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News Article | December 7, 2016
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Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced today that it has received a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, marking its second year on the U.S. Best Places to Work list. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its ninth year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor®. APT, a Mastercard company, is a leading analytics software company that enables organizations to rapidly and precisely measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value. “From day one, APTers are empowered and encouraged to make substantial contributions to APT and to our clients. Oftentimes, this is accomplished in partnership with multiple teams across the organization—from marketing to product management to engineering,” said Rachel Wang, an Engagement Manager at APT. “APT also supports its staff outside of work, with intramural sport teams, sponsored volunteer days, and team bonding activities.” Ryan Allen, a Senior Software Engineer at APT said, “APT combines the experience of a large company with the perks of a much smaller one. Engineers get the opportunity to work side by side with more tenured leaders to build and enhance APT’s product suite every day. It’s incredibly rewarding.” Anthony Bruce, CEO of APT, said, “It is an honor to once again be recognized as a Best Place to Work by Glassdoor. The award is a testament to our efforts to attract and retain top talent, and create a workplace that encourages and celebrates diversity and innovation. I thank our employees for their commitment to making APT such a great place to work every day.” APT recognizes that being a great workplace requires more than great benefits, although perks—like frequently catered meals, social events, healthy living allowances, and generous vacation time—do help. APT is committed to employees’ success, having launched a number of Business Resource Groups—including the Women’s Leadership Network, PRIDE, and the Latin Network—to support individual professional growth. “Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work. To help, the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards recognize companies that truly stand out as Best Places to Work because they’re purely determined by the authentic voice of those who really know a company best - the employees,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by U.S. based employees between November 2, 2015 and October 30, 2016. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews. The complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2017 is available here: http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm. About APT APT, a Mastercard company, is a leading cloud-based analytics software company that enables organizations to rapidly and precisely measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value. Our intuitive and proprietary Test & Learn® software utilizes sophisticated algorithms to analyze large amounts of data, enabling business leaders to conduct experiments and allowing them to make optimal decisions and implement business initiatives at scale. APT also offers products that support decision-making for specific business needs including transaction analysis, space planning, promotion design, category management and location selection. APT’s client portfolio features some of the world’s best known brands, including Walmart, Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Victoria’s Secret, American Family, Choice Hotels International, SUBWAY, TD Bank, T-Mobile, and others. APT has offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, London, Bentonville, Taipei, Tokyo, Sydney, Chicago, and New York. Visit http://www.predictivetechnologies.com to learn more. About Glassdoor Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines job listings with anonymous reviews, ratings and salary data to help people find a job and company they love. This level of transparency, in turn, helps employers attract the right candidates for their company and culture at a fraction of the cost of other channels. Glassdoor offers employers job advertising, job posting and employer branding solutions in addition to robust talent analytics. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor has job listings and data for more than 600,000 employers in 190 countries and is available on iOS and Android platforms. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For career advice and job-related news and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog.


Project Expected to Generate 1,287 Full-Time Equivalent Construction Jobs and 699 Full-Time Equivalent Permanent Jobs Upon Opening Completed Project Estimated to Increase State and Local Tax Revenue by $4.6 Million Annually NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP), a lodging real estate investment trust ("REIT") specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets, today announced plans for a proposed $90 million investment to create SoundWaves, a luxury indoor/outdoor waterpark, adjacent to Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. The proposed project includes nearly 111,000 square feet of upscale indoor water attractions and activities over three levels and another 106,000 square feet of outdoor water amenities. The Company retained renowned hospitality design firm Blur Workshop to develop the concept for the project, which will have dedicated indoor and outdoor recreation zones for adults, young children and families, as well as dining options and private cabana rentals. Adult guests will have exclusive access to adults-only indoor and outdoor pools, bars and lounging areas throughout the complex. The indoor attractions will be enclosed under a soaring atrium, a hallmark