According to the head of Google, the concerns about the company's productivity are real

According to the head of Google, the concerns about the company's productivity are real

The company will slow down hiring in some of its departments by the third quarter of 2022.

Productivity and focus must improve at Google, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai told workers at an all-staff meeting. Employees at the meeting expressed concern about the wave of layoffs that has swept the tech industry in recent months – employees at the meeting told CNBC.Google’s CEO reportedly told employees at Wednesday’s meeting: “There have been serious concerns that our overall productivity is not where it should be relative to our headcount. I wanted to give some additional context to our results and ask for your help. “It is clear that we are facing a challenging macro environment and more uncertainty is ahead,” Pichai is reported to have said. Fiona Cicconi, Google’s head of HR, also addressed concerns about the layoffs, saying the company currently has no plans to cut Google’s overall workforce. In May, Insider reported that the company would slow hiring in some of its divisions by the third quarter of 2022 – reported Business Insider. Google is launching a new program called the “Simplicity Sprint” to address concerns about productivity and worker focus, according to related internal documents seen by CNBC. The initiative asks Google’s more than 170,000 employees to share their ideas on where efficiency could be improved through an internal survey, reports CNBC.

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