Sixteen years ago, the very first post on the Indeed blog was published. It was a brief, 120-word message posted the week Indeed.com launched in 2004, and signed by Indeed’s co-founders, Paul Forster and Rony Kahan. The post began: “Welcome to Blog Indeed, a new blog from a new company called Indeed,” and went on to explain that “Blog Indeed will keep you up-to-date on Indeed.com and developments at our company.”
Fast forward to 2020: we’ve kept that promise, and then some. From highlighting Indeed milestones and announcements in its early days to now keeping you in the loop with employer-centric articles, studies, reports, product how-to’s and compelling thought leadership — the Indeed blog has been home to it all.
However, the time has come to begin a new adventure. Next week, the blog will move to a bigger and better destination: Lead with Indeed. Lead with Indeed will continue all the best traditions of the Indeed blog as a leading source of content for decision makers, recruiters and HR professionals in the business of hiring — but with the added bonus of exclusive videos, long-form content and other resources to help you do your job better.
But before we begin our next journey on Lead with Indeed, let’s take a moment to look back at some highlights from over the years.
Celebrating Indeed’s milestones
Since that first post, blog readers like you have been witness to our growth and evolution as a global company. In 2007, we announced the launch of indeed.co.uk; a mere two years later we had websites in 19 countries and 10 languages. Today, Indeed is available in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. And during that time we have established offices in many countries around the world. In 2012, we announced the opening of our EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland on the blog — and today we have a presence in cities ranging from Düsseldorf, to Hyderabad, to London, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo (among others!).
And we’ve marked many other important Indeed milestones since then. In February 2013, we proudly announced that 100 million unique visitors had used Indeed to find jobs in the previous month. Little did we know then that in 2020, more than 250 million unique visitors would be using Indeed every month! In January of this year, we reported that recruiting tech company Breezy HR had named Indeed the best source of hire, superior to even employee referral and company career sites — all of which reinforces our status as the #1 job site in the world.1
Some big names have also graced the pages of the Indeed blog. In 2019, we interviewed Susan Cain, author of The New York Times bestseller “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” and whose TED talk on the subject has been viewed tens of millions of times. We got tips from author and former VP of Design at Facebook, Julie Zhuo on how to be a great manager (she became one at just 25 years old). Kim Scott, author of the bestseller “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” also shared with us how to use radical candor — defined as “caring personally while challenging directly” — to more effectively communicate in the workplace.
We’ve seen notable speakers from our annual recruiting conference Indeed Interactive, including Malcolm Gladwell — staff writer at The New Yorker and best-selling author — who gave us his thoughts on talent. And we’ve also interviewed numerous industry leaders, including JetBlue’s SVP of Talent, SAP’s Head of HR and Salesforce’s SVP of Global Recruiting on important topics such as culture, diversity and philanthropy.
Guiding you with expert advice
Our most popular posts span a wide range of topics, from recruiting tips (such as how to stop candidates from ghosting employers) to best practices for using Indeed products (like how to make your Indeed resume stand out), or reports based on Indeed data (like the best jobs of 2020).
Indeed’s own leadership team has also shared their thoughts and insights over the years. Our SVP of Human Resources Paul Wolfe has covered everything from the importance of building a workplace that includes everybody to the case for open PTO; meanwhile SVP of Product Raj Mukherjee has explored ageism in the world of tech and how companies can fight it. Most recently in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve published a series of posts addressing topics like how to get your messaging right, science-backed insights for working from home, and labor market trends we’ve been seeing. We’ve also shared information about Indeed’s newest product updates, which makes it easier for employers to find talent and job seekers to find jobs.
Continuing the journey on Lead with Indeed
From its early days as a vehicle for news and announcements to its eventual role as a place for employer thought leadership, the Indeed blog is now ready for the next stage in its evolution. With the launch of Lead with Indeed, it’s on to even bigger and better things.
Of course, having published so much good stuff over the years, we don’t want to take away any valuable resources that employers like you might rely on. So our new site will include hundreds of blog posts featuring all of our most interesting and relevant historical content. Meanwhile, our new content — including articles, informative ebooks and engaging videos and podcasts — will help us establish Lead with Indeed as a global destination for talent leaders, managers and all people who hire.
We’re excited for you to see what’s in store on Lead with Indeed. Thank you to everyone who has engaged with the Indeed blog throughout the years — whether by reading the occasional article, sharing a post or being a loyal subscriber. Stand by for next week when we launch at indeed.com/lead, where we’ll continue the tradition of sharing exclusive insights, resources and inspiration with you all. We are looking forward to continuing this journey together with you!