A New “Glassdoor” Website Made Its Debut This Week. Did You Catch It?

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HR tech moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once and awhile, you could miss it. I’m paraphrasing Ferris, but life, it turns out, is pretty similar.

It’s all so fast, in fact, that you can be forgiven if you missed the news about a new competitor to Glassdoor and the other anonymous employee complaint websites currently on the market.

When Comparably launched in March 2016, their hook was simply bringing transparency to the workplace regarding salaries. As their blog put it, “Comparably will be the leading resource for gender pay gap data, detailing what compensation women vs. men are making across hundreds of job titles.”

Fast forward this week and the company has added employee reviews to their offering, heading straight into Glassdoor’s sandbox with about a dozen others (click here to see the Top Ten).
According to their release, “See how your co-workers rate your company. Be a part of our community of thousands of employees making work more transparent; add your anonymous rating today.”

The user interface gives a heavy nod to big data charts and graphs as opposed to free-form text, but the idea is the same. The lack of anonymous text probably keeps Comparably out of a few more courtrooms than their better-known competitor. People, the company is betting, love anonymity, even in a less litigious form.

While these sites are enjoyable and insightful for current, past and potential employees, for employers, it’s another site they have to monitor. Another item on the employer branding checklist.
The flood of data that HR has to deal with is only getting worse. It’s the tip of the iceberg. Digging the proverbial head in the sand isn’t going to make it go away.

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