Glassdoor Assembles Renowned Career and Workplace Experts as Blog Contributors

Clearview Collection Contributors Offer Tips, Advice and Opinion on Jobs and Careers

SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2009) - has unveiled a new feature section of its blog entitled the Clearview Collection, consisting of a panel of recognized and respected career and workplace experts, who are providing perspectives and advice on a wide range of subjects and issues related to jobs, career management and employment. Members of the Clearview Collection include human resources, recruiting, management and employment professionals who have approximately 100 years of combined experience.

"The launch of the Clearview Collection is another important step in fulfilling Glassdoor's mission to deliver information that helps people make more informed decisions about their careers. Insights from these contributors are a great complement to the real-time reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs, or interviews, for specific employers that our community contributes every day," said co-founder and CEO Robert Hohman.

Clearview Collection contributors include:

--  Jeff Hunter is an award-winning technologist, strategist, author and
    entrepreneur.  He is currently vice president of HR Solutions at Dolby
    Laboratories and previously served in senior HR roles at Electronic Arts.
    In 2007, Hunter launched the "Talent Unconference," a meeting of the top
    minds in HR, business and technology to discuss new methods for developing
    and driving talent-centric businesses. His blog Talentism
    ( won "Blog of the Year" from in
    2005, and he won "Most Strategic Use of Recruiting Technology" -- an award in 2007. Hunter's posts will appear on Mondays at
--  Rusty Rueff has been contributing to the blog for nearly
    a year and is a member of the Company's board of directors in addition to
    serving as its career and workplace expert, whose advice has been featured
    on CNN, Associated Press, Business Week, among others.  Most recently, he
    was CEO of SNOCAP, which was sold to imeem in 2008. Previously, Rueff led
    global human resource departments at Pepsico and later Electronic Arts and
    is co-author of "Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of
    Business" (Prentice-Hall 2006). Rueff's posts will appear on Tuesdays at
--  Liz Ryan is a former Fortune 500 human resources executive and a
    widely read and respected career expert.  Ryan is the leader of the 25,000-
    member Ask Liz Ryan online community, whose mission is to support members
    at the Intersection of Work and Life, where she shares business, career and
    'life' advice regularly. Ryan is a regular contributor to Yahoo! News,
    Business Week and a variety of print publications that reach over 50
    million readers per month. She has also authored "Happy About Online
    Networking: the Virtual-ly Simple Way to Build Professional Relationships"
    and a sought-after keynote speaker. She has addressed a wide range of
    audiences, including the United Nations CEOs and senior executives, HR
    leaders, students, and entrepreneurs. Ryan's posts will appear on
    Wednesdays at
--  John Sumser is founder and CEO of Two Color Hat, a company that helps
    the vendors who serve HR and professional recruiters, and currently serves
    as a board member. Sumser believes the employment marketplace
    should be easy to understand and is currently studying the role of
    influence within organizations and industries. His experience includes 15
    years of Electronics R&D, 15 years of online publishing, non-profit
    management and start-up consulting. Through parts of his career, Sumser has
    served as executive editor for and was founder and CEO of
    Interbiznet, a staffing and recruiting firm. Sumser's posts will appear on
    Thursdays at
--  Hank Stringer is CEO of Stringer Executive Search and Chief Strategist
    to Novotus, a professional recruiting agency. In 2006 he co-authored
    "Talent Force: A New Manifesto for the Human Side of Business" (Prentice-
    Hall) with Rueff.  As a successful recruitment industry innovator and
    entrepreneur, Stringer founded, an early Internet recruitment
    solution acquired by Authoria in 2005. He has also served as a senior
    recruiter for Dell Inc. and Tandem Computers. Stringer's posts will appear
    on Fridays at
--  Jana Rich has nearly 15 years of experience in executive recruiting
    and currently leads the global Media, Entertainment and Convergence
    Practice of Russell Reynolds Associates, a global executive search and
    management recruiting firm, supporting a broad range of clients in the
    consumer and technology sectors.  Previously, Rich was a consultant with
    Swander Pace & Co., a leading management consulting firm, and Coopers &
    Lybrand, where she developed human resource strategies for its emerging
    management consulting practice. Rich also serves as a member of the Advisory Panel.  Rich's posts will appear periodically at

In addition to the daily career insights from the Clearview Collection, the team of experts will sound-off on a hot topic related to a workplace or career-related issue in a monthly point/counter-point debate. The monthly debate will publish the third week of each month and will broach topics ranging from salary to workplace culture to future job trends. (Clearview Collection debates can be found:

"By bringing in different voices to the blog, we can deepen the conversation about work and broaden the relevance of content and provide important perspective to events and trends in the career and employment space that will have relevance for everyone -- from employees, jobseekers, and students to managers, HR and recruiting staff and the very most senior executives," said Rueff. "The Clearview members are all highly respected and credible people in their own right and we plan to capitalize on the combined wisdom and experiences through individual posts and orchestrated debates on burning topics."

Since the launch of its public beta in June 2008, Glassdoor has received significant response from around the world, as a community where people can find and share insights on salaries and other compensation for specific jobs at specific companies, company reviews and CEO ratings. Earlier this year, Glassdoor added job interview reviews and questions to its data. Today, Glassdoor has more than 270,000 salary reports and reviews for more than 28,000 companies in 100 countries.

Contributions from Glassdoor's Clearview Collection can be found on the Glassdoor blog ( For more information about Glassdoor, visit or follow Glassdoor on Twitter: @Glassdoordotcom.

To contact the Clearview Collection with career or job search questions and comment, email AskClearview[at]glassdoor[dot]com.

About is a career and workplace community where anyone can find and anonymously share real-time reviews, ratings and salary details about specific jobs and job interviews for specific employers -- for free. Designed to deliver greater transparency around our work life, Glassdoor enables employees, job seekers, employers and recruiters to simultaneously see -- for the first time -- unedited employee opinions about a company's work environment along with details of pay, benefits and CEO approval ratings along with detailed accounts and questions about the interview and hiring process. Glassdoor was founded in 2007 and launched its public beta in June 2008. Headquartered in Sausalito, Calif. Glassdoor has received $9.5 million from Benchmark Capital and Sutter Hill Ventures, which followed initial seed investment from Glassdoor co-founders Rich Barton, Robert Hohman and Tim Besse.