The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

March 12, 2021

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“First things first,” writes Rebecca Knight in a recent article for Harvard Business Review. “You’re never going to find the perfect candidate for your job opening.” She argues that every applicant you’re considering for a role is inadequate in some way, and that many of a candidate’s perceived flaws only exist in comparison to the traits of a dream candidate who’s a figment of your imagination.

Do you agree with Rebecca’s premise? Are we all searching fruitlessly for purple squirrels? And are these mirage candidates in the minds of hiring managers, recruiters, or both? No matter where you land in this debate, Rebecca’s piece (which also provides plenty of useful advice for hiring imperfect candidates) is well-worth reading and can be found at the top of our list below of must-read articles for talent professionals.

Further down our list, you can also learn why Goldman Sachs is predicting a coming jobs boom; why some moms are eager to return to the office; what questions you should be asking when hiring for remote jobs; and more.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. When to Take a Chance on an Imperfect Job Candidate (Harvard Business Review)

2. Goldman Sachs Predicts An Upcoming ‘Jobs Boom’ (Forbes)

3. Internal Talent Mobility: Think Projects, Not Jobs! (SHRM)

4. International Women’s Day — A Call to Meet Diversity Pledges (ERE)

5. A Q&A With LinkedIn’s Workplace Learning Report Editor (TLNT)

6. The Flip Side of ‘Flexibility’: Working Moms Make the Powerful Case for Going Back to the Office (Fast Company)

7. The New HR Frontier: These Tech Startups Are Helping Businesses Adapt to a Remote World (Forbes)

8. The Data Entry Typing Test: Why, When, and How to Use It (The Hire Talent)

9. 10 Key Interview Questions When Hiring for Remote Positions (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

10. Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Interview Suggests That Even Buckingham Palace Has an HR Problem (Fortune)

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