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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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Meet Greenhouse’s Director of Talent Acquisition Lauren Ryan Who Has Won Greenhouse a Bronze for “Best Advance in Big Data to Inform and Predict Talent Strategy”

Lauren Ryan, Greenhouse’s Director of Talent Acquisition, has just won Greenhouse a bronze medal for “Best Advance in Big Data to Inform and Predict Talent Strategy.” This award, presented by the Brandon Hall Group, recognizes Greenhouse for Excellence in Talent Management, alongside other renowned companies like IBM.

Keep reading to learn how Lauren completely transformed Greenhouse's approach to data in recruiting.

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The Greatest Minds in Recruiting, HR, and People Ops: Announcing the Greenhouse OPEN Roadshow 2016!

This past May, we welcomed you to Greenhouse OPEN 2016, our 3-day thought leadership and networking conference in San Francisco for those in the Recruiting, HR, and People Ops industries. There, we introduced the New People Team, heard modern perspectives on fostering diversity in the workplace, and were all ears as Zenefits CEO David Sacks discussed the inside story of the new Zenefits.

Now, we’re excited to continue the conversation...

Greenhouse OPEN is taking its top-rated sessions on the road and bringing them directly to you in a 1-day format!

We are thrilled to announce Greenhouse OPEN Roadshow 2016, coming to a city near you this fall:

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Introducing TechYes! — Greenhouse’s Diversity in Tech Meetup

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Rachel Leffel is a Support Engineer at Greenhouse and is one of the founding members of TechYes, a diversity in tech meetup founded by Greenhouse employees. The group is passionate about raising awareness of diversity issues and creating a safe space for members to have open conversations about their experiences.

As one of its founding members, I am excited to introduce TechYes: Diversity in Tech, a meetup that Greenhouse launched as a safe place for people to discuss diversity issues in the technology space. Our goal is to create a community where people can talk openly about their experiences with diversity and inclusion issues in and outside of the workplace, hear about others’ experiences, and lean on each other for support. We cover an array of topics, including addressing the current state of diversity in tech, identifying diversity issues in and outside of the workplace, and recognizing and confronting unconscious biases that emerge all around us.

We hosted our most recent meetup earlier this month, called “Beyond the Basic Background.”  Here, panelists from 2020Shift, Jopwell, and The New York Times joined us to discuss how to share and promote personal narratives to encourage better communication and deeper understanding across diverse groups. Our panel included Janel Martinez of 2020Shift, Katie Sanders of Jopwell, and Elisabeth Goodridge and Julie Bloom of The New York Times.

Read on for unique insights from each of our forward-thinking panelists, giving you an idea of the conversation you can expect at a TechYes meetup:

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Attention, Greenhouse Customers: Introducing the Greenhouse Community!

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Sara Martineau is Community Manager at Greenhouse. She truly loves human beings and thrives when empowering people and bringing them together. Outside the office she serves as a CASA volunteer, teaches yoga, and enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring nature. Connect with Sara on LinkedIn.

At our annual conference Greenhouse Open, we were all blown away by your stories, your insights, and your level of expertise—and not only that, the way you coached each other through your recruiting challenges. Clearly you inspired each other as much as you inspired us because the #1 request we received was that you wanted another way to stay connected with one another on a regular basis, beyond our in-person event.

One of the biggest value adds of becoming a Greenhouse customer is the community you become a part of, right? So with that in mind, we wanted to give you easy access to one another, so you can continue to build those relationships, keep the conversation going, and learn and grow as talent professionals.

That’s why we launched the Greenhouse Community!

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Twitter Takeaways from Greenhouse Open 2016

Last week at our annual conference & networking event Greenhouse Open, our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and staff took to social media to report on the event.

So, which quotes, insights, and stats made them eagerly grab their mobile device, ready to share them with the world? Read on to find out—and use these ideas to spur positive change in your company!

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More “Best of” Greenhouse Open 2016—People Metrics, Onboarding, and Future Hiring Trends

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Sesame Mish is Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse. She is also pursuing an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. Besides a love for marketing and the written word, she enjoys playing volleyball, doing volunteer work, and rooting for the San Francisco Giants. Connect with Sesame on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Earlier today, we shared with you the best content from Greenhouse Open.

But surely you didn’t think that was it, right? Here is a second helping of the best-of-the-best insights and thought leadership from the event. Enjoy!

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Best of Greenhouse Open 2016—The New Work Landscape, Talent Marketing Strategy, and ROI of People Practices

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Sesame Mish is Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse. She is also pursuing an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. Besides a love for marketing and the written word, she enjoys playing volleyball, doing volunteer work, and rooting for the San Francisco Giants. Connect with Sesame on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Not gonna lie—we’re still pretty reelin’ from the whirlwind that was Greenhouse Open 2016! Three days of non-stop learning, networking, and—ahem—partying have got us spent!

But what a ride it was. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out overviews of our Day 1 Structured Hiring Workshop and our Day 2 keynote & breakout sessions.

Whether or not you were able to join us last week, we’re excited to cover and present to you the best of the best content from the entire event. Read on for top insights, ah-ha moments, and thought-provoking quotes from our sessions:

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Live Coverage of Greenhouse Open! Day 2: People-Centric Organizations, Transparency, and Becoming a Change Agent

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Sesame Mish is Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse. She is also pursuing an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. Besides a love for marketing and the written word, she enjoys playing volleyball, doing volunteer work, and rooting for the San Francisco Giants. Connect with Sesame on Twitter and LinkedIn.

After an insightful and collaborative Structured Hiring Workshop on Day 1 of Greenhouse Open, attendees were ready to take on day 2!

Thursday was full of conversation and insights across the Talent Acquisition, People Ops, and HR industries, from Greenhouse CEO & Co-Founder Daniel Chait’s riveting keynote, to the honest and humbling fireside chat with Zenefits CEO David Sacks, to the dynamic “The New People Teams” break-out session, to the culminating evening rooftop party at 620 Jones in downtown San Francisco (GIF booth and fried chicken-n-waffles included).

Whether you were unable to join us onsite or simply want to relive the conversation from the comfort of your couch, check out these highlights and takeaways from the day:

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Delivering a Meaningful Experience for Every New Hire: Introducing Greenhouse Onboarding

Jon Stross

Jon Stross is President and Co-Founder of Greenhouse. At Greenhouse, Jon drives the product strategy and works closely with customers and partners to build a platform that improves recruiting performance. Before founding Greenhouse, Jon served as the GM for BabyCenter.com and was responsible for the global rollout of the business.

In 2013, we introduced Greenhouse, a software that optimizes your organization’s recruiting and works to solve your challenges as a recruiter. Our customers have taken advantage of our interview kits, scorecards, and analytics, helping them create a structured hiring process, provide a seamless candidate experience, make stronger hires, and achieve higher recruiting ROI. Overall, we’ve helped our customers replace “gut-feel” hiring decisions with data-driven hiring decisions—enabling them to make the right hire the first time around, time and time again.

Just like wanting to recruit talent the right way, we realized that these same organizations are going to want to onboard their new hires the right way. Onboarding is a natural progression from recruiting and hiring. With this in consideration, we acquired onboarding software company Parklet with the goal of synchronizing the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding functions into one cohesive program.

We’ve spent the past few months integrating Parklet with Greenhouse, and today, we are thrilled to announce the launch of Greenhouse Onboarding!

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