PCAST, IT, and the Matching Challenge

The “matching” problem has many dimensions—how can employers find workers, how can workers find employers, how can workers find the training that can help them get work they would like to do (as opposed to training that sounds like it would be helpful but is not)—all of which reflect imperfect information flows.

Are we taking the “People” out of “People Analytics”?

Are we stepping into a world where the human opinion is just an irrelevant data point in a sea of big data?

The Next Generation of Hiring is Job Matching

This post “The Next Generation of Hiring is Job Matching” appeared first in The Wall Street Journal. Finding the right employees to grow your business is such a massive pain point that investors have pumped billions of dollars over the past decade into trying to alleviate this headache — $400 million in venture capital for […]

Curt Carlson’s Comments on the i4j Innovation for Jobs Ecosystem Summit

by Curt Carlson, Founder and CEO of  Practice of Innovation. The original post is available here. David Nordfors & Vint Cerf From around the world sixty invited experts on areas of innovation gathered at Google yesterday at the “Innovation for Jobs Ecosystem Conference.”  The conference co-chairs were David Nordfors (founder and director of the center for Innovation Journalism) and Vint Cerf (“father” […]

Office Extinction: The Rise of Fully Distributed Teams

Esko Kilpi wrote: For most of the developed world, firms, as much as markets, make up the dominant economic pattern. The Internet is nothing less than an extinction-level event for the traditional firm. The Internet, together with technological intelligence, makes it possible to create totally new forms of economic entities… Also very small firms can […]

Where Will Work Come from in the Era of the Cloud and Big Data?

Where Will Work Come from in the Era of the Cloud and Big Data? Or Sustainable Growth and Work in the Era of Cloud and Big Data: Will Escaping the Commodity Trap Be our Undoing? Prepared for New American Economy Project Roosevelt Institute January 2015 John Zysman Professor Department of Political Science BRIE/Berkeley Roundtable on […]

Jobs And The W-2 Economy

The transition to the Creative Economy is key to creating good jobs for most people

Can Innovation Create Jobs? Highlights from the Innovation for Jobs Summit, DC

By Tess Posner @tessposner Managing Director, SamaUSA What if innovation could create jobs instead of destroy them? In October 2014, SamaUSA participated in the i4j DC Summit for Job Innovation: How to Disrupt Unemployment. It was an exciting and provocative event based around the premise that technological innovation can create a whole new paradigm for meaningful work that […]

Vint Cerf: How ‘internetworking’ became THE INTERNET

  ‘New Narratives: Innovation for Jobs’ is a series by i4j (Innovation for Jobs) and the GPA exploring perspectives on important topics that will impact the future of work, jobs and employment. About i4j: (iiij.org/i4j) Innovation for Jobs conferences bring together individuals from the public and private sectors to discuss the changing economy. “We engage […]

i4j DC Paris Report: How To Disrupt Unemployment

“HOW TO DISRUPT UNEMPLOYMENT” i4j DC OCTOBER 13-14 2014 the national academy of sciences, washington dc, u.s. organizers: vint cerf and david nordfors, google / iiij i4j PARIS SEPTEMBER 6 2014 u.s. embassy, hotel de talleyrand, paris, france organizers: stefano scarpetta and david nordfors, oecd / iiij How can innovation  disrupt unemployment and create meaningful […]