Tech giant Google has informed its employees via email that fewer of them will be promoted to higher levels this year compared to the past.
“The process will be led by the manager and will be largely similar to last year, although with our slower pace of hiring, we plan fewer promotions for L6 and above than when Google was growing rapidly,” the tech giant said in an email viewed by CNBC.
The L6 distinction refers to the first tier of the workforce that is considered senior and normally consists of people with around ten years of experience.
The tech giant said it will promote fewer people to senior positions “to ensure that the number of Googlers in senior and leadership roles grows in line with the company’s growth.”
“If your manager thinks you are ready to be promoted, they will nominate you,” he added.
The company said in the email that employees in tech roles who wish to “nominate themselves” will have a “short time” to do so between March 6 and March 8.
The changes come as the company is implementing a new performance appraisal system called Google Reviews and Development (GRAD), which will result in more employees receiving poor reviews and lower grades, the report said.
On Jan. 20, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had confirmed in a letter to employees that about 12,000 people worldwide will be laid off, representing more than 6 percent of the total workforce.
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