April 15, 2017

Here’s why Google’s costly “social justice” hiring effort backfired

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

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.

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commented 2017-04-17 12:30:55 -0400 · Flag
Speaking of Google; have other conservative thinking people noticed a change in your searches in the last year or so?
I have been finding it increasingly more difficult to find things I search for – that I suppose you could call of a conservative bent – they don’t appear, or are way back on the list. Many times I have complete gibberish come up that is in no way associated in any way with what I was searching for!
“Just because I may be paranoid doesn’t mean that what I’m paranoid about isn’t happening – look how many times those three biggies have been caught already!” (Google, Facebook, YouTube)
For example; I just Googled the above quotation to find out who said it – Google’s response – “Your search did not match any documents.”
Well I was kicked off of FB, after a string of ‘attacks’ on my computer and FB page (glad to be rid of it, actually), and I have commented on YouTube about that BS policy of putting f***ing commercials in your face on YouTube…and I generally say what I think.
So, maybe it’s just me…
commented 2017-04-16 00:19:45 -0400
ART VANDELAY commentedL
" So, as usual, it will all turn into a Marxist race to the bottom."
Yup. A socialist is someone who has bugger all and wants to share it with you.
commented 2017-04-15 23:35:12 -0400
What google did was both racist and sexist by definition. I kinda thought that sort of thing wasn’t allowed. So why isn’t the left throwing a fit? Oh, that’s right. They are Racist and Sexist.
commented 2017-04-15 18:42:32 -0400
Hire by genitalia! Bigger the better.
commented 2017-04-15 17:46:40 -0400
Remember when the goal was to legitimately remove stats such as age, race, religion, gender, etc., from job applications and resumes, and only focus on the qualifications and merit directly pertinent to the job?

So now regressive socialists have lived to their regressiveness and forced society backwards through quota hiring so that quotas based on gender, race, sexuality, etc can be filled. So the regressives have put hiring practice back at least 40 years. The socialists truly are regressive.
commented 2017-04-15 17:35:30 -0400
Clearly Google has to start hiring women who have degrees in feminist studies into the highly technical engineering jobs.
commented 2017-04-15 17:33:47 -0400
I had spent a lot of my working life working away from home so one year when I was home for a few months I applied for a job at the local university who were looking to hire safety/security staff. I spent a good part of my working life in safety so I had the training and experience for the job. I went through three interviews including a panel interview with a LBGT student, a disabled student , a faculty member and a couple other talking heads. They whittled the field down to three males and three females and announced that they were going to hire two males and two females , not the best four candidates . I didn’t make the cut for the males which I accepted . However I learned that 3 months later they fired two of the females . One I later met and she had an unpleasant and abrupt personality- definitely not suited for dealing with students in crisis.
Gender based selection is giving the middle finger to achieving the best potential target in personnel selection.
commented 2017-04-15 16:13:44 -0400
Actually, women better wake up to some consequences of , “equal pay for equal work”. For instance, I pointed out to my wife (and she was already aware of this), a 20 something year old twit with almost no experience will demand that she be paid the same wage as my wife who has 25+ years of experience. Yes ladies it bites both ways. And how motivated do you think the young twit will be to learn and work hard? So, as usual, it will all turn into a Marxist race to the bottom. But if you have a fake, government job for life you really don’t give a shit, do you? And the civil service (along with the corporate monopolies they are in bed with) is really what all this Marxist BS is all about. As usual.
commented 2017-04-15 15:09:25 -0400
Didn’t Googles stock just take a dive – during the past few weeks? …due to their censorship plans for “fake news”.
commented 2017-04-15 14:55:48 -0400
Sort of follows the Prime Prima Donna in Ottawa and his cabinet of balance. A balance of STUPID women(not smart ones like those posting here), Greasy lying men eg. Goodale etc, and the muslim brotherhood. That “balance” is like setting a boulder on top of a pin.

The Googles and Facebooks of the world would be wise to re-evaluate there ways. Trump is getting shit from all directions and better not be pushed to the edge of a cliff, blow back from him could take its toll.

Rebel should start a petition to ban the word “progressive”.
commented 2017-04-15 14:13:04 -0400
So Google wanted to jump on the progressive band wagon to toot their own horn and it backfired?? LOL looks good on them. Guess they learned the hard way that there is no appeasing leftards, give them an inch they will demand a mile.
commented 2017-04-15 13:40:43 -0400
Holly just said men and women are different.
BLASPHEMER!