The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

December 6, 2019

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Brand warrior. Digital prophet. Meat distribution engineer. These are just some of the job titles that landed on a list of the “most-inflated job titles for 2019.” Learn more about the roles that rounded out the list in our compilation below of this week’s must-read articles for talent professionals, plus how those inflations can actually cause more harm than good.

Also below, find out why you should already be building a cohesive strategy to recruit and retain the “alternative workforce” — including contractors, consultants, and gig workers — so you don’t fall behind in the war for talent. And don’t discount the role of friendship and meaningful connections at work to drive employee satisfaction — another story gives some suggestions beyond the obvious team meetings and holiday parties.

And finally, if you got too little sleep last night, a new study suggests that a second cup of coffee really won’t give you the pick-me-up that you’re craving. But if you ask us, it really can’t hurt either.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. Why Employees Trust Robots More Than Their Managers

2. Prediction: The Alternative Workforce Will Be the Next Frontier in the War for Talent

3. The Persistent Myth of Female Office Rivalries

4. America's Parents Want Paid Family Leave and Affordable Child Care. Why Can't They Get It?

5. How Do Workers and Employers Cultivate Friendships at Work (Without It Getting Weird)?

6. Disabled Workers in London Paid 15% Less Than Peers, ONS Says

7. 'Sandwich Artist,' 'Brand Warrior' Among Most-Inflated Job Titles of 2019

8. 9 Ways to Become a Strategic Talent Advisor to Your Business, According to John Vlastelica

9. 'A Distinctly American Phenomenon': Our Workforce Is Dying Faster Than Any Other Wealthy Country, Study Shows

10. Going to Work on Too Little Sleep Is Even Worse Than You Thought — and Coffee Probably Won’t Help

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