At TechCrunch Disrupt, Mayer said the company now gets 12,000 resumes a week -- up dramatically by a factor of five or six.
Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt, Mayer said the company now gets 12,000 resumes a week -- up dramatically by a factor of five or six.
Since Mayer took the reins of the struggling company in 2012, the former Google (Fortune 500) executive has hired back a number of ex-Yahoo employees. Over the course of a year, Mayer said 10% of the hires have been ex-Yahoo employees, or "boomerangs," as she called them. ,
Mayer, who described the company as "the world's largest startup," outlined her strategy to get the company back on the road to success.
She emphasized four major factors for the company: People, products, traffic and revenue.
"You have to get the right people before you can build the right products," Mayer stressed. Apart from hiring ex-Yahoo employees, she has also overseen more than a dozen acquisitions, and says much of Yahoo's (Fortune 500) focus will be on mobile growth. ,
According to Mayer, the company just passed 800 million monthly users, an increase of 20%. Of those, she said 350 million came from mobile.
But don't expect a quick turnaround. When asked about growth strategy, Mayer said the company is focused on investing in the long term.
"When I look at the state of what we're doing inside the company, it's going to take multiple years -- three or more to see the company going in the direction we want it to go to," she said.
Mayer also said it wouldn't be an easy road.
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