Google Using Algorithm to Identify Employees Who Might Leave

Internet giant uses math to keep up talent retention


It turns out that a mathematical calculation can help Internet giant Google hang on to talented employees who might be likely to leave.

The WSJ reports Google has created an algorithm from data of "employee reviews and promotion and pay histories" to help the company win the war in talent retention:

The inputs include information from surveys and peer reviews, and Google says the algorithm already has identified employees who felt underused, a key complaint among those who contemplate leaving.

The math is likely the easy part. A former employee says the company needs to find better ways of keeping existing workers engaged as it grows.


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