The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

October 25, 2019

Imagine your office banned social media, discouraged small talk, limited meetings to 15 minutes, and only allowed you to check your email twice a day. With these rules in place, could you accomplish everything you need to do in a normal workday in just 5 hours?

In this week’s list of our must-read articles for talent professionals, we learn about a German consulting firm that’s putting these efficiency rules to the test and experimenting with a 5-hour workday — without reducing pay or benefits.

The list also features a deep dive into how AI and facial recognition is changing how many key industries hire, a case for training talent internally instead of hiring externally, and a reminder of why we shouldn’t “blindly” repeat the claims of oft-cited studies.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. The 5-Hour Workday Gets Put to the Test

2. 7 Myths About Coming Out at Work

3. A Face-Scanning Algorithm Increasingly Decides Whether You Deserve the Job

4. Blind Spots in the ‘Blind Audition’ Study

5. What Happened to the Promise of a 4-Year College Degree?

6. Build Vs. Buy: The Days of Hiring Scarce Technical Skills Are Over

7. What Comes After Open Offices? It Doesn’t Matter, As Long As Culture Comes First

8. The Future of Diversity and Inclusion in Tech: Where the Industry Needs to Go from Here

9. Women At Ernst & Young Instructed On How To Dress, Act Nicely Around Men

10. A Step-by-Step Guide to Structuring an Effective Interview Process

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