After Google released data on the racial and gender makeup of their employees, social justice warriors pounced, pressuring them to make changes. Google went along with it claiming they wanted to open up dialogue and promote change, spending over $250M to do it.
You see, by hiring based on skill, most likely what Google did, it turned out their workplace was dominated by men and Asians.
But hiring quotas sacrifice merit and quality for political correctness and waste a lot of money on people that wouldn’t be as efficient as a qualified person.
Whatever happened to hiring the best person for the job?
Unsurprisingly, it looks like things have backfired on Google and they’re now being accused of paying women much lower salaries than men.
According to testimony from the U.S. Department of Labour’s Janette Wipper, they have what she calls compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women, which Google denies.
Watch as I explain what an article in Business Insider had to say about this based on analysis done by Glassdoor’s Chief Economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain.
His findings are pretty much what you’d expect - women working similar jobs as men were paid the same, but that women were paid 16% less than men overall.
The term for this phenomenon is “occupational segregation” and it accounts for a lot of the apparent “pay gap” but trying to fix it by hiring someone because of what they look like rather than how well they can do a job, only creates negative feelings in a workplace.
Companies like Google who do this, only end up shooting themselves in the foot because in the end, the stats will always line up against them.