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Blog Post: Find better solutions by not complaining about problems

Michelle Gielan, founder and researcher at the Institute of Applied Positive Research, spoke at the re:Work 2016 event about the importance of a solutions-oriented mindset for employees, students,...

Blog Post: How our nonprofit partners with academics to conduct internal HR research

At Community Solutions, an international non-profit with 62 employees, we are working to end homelessness and the conditions that create it. We help communities draw on existing, successful problem...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Livestream on Google's research-based manager training

Tune into the Google Partners Academy on Air starting at 11am Pacific Time on Thursday, February 2nd. The livestream will feature a presentation from Michelle Donovan, Director of People Developmen...
Managers

Blog Post: HR Information Systems 2.0: Integrating People Analytics

In 2016, we set out to transform a course for human resource management (HRM) undergraduate students at Portland State University. The course was Human Resource Information Systems, a staple at bus...
People Analytics

Blog Post: Watch: Google's research on making managers awesome

In 2008, a team of researchers set out to prove what some at Google speculated - that managers don’t matter. Except the team found out what organizations everywhere have known for a long time: man...
Managers

Blog Post: The History and Future of Work with futurist Marina Gorbis

Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Future, speaking at Google’s 2014 re:Work event, shared a brief look at how labor has evolved. Historically, we haven’t worked in central...

Blog Post: The science of storytelling with Google’s Prasad Setty

Speaking at Google’s re:Work event in 2016, Prasad Setty, vice president of People Analytics and Compensation at Google, spoke of the importance of being able to share analytical results in ways t...

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: 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: 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

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

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

Blog Post: Listen to this podcast on how Google develops great managers

With over 70,000 employees and thousands of managers, including many first-time managers, Google invests in training and supporting its managers. Sarah Calderon from Google’s manager development te...
Managers

Blog Post: New guide: Create an employee-to-employee learning program

The newest re:Work guide breaks down how Google runs its “Googler-to-Googler” learning program so that others can create learning programs and have employees teach one another. The guide includes t...
Learning & Development

Blog Post: The five keys to a successful Google team

Update: Check out the re:Work guide Understand team effectiveness for the full story on Google's team effectiveness research as well as tools to help teams foster psychological safety. A group of u...
Teams

Blog Post: Tune in Wednesday @ 11am PT to talk teams

Click here for the livestream which will start at 11am PT on Wednesday, June 22nd. The People Analytics team thought that building an effective team at Google would be like putting together a human...
Teams

Tool: Use the interviewer training checklist

Here’s a list of questions that address basic practices and general information to consider when training your interviewers. Do your interviewers... Understand your company hiring process and the...
Hiring

Tool: Structure career conversations with GROW

To help managers structure career conversations with their teams, Google uses the GROW model (developed by Graham Alexander, Alan Fine, and Sir John Whitmore) as one tool to guide the process. Goal...
Managers