The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

April 17, 2020

In this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, learn how companies are acting in unexpected and positive ways in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Partnerships are being forged between companies that have had to layoff or furlough employees with those that are hiring, redeploying talent across industries and training workers as quickly as possible. Plus there are plenty of heartwarming stories from companies around the globe as they look to lend a hand and support their employees — a win for company brands and reputations, as well as those on the frontlines fighting the virus.

Also on our list, recruiters can find tips on how to navigate hiring pauses and some shining examples of fellow talent professionals who have stepped up to help candidates as unemployment numbers rise. We’ve also got helpful stories for small and mid-sized businesses, a look at LinkedIn’s new Workforce Confidence Index, and if you’d like to add a little brightness to your day, some feel-good moments from 18 writers at The New York Times.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. Coronavirus Has Created a High-Stakes Moment for Companies and Their Reputations (The Globe and Mail)

2. 50,000 Jobs, 900,000 Resumes: Coronavirus Is Redeploying Workers at Record Pace (The Wall Street Journal)

3. How to Re-Open Your Business (Inc.)

4. Workforce Confidence Index: Introducing a Biweekly Pulse on the Mood of Workers (LinkedIn)

5. How to Recruit When Hiring Is on Hold (SHRM)

6. This Is the End of the Office as We Know It (Vox)

7. A Second Round of Coronavirus Layoffs Has Begun. Few Are Safe (The Wall Street Journal)

8. How Recruiters Are Stepping Up in Tough Times — and What You Can Do Too (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

9. 7 Tips for SMBs to Manage Their HR in the Time of COVID-19 (TLNT)

10. One Bright Thing (The New York Times)

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