Innovation for Jobs

Innovation for Jobs

How you describe your skills vs how how employers read them

Robin Chase

Sat Mar 28 2015 16:50:28 GMT-0400 (EDT)

http://fortune.com/2015/03/26/the-resume-gap-women-tell-stories-men-stick-to-facts-and-get-the-advantage/

As discussed, one part of the job gap

http://fortune.com/2015/03/26/the-resume-gap-women-tell-stories-men-stick-to-facts-and-get-the-advantage/

As discussed, one part of the job gap is the resume gap. How we describe
ourselves. This article is an analysis: Are different gender styles
contributing to tech's dismal diversity?

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David Nordfors

Mon Mar 30 2015 19:15:05 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Robin – A few years ago, I spoke with a

Robin – A few years ago, I spoke with a guy who had headed several startup/tech companies and done a lot of hiring/firing. Today he advises people on applying for jobs. He told me that before the days of the Internet, something like 8 out of 10 job positions are appointed through personal contacts. Today, with all the new screening and matching innovations, its still the same – mostly through contacts. If there were more women in hiring positions, would more women be hired on more equal terms?

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Robin Chase

Mon Mar 30 2015 22:31:17 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Isn't HR dominated by women?

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Robert Cohen

Mon Mar 30 2015 22:51:27 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Robin,

There is actually an interesting quantitative study of the

Robin,

There is actually an interesting quantitative study of the recent economic recovery:

Women and Men in the Recovery: Where the Jobs Are; Women Recover Jobs Lost in Recession in Year Five
by Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., Elyse Shaw, and Rachel O'Connor (November 2014) – See more at: http://www.iwpr.org/about/staff-and-board/heidi-hartmann#sthash.wbKEXosY.dpuf

Bob


Robin Chase

Mon Mar 30 2015 22:58:35 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Gotta love statistics, I remember reading these stats (below) at

Gotta love statistics, I remember reading these stats (below) at the time.
I didn't search hard here for the best source of the data, but read this
and think how/implications for what you've posted:

"men lost twice as many jobs as women during the Great Recession, making
women the majority of the American workforce for the first time. Some said
the "man-cession" had revealed the future of the workforce, arguing that
women would play a more dominant role as the manufacturing and construction
sectors shrank. However, the economic recovery has been just as imbalanced,
with men gaining jobs at triple the rate of women. Are we back to where we
started, or do trends still favor women in the economy of the future?"
http://theweek.com/articles/477405/mancession-good-women-workers

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David Nordfors

Mon Mar 30 2015 23:10:33 GMT-0400 (EDT)

I can't see a general rule why men should lose

I can't see a general rule why men should lose their jobs easier than women during recessions? What would be the explanation? Did it happen in 2008-10?

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Robin Chase

Tue Mar 31 2015 07:13:32 GMT-0400 (EDT)

This isn't my area of expertise, but if women are

This isn't my area of expertise, but if women are being paid 75% of what
men are making for the same job, it would make sense to let them go first.

And if women are better employees (more reliable, better educated, less
bellicose — add more stereotypes here), one would prefer them over men as
well.

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Robert Cohen

Tue Mar 31 2015 08:29:09 GMT-0400 (EDT)

So the answer is a bit more complex and not

So the answer is a bit more complex and not so tied to the wage difference.

If you think back, the financial crisis began with a housing bust. Florida was one epicenter. It also reports spending on different categories of goods with a 90-day lag, very unusual for the U.S.

When the housing bust started, jobs in building and construction went first in Florida's counties with the largest housing price declines sometimes within 30-60 days of the early housing price declines. These were nearly all male jobs. But then as housing prices fell by 30-35% or more in many of Florida's housing "bust" counties, consumers dramatically reduced spending on consumer durables, especially cars but also washing machines, etc. employment in many of these industries was predominantly male.

One reaction to the decline in family incomes was for many women to enter or re-enter the workforce to offset declining family incomes. This made the "man-cession" look even worse.

These events made it look like a "man-cession" but it was not caused by men. They just happened to be in the most vulnerable positions.

When we came out of the recession and had programs like government loans for auto firms, the entire auto ecosystem jumped back to life, adding many jobs at GM, Ford and many of their suppliers. Consumers began to spend more but also pushed the savings rate up to extremely high levels.

That's a short summary. I think the paper I referenced does a much better job explaining the recent surge in women's jobs.

Bob

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Robin Chase

Tue Mar 31 2015 09:00:26 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Thanks bob

My reply was tongue in cheek, this is not

Thanks bob

My reply was tongue in cheek, this is not my area of expertise

I'm intrigued however by your response which was both construction and car focused. So another pressure on the future of (un)employment will be the increasing loss of car jobs as we move to move shared vehicles in dense urban areas, and ultimately shared self driving cars. This is going to be a huge hit on jobs and I don't have good answers for how we will deal with it

Robin

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Curt Carlson

Tue Mar 31 2015 12:35:59 GMT-0400 (EDT)

I think this is an amazing change and might explain

I think this is an amazing change and might explain some of what is happening. The mix of subjects taken is still out of balance. Interesting that 50 years ago there were (if I remember) about 35% women in math and now it is under 20%.

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/ccap/2012/02/16/the-male-female-ratio-in-college/


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David Nordfors

Tue Mar 31 2015 13:40:25 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Bob, thanks for that explanation. it gives a good picture

Bob, thanks for that explanation. it gives a good picture of how complex the economy is. Then again, there is often a simplicity in the complexity – this is that women and men have different career chances, the average woman lagging behind the average man.

Robin, good point – it’s the ‘innovation for jobs’s race against automation. I’m not the one to say exactly where the jobs will appear, but I think that everything that points in the ‘Jobly’ direction is a move toward a people-centered economy. For example, Kris Halvorsen, Intuit’s SVP Innovation (and who was at i4j), says companies like Intuit have a good opportunity in making the 1099 economy more favorable for working people. All the benefits and securities managed by an employer – that’s a fair amount of administration – could be handled by services like Quickbooks. That will make the work force more fluid. We need better matching between people and opportunities, people and people, and opportunities and opportunities. There is so much to do here – perhaps innovation around this can outcompete innovation that cuts costs and raises efficiencies through automation?

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Esko Kilpi

Tue Mar 31 2015 14:29:53 GMT-0400 (EDT)

An interesting anecdote:

“To avoid union opposition, they developed a clever

An interesting anecdote:

“To avoid union opposition, they developed a clever strategy, casting temp work as women’s work,”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/the-rise-of-the-permanent-temp-economy/?_r=0 <7c24f932ce68ef48c76d1abaf14a3bf5a46838a5>

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Curt Carlson

Tue Mar 31 2015 19:21:26 GMT-0400 (EDT)

Team, As most of you know, Douglas Engelbart was one

Team, As most of you know, Douglas Engelbart was one of the most profound and influential innovation thinkers and pioneers. They have made a play about his 1968 revolutionary presentation, “the mother of all demos.” Doug was an intellectual rock star. I have rarely seen technical achievers have such dedicated, passionate fans. Part of that was his genius but it was also because he had such a huge positive vision for humankind, and because he was such a soft spoken, gentle person. Intellectually he was, of course, unrelenting.

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/epic-demo-computer-history-now-opera/


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David Nordfors

Tue Mar 31 2015 19:45:46 GMT-0400 (EDT)

The mother of all demos was recorded on video back

The mother of all demos was recorded on video back them, now it’s on YouTube.
The birth moment of personal computing (it was!):
https://youtu.be/yJDv-zdhzMY

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