Last month, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to employees extending work from home to September 2021. The email also painted a picture of what the future of work would look like. Google joined the likes of Netflix, Microsoft, Workday and ViacomCBS who have declared that while work will probably not return … Continue reading Google’s coming back to work
Google Career Certificates: Redefining college degrees
The importance of a college degree has been a long standing debate especially when it comes to hiring. Why do hiring managers continue to demand resumes from premium colleges? Are these hires better performers than those who come from other colleges? Does a degree guarantee success? Is the return on investment of a college degree … Continue reading Google Career Certificates: Redefining college degrees
Social Responsibility: The New Competitive Advantage
There was a time when Maslow’s hierarchy dictated how organization structured their benefits. However, times have changed and so has the playing field. Most basic needs determined by Maslow are now offered by organizations across the board and have ceased to lend competitive advantage. In a generation where benefits like working from home, free food … Continue reading Social Responsibility: The New Competitive Advantage
Does Unconscious Bias Training really work?
When it comes to fighting discrimination at the workplace, the most popular solution that comes to mind is that of unconscious bias training. After all, if Google does it, it must work. When on April 12, 2018 a Starbucks manager called the police on two innocent men, the entire world went up in rage. Starbucks … Continue reading Does Unconscious Bias Training really work?
Are machines better at discrimination than human beings?
Human beings are inherently biased. We would like to believe that we are largely rational beings but as years of research has proved, we aren’t. In fact, there is an entire field of study (behavioral economics, social psychology, call it what you may) dedicated to studying human irrationality. Organizations have begun playing their part by … Continue reading Are machines better at discrimination than human beings?
Google for Jobs: The new beast in town
Recruiting trends more often than not slip out from my circle of interest. To be vocally self-critical, I find myself either skimming over these or straight out ignoring them. However, when earlier this year, Sundar Pichai announced Google for Jobs, I had to sit up and take notice. It intrigued me not because of the … Continue reading Google for Jobs: The new beast in town
The Google Fiasco: What we really need to be asking
Much has been said and written about the Google fiasco; so much so that despite me initially deciding to not jump onto the bandwagon, I’ve now changed my mind. I’ve changed my mind because the internet has run amok with views on every aspect of what happened - David Brooks called for the resignation of … Continue reading The Google Fiasco: What we really need to be asking