Google Turns Analytics on Itself, Becomes Best Company to Work For

Google Turns Analytics on Itself, Becomes Best Company to Work For

Ever wondered how Google has become such a happy place to work for, so happy that Forbes named it the best company to work for four years running?

(In case you're wondering, Apple and Facebook didn't make the list. Neither did Amazon, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Microsoft - Microsoft! - was ranked 75.)

The secret to Google's employee satisfaction success? Data and POPS, or Google's equivalent of HR, the People Operations department:

Under Bock, Google’s HR department functions more like a rigorous science lab than the pesky hall monitor most of us picture when we think of HR. At the heart of POPS is a sophisticated employee-data tracking program, an effort to gain empirical certainty about every aspect of Google’s workers’ lives—not just the right level of pay and benefits but also such trivial-sounding details as the optimal size and shape of the cafeteria tables and the length of the lunch lines.

After reading the entire report at Slate, you might wish you had the same data-crazy HR department in your company.

Having an indoor slide probably helps with employee satisfaction too.

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