The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

April 3, 2020

As companies around the world continue to grapple with the reality of an all-remote workforce, this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals is here to help. We’ve got managerial tips for supporting remote workers, which include the importance of overcommunication and creating “predictable rituals.” Live from his study, Alan Jope, CEO of consumer goods company Unilever, also weighs in on how to oversee teams of employees that are spread across the globe.

Also on our list, there’s some tough news concerning employment numbers in the U.S., but possibly some good news coming from Asia and a novel business approach being taken in Germany. And if you’re in the same boat as many companies that had to cancel conferences and in-person events, we’ve got you covered with a crash course in how to host a webinar.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. How Managers Can Support Remote Employees (Harvard Business Review)

2. How Alan Jope Runs Unilever from His Study (The Economist)

3. Lean. Strategic Planning. Design Thinking. Agile. What Does It All Mean in Becoming Exponential HR? (Capital H Blog)

4. A Widening Toll on Jobs: ‘This Thing Is Going to Come for Us All’ (The New York Times)

5. 7 Skills That Will Help Recruiters Adapt to a Changing Business Landscape (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

6. Germany Pays Workers to Stay Home to Avoid Mass Layoffs (Bloomberg Businessweek)

7. Don't Just Throw Together a Webinar — The Virtual Events Crash Course You Need (First Round Review)

8. Measuring the First Full Month of COVID-19's Impact on Hiring in the U.S. (LinkedIn)

9. The Coronavirus Crisis Doesn’t Have to Lead to Layoffs (Harvard Business Review)

10. How Asian Companies Adapted to Coronavirus (Financial Times)

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