Businesses that live in glasshouses…

Posted by Marc Sowik

There’s a new feature on the online career community website Glassdoor.com; a symbol that appears when ‘the employer has embraced transparency and taken extra steps to engage with their employees’ via the site. Firms will now be rated on how seriously they take transparency, so not only will we get to see inside the company – the culture, the perceptions of the senior management, the downsides and even the pay bands – but we’ll see how comprehensively they respond to the picture painted by current and former employees.

This is valuable, because as an employee, I want to know that I’m working for a company that’s committed to an open dialogue with its people. Glassdoor support this idea with their own research: they reckon 96% of job seekers say it’s important to work for a company that embraces trans ...

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