Google develop algorithm to identify unhappy staff

A Google computer algorithm that can identify unhappy staff thinking about leaving the company is unlikely to become commercially available.  News of the internally developed computer formula was revealed by the company’s vice president of people operations, Laszlo Bock, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Employees’ personnel data is fed into the algorithm, which analyses which of the company’s 20,000 employees are most likely to quit. It is thought the program is Google’s response to the recent exits of senior talent, such as sales chief executive Tim Armstrong who left to work for AOL. Other staff have left to work for Facebook or Twitter.

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