The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

January 3, 2020

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Happy New Year! Now that the ball’s dropped and the champagne’s been popped, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on the year (and decade) that’s passed and to look ahead to 2020 and beyond.

In this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, there’s plenty of opportunities to take stock of both the past and the future. You can look back at an entire decade’s worth of important wins and frustrating lows as companies try to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, the top moments for human resources in 2019 (a talking recruiting robot head??), the pitfalls of the cult of “time management,” and a series of photos and illustrations that capture what the year in business news looked like — from ranching and undersea cable lines to happiness in a 9 to 5 and “workaholism.”

As for the future, check out the tips for working smarter in 2020 and find out what big ideas will change the world you work and play in. Plus, get the highlights from a study that suggests diversity and inclusion is the true recession-beater, learn why a German toy company’s figurines could be making an appearance where you work, and read all about the twisted logic of a new slanted toilet.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. A Decade of Diversity Highs and Lows

2. Wall Street’s Machine of Silence Stopped a #MeToo Revolution

3. 8 Ways to Work Smarter in 2020

4. Slanted Toilets Are the Logical Extreme of Hyperproductivity

5. The Top Moments for HR in 2019

6. Playmobil’s Plan to Infiltrate Your Workplace

7. New Study Reveals That Diversity and Inclusion May Be the Key to Beating the Next Recession

8. Why Time Management Is Ruining Our Lives

9. 20 Big Ideas That Will Change Your World in 2020

10. What the Year in Business News Looked Like

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