of the Gaylord Hotels brand, and surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. Year-round indoor attractions include an indoor slide tower with slides ranging from 32-to-46-feet tall, a double flow rider, rapid and lazy rivers, an activity pool with rock climbing and more features to be announced as the project progresses. Seasonal outdoor features include a 315,000 gallon wave pool with a giant LED movie screen, a 45.5-foot slide tower, an adults-only pool and a kids pool with a multi-level play structure. Colin Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Ryman Hospitality Properties, said, “Gaylord Opryland has been a driving force for convention and leisure travel to the Nashville market for decades. We view this project as a tremendous opportunity to further cement Nashville’s must-visit status with a one-of-a-kind amenity that will appeal to group customers while also serving as a major demand inducer for families and adult leisure guests looking for upscale recreation options. We believe this project will drive increased outside-the-room spending and additional points of premium-rated transient occupancy by enticing visitors to extend their stay in Nashville.” Tentatively slated to open in fall 2018, the SoundWaves project is estimated to generate significant economic impact for Metro Nashville and the State of Tennessee, according to an economic impact study conducted by Dr. William F. Fox at the University of Tennessee’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. The study estimated that the proposed SoundWaves project will generate 1,287 full-time equivalent temporary jobs, $185 million in economic impact and a one-time increase of $8.4 million in state and local taxes during its planned 20-month construction phase. According to the study, once the proposed project is operational, SoundWaves is expected to produce a total, annual economic output of $57.1 million, create 699 full-time equivalent jobs and increase state and local tax revenue by $4.6 million annually. These figures are in addition to Gaylord Opryland’s current estimated annual impact to the Tennessee economy of $866.5 million and $70.7 million in state and local tax revenue (based on 2015 tax data). “Our city is fortunate to have a vibrant tourism and hospitality industry that creates quality jobs for residents and generates tax revenues that fund schools and other essential services,” said Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. “Continued investment in all areas of the city, such as the project Ryman Hospitality Properties is planning, is vital to our success as a welcoming city for tourists as well as an ideal place to live, work and play. This park, once completed, will not only create jobs and generate revenue at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center but also will enhance and benefit the Donelson economy, especially along the Music Valley corridor.” The proposed project’s $90 million cost will be funded with cash on hand and borrowings under the Company’s credit facility. The Company has requested that The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County establish a payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, arrangement under which the real property taxes of the Gaylord Opryland Resort will, following the 2017 property tax reassessment, be capped at that new level for eight years. The Company also has requested that Metro Nashville extend the existing appropriation of the one percent hotel occupancy tax generated solely by the Gaylord Opryland Resort, established in 2010 for use in the Grand Ole Opry House flood repair and remediation efforts, for an additional six years to reimburse the Company for additional unreimbursed costs associated with these flood remediation efforts. Reed continued, “As the second largest property taxpayer in Davidson County, the agreement we are seeking with Metro Nashville would afford our Company a measure of predictability with regards to future tax obligations on our Opryland parcel as well as the opportunity to, over time, offset some of our initial, upfront investment. The structure we are proposing makes it possible for us to make this significant $90 million capital investment in the Nashville area that will produce new jobs and generate substantial additional tax revenue for our state and local government.” The Company has also proposed that it donate to Metro Nashville a parcel of land with direct access to the Cumberland River for use in the East Bank Greenway system as a launching area for personal watercraft and other water activities. “This proposed land donation will provide a key access point to the Cumberland River for the Donelson community and all Nashville residents and visitors,” said District 15 Metro Nashville Council Member Jeff Syracuse. “This access is something Metro Parks and Ryman Hospitality Properties have wanted to make available to the public for some time, and I am thrilled that Ryman Hospitality Properties intends to make this donation for neighbors to enjoy as part of their continued investment in the Donelson area.” About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 7,811 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; and 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home. For additional information about Ryman Hospitality Properties, visit www.rymanhp.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements as to the Company’s beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Examples of these statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the future performance of our business, estimated capital expenditures. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and include the risk factors and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements made by it to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events.


