Fed up with Elon Musk‘s muscle-pulling style? Move over, that’s the point talent-hungry tech companies are now using to try to lure the thousands of former Twitter employees the social media company laid off under its new owner, Reuters reports.
Twitter fired senior executives and imposed sharp job cuts without warning after Musk’s acquisition of the social media platform, and about half of the workforce, equivalent to about 3,700 employees, was laid off.
Hundreds more have reportedly resigned as a result of his sweeping reforms. The head of French operations was the latest manager to leave the podium, on Monday.
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Some companies are now trying to capture experienced engineering talent by appealing to staff discontent with the methods of the world’s richest person.
The chief personnel officer of the American software company (Hubspot), Katie Burke, criticized Musk over reports that he fired a group of employees who criticized him on the company’s internal Slack channels.
“As a leader, criticism is part of your job,” she wrote in a LinkedIn post. “Great leaders know that argument and disagreement make you better and are part of the process. If you want a place where you can disagree (in an explicit way, of course) with people, then Hubspot is hiring.
By late Monday, Burke’s post had received more than 35,000 positive reactions on LinkedIn.