The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

May 8, 2020

In this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, you can find some valuable lessons from the world of sports. An article from McKinsey & Company finds parallels between a Brazillian World Cup soccer team’s “journey from failure to triumph” and the critical qualities that business leaders will need as they plan for reopening. And the Financial Times highlights how top cricket, soccer, and basketball teams are upping their game off-the-field as they recruit and search for great managers and coaches.

Also on our list, you’ll find an argument against hiring freezes and layoffs during times of crisis, as these moments could actually be a time for companies to bring aboard the very best talent. Check out, too, a case for a shorter workweek during coronavirus and beyond, get some ideas for interview questions to ask during a pandemic, learn why now may not be the time to worry about being the “perfect” employee, and more.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. To Safely Reopen, Make the Workweek Shorter. Then Keep It Shorter (The Atlantic)

2. Now Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Hire Great Talent (Harvard Business Review)

3. Sports Clubs Get Smarter in Their Search for Top Management (Financial Times)

4. ‘Disproportionately Devastating’: Women, People of Color Bear the Brunt of COVID-19 Job Losses (HR Dive)

5. How HR and Talent Organizations Are Collaborating to Help Restart the Economy (Forbes)

6. Prepare for These Pandemic Job Interview Questions (LinkedIn)

7. It’s OK to Not Be a Perfect Quarantine Employee (The New York Times)

8. From Surviving to Thriving: Reimagining the Post-COVID-19 Return (McKinsey & Company)

9. Data Shows Which Workers Are Looking at Jobs More Since COVID-19 — and Which Are Looking Less (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

10. Welcome Back to the Office. Your Every Move Will Be Watched (The Wall Street Journal)

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