The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

February 5, 2021

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In this week’s list of must-read stories for talent professionals, you’ll find more takes on the rise of remote work. Over at Fast Company, researchers suggest that although younger workers may prefer to work in the office and more senior employees may gravitate toward WFH options, your remote work policy shouldn’t be based on seniority. 

Recruiters searching for remote talent may also want to check out The Atlantic’s story that predicts the fall of so-called “superstar” cities in the United States, the rise of cities away from the coasts, and the possibility that “the next Silicon Valley is nowhere.” And here at the Talent blog, Samantha McLaren shares how remote work opportunities can help companies create a workforce that’s more diverse and inclusive.

If you peruse our list further, you’ll also spot opportunities to learn more about tech companies that are offering therapy and financial planning as a job perk; candidates who feel the need to “age-proof” their resumes; businesses that are doing more to attract qualified women to their open roles; and more.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. Why Employers Might Not Offer Remote Work Options to Junior Staff (Fast Company)

2. Your Chief People Officer Deserves a Raise (Redefining HR)

3. Women Apply From Venus, Men Apply From Mars (ERE)

4. Why the Rise of Remote Work May Help Companies Become More Diverse — and More Inclusive (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

5. The New Silicon Valley Perks: Child Care, Financial Planning and Therapy (The Wall Street Journal)

6. Elon Musk Asks This Question at Every Interview to Spot a Liar — Why Science Says It Actually Works (CNBC)

7. Why Did Companies Take So Long to Divest from White Supremacy? (Harvard Business Review)

8. Today’s Crisis Won’t Be the Last — A Case Study in Recruiting Preparation (ERE)

9. Superstar Cities Are in Trouble (The Atlantic)

10. Why Is ‘Age-Proofing’ Your Resume Even a Thing? (Bloomberg)

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