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Google says it’s raising employee pay in performance review revamp


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GoogleAs part of its efforts to reduce tension between leadership and employees regarding compensation, the company will be reevaluating the performance evaluation process.

Google has introduced a new method for performing performance reviews, called GRAD. This stands for Google Reviews and Development. According to CNBC, it’s part of an attempt to simplify the evaluation process. It limits reviews to only once per year instead of two, as well as putting more responsibility on managers than heavily on peer review.

“Under this new process, we expect the majority of Googlers will be modeled for higher pay than they would under the old Perf system and the overall amount paid will increase too,” one of the documents said.

According to two sources with information on the matter, Prabhakar Raghavan, Google Search’s boss reiterated this point during a Friday town hall meeting. The people who know the matter asked to not be identified because it is confidential.

Google spokeswoman said that they have nothing to add.

Google has always been sensitive about employee pay. Google has released the results of its annual “Googlegeist” surveyWho is the CEO? Sundar PichaiEmployee satisfaction is a crucial indicator. Staffers gave Google poor ratings on the pay and benefits for comparable jobs. The process of career advancement and performance reviews was also rated negatively by employees.

In March, the results were released and highlighted the difficulties that Google has to face from its search engine. “Great Resignation,”With workers quitting their jobs at an unprecedented rate, and tech companies looking for talent,

Google employees are voicing concerns directly to management and not in an annual survey. An all-hands meeting in December, Frank Wagner, Google’s vice president of compensation, responded to questions about whether the company would provide a pay increase to address soaring inflation, especially as Google’s revenue had boomed during the pandemic with hits stock price hitting a record in November.

Wagner claimed that Google will not increase the pay of its executives to meet inflation. bumps.

Google has made fundamental changes in the way workers get paid and promoted. Promotions will now be determined primarily by the manager, rather than a group of peers and managers. However, employees are still able to request promotions up to twice each year, according documents.

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It is ending its practice of sending long, tedious promotion packets to employees. These were lengthy forms that required them to submit and included co-worker reviews. Employees won’t have to request promotions separately, but managers will be making the promotion decision together.

Google saidIn March, it will be working to modify its traditional “perf”, which was replicated by other businesses in the industry. Information previously reportedSome of the details regarding the performance review have been changed.

Google employees will be able to use the new system to establish expectations about goals. Employees will also get “regular check-ins” with their managers each quarter to discuss career development among other things, the documents state, addressing a central complaint among workers.

Google has introduced a five-level scale for employee rating.

Staffers are most likely to be located in the middle. It “reflects the substantial impact that they make.” The two ratings below the middle are “Moderate Impact” and “Not enough Impact” and the two above are “Outstanding Impact” and “Transformative Impact” for those who “perform above or below that high standard.”

The new promotion system also exists. It is where an employee’s supervisor will fill out a form to assess whether they have the necessary skills for promotion.

“Googlers aren’t expected to already perform next-level work to demonstrate that they’re capable of next-level success,” one document said. However, there will need to be an actual business requirement for promotion.

The company stated that Googlers would be promoted if they show signs of success at the level of their work.

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