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This is Google’s Incredibly Simple Hiring Formula

November 5, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google’s intensive studies on hiring that have changed how it works, leading to the elimination of brainteaser questions and GPA as deciding hiring factors. But the most important rule it follows is remarkably simple: to never once compromise on a high hiring bar. Once you do, each person you hire ...

This is Google’s Incredibly Simple Hiring Formula

November 5, 2014 Google’s intensive studies on hiring that have changed how it works, leading to the elimination of brainteaser questions and GPA as deciding hiring factors. But the most important rule it follows is remarkably simple: to never once compromise on a high hiring bar. Once you do, each person you hire ...

It Only Took 45 Years For The US to Completely Change Its Mind About Weed

October 28, 2014 American attitudes towards marijuana have undergone a pretty radical shift. The country has gone from the heavy, anti-drug messages of the 1980s and early 1990s, to legalization for medical purposes, to wholesale legalization in several states. Recreational use is now legal in Colorado and Washington, and 24 out of 50 ...

Everything You Need to Know About Introverted Leaders

October 23, 2014 To be a great boss, you don’t have to be an extroverted back-slapper. A growing body of research suggests introverts can be excellent leaders too. After all, billionaires Warren Buffett, Larry Page, and Bill Gates have been described as introverts. And other CEOs including Colgate Palmolive’s Ian Cook (paywall), have ...

Want to Work for Google? You Have Only a 0.2 Percent Chance of Getting Hired

October 22, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google gets around 3 million applications a year now, according to HR head Laszlo Bock, and hires 7000. That means only one in 428 applicants end up with a job, making it far more selective than institutions like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. Those are pretty thin odds, but when Bock ...

This Tech Giant Thinks Silicon Valley’s Diversity Problem is Overstated

October 20, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A series of large tech companies recently revealed disappointing gender and diversity statistics, sparking discussion over whether there’s something fundamentally wrong with hiring practices in Silicon Valley. In an extended interview with New York Magazine’s Kevin Roose, entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreessen tackles that criticism head on. While he thinks ...

Bad Meetings Aren't Just Boring

October 15, 2014 Most meetings don’t manage to accomplish much more than serving as a lengthy update on what people are up to—and as an interruption to their work. According to Nest CEO Tony Fadell, such meetings also come at a substantial cost. He put a very high dollar value on it at ...

Where In The World People Want To Work Abroad

October 7, 2014 As the world’s labor force becomes increasingly mobile in a global economy, more workers are willing to consider going abroad for a job. But people’s motivation to move—and their favored destinations—vary widely and are not easy to predict based solely on economics, according to a new survey of more than ...

The Complete Guide to Flexible Work That Doesn’t Kill Your Career

September 22, 2014 Many people work happily and effectively from home. Research suggests that these “flexible” workers can be more productive, and that they have higher levels of well being, and much less depleting conflict between work and family. But these types of schedules come rarely and at a cost: There’s significant evidence ...

How McKinsey Does Work-life Balance

September 22, 2014 Leading management consultancy McKinsey joined with a number of other prominent companies to announce an effort to improve employee health this week. But McKinsey is unusual because its employees join and leave the firm young. The average age is 35, and over 80% of the staff are under 40. The ...