Netflix employees say the company has one of the best recruiting teams in tech, in a new survey from a buzzy workplace-review app
- Blind, a networking app that requires a work-email address to verify employment, surveyed roughly 11,800 of its 3 million users from January 8 through February 10 to see how they felt about their employers' human-resources departments.
- Of the Netflix employees who responded to the survey, 72% said the streaming company's recruiting team did a good job facilitating the hiring process.
- Netflix was second only to financial information company Bloomberg LP in the share of employee respondents who praised its recruiters.
- However, a minority of Netflix respondents said the human-resources department cared about its employees.
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Netflix employees say the company's recruiting team is among the best in tech, according to a new survey published by the workplace-review app, Blind.Blind, a networking app that requires a work-email address to verify employment, surveyed roughly 11,800 of its 3 million users from January 8 through February 10 to see how they felt about their employers' human-resources departments.
There are roughly 2,000 Netflix employees on the Blind app.Netflix has built up over the past few years a team of roughly 200 in-house recruiters, who scour social media, network at industry events, and vet candidates as the streaming company staffs up around the world. Some of Netflix's recruiters are also assigned to individual teams so they intimately know the staffing needs, which is a strategy other companies have deployed as well.
While most Netflix employees who participated in the Blind survey praised the company's recruiting tactics, a minority said the human resources department cared about its employees.Only 44% of Netflix respondents said the company's human-resources department cared about the well being of Netflix employees, and 32% said HR cared about employee's professional development. Netflix isn't known for hand-holding. The streaming company's culture memo says all of its employees should be "extraordinary" and that "adequate employees" get severance packages.
Nonetheless, Netflix employees seem happy. A December survey of Blind users found that Netflix had the highest percentage of happy employees on the networking app.
Blind's 2020 HR survey also included respondents from companies like Google, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, and LinkedIn. About 46% of employees at Google, whose HR boss is stepping down amid employee unrest, said HR cared about the well being of its employees - 2% ahead of Netflix.
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