The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

September 4, 2020

Robert Livingston believes racism in the workplace can be effectively addressed. The Harvard professor writes: “Corporate leaders may not be able to change the world, but they can certainly change their world.” 

In Robert’s long experience, successful corporate efforts involve many stages, which he distills to a five-step process called PRESS — Problem awareness, Root-cause analysis, Empathy, Strategies for tackling the issues, and Sacrifice (time, energy, and resources). In the HBR article that leads this week’s roundup of must-read articles, Robert details what each of his five steps involves and shows how each builds on the other. 

This week’s list also points out why internal recruiting is making a comeback and offers tips for building an effective internal mobility strategy. You can also read how companies can keep furloughed employees engaged, how businesses can leverage gig workers on their remote teams, and whether or not recruiters should be held responsible for pay equity.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. How to Promote Racial Equity in the Workplace (HBR)

2. Internal Recruiting is Making a Comeback (ERE)

3. Why the Head of Diversity is the Job of the Moment (Talent Blog)

4. A Checklist For Sustaining Diversity And Inclusion in Your Organization During A Pandemic (Forbes)

5. Driving Diversity: 7 Leaders From Top US Companies Like Netflix and Twitter Share How They Are Answering Calls for Racial Justice (Business Insider)

6. Are Recruiters Responsible for the Pay Equity Gap? (Recruiting Daily)

7. Managing Human Resources in a Digital World (Fast Company)

8. International Workforce Management in the Era of COVID-19 (TLNT)

9. 3 Ways Companies Can Engage and Connect with Furloughed Employees (Benefits News)

10. Fold Gig Workers Into Your Remote Workforce to Increase Enterprise Agility (

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