The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

February 28, 2020

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The challenges that come with being a CEO are often the subject of headlines, but there’s another role in the C-suite that deserves a spotlight: chief people officer (CPO). A title that’s become increasingly common as the responsibilities of HR departments everywhere expand, CPOs report dealing with tremendous amounts of stress and often have a high turnover rate. Find out more about this emerging role and its trials and tribulations in the story below in our list of must-read articles for talent professionals.

Also featured on our list, we often blame smart phones for employee burnout, long hours, and blurred lines between work and home, but learn why laptops may actually be the real culprit. You can also check out stories about a key to reducing turnover, the Weinstein trial’s impact on the workplace, companies that are trying to improve their employees’ sleep, and more. 

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. 1,000 Workers, Go Home: Companies Act to Ward Off Coronavirus (The New York Times)

2. How Your Laptop Ruined Your Life (The Atlantic)

3. Chief People Officer: The Worst Best Job in Tech (Protocol)

4. Austin, Nashville Rank at Top of Hottest U.S. Job Markets (The Wall Street Journal)

5. The Remarkable Life of 'Hidden Figure' Katherine Johnson — and Its Lessons for Talent Leaders (Talent Blog)

6. Want to Reduce Turnover? Start With Training (TLNT)

7. Employers Are Adding High-Tech Solutions to Solve a Low-Tech Problem: Getting More Sleep (The Washington Post)

8. Weinstein Trial: What Impact Will the Verdict Have in the Workplace? (SHRM)

9. Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek a Try (NPR)

10. The Job Market Is Hot. So Why Are Half of U.S. Grads Missing Out? (Los Angeles Times)

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