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How Google Became Such a Great Place To Work

How Google Became Such a Great Place To Work | "IN-novation" | Scoop.it

Google calls its HR department People Operations, though most people in the firm shorten it to POPS.The group is headed by Laszlo Bock, a trim, soft-spoken 40-year-old who came to Google six years ago.

 

Bock says that when POPS looked into Google’s woman problem, it found it was really a new mother problem: Women who had recently given birth were leaving at twice Google’s average departure rate.

 

At the time, Google offered an industry-standard maternity leave plan. After a woman gave birth, she got 12 weeks of paid time off. For all other new parents in its California offices, but not for its workers outside the state, the company offered seven paid weeks of leave.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 26, 2013 12:45 PM

Great example of not resting on its laurels... Google keeps reaping the dividens of its investment in their workforce. 

Andrew Spence's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:02 PM

Want an example of great HR - just Google it!

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Google: Project Glass taken out for test run by Google co-founder: Report & Charming Video

Google: Project Glass taken out for test run by Google co-founder: Report & Charming Video | "IN-novation" | Scoop.it

"The Google Glasses are real!"  Project Glass, augmented reality lenses from Google, is already being tested by Google employees, including company co-founder Sergei Brin.

 

This video is already making the rounds on Facebook among my friends.  I wanted to share it here, as it foreshadows social media ease/connection.  

 

It is also spot on for a precursor of 10 year trend forecasting by Bob Johanssen that allows for virtual/digital alteration of your space, via the ACMP 2012 global change conference, and is representative, I think, of Google media relationship charm.

 

Excerpted:

 

This week Google officially confirmed the existence of Project Glass, a prototype pair of augmented reality goggles, which will allow users to see maps and chats and take photographs or notes without once reaching down for their smart phones.

 

"The Google Glasses are real!" popular blogger, Robert Scoble wrote in the Twitter message. Later he added that the goggles "look very light weight. Not much different than a regular set of glasses."

 

To view the charming, short video Google Glasses (complete with a sweet ukelele finale), go here.

 

Photo credit:  A screenshot from a Google video promoting Project Glass, a new augmented reality device from the team at Mountain View. - Google


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