The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

December 11, 2020

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“To truly make the industry more inclusive,” writes Bhaskar Chakravorti for the Harvard Business Review, “tech companies need to let go of their geographic biases and change the way they recruit, organize teams, and allow employees to work. As companies have moved to remote work during the pandemic — and possibly forever — tech companies ought to envision a recruitment and retention strategy targeted at talent from places far from the usual clusters.”

You can check out Bhaskar’s entire article in the second spot on our list below. One of his main takeaways is that U.S. tech recruiters should embrace the shift to remote work and look beyond the normal hubs — such as New York, California, and Massachusetts — for candidates with more diverse backgrounds. His suggestions? Set your sights on Georgia, Texas, Delaware, Virginia, Connecticut, and Maryland.

Elsewhere on our list, you can also read about a company that successfully crowdsourced an idea to prevent layoffs; find etiquette tips for navigating LinkedIn; relive the joy of discovering binder clips; and learn how Madam C.J. Walker, thought to be the first self-made U.S. female millionaire, built racial equity into the foundation of her business.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. Some Office Workers Return and Find Joy in Their Cubicles: ‘Ooh, a Binder Clip!’ (The Wall Street Journal)

2. To Increase Diversity, U.S. Tech Companies Need to Follow the Talent (Harvard Business Review)

3. He Asked His Team How to Avoid Layoffs. Their Response Thrilled Him (Entrepreneur)

4. The HR Dive Awards for 2020 (HR Dive)

5. The Fastest-Growing Skills for Recruiters — and Why They Matter (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

6. LinkedIn Etiquette for Managers, Employees, and Recruiters (Inc.)

7. Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I. (The New York Times)

8. 4 Questions Every Leader Needs to Be Prepared to Answer in 2021 (Fast Company)

9. A Pandemic Pivot of HR Strategy Is Likely Harder Than You Imagined (TLNT)

10. How Madam C.J. Walker Built Racial Equity into Her Business (Harvard Business Review)

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