The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

March 6, 2020

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In this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, you’ll find tales of two American CEOs. One, Jack Welch, recently passed away at the age of 84 and whether you agree with his management style from his many years at General Electric or not, there’s no denying his impact on how companies are run. The other, Ramona Hood, was recently appointed as FedEx Custom Critical’s first ever female African American CEO. Her story is an inspirational one: She climbed her way to the top after starting out with the company in 1991 as a 19-year-old single mother.

Also on our list, you’ll find news on the topic that everyone’s talking about — the coronavirus (or COVID-19). Companies are moving quickly to respond, plus there’s growing concern about the virus’ impact on lower-wage workers. You’ll also find articles about the multigenerational workforce, pinning down what’s true in a letter of recommendation, the importance of “parenting posses,” a breakthrough year for women in the boardroom, Silicon Valley’s negative effect on work culture, and more. 

Here are the must-read posts for this week:

1. Workplace vs. Coronavirus: ‘No One Has a Playbook for This’ (The New York Times)

2. Workplace Trends: Gen Z vs. Millennials vs. Baby Boomers (Comparably)

3. ‘If We Don't Work, We Don't Get Paid.’ How the Coronavirus Is Exposing Inequality Among America's Workers (Time)

4. From Receptionist to CEO: Ramona Hood Appointed as FedEx’s First Black CEO (Afrotech)

5. Jack Welch, Much-Imitated Manager Who Remade GE, Dies at 84 (Bloomberg)

6. 6 Meaningful Ways Companies Welcome Moms Back from Maternity Leave (Talent Blog)

7. How to Find Out What’s True in a Glowing Letter of Recommendation (Fast Company)

8. Why 2019 Was a Breakthrough Year for Women in the Boardroom (The New York Times)

9. Working Parents Need a ‘Parenting Posse’ (Harvard Business Review)

10. Silicon Valley Ruined Work Culture (Wired)

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