Answered By: Erin Wachowicz Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017 Views: 17
While companies don't generally disclose this information, searching for information from multiple sources can provide you with some clues. Some suggestions:
- Company Websites
Look for sections that cover company information, jobs and/or employment, or news. For public companies, look at their 10-k.
- Company Profiles
Library databases that include company profiles may offer information that can be helpful. For example, management moves, changes in corporate structure, and CSR initiatives can provide information on company culture and employee relations.
- Articles and Books
Many companies will be the topic of books and articles. For example, a number of of books have been written about Starbucks, their mission, and corporate culture. Magazines and trade publications will often include articles that can provide insight into a company's HR practices. Examples: Are there lawsuits filed by employees? Have they received awards? A good way to explore what is available at Yale by using Quicksearch.
For news and articles, try Business Source Complete, ABI/Inform, Factiva, or LexisNexis. Tip: Try to include multiple keywords in your searches. For example: Human resource management OR personnel management; employment evaluations OR performance appraisal; employee hiring OR recruitment.
- Find Insider Info
Vault Career Insider includes employer rankings as well as employee comments on various aspects of working at a number of companies. You will need to create a personal user account using your Yale email address to access Vault Career Insider. Glassdoor has similar features. Also, consider talking to current and former employees in your network or reaching out to HR at the company directly.
- Ranking and Lists
Published lists on "best companies to work for" will usually include explanations of why a ranked company made a list - a great source of information on policies. Examples:
Contact the Business & Management Librarian