Uber and Lyft were far from first to realize that they could save money by classifying workers as non-employees, even dubiously. Here's a look into the more old-fashioned variety of this at Google, where half of workers are nontraditional workers (who have fewer benefits from Google).
A training document details why the classification is dubious: In order to maintain it, Google needs rules like banning use of its name on their resumes and gifts of free t-shirts.
I may just be desperate for some optimism, but I really like this interpretation of the data: Millennials aren't doomed, they're just different.
Also, I never have understood why "marrying at a later age" was interpreted as a sign of millennial failure to launch. Seems more like a sign of maturity—though someone should look at the data of divorce by age at which married. Allison?
Something I really miss about pre-2016 is how much more room there was for public discussions about a variety of issues that had nothing to do with the president of the United States. Someone just edited the genes of what are now living, breathing children! There's a lot to work out there! I wish there were more energy around this
This is amazing reporting. For me the most bizarre detail is that Facebook hired an opposition firm that has used a tactic that Facebook enables—writing and distributing negative stories about targets.
At this point, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and LinkedIn all have platforms for teaching skills. Though presented as philanthropic efforts, I wonder if they are not also hoping to juice recruitment products by understanding the skillsets that candidates have (because they’ve gone through their lesson plans / passed their tests). This understanding would make serving job ads to qualified candidates a lot easier
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