The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

November 8, 2019

In this week’s list of our must-read articles for talent professionals, there’s more good news for advocates of the 4-day workweek: Microsoft tested the shorter week for an entire month at its Japan offices and found clear benefits, including a whopping 40% boost in productivity.

You’ll also be able to read about a meme (“OK, boomer”) that’s surfaced a simmering rift between generations, a startup that wants to create a better sexual harassment training, and a true story of espionage at a social media company that could have far-reaching ramifications in how companies with access to sensitive user information hire. And if you’re looking for how-tos to up your game at work, look no further than the articles about forging relationships with the candidates you don’t hire and how to stop “bropriating” and other forms of bias from proliferating among your team.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. Microsoft Experimented with a 4-day Workweek, and Productivity Jumped by 40%

2. This Startup Is Making Customized Sexual Harassment Training That It Says Employees Won’t Hate (or Forget)

3. Best Practices for Building Relationships With the People You Don’t Hire

4. The Thing Women Struggle with Most at Work Isn’t Sexism, It’s Ageism

5. How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias on Their Teams

6. Former Twitter Employees Charged With Spying for Saudi Arabia

7. To Whom It May Concern: Are Cover Letters Obsolete?

8. How the FBI Overhauled Its Hiring Process to Improve Diversity and Create a Better Candidate Experience

9. Lots of Job Hunting, but No Job, Despite Low Unemployment

10. ‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

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