5 Things You Should Know This Week

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, This Week in HR

Welcome back to another week with your favorite blogging team! Here are 5 reads to get your day started off right:

1. How to Break Up With Your Mentor: If you don’t feel like the relationship is beneficial to you, don’t waste your time or theirs.

2. Always Open ‘Evergreen Jobs’ Can Improve Your Chances of Recruiting Top TalentImagine if you were an NBA basketball team and LeBron James suddenly became available. Would you hire him immediately, even if you didn’t have an open job or requisition?

3. A Job Description Written for Exactly One PersonFor job seekers, few things are more discouraging than spending time applying for a position only to later learn that it was never really open to begin with—the job had been posted with a particular person already lined up for it.

4. Company Culture: Your New Secret Recruiting Weapon It’s not a box to be checked. It’s not a framed mission statement in the lobby. It’s not office decor. Culture is something woven throughout every aspect of the organization. 

5. Facebook Ran A Huge Psychological Experiment On Users And Manipulated The Emotions Of More Than 600,000 PeopleIn a recently published study, the scientists say they found that when people saw fewer positive posts on their feeds, they produced fewer positive posts and instead wrote more negative posts.

 Have a great week!