In the midst of global economic uncertainty, giant technology companies must make big decisions regarding employee management.
In recent weeks, technology giants such as Meta, Twitter, Shopee, and Amazon have reportedly taken mass layoffs to save their company's operational costs.
This condition also affects Apple's corporate policy in selecting their new employee candidates.
While Apple hasn't gone through mass layoffs, Apple CEO Tim Cook insists the company is taking a more cautious approach to recruiting new employees.
Tim Cook revealed Apple's new hiring policy in an interview with CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson.
Tim Cook openly admits that global economic uncertainty has influenced Apple's policies.
Instead of carrying out mass layoffs, the company chose to be more careful in recruiting.
“So what we've done as a consequence of this period is we've been very careful in our hiring,” Tim Cook told Nate Burleson as quoted by CBS News.
Furthermore, Tim Cook explained that the meaning of being careful in recruitment does not mean that Apple has completely stopped recruiting new employees.
The company is still recruiting employees as a long-term investment.
Tim Cook also discussed the company's new policies implemented amid economic uncertainty.
He said that employees are now required to work from the office 3 days a week.
This change will be implemented by Apple starting in September 2022.
“We make a product, and you have to be responsible for the product. You have to collaborate with each other because we believe one plus one equals three,” he said.
“So, it requires meetings between employees to come up with ideas. Sharing opinions and ideas will later make these ideas bigger,” continued Tim Cook.