The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

January 15, 2021

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“Is a job interview really an exercise in deception?” The Wall Street Journal recently asked this question to career coaches and researchers and found that, unfortunately, the answer may be yes. One researcher, Robert Feldman, author and professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, estimates that candidates tell an average of two to three lies — ranging from minor fibs to what some may call a whopper — in a 10-15 minute interview. And as the WSJ article points out, candidates aren’t the only ones guilty of stretching the truth — interviewers and hiring managers may not always be entirely forthcoming with potential hires about salary, work-life balance, and opportunities for growth.

Talent professionals looking to improve their company’s interview process and candidate experience can learn more by checking out the top spot in this week’s roundup of must-read articles. 

Further down the list, you can also discover how the pandemic has pushed chief financial officers to invest more in staff and retention efforts; how “lazy management” could be the answer to broken manager-employee relationships; why workers are fleeing the San Francisco Bay Area; and what jobs will be trending in 2029.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. The Lies We Tell During Job Interviews (The Wall Street Journal)

2. Pandemic Boosts Business Case for Investing in Staff (Financial Times)

3. How Iceland Is Closing the Gender Wage Gap (Harvard Business Review)

4. Why This Manager Put Workers in Charge of Their Own Raises, Career Development, and Reviews (Fast Company)

5. Recruiters Share Their Top Priorities for 2021 (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

6. They Can’t Leave the Bay Area Fast Enough (The New York Times)

7. 21 Talent Pros Weigh in on the Capitol Attack (TLNT)

8. Jobs in 2029: Health Care Booms, Employers Want More (The Wall Street Journal)

9. The 'Future of Work'​ Has Arrived: 12 Predictions for HR in 2021 (LinkedIn)

10. Your Job Alert Is the Lost Sock in the Dryer (ERE)

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