The Employment Desk

  1. Why “no code operations” will be the next big job in tech

    In my role at Airtable, I’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of startups. When we meet, we sometimes talk about how they could be using Airtable, but more often than not, we’ll just talk about the business in general. More specifically, because this is a favorite topic of mine, we’ll talk about the business processes. How does the work actually get done?

    By David Peterson , written on

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  2. An unemployment chart that practices data feminism

    As articulated by authors Catherine D’Ignazio and Lauren Klein, Data Feminism is “a way of thinking about data, both their uses and their limits, that is informed by direct experience, by a commitment to action, and by intersectional feminist thought.”

    By Jack Bandy , written on

    From the Employment desk

  3. Co-working is dead. Who cares.

    I honestly believe that the co-working model is over.

    By Joan Westenberg , written on

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  4. The “Silicon Exodus”: Where will tech employees relocate to?

    On the face of it, the move to remote work for many businesses due to the coronavirus pandemic seemed neither good nor bad - just necessary. But a couple of weeks ago, Silicon Valley added a “barbaric” twist. Facebook employees who move out of the Bay Area during the pandemic will face a cost-of-living salary adjustment - and not upwards as you can guess.

    By Eva Peris , written on

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  5. It’s time for Jack Dorsey to commit to Twitter full time

    There’s one easy way to buy credibility from investors and employees (and it isn’t buying or giving away more Twitter stock)

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Employment desk

  6. Cogito raises $5.5m to monitor the "tone" of call center workers

    U mad, bro? You seem stressed. Y u mad tho?

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the Employment desk

  7. Facebook gives engineers gazillions of stock options, hoping they'll find the next big thing

    Investors to Facebook: No, but what have you done for me this exact second?

    By Kevin Kelleher , written on

    From the Employment desk

  8. Will Massachusetts finally ban non-compete agreements?

    Lawmakers in Massachusetts gather to decide if to defy powerful lobbyists and allow tech poaching in the state.

    By Dennis Keohane , written on

    From the Employment desk