65 Must-Read HR Blogs for Professionals

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Human Resources is about connecting with your workforce. You can't do that effectively unless you are in tune with the HR industry as a whole. Major developments and bold new ideas in HR strategy are popping up everyday. And as technology continues to improve our lives, HR technology is rapidly changing for the better.

If you are new to the industry or looking for some inspiration from your peers, the HR blogosphere is very active. We've put together 65 of the best HR blogs to help you stay on top of the news, find tips and tricks of the trade, or find out about the next HR conference.

In alphabetical order...

 

Analytics in HR 

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Building off of a strong community of guest posts to build content, Analytics in HR also utilizes a team of data scientists from the Netherlands. They post about the importance of using analytics in your HR endeavors.

Most popular post: https://www.analyticsinhr.com/blog/14-hr-metrics-examples/

 

Ask a Manager 

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Alison Green, author of How to Get a Job focuses on answering top questions from readers. All posts offer important insights for dealing with everyday workplace issues for both employees and HR managers. From interviews and office politics to what to do if you’ve insulted your boss’s daughter, it’s all covered.

Most popular post: http://www.askamanager.org/2014/02/heres-a-real-life-example-of-a-great-cover-letter-with-before-and-after-versions.html

 

Change Effect

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Written by Neil Morrison, Change Effect comes from his 20+ years of experience in HR. He preaches the importance of rethinking the HR approach to people management, focusing more on your organization than out-dated “best practices.”

Most popular post: https://change-effect.com/2013/01/07/hr-a-10-point-agenda-for-change/

 

Civility Partners

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Winner of the Best Legal Blog Contest, workplace culture expert Catherine Mattice focuses this blog on topics like workplace bullying, leadership, and employee happiness.

Most popular post: http://civilitypartners.com/deal-with-an-angry-boss/ 

 

Click Boarding

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Using questions from actual HR practictioners as their guide, Click Boarding writes about onboarding new employees. They offer statistics, tips, and news all focused on employee onboarding.

Most popular post: http://blog.clickboarding.com/18-jaw-dropping-onboarding-stats-you-need-to-know

 

Culture Amp

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 The company blog of Culture Amp, an employee feedback and analytics platform, provides information, case studies on HR success from other companies, and even tips from their CEO, Didier Elzinga.

Most popular post: https://blog.cultureamp.com/how-airbnb-is-building-its-culture-through-belonging 

 

DATIS

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This HR software solution company offers leadership advice for health and human service organizations, as well as industry survey reports, like their 2017 DATIS Workforce Management Trends Report.

Most popular post: http://blog.datis.com/2015/04/22/5-reasons-to-retain-employees/

 

DiversityInc

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While not a strictly HR-focused blog, DiversityInc covers everything in the news related to diversity that HR professionals should be aware of, such as gender or racial discrimination.

Most popular post: http://www.diversityinc.com/news/trumps-record-of-hate-to-date/ 

 

EffortlessHR

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This blog from online HR software company EffortlessHR writes about everything from labor laws and employee policies to training.

Most popular post: https://www.effortlesshr.com/blog/new-hire-employee-orientation-process/

 

Entelo

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The company blog of recruiting software company, Entelo, features tips and strategies for sourcing, recruiting and interviewing. They also have a great weekly roundup of news from the HR world called, “Last Week in Talent.”

Most popular post: https://blog.entelo.com/companies-with-high-recruiter-salaries

 

ERE

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Like TLNT, ERE is one of ERE Media’s three sections of content. This one specifically focuses on recruiting intelligence. With a big team of writers covering topics like college recruiting, corporate career sites, and industry news.

Most popular post: https://www.eremedia.com/ere/62-interview-questions-people-said-were-their-favorites/

 

Everyday People

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Written by Steve Browne, Everyday People focuses on how you can become a better leader and build a better company by listening to the people you work with.

Most popular post: http://sbrownehr.com/hr-is-puzzling/ 

 

Evil HR Lady

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 This blog from Suzanne Lucas helps demystify your HR department by offering explanations of important laws, simplified court rulings, and digestible bits of news from the HR realm.

Most popular post: http://www.evilhrlady.org/2011/03/dont-let-your-coworkers-fight-your.html

 

Fistful of Talent 

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Created by Kris Dunn when he was tasked with creating a blog that is “Like the HR Capitalist but without all the boring HR stuff like legal issues and employee relations tactics – just the sexy stuff.” Aside from articles from many HR professionals, Fistful of Talent also posts videos and archived podcasts.

Most popular post: http://fistfuloftalent.com/2010/11/i-really-hate-skill-based-resumes.html

 

Greenhouse

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 The recruiting software and applicant tracking system provider, Greenhouse, provides case studies of successful HR strategies as well as more traditional content around recruiting, employee happiness and hiring tactics. They also have a weekly newsletter called, “The Modern Recruiter.”

Most popular post: https://www.greenhouse.io/blog/recruiter-101-what-is-topgrading

 

Halogen TalentSpace

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 The TalentSpace Blog comes from Halogen Software’s team. They write about a range of HR topics from talent acquisition to performance management. The blog offers content written to managers and employees alike.

