According to Insider, the company is not rolling back the hiring freeze and employees are upset with the decision.
The leadership team has told them that sales in general will be an overall test of productivity and productivity if third quarter results are blood on the streets. According to CNBC, Google has launched an effort called “Simplicity Sprint” to increase efficiency and improve employee focus amid macro uncertainties.
CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged that Google’s productivity was nowhere near that of the workforce, reflecting a challenging macro environment with more uncertainty ahead.
Pichai asked employees to work with greater urgency and greater appetite, which showed on sunny days, sharing his plans for the recruitment and investment slowdown through 2023.
Google isn’t just facing the wrath of an economic slowdown. Last month, Meta Platform Inc. (NASDAQ: META) CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees the company plans to increase its hiring target to 10,000 engineers amid a market downturn. Between 6,000-7,000.