The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

July 24, 2020

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If you’re a recruiter looking to root out implicit bias in the hiring process, a new research paper suggests that a simple tactic — partitioning candidates into different categories — may help. Check out the Harvard Business Review and its explanation of the tactic in our list below of must-read articles for talent professionals.

Diving deeper into our list, you can also learn why the COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting women’s careers; which traits — including grit, curiosity, and approachability — to look for in an executive hire; and why we should all have a newfound respect for healthcare recruiters.

And if you’re suffering from videoconferencing fatigue, rest assured that you’re not alone. Find out more with a click on the Recode article below, which highlights the neurological reasons for our fatigue, provides a history of video calling tools, and gives a glimpse into what a post-videoconferencing world may look like. (Hint: Be prepared for a hologram of your boss in your living room!)

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. Research: A Method for Overcoming Implicit Bias When Considering Job Candidates (Harvard Business Review)

2. Women’s Careers Could Take Long-Term Hit from Coronavirus Pandemic (The Wall Street Journal)

3. 16 Critical Traits to Look for in an Executive Hire (Forbes)

4. Why Healthcare Recruiters Are the Unsung Heroes Who Deserve Cheers (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

5. How Ben & Jerry’s Perfected the Delicate Recipe for Corporate Activism (Bloomberg Businessweek)

6. Remote Work Disrupts Recruiting (TLNT)

7. A World Made for Men (The New York Times)

8. How to Call Out Racial Injustice at Work (Harvard Business Review)

9. What Comes After Zoom Fatigue (Recode)

10. What We Lose with the End of Office Culture (Architectural Digest)

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