Essay on Employee Retention Plan at Google

2248 Words Apr 20th, 2013 9 Pages
Background of Google
Google is the most extensively used Internet search engine and provides Internet-related products and services, including Internet search, software and advertising technologies around the globe, include the desktop as well, with applications for web browsing, organizing and editing photos and sending massages. According to book of Bruce C. (2009), “Google has since expanded beyond its original mission of creating the best search engine to what it is today ” (p.33). Google began in1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California. The first name of Google was actually called BackRub which was on Stanford’s servers for a little over a year.
…show more content…
Google hiring process takes from one to four months and it is inconvenient for applicants to wait and look forward to join the company. The Google’s head count has more than tripled (Mills Elinor, 2005). Moreover managers take and need time for approving each position so that right decision is made and right people are hired for right positions. The number of temporary and contract employees during the recruiting process at Google is high. Google’s emphasis on attracting youngsters might hurt its ability to attract more senior and experienced personnel (“Analysis of Google HR strategy”, 2010). Google’s uncommon work culture is one of the reasons for loosing employee’s consistency as a 12-hour working day has become the norm at Google which is making the candidates to rethink about their applications/offers in the company.
Challenges in Recruitment in Google
The fact that Google has become one of the most extraordinary IT companies and gained the significant part of the IT market in the world is obviously incontrovertible. Up to now, the market value of Google has become 249 billion dollars which make it the fifth biggest company in the world. Whereas, Google, such a great company, still has its own issues and one of the serious problems is challenges in recruitment.
Due to the fact that Google is developing in a remarkable speed, the update of its

Related Documents