The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

November 22, 2019

There’s more to workplace relationships than the likes of The Office’s Jim and Pam or Parks and Recreation's Leslie and Ben. In this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, you’ll find two stories from The Wall Street Journal that tackle the subject of work couples — but without the romance. One discusses the potential rise in “job-sharing” (where two employees divvy up the work of one full-timer) and what that could mean when it’s time for a promotion, while the other takes note of well-known psychotherapist Esther Perel’s career shift from counseling unhappy married couples to advising bickering company co-founders. In her own words: “I’ve changed my location from the bedroom to the boardroom.”

In other news, workers playing hooky may be the least of employers’ problems. Check out the Financial Times’ reporting on a new study out of Britain that suggests “presenteeism” — when workers clock-in but aren’t feeling 100% — may cause greater productivity issues than if they didn’t show up at all. And a longform op-ed in The New York Times takes a far-reaching and globe-spanning look at declining birthrates, connecting dots and raising questions about everything from leave policies and climate change to gender discrimination and a culture of “workism.”

And if that’s not enough great reading, our list also features future recruiting trends that you don’t want to miss, tips for being an incredible workplace mentor, another look at the ongoing intergenerational conflict caused by #OkBoomer, and a new perspective on sexual harassment training videos — from the actors tapped to play those often awkward roles.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. #OkBoomer Vs. #OkMillennial: Workplace Nightmare, Or Just A Meme?

2. The End of Babies

3. Latina Workers Have to Work Nearly 11 Months Into 2019 to Be Paid the Same as White Non-Hispanic Men in 2018

4. Five Recruiting Trends for the New Decade

5. At Work but Out of It

6. She’s a Couples Counselor, but for Your Work Relationships

7. The Skills That Will Matter More for Recruiters in the Future — and How to Develop Them

8. How to Be a Career-Changing Mentor — 25 Tips From the Best Mentors We Know

9. It Takes Two: How to Turn Job-Sharing Into a Promotion…and Another

10. The Most Watched Show at the Office? Sexual Harassment Training Videos

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