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Blog Post: Bring International Day of Happiness in-house

The International Day of Happiness is a global event celebrated by the United Nations to highlight their development goals which seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet – thr...

Blog Post: Support your managers with these re:Work tools

Manager feedback survey [Google Forms survey] - Managers need actionable feedback to understand how they’re doing and how they can develop. Use this sample Manager Feedback Survey from Google to g...
Managers

Case Study: Motivating Employees Through a Deeper Sense of Purpose

KPMG KPMG, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, has enjoyed high employee morale for the last several years— about 80% of its 29,000 professionals say it is a great place to work. But the firm wanted...

Blog Post: Bringing civility back to the workplace

We each have a much bigger effect on one another’s emotions than we might think. The good and bad behaviors of those around us sneak into our subconscious. A seemingly small act of kindness or rude...

Blog Post: New tool: Build a shared vision with your team

Google’s manager research found that setting a vision is an important behavior of high-scoring managers. A clear team vision helps team members know where they’re going, what to work on, and inspir...
Managers

Blog Post: Should you hire for cultural fit or adaptability?

Recent years have seen a proliferation of assessment tools designed to identify, screen, and select employees who match an organization’s culture. But people vary not only in their initial levels o...

Blog Post: Defining values and training leaders in California State Government

Click here to read the full case study to see what the California Government Operations Agency learned. When California Governor Jerry Brown took office in 2012, he set out to reduce inefficienci...
Managers

Blog Post: Improving workplace transparency using a virtual window

Speaking at the re:Work 2014 event, Tami Kim, then a doctoral student at Harvard Business School, shared her research showing the value of transparency - literally - between workers and customers....

Blog Post: KPMG Case Study: Motivating employees through purpose

Read the full case study on KPMG's work which resulted in measurable changes in employee engagement, pride, and retention.

Blog Post: McKinsey’s global view of workplace gender equality

James Manyika, director of the McKinsey Global Institute, spoke at Google's re:Work 2016 event about how he and his team have been using research to understand the issues of pay equality and gende...

Blog Post: Why Zingerman's treats their employees like customers

Saginaw shared some of the practices that have made their employees act and think like business owners at the re:Work 2014 event. Compared to other organizations in the service industry, Zingerman...

Blog Post: New research explores tackling unconscious bias in the classroom

Much of the current research on the representation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in the fields of computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) focuses on the s...
Unbiasing

Blog Post: “Houston, this is Station...”: Mission-critical communication for teams

CAPCOMs, or Capsule Communicators, are individuals on the ground who relay nearly all communication between the team in space and the teams in Houston’s Mission Control Center. With multiple teams ...
Teams

Blog Post: Listen to this podcast on how Google hires

In a recent podcast from the Google Partners team, Lisa Stern Haynes, a longtime member of the recruiting team at Google, spoke about how Google does staffing. Listen to the podcast here on Google ...
Hiring

Blog Post: Reduce the influence of unconscious bias with these re:Work tools

Unconscious Bias @ Work workshop [presentation + facilitator guide] - Start the conversation at your organization by giving your employees a common language to discuss unconscious biases. These ma...
Unbiasing

Blog Post: How the “what’s your current salary?” question hurts the gender pay gap

This op-ed was originally published in The Washington Post. Study after study demonstrates that women are paid less than men in the United States. Equal Pay Day, three weeks ago, marked the number ...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Google explains why "Hiring is the Most Important Thing You Do"

Shannon Shaper, who looks at hiring effectiveness, shared some of Google’s approach to finding, assessing, and recruiting great talent. Shaper sits on Google’s hiring innovation team, which focuse...
Hiring

Blog Post: Get that second (and third) opinion on a candidate before hiring

One hundred years ago, British statistician Francis Galton was on a mission to prove that intelligence only exists in a few elite. He seized the opportunity to prove it when 800 townsfolk, from far...
Hiring

Blog Post: Anne-Marie Slaughter and Laszlo Bock on care, leave, and valuing work and life

At the re:Work 2016 event, Slaughter, President and CEO of New America and author of Unfinished Business, spoke of shifting the balance around how we value working for a paycheck versus working fo...

Blog Post: Ten hacks from Code for America to help you hire

At Code for America, we build technology with and for governments and for the people they serve. We see a real and exciting opportunity to improve lives by building government services (e.g., food ...
Hiring