Thursday, January 27, 2022

Facebook struggles to recruit young employees after repeated scandals


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Facebook is still suffering from the effects of the Cambridge Analytics scandal. The problem has not only affected the morale of current employees, but also potential employees of the company.

Facebook is struggling to find new talent to employ, In the past one of the best places to recruit in the IT sector.

According to a report by the CNBC, Facebook’s job acceptance rate declined dramatically after the company revealed in March that data leaked to 87 million social network users for Cambridge Analytics to target people on Donald’s campaign. Trump for the 2016 US presidency.

Facebook also saw a significant decline in interest in its jobs by potential new candidates, among the best American colleges and universities, such as Stanford and Carnegie Mellon, and the rate of acceptance of Facebook jobs completely fell on the new graduates from an average of 85% for the academic year 2017-2018 To between 35 and 55% as of December, according to former employees of Facebook.

The acceptance rate for new candidates from Carnegie Mellon dropped to 35%.

There was also a decline in the acceptance of Facebook positions among software engineers nominated for positions within the company’s product teams.

The acceptance rates among these teams fell from about 90% at the end of 2016 to about 50% beginning this year.

But at the same time Facebook questioned the report, saying the figures were completely wrong, as company spokesman Anthony Harrison said.

The total number of employees of the social network increased by 36 percent year-on-year to the end of the first quarter 2019.

Read also: FTC seeks to make Zuckerberg main suspect responsible for Facebook scandals

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