of real-time compensation benchmarking data, Our data, when combined with the global footprint of Globalization Partners, enable any organization regardless of location to gain a competitive advantage in the job market,said Amit Rapaport, CEO and Co-Founder of Compete. About Compete Visibility into common compensation and benefits practices is a must for developing workforce management strategies. Taking the guess out of guesswork, Compete gives an unfair advantage with immediate insights into complete compensation package data, including parental leave, work from home policies, and health benefits. An easy-to-use SaaS solution, Compete provides real-time data and instant analysis with advanced filtering capabilities perfectly tailored for tech companies. Founded in 2020 and headquartered in Israel, Compete is trusted by hundreds of leading tech companies around the world. About Globalization Partners Hire international talent quickly and easily. Use our AI-driven, automated, Global Employment Platform™ supported by our in-house, worldwide HR experts. Trust the named industry leader that consistently attains 98% customer satisfaction ratings. Globalization Partners: Succeed Faster.

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Nischay Suri, then MD of Mercer, in an interview with Ester Martinez of People Matters on how the HR industry in India is structured and how it can be mapped to an employee's lifecycle in an organization.

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