Regarding Scope, let's keep this fix simple. Context: It is also worth noting that some organizations have important relationships other than employment, and that schema.org does not enumerate all such relations. For example, the students or alumni of a University are not employees. Similarly with companies and their owners, customers and contractors. If we were to attempt a general approach to counting, we would need to include time as a parameter (and probably model with Role). There are also some discussions around other count-related properties, which like numberOfEmployees are hardcoded for a particular measure at a particular time (e.g. see offerCount, ratingCount, upvoteCount, downvoteCount, answerCount, UserPlays, screenCount, answerCount, wordCount, reviewCount). The point of this paragraph is to argue that a simple fix is the best action at this point.
This is worth doing immediately, without delaying for any broader discussion of other relationship types (e.g. http://schema.org/member), time-indexing, etc. Note that there has also been some discussion about a generalized model for measurement, motivated by modeling concerns around sport, where many different kinds of thing are counted obsessively. See https://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/Measurement
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