Most popular post: http://www.halogensoftware.com/blog/self-appraisal-examples-to-use-as-guidance-or-inspiration 

 

Harvard Business Review

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An industry standard, Harvard Business Review provides industry reports, case studies, scientific findings, and all-around important insights for any business.

Most popular post: https://hbr.org/2012/10/the-secrets-to-tripadvisors-im

 

HireVue

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This blog, from digital hiring platform HireVue, offers professional insights into many HR topics like digital interviewing (one of their software features), talent acquisition, news, and recruiting.

Most popular post: https://www.hirevue.com/blog/build-blog/how-to-prepare-for-your-hirevue-digital-interview/

 

HR Bartender

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Written by HR professional turned consultant, Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender covers topics around the workplace, from being a better supervisor to employee engagement.

Most popular post: https://www.hrbartender.com/2014/training/10-tips-for-first-time-supervisors/

 

HR Cloud 

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This is the blog of HR Cloud, an HR software platform. It covers topics like HR technology and software, as well as more general HR topics like employee culture.

Most popular post: https://blog.hrcloud.com/is-mandatory-training-really-mandatory/

 

HR Daily Advisor

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HR Daily Advisor comes from Business & Legal Resources (BLR), and provides daily news and resources centered around HR management, compensation, and benefits.

Most popular post: http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2015/01/06/what-does-it-mean-to-be-competitive-with-employee-pay/

 

HR Examiner

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HR Examiner is focused on HR Technology, combining analysis and reviews of tech along with industry trends. They provide reports, radio shows, and even a live broadcast.

Most popular post: http://www.hrexaminer.com/is-your-non-compete-agreement-enforceable/ 

 

HR Gazette

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Providing news, reviews, and opinions, HR Gazette’s content comes from a variety of expert contributors focusing on HR tech, leadership, and employment law, among others. They also have a daily podcast called HRchat.

Most popular post: http://hr-gazette.com/disrupthr-chicago-sponsor-spotlight-hanold-associates/

 

HR Morning

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Helmed by Editor-in-Chief Tim Gould, HR Morning provides news and advice on categories spanning employment law, healthcare reform, and unions, as well as general management and hiring tips.

Most popular post: http://www.hrmorning.com/8-workplace-bully-personality-types/

 

HR Remix

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Written by Melissa Fairman, a senior HR professional, her blog provides an overall message to HR professionals to break the mold of traditional HR.

Most popular post: http://www.hrremix.com/2013/08/29/someone-who-takes-an-undemanding-job/

 

HR Ringleader

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Trish McFarlane, author and creator of HR Ringleader, is also CEO of H3 HR Advisors —the creators of the podcast HR Happy Hour Show. She is also well known in the HCM and HR Technology space after co-founding HRevolution, a conference that focuses on the future of HR.

Most popular post: http://hrringleader.com/2010/12/03/4-ways-to-increase-enthusiasm-at-work/

 

HR Technologist

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 Designed to help HR professionals stay current with the rapidly growing and evolving HR software landscape, HR Technologist offers news and research.

Most popular post: https://www.hrtechnologist.com/tags/abc-supply-co./

 

HRE

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The online version of the print publication, they also have a daily blog called HRE Daily. The blog features stories around many aspects of the HR industry, from finding the best talent to bully-proofing the workplace.

Most popular post: http://www.hreonline.com/HRE/view/story.jhtml?id=533342732

 

HRN

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The blog of the Human Resources Network (HRN), the company behind industry conference HR Tech World. The blog focuses mainly on HR tech, such as the benefits of automation and the future of work.

Most popular post: https://blog.hrn.io/hr-analytics-big-data-the-rise-of-employee-analytics/

 

iCIMS

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Recruiting software provider iCIMS devotes a whole section of their site -- “Hiring Insights” -- to data they gather across 32.2 million applications each year. Their blog is an offshoot of this section, where they provide reports and analysis of their data.

Most popular post: https://www.icims.com/hiring-insights/for-employers/article-the-rise-of-the-contingent-workforce 

 

Indeed

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The blog of job search site Indeed features daily posts for job searchers and HR professionals alike. It also has a weekly roundup of labor market links from around the web.

Most popular post: http://blog.indeed.com/2016/07/28/where-are-highest-paying-cyber-security-jobs/

 

Jobvite

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Although Jobvite is a recruiting and applicant tracking software company, their blog covers a range of HR topics. They also share industry reports, interviews, and even guest posts from companies that use their software.

Most popular post: http://www.jobvite.com/blog/what-is-the-difference-between-recruitment-and-talent-acquisition/ 

 

Josh Bersin

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Josh is founder of Bersin by Deloitte, which helps businesses with HR, talent, and learning strategies. In his blog he uses his years of experience to provide insights on HR trends, news, technology, and more.

