Laszlo Bock is the CEO of Humu, Inc., a company that makes work better through science, machine learning, and a little bit of love. He is also an advisor and partners with founders and leadership teams of organisations experiencing hyper-growth on how to scale, lead, and build amazing cultures. His New York Times bestselling book, WORK RULES! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead, has been published in more than 20 languages and garnered numerous “book of the year” honours.
From 2006 to 2016, Mr Bock was Senior Vice President of People Operations and a member of Google’s management team, growing the company from ~6,000 to ~72,000 employees and ensuring the firm’s culture remained innovative and robust. During his tenure, Google was recognised more than 150 times as an exceptional employer, named the #1 Best Company to Work for in the United States seven times and every year since 2012.
He is credited with creating the field of “People Analytics”, the application of academic-quality rigour and Google-paced innovation to people management. He also led “Project Garage”, with a goal of solving unemployment by better matching people and jobs through applied machine learning and people analytics. Garage launched as the Google Job Search API, encompassing tens of millions of open jobs, 250,000 unique professions, and 50,000 skill types.
Mr Bock joined Google from the General Electric Company, and before that he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has served on the Boards of Pomona College, Evolv (acquired by Cornerstone), and Agilone. In 2010 he was named “Human Resources Executive of the Year” and in 2015 the “HR Professional of the Decade.” He holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Pomona College and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.