INTO THE POOL:The PC, mobile and gaming units have to submit a list by tomorrow of employees they want to retain; those not listed will be relocated to a ‘talent pool’
Date: Jul 06, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Asustek Computer Inc (華碩) is to initiate a second wave of corporate restructuring this week by transferring hundreds of employees from existing business units to a newly set up “talent pool.”
“Asustek does not plan to lay off employees. The idea of a talent pool is to make the organization more flexible,” spokesman Nick Wu (吳長榮) said by telephone yesterday, dismissing market speculation that it was planning to axe a large number of employees to cut costs.
The company at the end of May announced the first phase of its corporate restructuring to boost growth, after reporting that first-quarter net income dropped to a 23-quarter low of NT$4.66 billion (US$152.74 million).
It spun off gaming PCs from its notebook computer division to form a new business unit, in a bid to allocate more resources to speed up its development. [FULL STORY]