I wasn’t sure what to make of this when I read it …
“The Internet search giant recently began crunching data from employee reviews and promotion and pay histories in a mathematical formula Google says can identify which of its 20,000 employees are most likely to quit.”
If it works as it should the word is Google will know which employees are about to leave before the employee does. This comes from a Google source too … “get inside people’s heads even before they know they might leave.”
How would employees feel about being analysed like this? I’m not sure whether it’s genius or something sinister.
Either way, it’s very Google … and a good way to try and stop any potential talent drain as new start ups try and attract Google’s brains with the promise of start up culture and stock options and other fun perks.