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How Netflix Revolutionized Human Resources

03/19/2014 06:18 pm ET | Updated Mar 20, 2014

Netflix is a great way to kill a few hours with a binge-watching marathon, but it turns out the company is also a wonderful example for how to treat employees.

Patty McCord, Netflix's former chief talent officer, spoke with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about some of the company's most innovative human resources moves.

Perhaps the most surprising was getting rid of paid time off and moving toward a more flexible alternative. McCord said the idea seemed crazy to some, but it made perfect sense to her.

"We realized that for our salaried, professional employees, we weren't keeping track of the time they came to work, the time they left for home. We were keeping track of the work they did," she said. "It seemed kind of ridiculous to have all these policies about what whole days you could take off when ... people work at home, they work on their phones, they're involved in their activities that are about what they accomplish all the time."

Learn more about Netflix's innovative HR policies in the full HuffPost Live conversation below.

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