Top 33 HR Blogs to Follow

Sujan Patel

In the ever-changing landscape of recruitment, a HR professional’s job has become complex. Today’s HR professionals must adapt quickly – or miss out on top talent. As unemployment rates fall, almost half of job offers that are rejected (44%) are declined in favor of a competing offer from another company. In order to compete, employers are tasked with polishing their brand, creating an impressive candidate experience, shortening the hiring cycle and designing an irresistible offer.

If that sounds like a tall order, it is. But what it really says is that the industry is changing rapidly, and HR professionals need to push harder to keep up with its evolution. That’s why recruiters and hiring managers should constantly educate themselves on recruitment trends, tools, and strategies.

If you’re looking for advice from HR experts in the industry, turn to their own blogs for the insights you’re looking for. Here’s a round-up of the top HR blogs every hiring professional should be reading.


Dynamic online content via articles, webinars, podcasts, eBooks and guides, brought to you by some of the most innovative minds in the business, digital, and HR space. On the TalentCulture blog, you’ll find compelling commentary and resources on the most relevant issues in our space, from leadership development and career strategy to workplace culture and innovation, talent management and HR technology.

7 Ways Managers Can Build Trust in the Workplace

Social Hire

Social-Hire is a specialist social media agency, focused on helping recruiting teams to get great business results from their investment in social media. Their blog content is oriented around these themes and includes contributions from hundreds of external guest experts.

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workconnect - image17Ere conferences and publications are independent — they don’t promote any one technology, they just want to help companies better attract, find, assess, hire, manage, train, and keep people. A good place to find new ideas and insights and news, not the same ‘ol repetitive blogs and content that has proliferated online.

The Skills a Recruiter Should Have — Part 2

TLNT is one of the leading news and information sites in the world for human resource professionals. It has a sophisticated readership of decision-makers; 37% of the audience are at the director level or above. With more than 9,000 articles covering every aspect of HR from change management and compliance to predictive analytics and succession planning, TLNT is a valuable resource for HR professional looking for help or wanting to stay current on any issue. Credit-bearing webinars are offered periodically, while a newsletter keeps subscribers up-to-date.

11 Things Leaders Need to Talk About When They Meet With Their Staff

Change Effect

Change Effect is an expression of Neil Morrison’s thoughts ideas and reflections as a practitioner working in industry. It’s a chance to share and test his ideas with others and hopefully contribute to the broader HR debate on employment, education and the world of work.

5 interview questions that you’re asking (but probably shouldn’t)

Robin Schooling Blog

Robin works to cultivate conversations between HR professionals and organizational leaders by pushing them to reimagine the role of human resources. Robin explores what HR does, and why they do it, by discussing the intricacies, complexities, and absurdities. As an HR professional she informs, shares ideas, and offer solutions with a goal of making organizations better by making HR better.

Lookin’ for HR Love in All the Wrong Places

HR Bartender

HR Bartender is a friendly place to talk about work. As a human resources professional, I’ve always felt like the people I worked with wanted me to act like their neighborhood bartender – that friendly face who’s there when you need them. After a long day at the office, they listen, laugh with you, occasionally offer advice and, when you need it, give you the encouragement to go out and make stuff happen.

What Is the Best Time to Schedule a Job Interview

Insperity Blog

The blog has one main goal: to be a trusted provider of new ideas and business best practices for people creating, leading and transforming business. It is a direct extension and reflection of Insperity’s mission to help businesses succeed so communities prosper.

10 things great leaders never say to their employees

Upstart HR

upstartHR is a resource that was created to help today’s HR practitioners, from entry level candidates through senior leaders, to create organizational value by understanding the latest trends in the space. Through humor, research, and other formats, Ben Eubanks brings a variety of content together to educate, entertain, and inform. His podcast, We’re Only Human, and his site have been running for a combined 10 years, reaching more than 800,000 HR leaders in that time and encouraging them to go beyond the traditional boundaries of HR to create lasting value for workers, managers, and other stakeholders.

