Nike has announced internally that it will implement a new program that will offer workers $5,000 bonus (4.900 euros) To recommend candidates for your technology sector, as you have seen business Insider,
“Employee referrals have a huge impact on our brand, company and teams because they know firsthand how important our culture is and what it takes to be successful,” signed by Chief Digital Officer Ratnakar Lavu and Dennis Hadley of the company Reads email. Vice President of Worldwide Technology.
business Insider She had access to a copy of this email sent to workers last week and which describes the program as a pilot test applied to “specific positions” in the United States. Therefore, it is unclear whether the program extends to other non-technical roles.
Naik, on his part, did not respond to queries through this medium.
Sports firm announcement comes as multinational tries to stop Employee abandonment and unhappiness In full digital transformation, accelerated in 2020.
As part of this metamorphosis, Nike launched a new global enterprise resource planning system, or ERP, the technology system and backbone for generating more sales and is led by Nike CEO John Donahoe.
ERP system It was implemented in China last July. In a conference call with analysts, Donahoe explained that the system is scheduled to be operational in North America in fiscal year 2024, starting next summer.
“This year, we will begin to see the value of our biggest investment in Nike’s digital transformation: our new ERP,” explained the manager via presentation.
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“As we move into a more consumer-focused future, a new ERP will be critical to adding speed and agility to our supply chain,” he said.
This, Donahoe explained, will provide real-time visibility into inventory across the network, as well as the ability to optimize inventory consumption, demand and productivity.
The increase in demand in Nike’s tech infrastructure responds to the company’s need to attract more workers to that division., In fact, it is common practice for companies filling highly skilled technical jobs to use referral programs to try to fill this gap.
Nike has an open technology position at its Beaverton (USA) headquarters, as well as new innovation offices in Atlanta and San Francisco.
Of Of the 1,732 job vacancies posted on Nike’s website, 644 mention technology, including some as engineering software and data and manager.
Referral program generates mixed opinions among employees
in conversation with business InsiderEmployees criticized the new referral program. This medium knows the identity of the employees, but can talk freely to the media.
A Nike employee said the company needed a referral program because of the ultra-competitive war for tech talent.
Despite recent layoffs at tech companies, some workers are still looking to increase their pay packages, making it harder and more expensive to hire highly skilled employees.
Another activist called Nike’s tech talent pipeline very strong, regardless of the referral program.
However, a third said the move reflects continued dissatisfaction among technical staff, including Low salary compared to the rest of the industry And the return to office policy means most have to work in person 3 days a week.
In April, Nike expanded its remote work options to include up to 4 work weeks per year. Employees can ask for one-week increments and combine them with time off and even sabbaticals.
Employees are also concerned that the program contradicts Nike’s efforts to make hiring more objective.
Over the years, Nike has been criticized for hiring too many friends and family members from employees. In recent times, work has been done to make this process fair as well as publicity.
One activist concluded, “Many technology companies stopped doing these candidate recommendation programs because they encouraged a list that was too homogeneous.”