SOURCE: Glassdoor.com

Glassdoor.com

July 24, 2014 11:00 ET

Glassdoor's OpenCompany Program Reaches 150+ Employers, a Commitment to Workplace Transparency

Survey Reveals 92% of Job Seekers Are More Likely to Apply at a Company Recognized for Transparency

SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 24, 2014) - In just three months more than 150 companies across 20 industries have been recognized as OpenCompany Employers on Glassdoor, highlighting their commitment to workplace transparency. Workplace transparency is transforming the way companies communicate with both current and prospective employees. Transparency in the workplace is defined as being open about company culture, work and interview experiences, hiring practices, company goals and performance as well as employment packages and perks. Companies that have achieved OpenCompany status include: Allstate, CDW, Cigna, Clorox, DellInformatica, Hyatt, Kellogg Company, Nestlé Purina PetCare, salesforce.com and United Airlines.

"CDW is a proud participant in the Glassdoor OpenCompany program," said Dennis Berger, senior vice president coworker services, CDW. "We value the feedback we receive from our candidates and both current and former coworkers. It provides the company with additional insight and opportunities to engage talent in the things that matter most. The voice of talent is just as important to us as the voice of our customers. We strive to engage our candidates and coworkers in positive ways to continue to position CDW as an employer of choice."

"Dell is very much about listening," Jennifer Newbill, global talent acquisition program manager, Dell. "We listen to customers and candidates in order to get better. OpenCompany is a natural step in Dell's commitment to be open and transparent with people. We want to encourage a two-way dialogue between the company and our customers, team members and candidates."

Employers who make workplace transparency a priority are more likely to effectively recruit top talent. According to a new Glassdoor survey, 92% of job seekers are more likely to apply for a job opening at a company that has been recognized for being transparent. In addition, those job seekers are more likely to accept a job offer from a transparent company.

Other highlights of the survey include:

  • 95% of job seekers said that when they are evaluating a specific company or job offer, it is important that the company is open and transparent
  • 95% also said it is important to them that the company is responsive to feedback
  • 76% said it was important that the responses come directly from the company's CEO or executives
  • 69% of people said it was very important to work for a company that embraces transparency

"OpenCompany is a great way for any employer to distinguish themselves as a company that cares about what its employees think," said Will Staney, Head Talent Warrior for Glassdoor. "When you're competing for talent every edge counts. Candidates that research a company not only want to get a clear picture of what it's like to work there, but they're also looking to see if a company communicates, listens and responds to feedback. OpenCompany makes it easy for employers to engage."

To achieve OpenCompany status, employers are asked to register for a Free Employer Account and complete a simple 5-step process which includes getting all company information up to date, encouraging reviews and responding to reviews. Once an employer has successfully completed all 5 steps, they are awarded a badge on their Glassdoor employer profile highlighting their efforts. Any company can apply for OpenCompany status on Glassdoor.

For more information about the Glassdoor OpenCompany program, please visit: http://www.glassdoor.com/partners/openCompany/index.htm

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. Founded in 2007, Glassdoor offers members the latest job listings, as well as access to proprietary employee-generated content including company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, interview questions and reviews, office photos and more. Members also have the ability to see Inside Connections™ at particular companies via their Facebook network. In addition, thousands of employers are using Glassdoor for Employers to support their recruiting and employment branding efforts. Glassdoor, which won the 2013 Webby Award for Best Employment Site, is one of the most popular mobile job apps on iOS and Android platforms. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global. More information about Glassdoor can be found on the Glassdoor Blog, Glassdoor for Employers Blog and by following the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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