9 Lessons for Running a Great HR Function

The O.C. Tanner blog

The O.C. Tanner blog inspires industry leaders through compelling storytelling, practical tips, and best practice insights. O.C. Tanner’s innovative research and thought leadership come together, helping you build a culture of purpose that engages and inspires employees.

4 ways to build purpose in the workplace


TINYpulse makes truly unique software tools for businesses that treasure their most valued resource — their people. Our mission is simple: Happier Employees. Over 1,000 companies use TINYpulse to engage and develop high-performing teams, including Michelin, Stitch Fix, HubSpot, Deloitte, Airbnb, and Brooks Shoes & Apparel.

Why Employees Want These Top Workplace Perks

The People Equation Blog

The People Equation blog is about helping you master the “people equation” in a way that helps you figure out how to lead yourself (and others) towards career success – in a positive and respectful way.

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Talent HQ

Talent HQ is a publication powered by the Recruiter’s Network that provides news and information for talent acquisition professionals, in addition to hosting recruiter training and professional development events nationally.

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Happy is now an online community of over 10 000 HR practitioners and leaders who are constantly looking to improve themselves and their work. We have an extensive team of contributors, along with our editorial staff, who love to share their opinions and best practices on employee engagement, HR processes and the latest industry trends.

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Strategic HCM Blog

The Strategic HCM blog (now ten years old) focuses on strategic and innovative opportunities for adding and creating value from people. John Ingham post his own thoughts on this agenda as well as his reactions to events and other things he is involved in.

Future Models of HR

Women of HR Blog

Women of HR was originally developed and launched to serve as a platform for highlighting and discussing issues relevant to women in human resources and business. Although over the years it has evolved to cover a wider variety of human resources and business-related topics, at the core we still strive to feature these topics, with articles written by women in business, human resources, or by female entrepreneurs. We are proud to feature both regular contributors and a wide variety of guest writers.

Influence and a Culture of Innovation

Fistful of Talent

Fistful of Talent (FOT) is a multi-contributor blog dedicated to talking about Talent topics that matter – but not in an overly formal way. The 10-15 contributors to FOT are all practitioners – just like you – and share the writing burden with a different contributor up every business day. FOT strives to a bring topical point of view from the HR/recruiting/talent industry laced with pop culture, sports and news references to ensure it’s never boring.

Never Let Your Boss Tell You How Other People Feel About You Without Forcing These 2 Questions…


The blog run by Donna Svei who has executive search clients that include Fortune 500, mid-size, and entrepreneurial companies and some of the U.S.’s leading nonprofits. The AvidCareerist blog focuses on helping people get new jobs and succeed in them.

How to quit your job gracefully

Career Wellness Partners Blog

A blog about career development, navigating career change and finding career wellness written by a certified career coach who comes from the interviewing, recruiting and hiring trenches. Passionate about helping companies build career planning initiatives that encourage authentic career development conversations at work to recruit and retain top talent.

Employees Step Up Your Game

Work, Lead, & Live Fulfilled Blog

“The Blog by Scott Mautz is focused on helping leaders and employees lead and work each day in a maximally fulfilling (and peak performance driving) manner. The Blog publishes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (with the occasional bonus post in-between) and is filled with high-value (not highly obvious) content on Others-Oriented leadership, personal development/growth, engagement/motivation/inspiration how to’s, and success principles. The author has run several multi-billion dollar businesses at Procter & Gamble, and while he is proud of the business results, he’s even prouder of how inspired and fulfilled his organizations were along the way.

The 4 words to unlocking workplace compassion

Career Sherpa

Staying up-to-date with new job search strategies shouldn’t be challenging. provides resources to help empower job seekers to launch a proactive job search using personal branding, online visibility, and social media.

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Talent Foot Blog

Talentfoot is a boutique executive search firm at the center of digital talent nationwide. The firm partners with HR professionals at brands, agencies, and technology providers of all sizes to plan for, source, build and fortify your team of elite digital marketing, sales and media talent quickly, seamlessly and successfully. Talentfoot represents you and your company in the market with a full team of consultants who are strategic, thoroughly networked in the industry and in tune with what skills will be required of digital leaders today and tomorrow.

