When you google “best places to work,” you’re sure to find a link to Google itself. The search engine giant—91 million lookups per day—is a perpetual contender for the No. 1 spot on lists that rank great employers.
Google is well known for generous benefits and work/life policies—free meals, on-site dry cleaning and car washes, the freedom to bring Fido to work—but those perks have little to do with the company’s success in attracting and keeping the best employees, according to Laszlo Bock, Google’s vice president of “people operations.”
Instead, it’s all about freedom and transparency. “We have an underlying market ethic that access to data, access to information makes people powerful,” Bock told HR pros Monday at the SHRM Annual Conference. “And we try to do that with our employees as well as our customers. If you give people freedom, they will amaze you. This isn’t touchy-feely.”
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