Google will now make office attendance part of workers’ performance reviews — while the union is pushing to condemn “working conditions” and claiming that the company’s New York headquarters does not have enough desks
- Google forced its employees to do hybrid work in April 2022 and now ties those three mandatory days in the office to their performance reviews
- The search engine company did not provide any information on how participation would affect the ratings
- Google workers are unhappy and the Alphabet Workers Union has released a statement saying the company has not provided good working conditions
Google now links office attendance to performance reviews, but the union has criticized the company’s “working conditions” and said the building does not have enough desks.
Google forced its employees into a hybrid work schedule in April 2022 and is now tying those three mandatory days in the office to their performance reviews, the company announced just before 8 p.m. on June 7.
“We want Google employees to connect and collaborate in person, so we’re limiting remote work to exceptions,” said spokesman Ryan Lamont wealth.
According to an internal email viewed by the , most employees are already following the three-day hybrid plan Wall Street Journal.
“We’ve heard from Google employees that those who spend at least three days a week in the office feel more connected to other Google employees, and that this effect is amplified when teammates work in the same location,” Fiona wrote Cicconi, Chief People Officer. “Of course, not everyone believes in ‘magic hallway conversations’, but there’s no question that working together in the same room makes a positive difference.”
The IT giant didn’t say how attending would affect ratings. DailyMail.com has reached out to Google for comment.
Google forced its employees into a hybrid work schedule in April 2022 and now links those three mandatory days in the office to their performance reviews. The search engine company did not provide any information on how participation would affect the ratings
Google employees are not happy with the decision and the Alphabet Workers Union has released a statement saying the company has not provided good working conditions.
“So many Googlers enjoy our office and hybrid culture because it allows us to do our best work.” “The real problem is the fact that we don’t have effective agency over our working conditions,” the union wrote in a statement.
“We have maintained high quality performance with flexible office attendance.”
Chris Schmidt, a software engineer and union member, argued that workers’ professionalism was disregarded “overnight” and instead “unclear attendance tracking practices related to our performance evaluations” were introduced.
The union argued that some teams had no one to work with in the office and that the New York office could not accommodate an entire team.
“A uniform guideline does not take these circumstances into account,” he explained. “We deserve a voice in shaping the policies that impact our lives to create clear, transparent and fair working conditions for all of us.”
Google employees are unhappy and the Alphabet Workers Union has released a statement saying the company has not provided good working conditions, for example because there are not enough desks in the New York office
Chris Schmidt, a software engineer and union member, argued that workers’ professionalism was “squandered overnight” in favor of “unclear attendance tracking practices linked to our performance reviews” (pictured: union members)
A spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that the company is incorporating the hybrid model into its “workplace policies” because it has been using it for “more than a year.”
“Our hybrid approach is designed to combine the best of being in person with the benefits of working from home for part of the week,” a spokesman said.
Google is the latest company to tighten remote work, following Disney, Starbucks and Amazon.
Amazon called its employees back in February and stated that it’s “easier to learn, model, practice, and reinforce our culture when we’re in the office together most of the time, surrounded by our co-workers.”
However, staff got fed up and last week walked away with signs reading ‘I hate the commute’.