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What Being Named a Glassdoor Best Place to Work Means for Greenhouse

Maia Josebachvili

Maia Josebachvili is VP of People & Strategy at Greenhouse. Her team is pioneering the concept of reinventing the traditional HR department and combining the People and Strategy functions. Maia has a decade of experience building and scaling teams. She was the Founder & CEO of Urban Escapes where she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30. She later sold the company to LivingSocial and went on to run several business units there, hiring and managing a team of 800 full and part-time employees across the country. In a previous life chapter, Maia was a professional skydiver with 750+ jumps. Follow her on Twitter.

I couldn’t feel more proud that Greenhouse was named the #1 best place to work by Glassdoor. We’re a people-centric company and we design tools to help other companies build people-centric companies. This award is a humbling validation that we’re on the right path.

I am fortunate to be able to speak for a company of more than 200 inspiring people in this post and I’m excited to share some of the insights that we all live every day together. I also want to take a moment and celebrate all of the folks at Greenhouse. Thank you all for everything you do to make Greenhouse what it is, and for engaging to make Greenhouse the best place it can be. I love being a part of this journey with everyone!

As I think about what we’ve accomplished so far—and what we hope to achieve in the future—a few key points come to mind. I’d love to share a few of the principles that have guided our team in how we think about building culture, creating People practices, and working with our employees.

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The New People Teams: How 1stdibs Promotes Rapid Growth & Development

Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is the Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse, where she gets to share her love of the written word and endorse the use of the Oxford comma on a daily basis. Before joining Greenhouse, Melissa built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Over the past year, we’ve been covering the shift from traditional HR teams to the new People teams. What really distinguishes new People teams is their focus on maximizing employee value through strategic investment in practices like talent acquisition, employee onboarding, talent management, total rewards, employee experience and culture, and internal communications.

Want to read the rest of the series? Check out our profiles of EnigmaMedalliaBonobosRapid7, and Flatiron Health.

In today’s post, we caught up with Sue Choe, the VP of People at online marketplace 1stdibs to learn about her company’s investment in the People team and what that’s meant for all employees.

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How Betterment Built an Effective In-House Recruiting Process

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Casey Marshall is the Marketing Campaign Manager at Greenhouse. She teams up with Greenhouse partners and customers to tell a story and share insights into ways companies can improve their recruiting. She loves that this job allows her to build relationships with thought leaders and showcase how innovative companies are changing their recruiting approach. Connect with Casey on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Imagine you have only a single recruiter on your team, no consistent process, and 200 open positions. Eek! What do you do?

Christina Kane, Head of Talent at Betterment, found herself in exactly that position. Want to learn how she quadrupled her company's headcount by shifting to an in-house recruiting team and Structured Hiring? Read on!

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(Not) Breaking the Law: Ensuring Compliance During Offboarding

Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is the Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse, where she gets to share her love of the written word and endorse the use of the Oxford comma on a daily basis. Before joining Greenhouse, Melissa built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

There are a number of things to consider when employees leave your company. How you’ll communicate this information to their team and other coworkers. Who will take over their responsibilities. Whether you’ll be organizing a farewell happy hour, and if so, whether Joe will use the opportunity to practice his awkward stand-up routine.

All jokes aside, in this post, we'll look at some of the compliance issues to keep in mind whenever an employee leaves your company. 

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What Is Employee Experience (And Why Should You Care)?

Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is the Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse, where she gets to share her love of the written word and endorse the use of the Oxford comma on a daily basis. Before joining Greenhouse, Melissa built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

The working world used to be pretty predictable. Young people would apply for a few jobs, choose one they liked, and stick with it.

Oh, how the times have changed!

Wondering what those changes mean for you and the way you recruit and retain top talent? Let's investigate...

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Why Everyone Should Invest in Employee Offboarding

Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is the Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse, where she gets to share her love of the written word and endorse the use of the Oxford comma on a daily basis. Before joining Greenhouse, Melissa built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Catered breakfast. Balloons. Scavenger hunts. When it comes to welcoming new hires, we've heard about all sorts of novel and fun ways to celebrate their arrival. It's well documented that first impressions matter and the effort you make for your new hires can directly tie in with their satisfaction and longevity at your company.

But what happens on that fateful day when an employee hands in their notice? Or when you’re responsible for managing an involuntary departure like a layoff or a firing?

It turns out that offboarding is an oft-neglected part of the employee lifecycle.

Here's why it shouldn't be.

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How to Include Remote Employees in Your Company Culture

Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is the Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse, where she gets to share her love of the written word and endorse the use of the Oxford comma on a daily basis. Before joining Greenhouse, Melissa built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

If you’ve been in an office lately, you’ve probably noticed that today’s workplaces look and feel a lot different than they used to. Open plan arrangements have replaced cubicles, sleek monitors and laptops have phased out clunky computers, and even the desks themselves tend to be movable and adjustable instead of stationary pieces of furniture.

But one of the biggest changes to the workforce is with the employees themselves—instead of gathering in one central location, many companies are adopting the distributed approach, where employees are scattered around the globe. This arrangement allows more flexibility with working locations and hours, but it also leads to a big question: How do you create a company culture and unify a workforce that’s not in the same physical space?

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Let's Talk About Employee Departures

Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is the Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse, where she gets to share her love of the written word and endorse the use of the Oxford comma on a daily basis. Before joining Greenhouse, Melissa built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

It happens to everyone at some point. For one reason or another, you have employees who choose to—or have to—leave your company.

Whether you refer to it as offboarding, departures, graduation, or something else, it’s essential to put some thought into what happens during an employee’s final weeks, days, and hours with your company (as well as what comes next).

Let's look at a few reasons why it's so important to consider employee departures.

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How Good Are Your Interviews?

Mallory Brown

Mallory Brown, Content Marketing Manager at Glassdoor, is a Bay Area native who is passionate about creating impactful resources for employers. With over 100 Glassdoor thought leadership webinars under her belt, Mallory now develops original content marketing assets, and contributes pieces to the company's blog and social media channels.

With so many companies competing for the best of the best talent out there, recruiting in today’s candidate-driven market can be tough. But what if we told you there’s a cure for your recruiting woes, and it all came down to your interview process?

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Trying to Recruit Millennials? Here's What You Need to Know

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Katie McBeth is a freelance writer out of Boise, ID, with experience in marketing for small businesses and management. She spends her free time being the mother of three cats and a dog named Toby. You can follow her animal and writing adventures on Instagram or Twitter.

Every generation has a unique influence on the job market.

For recruiters, this introduces a new challenge to stay relevant and meaningful to job seekers.

Millennials (often defined as those born between 1982–2000) now comprise the largest slice of the American workforce. How do you tap into this particular group? Read on for 3 tips to keep in mind.

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