We all want to find the best human resources blogs. Everywhere you look online these days, you’ll see a so-called expert with a blog, providing advice about HR, recruitment, and careers.
It’s a positive trend. But countless keyboards all over the world have been worn out by people writing second-rate content. And the world of job blogs is not immune.
Thankfully, there are a few leaders in the field who consistently provide thought-provoking insights into the world of human resources, recruitment, careers.
Let me share with you a few industry voices who continually inspire me, challenge my assumptions and help me become a better employer and employee.
1. Liz Ryan: LinkedIn Influencer.
Combining down-to-earth charm with high credibility and real-world human resources experience, Liz brings a human angle to the everyday issues which trouble employers and the people they hire. All content here is highly original and very relevant for the workplace of 2014, and beyond.
2. Switch & Shift Blog.
Many of us lived through the bad old days of “profits first, people second” approach to human resources and recruitment. These days, a “people first, profits second” philosophy is the accepted new norm. The team at Switch&Shift are taking the conversation about careers, HR and job search to a new level. For them, profits come as a direct result of putting people first.
3. RecruiterBox Blog.
A frank and honest view of the state of the recruitment industry, this blog will appeal to junior and mid-level recruiters and junior HR managers who yearn for guidance in their career. If your recruitment process is failing, you’ll find concrete, precise tips to help you get things back on track quickly.
4. Irene McConnell.
Irene is a human resources and recruitment veteran who strives to answer the question, “What will future workplaces look like?” She looks at the intersection of Web 3.0, social media, and technological advances to keep you up to date on job search trends.
5. Alex Malley: LinkedIn Influencer.
There aren’t many world-class CEOs who consistently blog about issues they’ve overcome as a way of teaching others to do the same (all while building a strong personal brand). Alex is one of those leaders. Reading his LinkedIn articles provides easy-to-digest yet powerful advice on topics such as successful leadership, effective hiring, and being a rising star in your organization.
6. James Caan: LinkedIn Influencer.
The vibe I get from James is that he’s the kind of employer you might not always like, but will unequivocally respect. A serial entrepreneur with a knack for building high-performing teams, his lessons will be useful to jobseekers and employers alike.
7. SmartRecruiters Blog.
How do you close the deal with high value candidates? How can you use social media for recruitment? How do you harness mobile without getting overwhelmed? This blog is overflowing with cutting-edge ideas and advice that will be of particular interest to young, savvy recruitment professionals.
8. HC Online: HR Blog
Human resources professionals from Australia and beyond flock here for the latest industry news and analysis. You won’t find any stock articles here with headlines like “101 Handy Hints For Better Employee Retention.” This blog tackles global HR issues from a strategic perspective.
9. ERE.net Blog.
A benchmark for what a modern recruitment publication should be like, ERE provides news and analysis with a the kind of flair and intelligence that, until a few years ago, only top-notch newspapers reached (before they got killed off by blogs like, well, ERE.com).
10. Lou Adler: LinkedIn Influencer.
There are two types of CEO bloggers. The first type writes prescriptive, detached advice. The second writes captivating and valuable stories based on their own life experience. Lou Adler clearly belongs to the latter group. C-Suite, middle managers and even junior hires will discover fascinatingly useful nuggets of wisdom in his short and to-the-point posts.
11. TLNT.com Blog.
Human resources strategy, and politics, plus the legal side of human resources—it’s all here. Reading this blog has become a daily habit habit for successful senior HR professionals, and for a good reason. Apart from excellent discussion, it has a free webinar series that tackles difficult and niche-specific HR issues, head-on.
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