> then companies like Google wouldn't feel motivated to put interviewees through these grueling, demoralizing, dehumanizing interviews
Google does that because they enjoy being in a position of total power over another human being. It has nothing to do with the job. They've also admitted it's useless and ineffective.
> Too bad they're completely unemployable.
Let's see how well things go when those millions of "unemployable" people realize there's no hope.
> Completely mind-numbing. But this company was successful at meeting predictable deadlines by employing thousands of relatively mindless IT graduates.
The company was also successful at hiding the utter incompetency of its management.
American employers and the people who run them make more money hiring someone who will pretend to do the job until the company goes out of business than they do hiring someone who will actually do the job and produce a better product and more business.
Fraud, lying and theft are much easier than working. It is all corrupt. Corrupt through and through. The American workplace is about hookers, drugs, porn, theft, embezzlement, securities fraud, government payoffs, bilking taxpayers and media manipulation.