Thanks to the “random selection algorithm”, or Random rotation, dozens of Facebook employees were fired without knowing why.
Facebook is currently entangled in a case: more than 60 people working here through the labor brokerage Accenture in Austin, Texas (USA) have just received notices of mass layoffs.
It is worth mentioning that the decision to resign was made very suddenly in the meeting at the beginning of the week. Even more surprising when these 60 people were laid off because: the algorithm selected randomly.
Accenture has a $500 million/year contract to provide high-quality human resources for sales and content moderation. The incident of randomly firing the other 60 employees was completely unannounced to Facebook, and those who were fired were also not supported to find new jobs in other departments.
Faced with criticism for this unprofessional working style, the Accenture representative said:
“Those who have been laid off can re-apply with Facebook, and we will assist with placement in the most relevant positions possible. Everyone will receive their salary until the end of the month.”
“I don’t want to apply, I don’t want a new job, I want my old position, I want to go back to my old desk.” One employee was extremely angry right in the meeting.
Many employees who attended the meeting that day also said that they were asked to attend the meeting but did not know what the meeting was about, with whom. All they knew after the meeting was that they had been fired for no reason.
A representative of Meta, the company that manages Facebook, declined to be interviewed about this issue.
However, Richard Keil, a representative of Accenture, denied rumors that 60 employees were fired due to random selection algorithms, moreover in the meeting the executives introduced their names and full titles. , and also announced that this was an HR meeting from the beginning, not like what the Facebook employees said before.
Facebook is in the process of cutting staff to reduce operating costs. It is known that the company stopped hiring employees in the middle of this year and plans to lay off about 10% of its former employees.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg also called for everyone to adapt to the new harsher, more professional working environment and avoid wasting time and resources.
Last July, Accenture said it had tightened its monitoring of employee performance, most likely the case of 60 people being laid off because of not meeting the set requirements.
Accenture even asked some employees “not to leave their positions without a good reason”. These special supervisors are often employees who are on the verge of being fired due to poor performance.
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