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    Google is one of the most innovative recruiting organisations on the planet. In light of recent global initiatives, John Sullivan takes another look inside the Google talent machine and explores its world-class practices

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    Did you spend 2006 taking work home on the weekend? Did you wish you had more time with your partner? Were you even thinking about work over the Christmas break?If you answered yes to any of the above, then you’re probably bursting with one final question: how can I get the balance right in the coming year?

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