Washington Post: Google lowered its salaries in North Carolina. Now workers are protesting.

Washington Post: Google lowered its salaries in North Carolina. Now workers are protesting.. “Employees raised concerns that Google cut wages in the ‘Triangle’ area of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh in 2020 for new employees and those who moved there to lower levels than comparable metro areas, according to a letter posted this week on an internal forum obtained by The Washington Post and confirmed by employees there. That is a problem, they say, because the company is using the area as a place to help recruit more Black engineers.”

Business Insider: After years of struggling to get people to leave Facebook, tech recruiters say there’s an exodus building at the company

Business Insider: After years of struggling to get people to leave Facebook, tech recruiters say there’s an exodus building at the company. “Kali [Hays]’ story, and another this week from Insider’s Rob Price describing burnout and frustration at the tech giant, hint at a shift in how staffers at what’s now known as Meta look at the company. Yes, they’re still well paid, and yes, lots of people still want to work there. The company is still hiring, planning to bring on 10,000 people to build its metaverse. But there’s a feeling among some employees that there’s more interesting work to be done elsewhere. That poses a risk for any company that depends on having the best talent.”

The Stanford Daily: Concerns over ethics, diversity lead some Stanford students to say no to Silicon Valley

The Stanford Daily: Concerns over ethics, diversity lead some Stanford students to say no to Silicon Valley. “The number of undergraduate majors in computer science at Stanford has nearly quadrupled since 2010, and hackathons are almost as easy to come by as fraternity parties. When Facebook, Microsoft or Google pay over $12,000 for a table at a Stanford career fair, the return on investment is assured. Their famous brand names — not to mention their six-figure starting salaries and amenities-rich work environments — are certain to attract large crowds of talented job candidates. But there are also students whose appreciation for the technology industry is tempered by concerns over ethics and corporate cultures in the Valley.”

Alaska Department of Public Safety: Trooper Recruitment Advertisement Censored by Google/YouTube

Alaska Department of Public Safety: Trooper Recruitment Advertisement Censored by Google/YouTube. “This week, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) was notified that Google/YouTube canceled authorization of pay-per-click advertisement of a recently, nationally distributed recruitment video advertisement for the Alaska State Troopers. The action was taken as it was interpreted to be political and potentially an election advertisement because of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s comments supporting law enforcement and encouraging people to apply to the DPS ranks.”

Motherboard: Google Is Trying to Poach Amazon’s Protesting Employees

Motherboard: Google Is Trying to Poach Amazon’s Protesting Employees. “A Google recruiter posted on LinkedIn on Monday asking Amazon employees involved in activism at their company to apply to work at Google. This was an odd decision considering Google is in the midst of its own crackdown on labor activism, and that Google also works with oil companies in a manner similar to Amazon.” Apparently this was a mistake on the recruiter’s part.

Brookings: Assessing employer intent when AI hiring tools are biased

Brookings: Assessing employer intent when AI hiring tools are biased. “In this paper, I discuss how hiring is a multi-layered and opaque process and how it will become more difficult to assess employer intent as recruitment processes move online. Because intent is a critical aspect of employment discrimination law, I ultimately suggest four ways upon which to include it in the discussion surrounding algorithmic bias.”

CNBC: Facebook has struggled to hire talent since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to recruiters who worked there

CNBC: Facebook has struggled to hire talent since the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to recruiters who worked there . “Facebook is still reeling from the fallout from its Cambridge Analytica scandal more than a year ago, as multiple former recruiters say candidates are turning down job offers from what was once considered the best place to work in the United States.”

Business Insider: Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay ‘five times more’

Business Insider: Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay ‘five times more’. “The UK’s surveillance agency, GCHQ, is having trouble recruiting new spies because current and potential spooks want to take better-paid jobs at big tech firms such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.”

TechCrunch: Google launches Hire, a new service for helping businesses recruit

TechCrunch: Google launches Hire, a new service for helping businesses recruit. “Google today announced the launch of Hire, a new service that helps businesses more effectively manage their internal recruiting process. Hire offers businesses a cohesive applicant tracking service that’s deeply integrated with G Suite to make it easier for businesses to communicate with their candidates and track their progress through the interview process.” Makes sense after the Google Jobs thing.

College Sports Recruiting: NCAA Rule Changes for Social Media Took Effect August 1

I don’t follow sports very much, but my Google Alerts have just lit up with news about a change in rules for social media and college recruiting. “Traditionally, coaches have been able to follow and private message recruits on social media. But because it was always against NCAA rules to publicize a recruit before signing (as in, a coach cannot publicize the school’s recruitment of the player), coaches could not share or ‘like’ a recruit’s posts. They had to pretend, online, that players didn’t exist. That’s all changed.”