Facebook to Evaluate Employees Based on Their Performance that Help Solve Social Issues

Controversial social media giant Facebook revealed on Tuesday night it revamped the performance review system and will now combine staff bonuses with new criteria including ‘making progress on the leading social issues facing the company and the internet.’

As reported in CNBC, Facebook employees will also be graded based on developing new experiences, supporting businesses reliant of Facebook, and communicating more transparently about the work they are operating, according to the company’s spokeswoman. CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined these goals last week during Facebook’s earnings call with analysts, she added.

The spokeswoman also said that the company is moving from a focus on growth to focus on change.

The new system came a month after CNBC reported the performance review system of Facebook based on the accounts of over a dozen former employees.

In a statement, Facebook wrote that over the past two years, it has fundamentally changed how they run the company, and the new specific change is designed to ensure that it is incentivizing employees to keep making progress on the major social issues facing the company and the internet.

Earlier, Facebook employees gained bonus based primarily on how their performance boost user engagement, user growth, and revenue growth, according to a company filing. Other former criteria included improving both brand and product quality, and making improvements towards Facebook’s long-term investments.

In another approach to prevent major privacy issues, Facebook Messenger is reportedly rolling out the option to remove a mistaken message from the user’s chat history. Previously, several people had reported that the messages they received from Mark Zuckerberg appeared to have been deleted, though their own messages remained and Facebook promised to publicly launch the feature to let its users delete their own regretful message from the chat history.

Author: Abhishek Budholiya

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