The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

January 10, 2020

Finland’s new Prime Minister may push for a four-day workweek or a six-hour workday for the entire country. A former Head of International Relations explains why he left and how things have changed at the company with a “don’t be evil” motto. A top aide in Boris Johnson’s new government stirred up controversy by writing that he’s looking to hire “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” and “true cognitive diversity” to work in Downing Street, instead of “gender identity diversity blah blah.” 10,000 people applied to work — for free — at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” And is 2020 the year that employees and business leaders start asking “Why isn’t HR here?” instead of “Why is HR here?”

This is just a taste of what’s in this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, so dive in below for helpful ideas and entertaining nuggets.

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. Finland’s New Prime Minister Wants Her Country on a Four-Day Workweek

2. Helping Workers with Their Money and Time Among Top Company Priorities in 2020

3. I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left.

4. The Challenges That Working Mothers Still Face

5. Boris Johnson’s Top Aide Seeks ‘Weirdos’ to Change British Government

6. 7 Ways HR Looks Different in 2020

7. Challenging Our Gendered Idea of Mentorship

8. Why a Google Spreadsheet Was the Most Powerful Tool for Labor in 2019

9. The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020

10. Would You Work for Nothing at Disney? 10,000 Superfans Applied

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