Human Resources blogs are vaults of insider information. But how do you know what blogs are worth your while? And who has the time to search for the good ones with Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn Pulse competing for slivers of our attention?
Below, you'll find a list of the best HR blogs publishing today with "must read" stories included. It's a one-stop shop for the finest blogs around in the HR space.
Launched in 2010, Talent Culture was founded by HR rockstar Meghan M. Biro so talent-minded professionals could discover a place to connect, engage and understand the "human" side of the business. This blog offers an answer to the pressing question: why are companies suddenly spending billions on workspaces? Recent stories include tips for creating a dog-friendly office.
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2. HR Bartender
HR professional turned consultant Sharlyn Lauby started HR Bartender to
give people a welcoming platform to discuss the workplace. While her blog mainly focuses on the work world, Lauby
has morphed into a bit of a "foodie," so you'll see food-related posts pop up from time to time.
Bersin by Deloitte is a research powerhouse, offering strategy, tools, professional development and advisory services to the HR world. Its blog is geared towards HR and learning professionals and includes topics such as talent management, high performance, technology and more. Although not terribly prolific, the Bersin blog offers solid, practical writing backed with world-class research.
True Faith HR launched in 2009 by Dr. Matthew Stollak, an advisor to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Its goal is to "create a new order between HR theory and practice." Stollak is also a sports fan, so you'll catch posts such as"True Faith HR Replay: Why #HR Should Care About the NBA Summer League #8ManRotation."
CEO of H3 HR Advisors and CEO/Cofounder of HRevolutionize, Trish McFarlane authors the HR Ringleader blog where a
recent story showed us that we're actually not "too busy" but that we choose to be busy. Ouch. Trish is also
the co-host of the HR Happy Hour Show podcast along with Steve Boese (see #9, below).
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TLNT provides analysis and insight into talent and HR management, training and development and many more topics on the business of HR. Readers will find input from various authors all with differing perspectives for an interesting and entertaining trip through the TLNT blogosphere. A recent post featured the unlikely success story of a call center with zero turnover.
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Run by Kris Dunn, the HR Capitalist highlights the connection between HR practice, technology and business results in today's working world. While you're sure to find posts on the more droll side of HR, Dunn likes to throw in pop culture such as:The Heisenberg Rules: What HR Can Learn from Breaking Bad (#2 - Affiliation Matters).
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Author Michael Haberman has been involved with talent management for more than 30 years. He is known as the "HR
compliance guy" and a "futurist" in HR. Omega HR Solutions works with their clients to "avoid HR problems that cost
you time and money," so readers of this blog will enjoy cautionary tales about "retroactive leniency" and
oversharing about an employee's medical condition (tip: don't do it).
Steve Boese is a 15-year veteran of the HR world and co-chair of the HR Technology Conference. His focus is on the implementation of technology solutions to solve business problems. This is Boese's personal blog, so it tilts toward the funnier side of HR blogs. You'll also find links to Boese's podcast HR Happy Hour that he co-hosts with HR Ringleader's Trish McFarlane.
One of the world's leading experts on happiness at work, Alexander Kjerulf is an author and speaker who has presented and conducted workshops in more than 30 countries. He is also the author of international best-seller "Happy Hour is 9-to-5." His work has been presented on CNN and featured in The New York Times and numerous others. Kjerulf offers helpful tips on How to Handle Chronic Complainers and Five weeeeird tips for great meetings.
Your turn: What are some of your favorite blogs covering HR and talent management (other than this one of
course)? Let us know in the comments below!