The tech giant’s method of hiring isn’t anything new, but it is employers’ response to the trend of quiet quitting.
Google uses a method called quiet hiring to identify employees who are willing to work above and beyond the baseline.
As quiet quitting, the practice of employees putting in bare minimum effort, becomes more mainstream, this hiring method is becoming a more valuable tool.
Quiet hiring looks first to internal candidates for promotions, evaluating staff that are already going beyond their minimum requirements. Employees who work for the job they want, not just the one they have, are more likely to be considered for higher up positions.
Using this method, employees who are quiet quitting are less likely to be considered for promotions and advancements in the company. This method of hiring could be one deterrent to quiet quitting.
Why it’s news
Companies frustrated with their candidate pool may want to look within to find their ideal employee.
While a recent Gallup poll revealed that 50% of U.S. workers are quiet quitting, business owners will find that there are still employees willing to go the extra mile in business.
These methods can be beneficial to employers by saving time and energy when looking for new candidates. It’s much easier to hire within than to advertise and search for outside hires.
Quiet hiring can be helpful for employees looking to advance their careers. Employees know what is expected of them and how they can catch the attention of their superiors. When employers hire from within, employees may be more motivated to go beyond their baseline requirements.
Keeping the quiet hiring practices in mind could also be helpful for employees as more companies consider layoffs.
Around 50% of businesses in a recent PwC survey said that they are considering layoffs in the near future. Those that aren’t implementing layoffs yet have instituted hiring freezes or have slowed down the rate of new hires.