News Article | November 10, 2016
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BEER-SHEVA, Israel, Nov. 10, 2016 - Male athletes are far more likely to choke under pressure than their female counterparts, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) as part of a study of men's and women's Grand Slam Tennis tournament play. Their paper, Choking Under Pressure and Gender, examined these high-level athletic competitions, describing them as "a unique setting in which two professionals compete in a real-life contest with high monetary rewards," to assess how both men and women respond to competitive pressure in comparable situations. "Our research showed that men consistently choke under competitive pressure, but with regard to women the results are mixed," says Dr. Mosi Rosenboim of BGU's Department of Management. "However, even if women show a drop in performance in the more crucial stages of the match, it is still about 50 percent less than that of men." "The purpose of this study is to shed additional light on how men and women respond to competitive pressure and use its conclusions to better understand the labor market," says Dr. Danny Cohen-Zada of BGU's Department of Economics. "For example, our findings do not support the existing hypothesis that men earn more than women in similar jobs because they respond better than women to pressure." "For this purpose, we use game-level tennis data on all the first sets of all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2010 and examine, within each tennis match, whether and how much each gender deteriorates or improves at crucial stages of the match," says Dr. Cohen-Zada. "The analysis is based on 4,127 women's and 4,153 men's tennis games." The study does, however, explain that caution should be exercised in applying its findings directly to the labor market. "For one thing, while we analyzed how female tennis players respond to pressure in a contest that is homogeneous with regard to gender, in the labor market women are required to respond to competitive pressure in a different setting where, for example, they compete with men," says paper co-author Dr. Alex Krumer, of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research at the University of St. Gallen. "In addition, tennis players may have different preferences and characteristics that may not necessarily make them a representative subject. Nonetheless, the fact that we have uncovered such robust evidence that women can respond better than men to competitive pressure calls for further investigation in other real-life tournament settings." According to the researchers, stress influenced by an onset of heightened cortisol levels is one of the possible culprits, and cite other researchers' sports-centric studies that have already shown that high amounts of cortisol correlate with poor second serves in tennis and worse golf performance. "This literature indicates that in response to achievement challenges, cortisol levels increase more rapidly among men than among women, and that high levels can harm the mind's critical abilities," says paper co-author Dr. Offer Moshe Shapir of the Center for Business Education and Research at NYU Shanghai. About American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision: creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. As Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) looks ahead to turning 50 in 2020, AABGU imagines a future that goes beyond the walls of academia. It is a future where BGU invents a new world and inspires a vision for a stronger Israel and its next generation of leaders. Together with supporters, AABGU will help the University foster excellence in teaching, research and outreach to the communities of the Negev for the next 50 years and beyond. Visit vision.aabgu.org to learn more. AABGU, headquartered in Manhattan, has nine regional offices throughout the United States. For more information, https:/ .


News Article | March 1, 2017
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BEER-SHEVA, Israel...March 1, 2017 - Research conducted at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has determined that psychological momentum significantly affects performance among men but not among women, which may account for exaggerated risk-taking in financial and business endeavors among males. Psychological momentum is defined as a state-of-mind where an individual or a team feels things are going unstoppably their way and is known to be caused, among other factors, by shifts in testosterone levels. The study, "Psychological Momentum and Gender," is published in the March volume of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. According to Dr. Danny Cohen-Zada, a lecturer in the BGU Department of Economics, "The purpose of our study was twofold: to estimate the causal effect of psychological momentum on performance in real tournament settings, and to examine whether there are any gender differences in the corresponding response." The researchers analyzed two different samples of men's and women's judo competitions from 2009 to 2013. In the first, they looked at the bronze medal fights of each tournament. While competitors in this fight won the same number of total bouts, some had won their most recent bout while others did not. Those who reached the bronze medal fight following a win have a potential momentum advantage. The authors examined this unique setting to determine whether the contestants with the momentum advantage had a higher probability to win the fight. "Our results showed that based on a cross-section analysis of 106 men's and 111 women's fights from eight major annual judo events, having a psychological momentum advantage significantly increases the winning probability in men's contests but not in women's," says Dr. Alex Krumer of the Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research (SEW), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. In the second part of the study, based on the head-to-head history of the pairs from the first sample and analyzing 225 men's and 231 women's fights, the researchers obtained similar results by analyzing how the performance of the same pair of judokas (judo experts) is affected by varied momentum statuses in different tournaments. As expected, the results of these specifications indicate that the psychological momentum effect exists among men, but not among women. The researchers believe that their findings have implications for business. "We can connect our findings to the effect of psychological momentum in financial markets of which 90 percent are men," says Dr. Ze'ev Shtudiner from the Department of Economics and Business Administration, Ariel University, Israel. Drs. Krumer and Shtudiner earned their doctoral degrees in economics from BGU. "Such an effect may lead male traders, driven by an increase in testosterone due to a successful investment, to take exaggerated risks, which, in turn, create price bubbles," says Dr. Shtudiner. "By increasing the number of women in financial markets, it may be possible to stabilize these markets since women have less dramatic shifts in testosterone levels, which can make them less prone to the momentum effect. This argument is consistent with our results that momentum effects are generated only among men, since it is only among them that testosterone levels increase after success." According to Dr. Krumer, "An increased frequency of positive feedback from managers after successful actions may turn into a positive psychological momentum and thus increase productivity. Similarly, managers should exert efforts to reduce the influence of unsuccessful actions of their workers to avoid productivity losses." Given these findings, Dr. Cohen-Zada believes additional research would be beneficial focusing on the role of psychological effects on performance in male-dominated positions, such as stockbrokers, high-profile managers, politicians, and military commanders. About American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion's vision: creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University's expertise locally and around the globe. As Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) looks ahead to turning 50 in 2020, AABGU imagines a future that goes beyond the walls of academia. It is a future where BGU invents a new world and inspires a vision for a stronger Israel and its next generation of leaders. Together with supporters, AABGU will help the University foster excellence in teaching, research and outreach to the communities of the Negev for the next 50 years and beyond. Visit vision.aabgu.org to learn more. AABGU, which is headquartered in Manhattan, has nine regional offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.


