Techraf.com – A wave of mass layoffs is also said to hit Google. It is suspected that Google will lay off 11,000 employees in the future. This is in accordance with some changes made by Google.
the Computer worldAs of Thursday (24/11/2022), Google had not announced the layoffs and was reluctant to comment specifically on this news.
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However, Google has announced that it will continue the system it has implemented in the past to help employees progress.
Google’s Assessment and Development System (GRAD) is said to have been introduced to help with employee development.
“Earlier this year, we launched Googler Review and Development (GRAD) to develop, train, learn, and develop employee careers throughout the year. This new system helps establish clear expectations and provides regular feedback to employeesGoogle said in a statement.
With the GRAD system, managers are required to give at least 6 percent of employees low performance marks, compared to 2 percent under the old performance appraisal system.
At the end of the September quarter, the number of full-time Google employees totaled 186,779, an increase of 24.5 percent year-over-year. About six percent of Google’s current workforce is around 11,000.
GRAD was announced last May by CEO Sundar Pichai after nearly 47 percent of his employees voted against the old binary review (employee review) process.
Under GRAD, a manager is expected to hold a “support induction” meeting before assigning a lower performance score or a “significant impact” (low performing employee) score, according to the source who declined to be named.
The source also said that employees are given the opportunity to make adjustments in their work so that they can be used according to their designation.
In addition, the majority of employees in the company are expected to have an above average or equivalent “significant influence” rating based on a five-point rating scale.
However, according to a CNBC report, company employees are concerned about the new performance appraisal process.
The report indicated that lower performance standards were shared among some employees.
Last July, Google employees received bad news when the company announced it would freeze hiring in a program called Simplicity Sprint to improve employee efficiency and productivity.
Announcing the program, CEO Sundar Pichai said not only macroeconomic uncertainties but also the company’s productivity based on the number of employees is not far from what it should be.
The changes were announced after Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported weaker-than-expected earnings over the past two quarters.
This strategy shift was made in response to rumors that Google was planning to lay off 11,000 of its workers. (Suara.com/Dythia Novianty)