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Google continuously earns top spots on Fortune’s and Glassdoor’s “best places to work” lists. What are the HR secrets behind Google’s success in attracting the world’s best talent, and keeping its employees engaged and happy? The Boston Consulting Group asked the vice president of people operations at Google, Laszlo Bock, to explain Google’s unique HR approach in a short video talk. His insights are concise and informative.

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Laszlo Bock is co-founder and CEO of Humu and former senior vice president of people operations at Google.

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Google offers its staff a variety of perks to boost efficiency and creativity, and to build a sense of community.

From cafés and climbing walls to free dry cleaning, the Google campus offers its employees a broad range of perks. Google considers these added benefits “enabling factors,” aimed at achieving several purposes. They allow employees to interact informally with each other, and thus, strengthen the sense of community among co-workers. The campus setup increases the possibility of chance encounters, which create opportunities for idea exchanges that may lead to innovation. Finally, Google allows workers to take care of common errands, such as oil changes, on its campus, so that employees can work more efficiently and with greater focus.

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