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Google’s diversity chief makes World Pride Power List

Google’s diversity chief Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe has been listed as the nineteenth most influential gay person in the world. The Guardian’s World Pride Power list was announced at a high profile dinner at London’s Corinthia Hotel on Friday. Palmer-Edgecumbe is widely regarded as a leading global authority on diversity and equality issues and has played a…

Yvonne Humphries: How Google’s perks alleviate stress and boost employees’ morale

It is no secret that working for Google has it’s benefits. Google has ranked highly on Forbes’ top ten places to work since the awards inception in 2009. By providing a range of perks, including free meals, snacks and gym facilities, Google consistently keeps it’s employees happy. Bored during the lunch break? Video games, table…

Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ will force recruiters to go back to basics

A recent ruling from EU Court of Justice has established that its subjects have the ‘right to be forgotten’ and asked Google and other search engines to remove access to information that do not comply with privacy rules. The verdict was reinforced after the case of Mario Costeja Gonzalez, a Spanish citizen who requested that…

Seren Trewavas: What can you learn from Google when it comes to assessing talent?

Google is well known for its tough interview process involving complicated brainteasers. And if you watch the new film The Internship, you’ll see Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson trying to work out how to get out of a blender during their video interview for the corporation. Of course, in the film, this scene provides real…

Google, Ernst & Young and EDF Energy to help tackle ethnic minority youth unemployment

Race for Opportunity (RfO) has launched a search for a Youth Advisory Panel to help to tackle youth unemployment amongst ethnic minorities. Over 125 top UK employers are seeking young people of Black, Asian and minority ethnicities (BAME) to advise on improving recruitment. These include Ernst & Young, Barclays Capital, EDF Energy, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd,…

Google initiative aims to improve diversity from below

The best way to improve gender diversity in the workplace is from below rather than fighting representation at top levels, according to Google’s head of diversity and inclusion for the EMEA region. Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe told People Management that he believed the debate around female representation in the boardrooms of top businesses is a ‘red herring’…

Google ‘world’s most attractive employer’ for third year running

International employer branding specialist Universum has released its ‘global talent attraction index’ for 2011 and, for the third year running, Google has proved to be the most attractive employer for both business and engineering/IT students. The rankings reflect the preferences of over 160,000 career-seekers studying for degrees at top academic institutions in the world’s twelve…

SkillSoft today announced the launch of inGenius, a social learning platform layer that enables customers to securely empower their employees to find, create and share knowledge assets and expertise with their colleagues as they utilise the extensive and trusted SkillSoft library of on-demand learning assets. SkillSoft officially unveiled inGenius to the public at Bersin &…

HR departments may be under pressure from employers to ban the use of social networks in the workplace in order to increase productivity, however, such a move may be counter productive according to one sector commentator. Erik Qualman, in a post for online resource Search Engine Watch, likened banning social network access in the workplace…