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Blog Post: Structure your hiring process with these re:Work tools

Job description checklist [document] - Make sure your job postings are clear and consistent by using a checklist like this one from Google’s hiring team. A good job description should clearly expl...
Hiring

Blog Post: How graduate students can help you translate HR theories into practice

More and more companies are forming people analytics teams and the field is now a formal offering at universities. But despite advances, the way many companies practice HR and make people-related d...
People Analytics

Blog Post: The secret to Motley Fool’s investing success: Look at the company culture

At the Google re:Work event in 2014, Tom Gardner, CEO and co-founder of The Motley Fool, discussed why his investors look so closely at the corporate cultures of the companies in which they invest...

Blog Post: John Doerr on why HR matters

John Doerr, chair of the venture capital firm KPCB, has been a board member of Google (now Alphabet) and mentor to Google’s founders since the company’s beginning. Doerr sat down with Prasad Setty...

Blog Post: re:Worker story: Starting small by bringing data to hiring

I work for Tribeca Technology Group, a managed service provider delivering specialist IT support to clients in the financial industry with offices in London, New York, and Hong Kong. In our small c...
Hiring People Analytics

Blog Post: Making re:Work work for small businesses

Small businesses (companies with 500 employees or fewer) make up 99.7% of all US businesses and employ 48% of the private workforce. So when it comes to making work better, small business owners an...

Blog Post: How data can improve bike commuting

This blog ran last year and we're resurfacing it today in celebration of Bike to Work Day. Data regarding bike commuting comes both from traditional sources—such as the National Household Travel Su...

Blog Post: When should you shoot for the moon?

Drawing on a substantial body of academic research, my colleagues and I define stretch goals as seemingly impossible targets – you don’t know for sure that it cannot be done, and there is no known ...
Goal Setting

Blog Post: In a deluge of data look for surprises, not confirmation

“Juicilicious” was entering a new market (in this case, China), and trying to understand the particular tastes of these Chinese consumers. The team started collecting data — focus groups, industry ...

Case Study: Defining leadership values and training managers

California Government Operations Agency In 2012, California Governor Jerry Brown instituted a reorganization of the state government aimed at reducing inefficiencies and improving statewide collabo...
Managers

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: White lies in the workplace don’t help

Dr. Lily Jampol, a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London School of Business and Management, spoke at the re:Work 2014 event about her research on how we temper feedback, often because we wan...
Unbiasing

Guide: Care professionally and personally for your team

Google's manager research revealed that effective managers show care for their teams not only professionally, but personally as well. Professionally, managers can develop their teams by offering ...
Managers

Blog Post: Google's ongoing effort to make managers awesome

Google hasn’t always properly appreciated management. In 2002, Google ran an uncontrolled “experiment” by simply getting rid of all managers. It didn’t go well. So in 2008 a team of researchers se...
Managers

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: 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

Guide: Create a job description

The job description is often the first thing a potential hire will see from an organization. The stakes are high. How do you leave the candidate wanting more, but feeling informed? How do you sell...
Hiring

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

Guide: Hire by committee

Hiring committees are built into the Google hiring process. Research shows that teams with divergent opinions can make better, less-biased decisions, something that's key to selecting a great hire...
Hiring

Blog Post: Google’s head of People Analytics talks making work better

When Prasad Setty joined Google ten years ago to build its People Analytics team, he envisioned a workplace where all people-related decisions would be made by data and analytics. If algorithms we...
People Analytics