Wild horses are often seen as a symbol of the American West, but in what could be a first in the corporate world, Tesla is showcasing the animals as a part of a recruiting effort. “Come work at the biggest [and] most advanced factory on Earth!” tweeted CEO Elon Musk when the company opened its new plant in a remote area of Nevada. “Located by a river near the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains with wild horses roaming free.”
Learn more about Tesla’s campaign — and why it’s also stirred up some controversy — by checking out The New York Times article at the top of our list below of must-read articles for talent professionals. “The water cooler,” the article states, “used to be the spot in the office to talk shop. Then came on-site cafes, fitness and yoga studios, rooftop gardens, fire pits, and rock-climbing walls.” Could the wild plains of Nevada, thundering with the hooves of mustangs, be next?
Further down our list, you can also learn how to better include workers with disabilities into your company’s diversity efforts; which three words to avoid in your job descriptions; and why “workcations” may be doing employees more harm than good.
Here are the must-read articles for this week:
1. The Next Level in Office Amenities: Wild Horses (The New York Times)
2. How to Include Workers with Disabilities in Your DEI Initiatives (Fast Company)
4. One Move Companies Can Take to Improve Diversity (McKinsey & Company)
6. Why ‘Wandering’ Employees Are Creating Legal Headaches for HR (HR Executive)
8. Workcations: Workplace Trends, April 2021 (Quartz)
9. How Capital One Holds Itself Accountable on Diversity and Inclusion (LinkedIn Talent Blog)
10. After Working at Google, I’ll Never Let Myself Love a Job Again (The New York Times)
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