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The holidays are right around the corner, and it’ll soon be the close of yet another year. And what a year it’s been!
Most notably, Indeed celebrated its 15th birthday. We’ve come a long way from when we launched in 2004 with an impressive 1 million jobs. Fast forward fifteen years, and we now have 250 million users searching for 25 million jobs in more than 60 countries around the world every month. And this year, we also opened offices in seven new cities, including Milan, Italy, and Aberdeen, Scotland.
As 2019 draws to a close, let’s take a look at all our milestones this year on the Indeed blog.
Indeed Blog highlights of the year
With New Year’s resolutions still fresh in everyone’s minds, we began January — and 2019 — with a post from Paul Wolfe, SVP of Human Resources at Indeed. He gave some insights on how managers and employees can make their one-on-one meetings more meaningful and engaging and offered four tips to improve the experience: plan what to cover, listen and learn, develop a rapport and honor your obligations.
In February, we released our top “hipster” jobs and cities roundup. Our data team analyzed jobs and job searches that included variations of hip keywords like “organic,” “yoga,” “tattoo” and “distillery,” to name a few. The winner for most widely available hipster job was the bartender — and the hippest city award went to Boulder, Colorado.
What’s the secret to happier employees, higher earnings and a thriving workplace culture? It’s appreciation! To celebrate Employee Appreciation Day, we kicked off March with a post about the positive impact of employee appreciation programs on your company and how you can show appreciation to your employees.
April brought some big names to the Indeed blog. Employer Brand Specialist and host of The Talent Cast podcast James Ellis shared with readers how to create a great employer brand by starting small, while William Tincup, President of RecruitingDaily, shared some insights on the difference between recruiting millennials and Gen Zers.
Since then, we’ve also had subject matter experts on the blog such as Meghan M. Biro, founder of TalentCulture; Irina Shamaeva, Chief Sourcer at BrainGain; Lisa Watson-Barrow, founder of Kada Recruiting; J. T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of WorkItDaily; and Jan Tegze, author and talent acquisition leader. Thanks to all our contributors for sharing their knowledge and expertise on the Indeed blog this year!
May was an especially eventful month. We hosted one of our largest Indeed Interactive conferences to date, with nearly 1,800 attendees. It was two fun-filled days of insights, learning and fantastic speakers. “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan also joined us on day one to talk about fostering creativity, followed by Amy Poehler on day two, who sat down with Indeed CEO Chris Hyams to discuss authenticity.
We also shared the exciting news of Indeed’s collaboration with Goodwill and our commitment to helping 1 million job seekers around the world find jobs by 2024, with Goodwill organizations in…