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Just when you thought data findings would be an excellent predictor of everything from employee job fit to leadership potential to success at work, Laszlo Bock, Google's Senior Vice President for People Operations offers a different perspective in a recent New York Times interview. While Google benefits greatly from data crunching when it comes to product development and improvement, data doesn't seem to be as helpful when it comes to the human side of things.
What I find most interesting in this article (and encouraging for folks with certain disabilities that make it harder to compete on a level playing field when it comes to G.P.A), is Google's realization that "G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring." Bock explains that. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and G.P.A.’s and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t predict anything." I wonder if other companies will follow suit?
One thing that is staying, according to Google, is the behavioral interview as an important recruiting tool. More reason to check out Lime's webinar on Interview Success (in the Professional Development Resources section) and practice, practice, practice!
Read more about Google's (a Lime Connect corporate partner!) perspective on Big Data.