The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

March 19, 2021

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“[A]t its core,” writes Olga Khazan in an article for The Atlantic, “burnout is a work problem. Though wellness influencers might suggest various life hacks to help push through pandemic torpor, actual burnout experts say that tips and tricks are not the best way to treat the condition. Instead, they say, burnout is a problem created by the workplace, and changes to the workplace are the best way to fix it.”

Whether you’re managing a team of potentially overworked recruiters or are seeing signs of burnout in yourself, Olga’s piece at the top of our list below of must-read articles is well worth your attention. She describes how the term entered our medical lexicon, outlines the factors in our jobs that cause burnout, and, perhaps most importantly, argues why we shouldn’t be tempted “to try to fix burnout by looking at the burnee.”

Further down our list, you can also find out how to remove gendered language from your job descriptions; why a teenager’s viral post shines a light on an overlooked talent pool; and which headline-making company purchased an entire recruiting firm to ramp up its hiring efforts. 

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. Only Your Boss Can Cure Your Burnout (The Atlantic)

2. The New Possible: How HR Can Help Build the Organization of the Future (McKinsey & Company)

3. How to Make Your Job Post Gender Neutral (HR Daily Advisor)

4. Big Business Fails to Promote Women to Top Jobs (Financial Times)

5. How a Teenager's Viral Post Points to a Huge Hiring Opportunity (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

6. Robinhood Buys Recruiting Firm Binc to Double Its Hiring Arm (Insider)

7. Meet Dee Poku: The Female Founder Getting Women Back to Work (Katie Couric Media)

8. Is a Great Candidate Experience Possible in High-Volume Recruiting? (ERE)

9. Employers Must Ensure the Safety of Home Workspaces (Harvard  Business Review)

10. We Need Laws to Take On Racism and Sexism in Hiring Technology (The New York Times)

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