In an emailed statement to MediaNama, Flipkart denied “allegations of a layoff,” instead, going on a defensive about its ‘transparent evaluation process’ which allows it to identify employees who meet and do not meet its performance standards. The company says that it underperformers were "encouraged to seek opportunities outside", and that this was a regular yearly exercise in which 1% of the workforce would be affected. Full statement below. Last week, Economic Times reported that Flipkart had laid off 700-1,000 of its employees to make it a “lean organisation”. As of 2015, Flipkart had 33,000 employees, making the laid off employees 2.3-3.3% of the total workforce according to the report. However, MediaNama has not been able to independently verify the number of employees who were asked to leave. Flipkart’s full statement: “Flipkart denies all allegations of a layoff. As a performance…
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