Google is raising pay to overhaul its employee vetting system, documents show

Google is overhauling its performance review process, implementing changes that will lead to pay increases, as the company tries to ease tensions between employees and leadership over pay   , CNBC reported.

Starting this week, Google will use a new process for performance reviews called GRAD, short for Google Reviews and Development. It’s part of an effort to simplify the review process, limit reviews to once a year instead of twice, and put more responsibility in the hands of managers instead of relying heavily on peer reviews, according to internal documents reviewed by CNBC.

“Under this new procedure, we expect that most Googlers will receive higher compensation than under the old Perf system, and the total amount paid will also increase,” one of the documents said.

Prabhakar Raghavan, the head of Google’s search division, reiterated this at a company all-hands meeting on Friday, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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