Google Answer to Filling Jobs

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Google used to look for people with straight-A report cards and double 800s on their SATs to determine if they would be a good fit for their organization but have since moved to more drastic measures to ensure a good match between the employee and Google’s high octane organizational culture. Google has employed personality testing to help them make decisions about hiring by making applicants fill out an elaborate online survey that explores their attitudes, behavior, personality and biographical details going back to high school in an attempt to ensure a good PE fit with the organization.

Compare and Contrast
Looking at the textbook I selected for this course, Organizational Behavior 10th edition by Kreitner and Kinicki,
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This is done in an attempt to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism and turnover. Employees that fit better into the organization will have higher job satisfaction and commitment to their organizations and lower intentions to quit when their personal characteristics and values match or fit the job requirements.1 When the employee is a good fit it can help with the employees attitudes and job stress.

Group Level of Analysis
Google was happy with the current culture and group dynamics and wanted to know how to ensure new individuals would interact with the groups the same way. To accomplish this Google did a study of the personality types that correspond to the leadership styles and level of results at the group level they wanted to mimic. This was done by asking every employee who had been working at the company for at least five months to fill out a 300-question survey. Afterwards Google created several surveys they believe will help them find candidates in engineering, sales, finance, and human resources. Using the personality test and comparing the results from people that already fit well in the organization will help Google maintain or improve the group dynamics, reduce intergroup conflict and result in better communication at the group level.

Organizational Analysis
The data from Google’s survey of the employees who had been working at the company for at least five months was
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