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50 Best Blogs for HR Wisdom

April 19th, 2010

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Being an HR professional means learning how to wear many different hats, as many in the profession end up juggling a wide variety of job responsibilities. Because of this, it can be nice to get a little advice on making work a bit easier from time to time, and that's just what these fifty blogs offer. Whether you're a seasoned vet of HR, someone just trying to break in, or even just a job hunter hoping to learn to navigate HR you'll find a wealth of advice, wisdom and insight in these blogs.


These blogs touch on a wide range of HR topics.

  1. Know HR: You'll find a great collection of news and HR-focused articles on this site.
  2. Evil HR Lady: This blogger talks about her experience as an HR professional and shares guidance as well as answers readers questions.
  3. The HR Capitalist: Check back with this blog regularly to read posts that are great for the HR professional and those interested in the business side of HR.
  4. HR Marketer Blog: This blog aims to speak to the HR marketplace and touches on topics like PR, social media, recruiting and more.
  5. Human Resources: Here you'll find a blog that can be a valuable source of basic information on working in human resources.
  6. HRM Business Practices and Notes: Get some tips and advice on better human resource management and small business practices on this blog.
  7. HR Daily Advisor: If you work in HR, you'll appreciate the many articles this blog posts that offer excellent advice on a wide range of topics.
  8. Mr. HR's Blog: Visit this blog to find HR news, answers to reader questions, and help from human resources outsourcing and consulting firm OperationsInc.
  9. People Platform HR: Help boost your skills working with people with guidance from this blog.
  10. Punk Rock HR: This blogger proves that HR doesn't have to be bland, taking a different approach to working with employees.
  11. Renegade HR: From tips on creating HR TV to ideas on being a better leader, this site is a good source of HR information.

Workplace and Organization

Check out these blogs for advice on improving the workplace and organizational structure.

  1. Bob Sutton: Work Matters: Author of numerous books on improving the workplace and better management, Bob Sutton offers his Professor of Management Science expertise on this blog.
  2. All Things Workplace: This blog is home to Steve Roesler, offering numerous ideas to improve team relationships, deal with employees and simply create a more effective workplace.
  3. HR Bartender: You'll find a wide range of workplace issues discussed on this blog.
  4. Authentic Organizations: Written by an organizational identity and reputation scholar with a PhD in leadership and organizations, you'll find a lot of insightful and intelligent advice about organizations on this blog.
  5. Flip Chart Fairy Tales: This UK-based blogger offers great news and commentary on the HR and workplace worlds.
  6. Guantum on Organizations 2.0 : Want to create a more open and collaborative organization? Then visit this blog with a tech focus to learn how to do so.
  7. Work Happy Now!: Career coach Karl Staib offers encouragement and advice on how to create a better workplace on this blog.
  8. Chief Happiness Officer: Is your workplace a miserable place to be? Find out new ways that you can give it a makeover on this blog.


These blogs will teach you about the intersection of technology and human resources.

  1. Michael Specht: This blog covers topics like technology, human resources, enterprise 2.0, recruitment and more.
  2. Vendorpricey: Learn more about technologies that can help you in HR with this blog.
  3. Systematic HR: Here you'll find a blog that covers the intersection between HR technology and HR strategy.
  4. Diggings: Find out more about media, advertising, technology and employment from this blog.
  5. I'm So Corporate: This blogger shares ideas on how to use technology to facilitating hiring, recruiting and other HR practices.
  6. The Puzzling World of HR Technology: Do you find HR technology confusing? This blog can help set you straight.

Leadership and Management

Learn how to be a better leader and manager with help found here.

  1. The Cranky Middle Manager: This blog realizes that being a manager isn't an easy job and offers help and support to make you more effective and happier doing your job.
  2. Three Star Leadership Blog: Here, Wally Bock offers his ideas for being a better leader at any level.
  3. Simply Lisa: Lisa Rosendahl, an HR professional with 15 years of experience, shares her insights on leadership, growth and human resources here.
  4. Strategic Human Capital Management: This blog brings together technology, leadership and HR to create an incredibly useful resource for HR professionals.
  5. Great Leadership: On this blog, Dan McCarthy gives his ideas on leadership development.
  6. Those at the higher end of management can find ideas on becoming better at their jobs from fellow exec Michael Wade.
  7. Ask a Manager: Have a burning question about management? This blog makes it easy to find answers.

Legal Issues

These blogs will delve into some of the legal issues HR professionals must deal with.

  1. Workplace Prof Blog: You'll find useful posts on workplace law from four law professors and attorneys on this site.
  2. George's Employment Blawg: Labor and Employment Lawyer George Lenard shares his expertise on legal matters in the workplace here.
  3. OFCCP Blog Spot: Explore the law behind EEO/Affirmative Action through the posts on this blog.
  4. SafetyAtWorkBlog: Ensure that your workplace is a safe one by reading this blog regularly.
  5. Today's Workplace: This blog focuses on issues of workplace fairness, the knowledge of which could help you avoid costly mistakes.

Recruiting, Hiring and Career

Get tips on improving these aspects of your HR practice through the posts on these blogs.

  1. Rehaul: Lance Haun has years of experience in HR recruiting and social media, making him a great resource for information on how business and people interact.
  2. The Recruiter's Lounge: Visit this blog to learn more about the recruiting process and how you can make it more successful.
  3. The Talent Buzz: Learn more about hiring forecasts, technology, recruiting and more from this blog.
  4. Six Degrees from Dave: Check out this blog from social media marketing, talent development and recruiting expert Dave Mendoza.
  5. HR Minion: This blog will teach you how to take ownership of your HR career.
  6. Seasonal Human Resources Blog: Those working in businesses where there is a lot of seasonal turnover face some special hiring difficulties. Find help with them on this site.
  7. HR Tests: This blog focuses on HR testing so you can find employees that are truly right for the job.
  8. Dr. John Sullivan's: This blog is a great place to learn about talent management, leadership, marketing and recruitment.

Training and Compensation

Add these blogs to your bookmarks to find out more about paying and training your employees.

  1. Workplace Learning Today: This blog covers topics related to training and education for the workplace.
  2. Compensation Force: If your work in HR involves compensation, you'll find this blog to be a particularly interesting read.
  3. Worker's Comp Insider: While no one wants to see employees get hurt, the reality is that sometimes it happens. Learn more about the process of worker's comp from this blog.
  4. Training Spotting Blog: You can read up on training practices of all kinds on this blog.
  5. Benefits Link Blog: Check out this blog to read the latest news about employee benefits.

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