Case Study Of Google's Human Resources

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I. OVERVIEW Google’s human resource management involves different strategies to address the workforce needs of this diversified business organization. This diversification imposes significant challenges to human resource managers of the company. Nonetheless, there are certain HRM approaches that are generally applied to different areas of Google. For instance, in human resource planning, Google’s HR managers focus on the effective use of forecast information to minimize the surplus or shortage of employees, and to establish a balance between the supply and demand for qualified employees. Google’s job analysis and design approaches are also varied because of the different types of jobs in the different businesses of the company. II. HR STRATEGIES OF GOOGLE 1. Google’s Recruitment Practices 1.1. Sources Google’s human resource management uses a mixture of internal and external recruitment sources to maintain the adequacy of its human resources. The company uses promotions, transfers, and trainees/interns as the main internal recruitment sources for HR needs. On the other hand, the external recruitment sources at Google include educational institutions and respondents to job advertisements. Most of these ads are available through the Careers section of Google’s website. Through these recruitment sources, the company facilitates a continuous influx of qualified workers, while matching these employees’ capabilities with human resource needs. 1.2. Methods Google uses indirect
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