Craig Rubens

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Gender bias forced me to quit Quiksilver's board

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>Usually, corporate board of directors’ conflicts are kept behind closed doors. But recently, Fox International Channels CMO Liz Dolan</i> …

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Secret’s Problem Wasn’t Trolls

At the end of April, the Silicon Valley startup Secret opted to return a bunch of venture capitalists’ money and shut down. Secret had created an app that allowed its users to share anonymous thoughts. They raised more than $35 million and were covered by every major tech publication, as well as …

Google, NASA work together on Disney show to inspire girls into sciences

By Cecilia Kang<p>There are certain television tropes about computer scientists that just drive programmers nuts. They include the portrayal of coders as sun-starved and soft-bellied nerds who spend long hours alone in front of their computers. And almost always, those TV characters are male.<p>So when …

Women in Tech

One for All

Larry Page wants to use Google’s billions to solve some of the biggest problems facing humanity. Now he’s talking about his plans and his moment of …

Transforming our ICT Team with OKRs

How we use a modern management tool inside a government school’s IT department<p>Just over 6 months ago I introduced a new management system called OKRs …

How FreshBooks Stays Focused

FreshBooks sets its audacious objectives on a yearly and quarterly basis. When I say “objectives” I’m talking about things like Revenue targets, as …

This Is the Internal Grading System Google Uses for Its Employees, and You Should Use It Too

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>When Google was less than a year old, John Doerr, one of its investors, made a presentation …

To Do Good in the World, Get a Better HR Department

Human resources is often thought of as an endless source of bureaucratic hassles, but finding the right people is the beginning of getting any company on a path of positive impact.<p>HR-bashing has been one of the professional world’s most popular pastimes since well before the viral 2005 <i>Fast Company</i> …

Hung Up

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

The Growing Business Of Detecting Unconscious Bias

With such dismal diversity numbers, some employers have realized that they can’t trust their own judgment anymore.<p>Did you know that using phrases like “a proven track record” on job postings result in more male applicants, whereas “a passion for learning” attracts female applicants?<p>These findings …

People questions? Data has the answers

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at @Globe_Careers. Find all Leadership Lab stories at tgam.ca/leadershiplab</i><p>Almost all leaders say their most important asset is their …

Rethinking The Daily Grind: New Research Challenges Monday Morning Blues In The Workplace

Maybe employees like Monday’s. Tell me why. A new poll of over 2,000 American employees by Ipsos Public Affairs has challenged the concept of Monday Morning Blues. More than 30% of respondents declared they were “confident” about starting the work week, compared to about 20% who shared they were …

People analytics could "radically change" HR

Randy Knaflic of Jawbone takes an on-stage selfie at the People Analytics conference.<p><b>Will people analytics be an essential part of the skillset for</b> …

LESSONS FROM UBER AND STARBUCKS ABOUT HOW (NOT) TO CHANGE THE WORLD

As a branding and social impact strategist, it has been hard to watch the recent public failures by Starbucks and Uber as they’ve tried to take on …

The Hidden Gender Bias In Google Image Search

A new study finds that the stereotypes and underrepresentation in Google image searches for some careers affect unconscious bias.<p>Just when you thought biases were a completely human construct, more evidence suggests that both algorithms and interfaces could be biased, too.<p>The latest example of this …

Google's Other Big Research Project: Curbing Its Own Prejudice

Even for a company that's trying to produce driverless cars and "solve" mortality, getting employees to overcome their own biases is a challenge.<p>Self-driving cars, balloons that beam Internet service to previously unconnected citizens below, immortality—these are the farsighted, high-risk pursuits …

Employment

Google’s Lessons for Federal Workforce Management

Google’s head of human resources, Laszlo Bock (senior vice president, people operations), has received a lot of media attention for his book, <i>Work</i> …

Outside Voices: Why Mobile Advertising May Be All About Micro-Targeting Moments

By<p>Sridhar Ramaswamy<p>Our industry prides itself on attention to detail – scrutinizing even the little things that matter.<p>Unfortunately, we are often focused on the wrong ones: the hot new app, the empty buzzwords, the alphabet soup of advertising “solutions” that don’t really add up to much.<p>And, …

How to get a job at Google: meet the man who hires and fires

Inside a lobby at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, beside a rank of 1990s arcade machines, a laminated sign asks people to “Please Be Googley”. It is a request that visitors remember to wear security badges; also that they don’t steal any of the stuff that’s been left around for …

Testing, testing. Who’s happy at work?

Laszlo Bock runs "people operations" at Google, an apt title for a human resources department that seems far more like a data-driven laboratory than a mere home for HR administrivia. Only one third of the people he hires for the department have a traditional HR background. The remainder are …

'It's OK If They Copy Us': Google's HR Chief On The Upside Of Giving Away Staffing Secrets

As the head of People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock’s name has become synonymous with all things HR. As of next month, he’ll also be able to say he wrote the book on it.<p>In <i>Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead,</i> due out next month, <i></i>Bock explains …

Leadership

How To Recognize (And Overcome) Your Unconscious Biases In Hiring

If you have a brain, you’re automatically biased. Here’s how you can prevent this thinking from affecting your decision-making.<p>A lot has been written in the last year about Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity and the recent steps taken by major players like Google and Intel to address the …

I dare you. Ask me one more time ‘Where are the women in tech?’

There are rooms full of men murmuring “where are all the women?” — from VCs to university deans to conference organizers. Great! Their job is done. …

Where the Puck is Going…

A conversation with Gautam Ramdurai, Insights Lead at Google on randomness, rabbit holes and Justin Bieber<p><b>BEING ABLE TO PREDICT WHAT PEOPLE WANT</b> is …

Addressing unconscious bias

Does lopsided male representation in media skew our perceptions? Geena Davis believes it does and corporations have a critical role in driving change.<p>…