The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has created an algorithm that can determine which of its employees are most likely to quit. The formula is based upon information from employee reviews, surveys, peer reviews and promotion history. While the formula is still being tested, Google claims they have already been able to determine a segment of their 20,000-strong workforce who feel “underused,” which is a common reason why people leave their jobs.
While some employees might find this algorithm to be like a “Big Brother” tool, Google officials claim it’s really for benign reasons, and will help them improve employee engagement and retain the talent currently working for them.
What do you think about this Google formula? Does it give you bad vibes or is it yet another innovative tool that Google has created?