So, you may have heard (or—you may have not)—but last week, we released a new tool called the Philly Neighborhood Guide. It’s Seer’s way of helping others relocate to Philadelphia and find the right neighborhood that fits their wants and needs. With pros and cons and a list of our personal top ten places to visit, each neighborhood is certifiably awesome because one of our team members can vouch for it.
The guide was originally created as an in-house recruiting tool for our HR department. While recruiting new talent, Emily and Dana noticed frequent inquiries about relocating to Philadelphia. Together, they racked their brains and reached out to the team with the concept to create a neighborhood guide to include in their hiring package.
You may be wondering why we haven’t included your favorite neighborhood—or all of them, to be exact. It’s a fair question to ask and it’s a simple answer. Though our team is growing, and we’re about to hit 100 employees (yay, us!), we wanted to focus on what it’s like to live in each neighborhood. So any neighborhood that doesn’t have a Seer team member in-residence had to be left off our list.
In the Guide we are currently listing:
- Chestnut Hill
- Northern Liberties
- Old City
- Queen Village
- Society Hill
- University City
- Washington Square
- South Philly
Our process began with a survey, as it usually does at Seer. We asked the team where they live, what they love (and dislike) about their ‘hood and to name a few places to check out. You can’t say you live in Philly and have never tried a cheesesteak from Pat’s or Geno’s. You may be local, but you’ve done it once, admit it.
We then took our findings and pulled in our Content Team to make some sense of it all. Shortly after, the Design Team, in true Seer fashion used another tool, Strikingly, to put the site together so we could start sharing with our community as soon as possible.
As we move forward to the next phase, we have high expectations for ourselves and the guide. We hope to recruit more talent and expand our neighbors. And hey, if you’d like to see your ‘hood represented, we’re always hiring.