Google’s unique hiring process and reputation for wooing potential hires has generated a lot of myths and models. What is the Google way? What is the philosophy of talent at the Bay Area’s most successful companies, and what skills can you develop to bring you to the top? The nature of work is changing. Companies are learning to hire during a recession and hold onto increasingly smart, proficient and flexible employees. Anders and Bock are two leaders in the world of work. Come hear their perspectives on how to recruit and get recruited differently."
George Anders is a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist with three decades of experience writing for national publications. He started his career at The Wall Street Journal, where he became a top feature writer specializing in in-depth profiles. He was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for national reporting. He also has served as West Coast bureau chief for Fast Company magazine and as a founding member of the Bloomberg View board of editors. His work has appeared in leading publications worldwide, including The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Guardian and the Harvard Business Review.
Mr. Laszlo Bock serves as Vice President, People Operations of Google Inc. Mr. Bock joined Google from the General Electric Company, where he served as Vice President of Human Resources within GE Capital Solutions. He had earlier served as Vice President of Compensation and Benefits for GE Commercial Equipment Financing. Before GE, he served as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Company, serving clients in the technology, private equity and media industries on issues of organizational design, talent acquisition and development, and cultural transformation. Earlier, he served as a compensation consultant at Hewitt Associates, an HR consultancy. He has been a Director of Evolv, Inc., since January 2011. He serves as Member of Western Region Advisory Board at Catalyst, Inc. Mr. Bock earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Yale University School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Pomona College.
Brad Stone is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.
Lazlo Bock, Vice President of People Operations at Google and George Anders, author of The Rare Find, lay out what prospective employees can do to attract Google's attention. Bock admits that Google often seeks out "people who are not looking for jobs."