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Laszlo Bock, Google

Laszlo Bock, senior vice president for people operations at Google, says some data is essentially worthless in assessing job candidates: G.P.A.'s. for instance, except for recent college graduates, and test scores.

Credit: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google—i.e., the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world's most successful companies—noted that Google had determined that "G.P.A.'s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. ... We found that they don't predict anything."

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