The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

November 27, 2020

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Are we too careful with the kinds of questions we ask? A new study suggests that we just might be. “In our studies,” write a trio of researchers in the Harvard Business Review, “we found that people generally avoided asking sensitive questions out of fear that they would offend their conversation partners — but when they actually did ask these questions, most people were far less offended than their partners had expected them to be.”

If you’re a talent professional interested in shaking up how you question and interview candidates, you can learn more about the study by checking out the full article from HBR at the top of our list below. And speaking of interview questions, you can also find an article that details some unexpected options to get unrehearsed answers.

And if interview questions aren’t top of mind, you can also learn how CEOs are working with employees during a new era of activism; how a well-known productivity guru became disenfranchised with his own productivity hacks; and how the new owner of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets is transforming the team’s brand through humor and approachability. 

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. The Case for Asking Sensitive Questions (Harvard Business Review)

2. 10 Lessons from CEOs on How to Manage Corporate Reputation in a New Era of Activism (Fast Company)

3. It’s About Time: A Look Inside Basecamp’s Culture (TLNT)

4. Employer-Sponsored Tutoring? Unique Benefits Are Aimed at Pandemic Parenting (Marketplace)

5. The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done (The New Yorker)

6. Getting Real About Corporate Homophobia (TLNT)

7. 10 Unexpected Interview Questions to Get Unrehearsed Answers (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

8. Companies Tiptoeing Back to the Office Encounter Legal Minefield (The Wall Street Journal)

9. Should Remote Workers Who Relocate Be Paid Less? (SHRM)

10. Is the New Owner of the Mets Funny? An Investigation (The New York Times)

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