Uitgebreide profielen met doelgroep-targeting bieden werkgevers een nieuwe dynamische en reactieve manier om de verschillende merkelementen aan mensen met verschillende functies te presenteren. Wanneer een engineer bijvoorbeeld het uitgebreide profiel van een bedrijf als DocuSign bekijkt, dan ziet hij of zij nu direct waarom de wereldleider op het gebied van digitaal transactiebeheer en elektronische handtekeningen aantrekkelijk is voor engineers. Doelgroep-targeting kan worden afgestemd op banen in meer dan 20 verschillende categorieën (bijv. engineering, sales, marketing, financiën, etc.) en werkgevers kunnen tot maximaal vier categorieën tegelijk kiezen. Werkgevers kunnen zelf hun profiel aanpassen met een uitgelichte omslagfoto, video en recensie met daarnaast informatie over waarom het bedrijf zo'n geweldige werkplek is voor elke specifieke doelgroep. Doelgroep-targeting is beschikbaar voor klanten van Glassdoor met het pakket 'uitgebreide profielselectie' en veel werkgevers maken reeds gebruik van deze functionaliteit. "Gekwalificeerde sollicitanten bestuderen, net als consumenten, vaak eerst de werkcultuur van het bedrijf nog voordat ze een recruiter hebben gesproken. Glassdoor is een geweldig middel om onze unieke waardepropositie voor werknemers te presenteren en ervoor te zorgen dat we in beeld zijn bij topkandidaten", aldus Ann Poletti, senior director, employment brand marketing bij DocuSign. "Dankzij doelgroep-targeting op Glassdoor kunnen wij als DocuSign extra voordeel behalen in een zeer concurrerende markt door verschillende sollicitanten te bereiken met relevante berichtgeving." Glassdoor biedt ook gedetailleerde analytica op het gebied van reputatie en naamsbekendheid voor multinationale werkgevers, met gebruikmaking van gelokaliseerde uitgebreide profielen, waarbij per markt de gegevens kunnen worden bekeken en meer profielopties aangemaakt kunnen worden. De nieuwe analytica geeft werkgevers inzicht in het werknemerssentiment per markt, resultaten per functie, vergelijkingen met de concurrentie, demografische gegevens van sollicitanten en de activiteiten van sollicitanten, dit alles binnen hun eigen Glassdoor Werkgeverscentra. Multinationale werkgevers kunnen, dankzij de extra profielopties, hun werkgeversimago ook beter presenteren aan potentiële sollicitanten over de hele wereld. Dankzij deze verbeteringen kunnen werkgevers volop profiteren van het verkeer naar Glassdoor en een beter inzicht krijgen in wat wel en niet werkt als het gaat om hun merken en reputatie bij werknemers en sollicitanten van over de hele wereld. Over Glassdoor Glassdoor is 's werelds meest transparante marktplaats voor banen en werving die de wijze waarop mensen naar banen zoeken en hoe bedrijven toptalent werven, verandert. Glassdoor combineert vacatures met anonieme recensies, beoordelingen en salarisgegevens om mensen te helpen aan een goede baan in een goed bedrijf. Deze mate van transparantie helpt op zijn beurt werkgevers met het aantrekken van de juiste kandidaten voor hun bedrijf en cultuur tegen een fractie van de kosten van andere kanalen. Glassdoor biedt werkgevers naast robuuste talentanalytica ook baanadvertenties, plaatsing van vacatures en oplossingen op het gebied van werkgeversimago Glassdoor is opgericht in 2008 en beschikt over vacatures en gegevens van meer dan 600.000 werkgevers in 190 landen en is beschikbaar op de platformen iOS en Android. Voor trends en analyses op de arbeidsmarkt gaat u naar Glassdoor Economic Research. Voor loopbaanadvies en werkgerelateerde nieuwsberichten en tips gaat u naar het Glassdoor Blog.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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MILL VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study, Why Do Workers Quit?, conducted by Glassdoor Economic Research, finds employees that stagnate in a job too long are more likely to leave their employers rather than move to a new role within the company. The economic research...