5 Ways to Evaluate Interpersonal Skills in Executive Candidates


The Baudville blog celebrates employee appreciation with tips on day-to-day recognition. They also offer tips and ideas for companies organizing team building exercises and events. Readers also get an inside perspective on what they do behind the scenes at Baudville.

Employee Engagement: The No. One HR Challenge

Bob Sutton Work Matters

A Professor of Management Science at Stanford Engineering School, Robert Sutton is a researcher in the field of evidence-based management. He’s also a best-selling author and public speaker. On his blog Bob Sutton Work Matters, he writes about all things related to management, workplaces and organizations.

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Employer Handbook

Written by employment lawyer Eric B. Meyer, the Employer Handbook focuses on employment discrimination and retaliation, workplace harassment, leaves of absence, disabilities and all things related to labor and employment. Meyer is also regularly quoted in outlets including the Wall Street Journal and is a sought-after speaker for his wit on an otherwise difficult or dry subject. The Employer Handbook’s posts include topics like “Hot takes on Ezekiel Elliott from an employment lawyer who plays fantasy football” and “Federal judge to EEOC: Your wellness-program incentive rules are kind’ve a big dumpster fire.”

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Evil HR Lady

Evil HR Lady helps demystify the human resources department. Otherwise known as Suzanne Lucas, Evil HR Lady offers both career and management advice delivered with tongue-in-cheek snark. Lucas is a freelance writer who spent a decade in corporate human resources with plenty of experiencing in hiring and firing.

If Job Applicants Treated Hiring Managers the Same Way Managers Treat Them


The Fond blog focuses on employee engagement and recognition with industry news and insights. They also offer practical tips on building thriving company cultures around recognition and employee happiness. Fond’s mission statement is to “Help companies build places where employees love to work.”

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HR Examiner

An analysis and publishing house focused on HR Technology, HR Examiner examines the industry through blog posts and published reports. They also deliver insights across HRX Big Ideas Radio, field reports and a weekly newsletter, among other assets.

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HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor writes about employment law news, HRCI accredited webcasts and HR best practices with a family of newsletters focused on various areas of the industry. Their Recruiting Daily Advisor newsletter helps companies and recruiters hiring talent to stay on top of recruiting trends and technology. Their EHS Daily Advisor focuses on environmental health and safety. IT Daily Advisor helps IT professionals think strategically, and their Training Daily Advisor offers actionable tips to help create effective training programs.

5 Tips to Master Employee Engagement in 2017

HR Gazette

The HR Gazette has a global reach of 100,000 HR professionals and business leaders. They write on topics including HR technology, talent, performance, learning, strategy and leadership. Seasoned HR and management professionals frequently contribute content and ideas to the site to discuss the latest issues involved in employment.

The Biggest Thing HR Gets Wrong

HR Ringleader

HR Ringleader author Trish McFarlane is the author of the HR Ringleader blog and VP of Global HCM Strategy and Product Management at Infor. She’s also the CEO of H3 HR Advisors and CEO/Co-founder of Revolutionize, LLC. She blogs about HCM and HR technology, leadership development, talent acquisition, talent management, training and development, social media for business, innovation and more.

Owning Engagement in Your Workplace

HR Zone

HRZone is an online human resources publication that helps global HR professionals adapt to the latest demands and changes in the workplace. Their content includes topics like “What to do when company values fall short” and “How the role of women has changed in the workplace.”

The five biggest mistakes in employee engagement

Laurie Ruettimann

Laurie Ruettimann pens her namesake blog with a focus on HR, careers and the human capital management industry. She is also the founder of the early-stage startup GlitchPath, which focuses on business insights and risk mitigation. Ruettimann is frequently listed among top bloggers and career advisors by sites like Forbes and CareerBuilder.

There’s Only One Interview Question That Matters

Contributing Author

Sujan Patel is the co-founder of Web Profits, a growth marketing agency helping companies leverage the latest and greatest marketing strategy to fuel their businesses. Sujan has over 13 years of experience growing and managing marketing teams.

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