The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

January 8, 2021

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In this week’s list of our must-read articles for talent professionals, you can find spotlights on two staples of the hiring process: resumes and job descriptions. Over at the Harvard Business Review, David DeLong and Sara Marcus imagine a world without resumes that embraces “open hiring.” “This approach,” they write, “which eschews resumes, interviews, and background checks, focuses solely on human potential and provides employment to anyone willing and able to work.”

Meanwhile at Fast Company, Kyra Sutton examines why Gen Z candidates are frustrated with job descriptions. Vague, dehumanizing, and overly technical language sits at the top of their list of frustrations, but Kyra also provides some suggestions of how to attract a younger generation with your job ads.

Elsewhere on our list, you can also learn why the future of work is very flexible and potentially office-free; what experts are saying about the standing of women in the workforce in 2021; and why WFA, asynchronous, and collab are terms you need to know this year.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. ‘There Was a Piece Missing — We Were All White’: One Bank Targets Racial Inequity (The Wall Street Journal)

2. Imagine a Hiring Process Without Resumes (Harvard Business Review)

3. The Most Confusing Parts of Job Applications, According to Graduating College Students (Fast Company)

4. Are You Sure You Want to Go Back to the Office? (The New York Times)

5. From D&I Events to Black Instagram Squares: The Good and the Bad of Recruiting’s Response to Inequality (ERE)

6. How to Run a Virtual Recruiting Event That’s as Good — or Better — Than an In-Person One (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

7. The Best-Managed Companies of 2020 — and How They Got That Way (The Wall Street Journal)

8. Will Working Women Recover in 2021? Six Experts Share Their Predictions (Fortune)

9. 4 Things Your Recruiter Would NEVER Say (… But Really Wants To) (LinkedIn)

10. WFA? It’s Just the New Lexicon of Work (Financial Times)

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