News Article | January 19, 2016
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A record 78% of hiring managers anticipate more hiring in the first half of 2016 compared to the second half of 2015, according to the latest report from career site Dice. That means there are plenty of openings to fill that accommodate a range of seekers from entry-level to executive. CareerBuilder reports that over 100 occupations in the U.S. currently have more job postings than actual hires month over month. Combined, these two factors make it a great time to be looking for a job. Unfortunately, even that level of demand isn’t making the time to hire a qualified candidate any shorter. For those about to embark on a search, expect it to take a long time. In fact, the average interview process now takes 23 days, up from 13 days four years ago, according to a recent report from Glassdoor Economic Research. Why is it taking so long? Glassdoor’s research indicates that location, the size of the company, and more rigorous screening processes factor into the length of time it takes to get an offer. Ironically, tech jobs—among the most in-demand this year—have longer waits than average. Software engineers can expect their interview process to take more than a month (35 days), according to Glassdoor. App developers and product engineers come in close behind with 28 days of interviewing. If it’s exhausting just reading about the time it takes to be "on" for a potential employer, it’s about to get worse. The researchers of GetVoIP, a cloud communication adviser, did an analysis of the hiring process for a software engineer position at 13 popular tech companies that had at least 100 reviews on Glassdoor to identify trends in the overall experience. Alex Heinz, who does community outreach at GetVoIP, tells Fast Company, "We placed the most emphasis on interviews posted in the past two years (2014—2015), though we realize that the interviews could have been conducted at an earlier date and posted about later." He also pointed out that companies such as HP, Samsung, or Dell might have been interesting to include, but weren’t. "There wasn't enough information available for us to feel confident about their hiring processes," he says. Overall, the analysis uncovered distinct trends in the interviewees’ experience. For example, seven of the 13 companies kick off the process with a screening call, while IBM, Cisco, and Yahoo initiate a phone interview. Only Twitter and Amazon require the applicant to complete an online assessment before moving to a phone conversation. In the case of Amazon, the initial online test is followed up with a second online assessment. Each company saves the on-site interview for the last step—after assessments and phone calls have been completed. Incidentally, only Yelp applicants reported doing Skype interviews. All this phoning and testing takes between two weeks to a month at these companies, so you would think that there’d be plenty of negative feedback from the applicants. Instead, GetVoIP’s analysis revealed that drawn-out processes didn’t influence an interviewee’s experience. "While Cisco, Yahoo, and Uber had the shortest interview process of two weeks, only interviewees at Cisco had an overwhelmingly positive interview experience," writes GetVoIP’s founder Reuben Yonatan. Likewise, easy interview processes don’t always translate to a positive experience, and a more challenging one didn’t necessarily lead to more disgruntled reviews. Despite the dustup over Amazon’s corporate culture this summer, those who went through the interviewing process reported overwhelmingly positive experiences (49% of reviews were positive, while only 15% were negative, and the rest were neutral) even though it was rated one of the most difficult to get through. Uber had similar results (51% positive) even though the company and its leadership have also been criticized recently. IBM scored high marks for giving candidates an overall good experience. The company got 69% positive ratings and only 5% negative. The company that drew the most negative feedback among applicants? Twitter, with 46% thumbs down. After that, it’s a tie between Apple and Uber both at 26%. Yonatan admits that the data is specific to software engineers, but is a good indicator of how different the hiring process is today in a variety of industries. Fast Company recently reported that location is no longer a deal breaker to qualify for a position, thanks to video resumes and interviews. Says Yonatan: "Today, there are multiple rounds of phone/Skype screenings and test projects before you even qualify for an onsite interview."


