Google HR chief to step aside amid growing worker activism

Report: Google's HR chief to step down amid growing employee tension

- A tricky gig at Google It's no longer regularly that an government's profession trajectory aligns so at once with a basic shift within the trade global, however that's what took place with Google head of other people operations Eileen Naughton, who will step down later this yr, the corporate stated Monday.

In latest years, the Google office has been disrupted by worker opposition to top-level selections starting from forging contracts with the USA navy to tailoring a model of the search engine for China. Google says Naughton is main the recruitment course of for her successor, and credit her with enhancements to Google's misconduct reporting processes, in addition to a $15 minimal wage, complete healthcare and parental go away for Google's temp and outsourced staff.

According to her statement, she has mentioned that she has made a decision to move to NY to be closer to her family. She has been working at Google since 2006, assuming different roles over time.

Naughton mentioned in her personal assertion that she is leaving the function for household causes: "My husband and I've determined-after six years on the highway, first in London and now San Francisco-to return residence to NY to be nearer to our household".

In the statement, Naughton also said that she will work with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Google CFO Ruth Porat to "find a great leader for the People Operations team". They plan that search to take place both within Google's ranks and outside of the company.


He added, "We're grateful to Eileen for all she's done and look forward to her next chapter at Google".

In recent years, the Google workplace has been disrupted by employee opposition to essential decisions ranging from forging contracts with the USA military to tailoring a version of the search engine for China.

In 2018, Google employees left the premises on their Mountain View campus and around the world to protest the company's handling of accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

In November, Google laid off four employees claiming they had violated data security policies, but the tech titan was accused of persecuting them for trying to unionize staff.

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