Posts Tagged ‘Google’

The ultimate level of employee satisfaction: Working at the Googleplex

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

According to Fortune Magazine, Google is at present the number one best company to work for, and this is no surprise: the Googleplex in Mountain View, California, resembles a true recreational park. Employees have bikes to travel around the campus, free gyms, year round pools, healthy food courts andcolorful lounge areas.

Employee satisfaction is also at a financial level

 

At first glimpse, such conditions seem to stimulate leisure rather than hard work.  In fact, Google along with other successful companies like SAS, practice a philosophy focused around the well-being of the employees, and as a result, “they are consistently outperforming other companies”, according to Milton Moskowitz, co-author of the Fortune Magazine list of “100 Best Companies to Work For”.

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Performance management at Apple, Google and Statoil

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Performance management looks at how an organization plans, measures, monitors and enhances its performance on different levels (departmental, procedural, workforce, systems or financial) in order to ensure the overall success of the organization.

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Google’s recruiting culture

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Google has a great recruiting culture. And in order to attract their employees, they use more than a good payment and some benefits. Their practices in this matter impact more than just the HR strategy on the short term: it affects the entire organization, on the long term. That is why they have these activities carried out in a well established manner, through teams tied to divisions and business units, that include, among others: recruiting research analysts, candidate developers, process coordinators, candidate ‘screeners’, specialized recruiters for college and of course, recruiting program managers and recruiting project managers. Such specialization enables the function to be managed in a way that is similar to a supply chain.

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Business philosophy: Ten things we know to be true

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Every company is based on a philosophy that expresses the essence of it. Google is one of the companies that has succeeded in achieving great acknowledgement for its work, based on an initial well-established philosophy. Starting as a merely small idea between two students at Stanford University in the year 1998, Google is now a multinational corporation that specializes in Internet-related services and products.

So what matters most in a company? The team behind the Google name, also known as the “Googlers” have made a list of things that they find useful in managing their company and that they frequently revise to check whether the items are still true and applicable. Their beliefs stand strong in the face of current trends, and the success of their usage is proving to increase day by day.

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Google Analytics: Revamped

Friday, June 7th, 2013

First, what is Google Analytics all about?

The core activity of the site is that of monitoring how many visitors a website receives, by providing elaborate statistics. It also provides a great number of tools to choose from when customizing a website. Moreover, the platform can turn out to be even more valuable for those users who have display ads and want to know exactly how popular they are.

Credits: Google

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The most attractive employers in the world

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Which employers are the best in the world? Obviously, this information is of great interest for both employees and potential employees, as for companies themselves because attracting, hiring and retaining the best people – one of the top priorities for today’s organizations – depend on the company’s image. Therefore, employer studies are conducted in order to inform all the categories in their matter of interest, whether it’s an unemployed person that tries to choose between two or more companies or a company interested on how it is perceived on the labor market.

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Infographic: The Google Yourself Challenge

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Google Yourself Challenge
Infographic Source: BackgroundCheck.org

Google KPIs – Q4 2010 financial performance results

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Google Inc. recently announced the financial results from Q4 2010, reporting revenues of $8.44 billion, a 26% growth compared to Q4 2009.

Source: Google Inc. (2011)

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2010 top 50 most attractive employers in the world

Friday, November 19th, 2010

There is no doubt that finding and attracting the best talent is a top priority for today’s organizations, especially for those activating in the global competitive markets. While attracting best people depends on the company’s image and how it is perceived as an employer, employer attractiveness studies are of great interest to inform both the employers on their image in the labor market and the employees on their decisions to choose a company.

Universum, an employer branding company, publishes on an annual basis the Top 50 most attractive employers report. It measures the frequency of being selected as an “Ideal Employer” by career seekers in the world’s 12 largest economies: U.S., Japan, China, Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Brazil, Spain, Canada, Russia and India. The respondents are career seekers in the business or engineering fields, who are studying in one of the world’s reputed academic institutions, the target group being made of almost 130,000 persons (Universum Group, 2010).

Below are the top ten most attractive employees in 2010, for both business and engineering:

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Google Price Index – a new KPI for mapping inflation trends using web data

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

According with a recent article published by Harding (2010) in the Financial Times citing Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian, Google is currently developing and testing a new daily measure of inflation using web data.

Google Price Index (GPI) is envisaged to provide accurate daily statistics of the inflation trends for the products and services transacted via web, and could one day provide an alternative to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), once with the generalization of the online shopping.

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Google Internet Stats – the latest industry facts and insights

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Google launched in the autumn of 2009 a new resource page called “Internet Stats” which “brings together the latest industry facts and insights” (Google Internet Stats, 2010).

The information is collected from certain third party sources, all specified on the micro-site, and catalogued into five categories, each with more subcategories:

  • Technology: Broadband; Devices; Mobile; Speed
  • Macro Economic Trends: Rest of the World; UK
  • Media Landscape: All media; Online
  • Media Consumption: Changes in Media Usage; Demographic Usage; Media Consumption Stats; Media Multi-tasking; Personalised Media Experiences
  • Consumer Trends: Community; Entertainment; Information; eCommerce

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