The North American company has modified the concept of work performance in a movement known in the sector.
Today’s technological landscape is incomprehensible without companies like Google, which we all turn to on a daily basis, whether it’s to find cheap gas stations on Google Maps or to manage files stored in Google Drive. The current crisis of the sector is no stranger to mountain view company and this seems to have found the perfect system to get rid of 10,000 workers In the next weeks.
The end of an era of labor boom in the technology sector is inevitably approaching
The information that this news concerns us has been collected by The Information and it ensures that Google does not seem to be the exception to widespread layoffs that are taking place in the sector, with companies like Meta, Twitter or Amazon letting thousands of workers leave. On this occasion, poor performance will be the key factor to which the human resources managers of the North American company will cling to discern those who deserve to continue in their position and who must go out the door for a moment, locking it behind them.
A few months ago, Google implemented the so-called GRAD, a performance review system of each individual who worked in the company and who assured, in exact words, that ‘it will focus on the development of the worker, their learning and their progression throughout the year’. Reality? It seems that Google has disguised as a performance and evaluation program in the form of a ‘bonus’ added to the employee.
The internal documentsto which the aforementioned media outlet has had access, ensure that the number of workers which are designated as little productive They have gone from representing 2% of employees to scale up to 6%an increase that could be cause of dismissal of around 10,000 employees of the American company. If in the last two years Google had increased its workforce by 40,000 workers, it seems that the lean times are approaching. In fact, investors are suggesting the path of dismissal. Christopher Hohnan Alphabet investor, wrote to parent company a devastating letter. His most outstanding phrases were:
The company has too many employees and the cost per employee is too high. Management needs to take aggressive action.