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August 06, 2014 00:01 ET

Glassdoor Empowers Employers to Showcase Benefits and Perks

Glassdoor Employer Profiles Now Include Benefits Information, Helping Companies Better Influence and Recruit Talent

SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2014) - A company's benefits package is often a core differentiator in today's talent market. In fact, 59 percent of employees are likely to accept a lower salary in exchange for better benefits1. Today, Glassdoor, the leading jobs and career community, announced a new feature that allows employers to detail and highlight their benefits package, allowing companies to further influence and attract job seekers over their rivals.

The employer benefits feature comes at the same time Glassdoor introduces benefits reviews, which allow employees to anonymously rate and review their benefits packages and perks. (Learn more about Benefits Reviews). Glassdoor has collected more than 4,000 reviews as part of a closed beta in the past few weeks. In addition, 250 companies have provided insights about their benefits packages on their employer profiles, including: Amazon.com, Hewlett-Packard and Home Depot.

With the benefits feature, any employer can detail and promote its company benefits and perks on Glassdoor. HR or talent executives can sign up for a Free Employer Account and indicate the benefits that their company offers by selecting benefits across six different categories, including:

  • Insurance, health and wellness (e.g., health and dental insurance)
  • Financial and retirement (e.g., 401(k), pension plans)
  • Family and parenting (e.g., onsite daycare, adoption assistance)
  • Vacation and time off (e.g., holiday pay, sabbaticals)
  • Perks and discounts (e.g., free lunches, dog friendly office, company car)
  • Professional support (e.g., diversity program, tuition assistance)

Companies can add a brief description of each benefit or perk, and comment on employee-provided reviews. Employers with a Glassdoor Enhanced Profile can also add a description of their overall benefits package and include a featured photo or video.

"Companies spend millions of dollars a year on employee benefits and even hire consultants to make sure their benefits packages are competitive in order to attract and retain top talent," said Will Staney, Head Talent Warrior at Glassdoor. "Now employers have the ability to showcase those benefits packages to the most informed candidates at the moment they're making job decisions."

Glassdoor helps more than 2,000 clients showcase their employer brands to millions of informed job seekers everyday. This unique influence allows Glassdoor to deliver up to two times better applicant quality at 30 percent lower cost than traditional recruiting solutions and communities. To start influencing the most informed candidates using Glassdoor, email employers@glassdoor.com, call 415-339-9105 or visit employers.glassdoor.com. For more information about how to add benefits information to help attract top talent, employers can register for a live Benefits Webinar on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

BENEFITS IMAGES, VIDEO & INTERVIEWS: For more information, including images, a demo or an interview, please contact pr@glassdoor.com. To embed or view an overview of the Glassdoor Benefits feature, please see video: http://bit.ly/1sn6RSt.

1. Source: 2014 Aflac Workforces report

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor, founded in 2007, is the leading career community designed to help job seekers find jobs and address critical questions that come up during the search, application, interview and negotiation phases of employment. Glassdoor provides the most transparent look at company culture, work environment, salary and compensation and the interview process thanks to the millions of insights shared by employees, job candidates and employers. For employers, Glassdoor offers recruiting and employer branding solutions to help maximize talent acquisition strategies and optimize results. As of August 2014, Glassdoor now welcomes more than 25 million members to its desktop and mobile platforms. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global.

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