The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

November 6, 2020

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Career coaches are jumping into a much-talked-about social media platform — TikTok. Case in point: Shadé Zahrai, an Australia-based career strategist, who has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers since April. “If you can just help one person,” she tells The New York Times, “then it’s been a great day, and with these platforms, you’re able to help masses of people. What I’m finding is there’s this real desire to seek guidance from someone who [job seekers] can trust. It’s almost like having a mentor or counselor in your pocket.”

With career coaches taking the plunge, should recruiters be following suit? Learn more by checking out the first story in our list below of must-read articles for talent professionals.

Also on our list, an article on how to talk productively and civilly about the American election in the office and another on how the results may affect HR. And you can find tips for ramping up your virtual onboarding process, a deep dive into the diversity and inclusion efforts at a well-known fashion magazine’s office, a light-hearted look into the Star Wars HR department, and more.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. Looking for Job Advice? Try TikTok (The New York Times)

2. How Election Day Results Could Impact HR and the Business World (HR Dive)

3. How to Identify — and Fix — Pay Inequality at Your Company (Harvard Business Review)

4. How Companies Are Winning on Culture During COVID-19 (MIT Sloan Management Review)

5. 8 Steps to Creating a Virtual Employee Onboarding Program (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

6. The Hidden Skills Gaps Employers Must Learn to Bridge (Financial Times)

7. Why the Future of the Office Has Been Put on Hold (Recode)

8. How to Have Constructive Conversations About the US Election at Work (Quartz at Work)

9. Star Wars HR: What Darth Vader Demonstrates About Employee Engagement (TLNT)

10. The White Issue: Has Anna Wintour’s Diversity Push Come Too Late? (The New York Times)

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