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“Negative” Facebook employees “can’t” be allowed to stay at Meta

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Meta has told managers anyone “negative” for the company could be fired as the social media giant becomes more hostile towards employees.

The company, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, told management that they “need to think about each person on their team and the value they add to Meta,” according to a leaked memo from Maher Saba, Meta’s head of remote presence and Engineering, reported in The Information.

“If a direct employee is idle or underperforming, they are not who we need; You’re letting this company down. As a manager, you cannot allow anyone to be net neutral or negative for meta.”

Managers are asked to “identify anyone who ‘needs support'” and submit them through a company performance tool.

“Understand our high performance bar and hold your team accountable,” wrote Mr. Saba. “Early identify people who need support, work with our employee relations team to get that support, and move towards leaving people who are unable to get on track.”

Goals should be set that are “ambitious but achievable”, with employees “operating[ing] with the intensity needed for Meta to succeed.”

Meta didn’t answer that of the independent Please comment before publication.

The leaked memo follows earlier reports earlier this month in which Mark Zuckerberg said staff should brace for hard times and layoffs.

“Realistically, there’s probably a lot of people at the company who shouldn’t be here,” he told employees.

“Part of my hope in raising expectations and having more aggressive targets and turning up the heat a bit is that I think some of you might decide this place isn’t for you, and that self-selection is OK for.” me.”

Meta originally planned to hire about 10,000 engineers this year, but lowered that number to 6,000 to 7,000.

In addition, other companies such as Twitter are cutting staff. The company recently laid off 30 percent of its recruiting team, which shocked employees – possibly sparked by the potential acquisition of Elon Musk.

Snap also said it would slow down its hiring process, and Netflix has made another series of layoffs in the United States, laying off 300 employees last month and 150 the month before.

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