Thread regarding SAP layoffs

Why hire new talent when they can’t retain it?

It’s not a secret any more that people are leaving on a daily basis, relatively new people, young people. For me that just shine a good light on the absurdity of this whole process of making structural changes within the workforce. It’s not that I agree with the leadership turning their back on older, experienced employees and replacing them with younger ones, but at least I understand their deformed logic behind it. Now I see that nobody is even trying to provide a good environment for younger employees to work in, and show their talent and capabilities. Let’s face it, why wouldn’t they leave, who would settle for a job at a company that offers no room for any sort of progress, and the fear of layoffs is hanging above their heads, even though they barely had an opportunity to show what they are capable of.

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Is it because of the acquisitions and moving into the cloud? Does this not mean that SAP themselves now have to maintain all the customer systems - that must be a lot of work if previously you have been focused on sales? I would suggest there will be fewer cushy jobs at sap once they are fully in the cloud.

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Post ID: @5icgf+11zqekOq

The people that have been at SAP 20+ years are the same people that got SAP into trouble by failing to innovate and failing to see market trends. These people are highly unlikely to be the ones to lead SAP out of the mess that they're in. To solve it's problems SAP really needs to look to outside talent (not necessarily even younger) to bring new ideas to SAP's old problems. Customer's may appreciate "seasoned" sales reps who know the SAP product portfolio backwards and forwards, but that's not necessarily the best thing for the customer. Customer's need partners and partner's aren't afraid to have tough conversations with customers when necessary.

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Post ID: @Dwwu+11zqekOq

The ones that should really leave are those deadweights that have been sap for over 20 years. Do you really need 20-year working experience developer or presales for new solutions?

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Post ID: @8rfg+11zqekOq

are some PR in this website to put in the spin? amazing! would you believe if a 100K employee sized company has no restructuring, no layoffs, nothing? Q2 was saved by a hedge fund, Q3 was saved by some partner contracts and a CEO parachute, why need external aid when all is bright and beautiful

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Post ID: @8mfj+11zqekOq

No offence to the "New talents", as I'm sure, they are good people and knowledgeable as well, but you can't replace business and age experience with YOUTH! Was in a meeting with 3 "youthful" SAP Reps (as a partner) and guess whom the customer appreciated most? These youthful people may know the system well, but when you are engaging with C*Os, they are looking for more than just product knowledge, even more so, just SAP product knowledge. Gone are the days where SAP is a thought or technology leader. The SAP bubble has burst and SAP now looks like a cheap past-sell-by-date wh0r3 still trying to hook up customers.

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Post ID: @6mah+11zqekOq

@11zqekOq-wmy Same here. Most of the posts here are by people who have no clue what they are talking about.... and have a different agenda.

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Post ID: @dbk+11zqekOq

Not the environment I'm seeing at all...it's pretty upbeat compared to early in calendar year. And haven't heard layoff rumors either in a while.

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Post ID: @wmy+11zqekOq

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