Google Hr Strategy

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Analysis of Google HR strategy
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“Our employees, who call themselves Googlers, are everything. We hope to recruit many more in the future. We will reward and treat them well.” Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Founders of Google

1. Introduction Managing human resources effectively has become vital to

organizations within the modern and fast‐paced business environment (Caldwell, Chatman, & O'Reilly,1990). Human Resources specialists are

more important in business strategies today where market is dynamic and changeable.


Objectives of the study

To analyze HRM technique and methods To analyze how employees help a
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Employees can benefit from flexible working hours and have some time for their self-directed projects which shows the importance of the creativity and innovation from each and in every department. Moreover control is done through informal and implicit mechanism. There aren‟t any


managerial hierarchies or management structure, which gives the employees complete freedom (Silvester, Anderson& Patterson, 1999). Even thought employees can make their own decision if something is wrong on a product t o rectify it decisions are usually occurring in groups and based on the principles of full information sharing. Plus, the concern for people goes beyond the individual at work and extends to the individual‟s interests, hobbies, beliefs etc. Google‟ culture can be also analyzed and defined as an organic structure (See Appendix 3). This type of structure is characterized by flexibility, empowerment and teamwork (Siehl, & Martin, 1998). This structure defines well Google‟s organization as it is non-hierarchical and cross-functional: there aren‟t any barriers between the different departments. People are encouraged to get involved in other activities then their own. Also the top management leaves their office door open in order for workers to feel free to come and talk directly. Moreover employees‟ empowerment and the decentralization of power can be noted (Steven, Brad &Suciu, 2004). Googlers are rewarded for their hard work