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Google - HR Policies

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  2. 2. Presentation Agenda Introduction Industry – HR Policies What Google Says? Google – HR Policies Tools for Recruitment Interview Process Pay-for-Performance Google‘s Office ConclusionGoogle - HR Policies 2
  3. 3. Introduction • With the mission ‘to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful’, Google started as a search engine company co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on September 7, 1998. • It is based in Mountain View, California specializes in Internet search and online advertising. • It is known for its unique culture and human resource policies and is acknowledged as an innovator and best employer. • Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute named Google the 2014 “Best Company Work For.” This marks their fifth time at the top of the list. Google - HR Policies 3
  4. 4. Industry – HR Policies Google belongs to the knowledge-based industry where human resources have become the single most important determinant of success and growth. Knowledge-based workers demand a different type of work environment and leadership development programmes. As a result Human Resource Management(HRM) plays a vital role in managing human resource as it involves multi-task responsibility. Google - HR Policies 4
  5. 5. The persistent problems a companies in this industry face are attrition, confidentiality and loyalty. Often talented professionals enjoy high bargaining power due to their knowledge and skills. With these challenges, HR managers have to rethink the ways they manage their employees. Now, HR managers have to perform a variety of functions. It has turned out to be a strategic function. Google - HR Policies 5
  6. 6. Companies want to create both an appealing environment to attract and retain employees and make people feel they belong. Therefore they provide benefit packages which include medical insurance, life insurance, child care, flexible work schedules, global travel assistance, accident insurance, etc. Employee recognition programs to enhance employee motivation, satisfaction, and employee productivity and improve organisational performance. This results in healthy and high-performance workplace solutions which help in improving productivity. Google - HR Policies 6
  7. 7. What Google Says Our benefits exist to make sure that you are well taken care of. Your family matters to you, so they’re important to us, too. We have a number of benefit programs and onsite amenities to support you and your loved ones through life’s various stages and situations. Your interests and needs evolve over your lifetime. Likewise, we evaluate our benefits regularly and adapt them to the needs of our changing population. As with anything at Google, your benefits are an open conversation and your feedback is a part of the equation. You’re valuable to us, and our benefits and perks are there to show it. It’s all about removing barriers so Googlers can focus on the things they love, both inside and outside of work. We’re constantly searching for unique ways to improve the health and happiness of our Googlers. And it doesn’t stop there--our hope is that, ultimately, you become a better person by working here. Google - HR Policies 7
  8. 8. Google Google is renowned for its corporate philosophies such as ‘Work should be challenging and the challenge should be fun’. HR practices at Google work under the name ‘People Operations’, which is designed to underline the fact that it is not an administrative function. As a part of inducing employee creativity, Google emphasises on innovation and considers each employee as a contributor of these innovation activities. It expects every employee to realise that they are an important part of Google’s success. Google - HR Policies 8
  9. 9. Tools for Recruitment It has successfully implemented the standard best practice tools for recruiting functions. Google - HR Policies 9
  10. 10. Google HR Director, Stacy Sullivan and the recruiting team continuously develop creative approaches and restructure the recruiting tools. They have developed an algorithm which evaluates the potential success of the candidates and helps in resolving the major drawbacks in the assessment methodology that rely on academic grades, degree from ‘top’ schools, prior industry experience and subjective interview results. Google recruitment has a ratio of 1 recruiter for every 14 employees which helps them to concentrate more on the individuals. Google - HR Policies 10
  11. 11. Interview Process Google says, “We’re looking for smart, team-oriented people who can get things done. When you interview at Google, you’ll likely interview with four or five Googlers. They’re looking for four things” Google - HR Policies 11 Leadership Role- Related Knowledge How You Think Googleyness
  12. 12. Pay-for-Performance Google’s compensation programme is called ‘pay-for- performance’ as it focuses on providing reward for strong performance as well as training for overcoming weaknesses for underperformers. It emphasize on employee development through on-the- job learning, training through classes by higher officials, frequent departmental meetings and lectures of famous personnel. The average Google employee generates more than $1 million in revenue each year. This helps Google leverage its workforce productivity, which in turn enhances employee morale. Google - HR Policies 12
  13. 13. Google’s Office To encourage creativity and interaction among employees, Google’s office is designed so as to provide colours, lighting, and shared room locations. Google’s workplace is different from the other organisations and is touted to be the most creative one. Google - HR Policies 13
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  23. 23. Conclusion Google has its offices worldwide and focuses to establish a balanced representation of employees. In addition to hiring the best talent, the diversity of perspectives, ideas, and cultures leads to the creation of better products and services at Google. This diversity of the employees and partners serves as the foundation for the company to serve its diverse customers and stakeholders all over the world. Google - HR Policies 23
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