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13 Must-Read Human Resource Blogs for 2013

Posted by Johnston, Lori at Friday, 12/28/2012 11:32 am
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Since you're already reading, you've got great taste in choosing sites to further your human resource career. Accordingly, you'll also want to bookmark these blogs for more about the human resources profession, inspiration about recruiting and retention, and even humorous posts that can remove some of your job-related stress.

HR Minion: Shauna Moerke, an HR professional, provides a minion’s point of view in a honest and humorous way. She’s insightful and opinionated blogs have touched on everything from career fairs to being able to BS.

HR Bartender: Sharlyn Lauby, an HR pro-turned-consultant, says some of her most popular subjects focus on management, office politics, leadership, and customer service. The blog’s bartender angle relates to her experience working and staying in hotels, and she’s a self-professed foodie.

The Wall Street Journal Careers: This go-to blog is chockfull of stories and information that human resources professionals can use. Recent posts have ranged from tips for conducting interviews to how to handle holiday small talk.

Evil HR Lady
: We like this blog for a lot more that its interesting name. Suzanne Lucas, a contributor, is fulfilling her mission to help demystify the human resources department. The tone is snarky, but definitely useful for HR professionals and job seekers alike.

TLNT: The Business of HR: Find up-to-date human resources information and expert insight, on topics ranging from recruiting and performance reviews to taking time off during the holidays.

Brazen Life: This career-focused site also can be beneficial for human resources professionals to check frequently, to gage the mindset of Millennial workers and more. Interesting posts have included, “Would You Fire Your Colleague to Save Your Own Job?” and “5 Unexpected Workplace Lessons from Mad Men.”

Upstart HR: UpstartHR is described like this: a resource for “in the trenches” HR professionals to grow in their craft and remain passionate about the HR field. The blog topics, which include book reviews, recruiting tips, and best practices, stay true to the site’s purpose, to help experienced pros see old ideas in a new light.

Women of HR: The tagline of this blog says it all: “We’ve Got Your Back.” Women of HR is dedicated to the development of women in human resources and business, featuring a number of contributors with experience in the HR field. HR technology, wellness and balance, leadership, and mentoring are among the blog topics, which join interviews, book views and more.

HR Ringleader: A post about Pinterest caught our attention on this site, as well as one on whether or not to dress up at the office for Halloween. Author Trish McFarlane, head of human resources for a global IT Consulting firm, also shows a sincere desire to help you become better at what you do and to encourage creativity and innovation in the human resources field.

AOL Jobs: Get the latest headlines and trend stories on AOL’s Jobs site, from jobless claims and salary data to topics such as outrageous employee resignations and guns-to-work laws.

SHRM: The official blog of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) has a variety of contributors affiliated with the organization who bring their perspective on national issues and updates on SHRM’s efforts to enhance the profession.

HR Hero: The Employers Counsel Network, a group of attorneys from all 50 states, support HR Hero, which provides important legal, compliance tools and training information. The blogs are produced just for human resources professionals. FindTheRightJob is for human resources professionals, too. You’ll find tips on finding the best staff to covering topics such as employee retention, recruitment, social media, employer attitudes, and entry-level and commission position placement.

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