The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

April 9, 2021

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Maintain positivity. Communicate clearly. Embrace hope. These are the three things that Jenn Donahue, a leadership coach and retired U.S. Navy officer, keeps in mind when building a resilient team. “Resilience is the process for adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, or significant sources of stress,” she tells SHRM. “It's how we cope under stress and, once the stressor is dissipated, how quickly we are able to return to normal.”

If you’re a talent leader looking to navigate your team through the latest stage of the pandemic, you can learn more about Jenn’s leadership tips by checking out the story at the top of our list below of must-read articles for talent professionals. The article also highlights several other key takeaways and lessons learned by other leaders over the past year.

Further down our list, you can also read about companies's reactions — or lack thereof — to the rise in anti-Asian racism; Australia’s return to the office; Uber’s approach to internal mobility; and McDonald’s latest initiative to improve its diversity efforts.

Here are the must-read articles for this week:

1. Lessons Learned: What Managers Took Away from the Past 12 Months (SHRM)

2. What Your Asian Employees Need Right Now (Harvard Business Review)

3. A New Barrier to Diverse Hiring in Tech (MIT Sloan School of Management)

4. The Post-Pandemic Office Is Already Here — in Australia (The Wall Street Journal)

5. How Uber’s Approach to Internal Mobility Helps Employees Find Roles They Love (LinkedIn Talent Blog)

6. Companies Should Do More to Normalize Career Breaks (Harvard Business Review)

7. The Future of Workplace Compensation Post-COVID (Workplace Intelligence Weekly)

8. A Recruiter Joined Facebook to Help It Meet Its Diversity Targets. He Says Its Hiring Practices Hurt People of Color (The Washington Post)

9. McDonald’s Is Tying Executive Pay to Diversity Hiring. Will It Work? (Hunt Scanlon Media)

10. We Have All Hit a Wall (The New York Times)

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