Google says it’s not considering layoffs, but the staff of ‘real concerns’ over productivity
In light of the more severe economic situation and the actual situation after the release of Google’s earnings report, Google is looking for ways to improve the productivity of all employees. In fact, Google has frozen related positions for recruitment, but like Microsoft and Amazon, Google continues to recruit employees for key positions.
However, for most Google employees, the company’s executives are not satisfied with the current work efficiency, and if they cannot continue to improve work efficiency, the future prospects are bleak. Even Google’s human resources department has made it clear that the company will not consider layoffs for the time being, and if the subsequent economic situation continues to deteriorate, it is uncertain whether layoffs will be made.
“There are real concerns that our productivity as a whole is not where it needs to be for the headcount we have,” Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, reportedly told employees last week.
He added, “There are real concerns that our productivity as a whole is not where it needs to be for the head count we have.” He asked employees to help “create a culture that is more mission-focused, more focused on our products, more customer focused. We should think about how we can minimize distractions and really raise the bar on both product excellence and productivity.”
Ideas include what can help employees be more efficient, reduce waste and maintain entrepreneurial spirit and focus, and how efficiently they can serve customers. The relevant internal consultation will end on August 15, and Pichai hopes that employees can provide positive ideas to remove existing obstacles and maximize employee efficiency.