Microsoft is gearing up to pursue a more conservative approach to hiring in a part of the business that includes some of its most popular products.
Rajesh Jha, executive vice president in charge of Office and part of Windows, told staffers in his group on Thursday to be more cautious when it comes to opening up new roles and to request permission from Jha’s leadership team first, according to a person familiar with the matter, who was not authorized to speak about private deliberations. Bloomberg reported on the change earlier.
The move comes a month before Microsoft starts its new fiscal year, a time when the company regularly reorganizes. More broadly, Microsoft and other companies across the tech industry are recalibrating as a catastrophic first half of the year for the market nears a close and inflationary pressures continue to mount.