News Article | December 7, 2016
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Sendero, a Dallas-based management consulting firm, has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2017. Sendero ranked #9 on the Small/Medium Businesses list, which includes businesses with 1,000 or fewer employees. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Glassdoor with this national award,” said Bret Farrar, Sendero CEO and founder. “This honor would not be possible without our incredible people, who’ve played a major role in crafting our unique and strong company culture.” On Glassdoor, current and former employees of companies worldwide can share insights and opinions about their work environments by sharing a company review, designed to capture a genuine and authentic inside look at what it’s like to work at particular jobs and companies. When sharing a company review on Glassdoor, employees are asked to rate their satisfaction with the company overall, and key workplace factors like career opportunities, compensation, benefits, work/life balance, senior management, as well as culture and values. In addition, employees are asked to describe the best reasons to work at their companies as well as any downsides. Sendero’s annual Glassdoor rating was a 4.8 out of 5.0 – one of the highest ranks on the site. The Best Places to Work are determined using company reviews shared by U.S. based employees between November 2, 2015 and October 30, 2016. To be considered for the U.S. SMB category, a company must have less than 1,000 employees and have received at least 25 company reviews from U.S.-based employees during the period of eligibility. The final list is compiled based on Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews. The complete list of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2017: http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm. About Sendero: Sendero, a management consulting firm renowned for its culture and people, provides expertise delivering strategic planning, technology enablement, organizational effectiveness, and analytics solutions across multiple industries. Sendero helps businesses grow and thrive by bringing deep capabilities, driving alignment among stakeholders, and executing critical initiatives. To learn more about Sendero, visit our website. Sendero media contact: For more information, please contact Ruth Farrar at 972-388-5760. About Glassdoor: Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines job listings with anonymous reviews, ratings and salary data to help people find a job and company they love. This level of transparency, in turn, helps employers attract the right candidates for their company and culture at a fraction of the cost of other channels. Glassdoor offers employers job advertising, job posting and employer branding solutions in addition to robust talent analytics. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor has job listings and data for more than 600,000 employers in 190 countries and is available on iOS and Android platforms. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For career advice and job-related news and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog. Glassdoor® is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.


LONDON, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Glassdoor, the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting site, has announced the winners of its ninth annual Employees' Choice Awards, celebrating the Best Places to Work in 2017 across North America and parts of Europe. Unlike any other workplace awards, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are based solely on the input of employees who voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, by completing a company review, about their job, work environment and employer over the past year. This year, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards feature six categories, honouring the Best Places to Work across the UK, U.S. (both large and small companies), Canada, France and Germany. There is one category in the UK: 50 Best Places to Work (honouring employers with 1,000 or more employees). Winners are ranked based on their overall rating achieved during the past year. (Ratings based on a 5-point scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied): The top five UK Best Places to Work in 2017 are:  1. Expedia1 (4.3 rating) - second year in a row at the top of the ranking  2. ARM (4.3 rating)  3. HomeServe UK (4.3 rating)  4. Mott MacDonald (4.3 rating)  5. Hays Plc (4.3 rating) "Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work. The Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards are solely determined by the authentic voice of those who really know a company best - the people who work there. This really helps job seekers identify the Best Places to Work in the UK," said Diarmuid Russell, Glassdoor Head of International. "Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge. We're proud to celebrate the 2017 Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards winners in earning this incredible achievement." Glassdoor's 50 UK Best Places to Work in 2017 list features winning employers across diverse industries with technology and retail dominating, but also companies in finance, accounting, energy and more. Expedia is the first company in the UK to rank No. 1 twice, and is among only ten employers that have made this list for three consecutive years. Twenty four employers are debuting as Best Places to Work this year, including HomeServe UK (Third; 4.3 rating), Peninsula (Sixth; 4.2 rating) and Salesforce (Eighth; 4.2 rating), among others. When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to give their opinion on some of the best reasons to work for their employer (pros), any downsides (cons) and are encouraged to provide advice to management. Employees are also asked to rate how satisfied they are with their employer overall, rate their CEO, as well as rate five key workplace attributes, including giving their opinion on career opportunities, compensation & benefits, culture & values, senior management and work-life balance. In addition, employees are asked whether they would recommend their employer to a friend and whether they believe their employer's business will perform better, worse or remain the same in the next six months. Employees' Choice Award winners for the 2017 Best Places to Work are determined using Glassdoor's proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by UK-based employees between 2 November, 2015 and 30 October, 2016. At a minimum, employers considered for the list must have received at least 30 company reviews during the eligibility period. For reporting simplicity, ratings