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Software Engineer a year ago

Salesforce CEO says new employees are unproductive

What do you guys think of this? Seems like so much pushback on remote work still, I don't know how so many leaders haven't been able to adapt to it well.


Marc Benioff tells Salesforce workers that new employees are 'facing lower productivity'

Marc Benioff tells Salesforce workers that new employees are 'facing lower productivity'

Last year Marc Benioff, Salesforce's co-founder and CEO, said people could work very productively at home. Now he's saying newer employees are having issues.

Inconceivable12345Data Scientist at Microsofta year ago
In my experience, remote onboarding is a bit more challenging than in person. Remote work seems to be good as long as you already know what you're doing. But in person seems to help people get up to speed quicker when they're new.
bardProduct Manager a year ago
This paired with employees switching jobs more frequently (ie more total ramp up time) WOULD translate into lower productivity.

I don’t say that to blame employees, or remote work. The problem can be solved in more than one way. It’s on the employer to keep their already productive employees. Typically, though, that isn’t done very well (yes, a promotion can be had, but many generally productive employees may not get one and still find a raise outside).

If top talent wants remote work, and longer terms lead to more productivity, then one approach could be to keep existing employees happy vs paying more for new talent.