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Here's what Google employees can expect now

Europe could fine Google 10% of its annual revenue, or $6 billion, although that's unlikely.<p>It could also force Google to make all kinds of changes that would hurt its business, from splitting its search business into a separate company (unlikely) to restricting how it displays results or certain …

Google took away this perk. Employees freaked out

Everybody wants to work at Google.<p>The company is consistently rated the best place to work. Part of the reason? A wide array of perks, big and small.<p>But people get used to it, even Googlers.<p>Google's Head of People Operations Laszlo Bock told CNNMoney how in the mid-2000s, Google offered $5,000 …

Here's how Google employees are reacting to the huge changes at their company

The company that used to be Google will become a holding company called Alphabet. Core businesses including search, ads, Maps, YouTube, and Android will operate under Alphabet as a smaller entity called Google.<p>Other businesses such as Calico, Nest, and Fiber, the investing arms Google Ventures and …

An Inside Look at Google's Best Employee Perks | Inc.com

A lot has changed at Google recently. Larry Page announced in August that the tech giant was splitting itself up and creating a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain all the pieces.<p>That separated newer Google's other businesses — Calico, Nest, and Fiber, the investing arms Google Ventures and …

Google lets employees donate vacation time to each other — here's how that started

First through third-year employees get 15 days off, fourth year employees get 20 days off, and people who've worked there for six years or longer get 25 days.<p>But there is one side-note to the policy that we haven't heard of anywhere else: Googlers are allowed to donate their vacation time.<p>It all …

Several Google employees say they've lived in the company parking lot — here's why they did it

A 23-year-old Google software engineer named Brandon has been living in a truck in the company parking lot for the past five months to save on rent.<p>"Interestingly enough, the place I picked to park the box truck was already inhabited by more than a few equally sketchy looking vehicles: an RV, a few …

Why Europe isn't creating any Googles or Facebooks

So when he came up with an idea for a smartphone app that could send messages without Internet or cellular connections, he went back to California in 2011 to pursue his dream.<p>"I knew the only way to change the world was from here," says Benoliel, the CEO of Open Garden, the maker of the FireChat …

Parents May Be Your Secret Weapon For Recruiting and Retaining Millennials

A recruiter at a well-known Fortune 10 company told me this story: She was getting ready for a phone interview with a new college graduate. But when she dialed into the conference number at the scheduled time, instead of the candidate, there was an older woman on the line.<p>The female caller …

The Best Way to Hire from Inside Your Company

A few years ago, I started to notice an interesting trend: Frustrated with finding and integrating good external candidates, organizations were beginning to invest increasing amounts of time, energy, and money into developing their internal hiring capabilities.<p>There is reason to believe these …

This tech CEO doesn't just want to interview you — he also wants to meet your family

In the typical interview process, you have an initial meeting. You may have a second meeting, and maybe a third. You talk the decision over with your family, but those conversations happen behind closed doors.<p>As far as your future boss is concerned, you operate in a vacuum. And when you receive the …

If You Care About Culture, You Have to Hire for It From the Start | Inc.com

<i>Nick Bayer is the founder and CEO of Saxbys, one of fastest growing coffee companies in the U.S., with a presence in 10 states. Bayer is also an entrepreneur-in-residence and guest lecturer at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and an adjunct professor at the Close School of</i> …

Goldman Sachs taps Snapchat for recruiting millennials | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In its latest push to broaden its allure among millennials, Goldman Sachs Group Inc rolled out a series of quick-hit recruiting ads on Snapchat on Friday, becoming the first major Wall Street bank to turn to the instant-but-fleeting messaging app for potential hires.<p>A trader …