The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

December 20, 2019

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This week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals is overflowing with culture — company culture. Take a peek behind the curtain at a well-known venture capital firm’s toxic work environment, then cleanse your palette with lessons from Mister Rogers or a look at how and why a great culture (plus tips on how to create your own) helps land organizations on end-of-year “Best Companies to Work For” lists.

And once you’ve had your fill of culture, among other informative and entertaining reads, there’s a reminder of why it’s important to take advantage of your vacation days around the holidays, a lesson in rethinking the labor market term known as “full employment,” an explanation of why Netflix is hiring for something called a “witcher,” and a rundown of the bad habits that drive your co-workers particularly crazy. Hint: open-mouthed chewing of a fragrant egg salad sandwich is never a good idea.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. Loud Breathing, Sniffling, Smelly Foods Irritate Co-Workers

2. A Small Tech Company Tried It All to Stop Employee Turnover. Only One Thing Worked

3. Netflix Puts Up A Job Posting For... A Witcher

4. “I Like You Just the Way You Are”: 4 Lessons from Mister Rogers About Building a Strong Company Culture

5. SoftBank Vision Fund Employees Depict a Culture of Recklessness

6. How the Fed Lost Its Faith in ‘Full Employment’

7. What the “Best Companies to Work For” Do Differently

8. Putting the ‘H’ back into HR – 10 Predictions for HR in 2020

9. More Than Half of Employees Are Afraid to Take Time Off for the Holidays

10. Tight Labor Markets Will Be Top Business Challenge In 2020

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