are displayed to the nearest tenth, though calculations extend beyond the thousandth to determine final rank. Complete report methodology can be found and downloaded here: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/List/about-employees-choice-awards.htm SEE THE 2017 WINNERS: All winning employers across this year's six categories can be found by visiting: 50 Best Places to Work – UK  50 Best Places to Work – U.S.   50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For – U.S.   25 Best Places to Work – Canada   25 Best Places to Work – France  25 Best Places to Work – Germany VIDEO, PHOTOS + EMPLOYEE COMMENTARY: See links below to download and embed video interviews showcasing what employees and senior leaders at winning employers have to say about their workplaces: VIDEO: Inside Expedia (No. 1, UK) VIDEO: Inside Bain & Company (No. 1, U.S. large companies) VIDEO: Inside Greenhouse Software (No. 1, U.S. small & medium companies) VIDEO: Inside Shopify (No. 1, Canada) VIDEO: Inside Microsoft (No. 1, France) VIDEO: Inside SAP (No. 1, Germany) Workplace/office photos and employee commentary about winning employers are also available upon request. Please email: pr@glassdoor.com. About Glassdoor Glassdoor is the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines job listings with anonymous reviews, ratings and salary data to help people find a job and company they love. This level of transparency, in turn, helps employers attract the right candidates for their company and culture at a fraction of the cost of other channels. Glassdoor offers employers job advertising, job posting and employer branding solutions in addition to robust talent analytics. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor has job listings and data for more than 600,000 employers in 190 countries and is available on iOS and Android platforms. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For career advice and job related news and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog. Glassdoor® is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.


News Article | December 7, 2016
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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - Kepler Group, one of America's fastest growing providers of digital and database services, is pleased to announce that Glassdoor has named it the No. 15 Best Place to Work among U.S. companies with up to 1000 employees. The Glassdoor Employees' Choice program, now in its ninth year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments and companies via Glassdoor. Kepler currently boasts a 4.8 rating on Glassdoor, with more than 70 reviews from current and past employees that profile the company's culture, perks, and commitment to staff development. Key Kepler features highlighted by employees include the company's unlimited vacation, 401(k) match, transparent management approach, and active learning culture. This is the second time Kepler has been named an exceptional employer in 2016. Last month, the company was included in Ad Age's 2017 Best Places to Work. Earlier this year, Kepler also received recognition for its impressive growth when named to Inc. Magazine's prestigious Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing private companies and to the Crain's New York Business' Fast 50, a list of the fastest growing firms in the New York Area. "It's a difficult balancing act to manage rapid growth and a positive work environment, and we owe it all to our incredible people," said Rick Greenberg, Kepler's CEO. "It's amazing to watch our entire team's daily commitment to strengthening Kepler's culture, maintaining high hiring standards, and acting as each other's mentors and friends. Whether it's grabbing a conference room for some ad hoc training, organizing each summer's Kepler Olympics, or supporting a fellow staffer's budding music career, our team is 100% committed to making this a great place to work. They deserve all the credit for this award." "Company culture and the employee experience are critical considerations for job seekers everywhere when deciding where to work. To help, the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards recognize companies that truly stand out as Best Places to Work because they're purely determined by the authentic voice of those who really know a company best - the employees," said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. "Employers where employees love to work continue to prove that they have a recruiting and business performance edge. We're proud to celebrate the 2017 Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards winners in earning this incredible achievement." Kepler's core services revolve around helping clients use data to power more dynamic and personalized marketing -- including programmatic media services, CRM strategy and management and marketing systems integration. The company differentiates itself by anchoring all services with the Kepler Intelligence Platform™, a proprietary suite of applications that enable dynamic customer segmentation and targeting, automated campaign optimization, and seamless cross-channel coordination. The results: clients see faster optimization cycles and 30%-300% improvements to marketing's bottom line impact. Kepler, founded in 2012, is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, travel, retail, healthcare and other industries. Utilizing its proprietary Kepler Intelligence Platform™, the company actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide. Kepler is headquartered in New York City and also has offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia. More information can be found at www.keplergrp.com. Glassdoor is the world's most transparent jobs and recruiting marketplace that is changing how people search for jobs and how companies recruit top talent. Glassdoor combines job listings with anonymous reviews, ratings and salary data to help people find a job and company they love. This level of transparency, in turn, helps employers attract the right candidates for their company and culture at a fraction of the cost of other channels. Glassdoor offers employers job advertising, job posting and employer branding solutions in addition to robust talent analytics. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor has job listings and data for more than 600,000 employers in 190 countries and is available on iOS and Android platforms. For labor market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research. For career advice and job-related news and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog. Glassdoor® is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.

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