[Wikimedia-l] WMF HR and leadership questions
mroth at wikimedia.org
Fri Dec 28 07:31:06 UTC 2012
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 9:53 PM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>wrote:
> On 28/12/12 12:14, Gayle Karen Young wrote:
> >> *2d. Does WMF have "a talent retention problem" and if so what is being
> >> done about this?
> > The short answer is "No."
> > The simplicity of this question is a bit misleading. I don't think we
> > a talent retention problem because we have amazing people working for us
> > who have and will continue to. The reasons that people move on are
> > sometimes but not always problematic. I think it's GOOD for people to
> > the organization at various points - for their own career development,
> > because the things that were more endemic to a start-up environment are a
> > little less prevalent at our stage of organizational growth, etc.
> A count of office.wikimedia.org account deactivations suggests that
> about 59 people left the WMF in 2012, for whatever reason. To me, that
> seems like a lot of people. Maybe it's occasionally good for people to
> leave, but so many?
Does that include interns? I know my interns get access to Office Wiki, so
it might skew the numbers higher. I believe LCA has had at least 8-10 (?)
interns cycle through in 2012. I've had a couple.
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