The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

December 13, 2019

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In a tight labor market, the old adage “less is more” may be the key for companies struggling to find the right candidates.

Consider the following, all backed by studies found in this week’s list of our must-read articles for talent professionals:

Japanese workers are willing to give up a significant amount of salary for a better work/life balance. Germans are more productive despite working less than their American and Japanese counterparts. Although productivity drops off when employees work more than 50 hours a week and output is essentially the same whether you’re hammering away at your keyboard for 70 or 56 hours, increasingly burnt-out Americans are now working more than ever.

So in order to attract the best and the brightest, the takeaway here is that companies may want to try embracing flexible work opportunities and encouraging a culture that spends fewer, yet more productive hours at their desk.

And if you’re looking for reads beyond a less-is-more approach to productivity, there’s plenty to choose from in our list below. Among others, be sure to check out the details behind Intel’s recent release of its pay, race, and gender data for its entire U.S. workforce, get the perspectives of workers who stay on the job past typical retirement age, and learn all about Beyonce’s thoughts on creativity, gender equality, and her love for Oreos.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. A Data-Driven Approach to Hiring More Diverse Talent

2. Intel Is First to Share Detailed Pay Disparities. It’s Not Flattering.

3. How Much Would You Pay to Work Less?

4. Study Finds ‘Crisis of Regional Imbalance’ as Seattle and 4 Other Regions Dominate Tech Job Growth

5. These Are the Fastest-Growing Jobs Around the World

6. Americans Work More Than Ever, and More Than Anyone Else

7. What Netflix, Cisco and Others Are Doing to Support Stressed-out Working Parents

8. 5 People on Why They Keep Working Past Age 65

9. What's Holding Up Your Hiring Process?

10. For Beyoncé, Creativity Is the Ultimate Power

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