Most popular post: http://joshbersin.com/2016/10/hr-technology-in-2017-disruption-ahead/

 

Laurie Ruettimann

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Laurie is a well known speaker in Human Resources, and you may know her as the author of The Cynical Girl blog or her book, I Am HR: 5 Strategic Ways to Break Stereotypes and Reclaim HR. Her blog takes a closer look at HR issues as well as her personal views on life issues (and some about her cats).

Most popular post: http://laurieruettimann.com/tumblr-selfies-truth/

 

LinkedIn Talent Blog

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 The most popular businessperson’s social network also has a blog. They offer tips on recruiting, leadership, and other general HR topics. In addition to great content, their use of great imagery helps keep the subject matter fun and entertaining.

Most popular post: https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/linkedin-best-practices/2016/7-linkedin-profile-summaries-that-we-love-and-how-to-boost-your-own

 

New Workplace

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Written by David Yamada, New Workplace’s blog is called “Minding the Workplace.” It offers commentary and news about the workplace. David is Professor of Law and Director of the New Workplace Institute at Suffolk University Law School in Boston.

Most popular post: https://newworkplace.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/what-is-academic-tenure/ 

 

Newton 

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Recruiting platform Newton Software provides tips and news about their software as well as helpful advice and insights into recruiting tactics.

Most popular post: http://newtonsoftware.com/blog/2017/02/22/job-posting-on-indeed/

 

No Excuses HR

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No Excuses HR comes from Jay Kuhns, an HR Executive at Kinetix. He blogs about his personal experiences in HR, and offers motivational advice on how to be a better HR professional by holding yourself accountable for your own actions.

Most popular post: http://www.noexcuseshr.com/2016/10/i-dont-care-anymore.html

 

Officevibe

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Company culture and employee engagement are the themes of Officevibe’s blog. They offer videos, infographics and written posts. It features a very unique art style that makes it fun to browse.

Most popular post: https://www.officevibe.com/blog/ice-breaker-games 

 

Omega HR Solutions

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Led by Mike Haberman (known as “The HR Compliance Guy”), Omega HR Solutions' blog has been recognized repeatedly as one of the top HR blogs in the industry.

Most popular post: http://omegahrsolutions.com/2010/04/humor-in-hr-you-might-be-an-hr-manager-if.html

 

Recruiter

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Known as “Recruiter Today”, this blog from job search site Recruiter.com features advice and tips for recruiters and job seekers.

Most popular post: https://www.recruiter.com/i/paycheckcity-announces-online-payroll-calculators-with-2015-tax-updates/

 

Recruiterbox

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Recruiterbox provides ideas and inspiration about various HR topics like company culture or hiring strategies. They also feature their obvious strength: recruiting.

Most popular post: https://recruiterbox.com/blog/10-top-interview-questions-to-ask-candidates/

 

Recruiting Daily

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This blog is just one in a suite of sites from Recruiting Daily, LLC. They also share content on recruiting conferences, tools and webinars.

Most popular post: http://recruitingdaily.com/linkedin-class-action-settlement-need-know/ 

 

Robin Schooling

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Robin is a Human Resources leader in the industry. She has spoken at various conferences and is the VP of HR at Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. She has a clear and simple goal: to make HR better.

Most popular post: http://robinschooling.com/humans-work-best-when-they-workhuman/

 

SHRM

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The official blog of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), they post a few times daily about a variety of HR leadership topics, as well as interviews with SHRM conference speakers.

Most popular post: https://blog.shrm.org/blog/how-to-develop-a-performance-improvement-plan-for-your-employee

 

Skyeteam

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Written by international HR leadership consultant and speaker Morag Barrett, this blog provides thoughtful, relatable posts for HR professionals interested in a range of leadership and management topics.

Most popular post: http://skyeteam.com/limp-fish-or-bone-crusher/ 

 

SmartRecruiters

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SmartRecruiters, a recruiting software company, focuses their blog on recruiting tips and hiring advice.

Most popular post: https://www.smartrecruiters.com/blog/best-50-niche-job-boards/

 

Social Talent

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The company blog from Social Talent features recruitment and HR-related content. One of their main categories is social media, but they also share tips for job seekers and recruiters.

Most popular post: https://www.socialtalent.co/blog/how-to-write-your-linkedin-summary-like-a-linkedin-influencer 

 

Spark Hire

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Spark Hire, a video interviewing software provider, writes about what hiring managers and HR professionals can do better when it comes to hiring.

Most popular post: http://hr.sparkhire.com/company-culture-2/10-companies-that-totally-nailed-the-company-culture-video/ 

 

Staffing Talk

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Staffing Talk comes from the Aida Creative Group. They share daily HR news, software tips, and occasional social media skills using Facebook as a recruiting tool.

Most popular post: http://staffingtalk.com/osha-violations-photo-gallery 

 

Steve Boese's HR Technology

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This is a blog from the current co-chair of the HR Technology Conference (and former product strategy team member at Oracle), Steve Boese. He uses his technology background to bring news and tips on ways to utilize technology to solve your HR problems.

Most popular post:: http://steveboese.squarespace.com/journal/2012/7/31/hrevolution-2012-you-know-you-need-to-be-there.html 

 

Strategic HCM

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Speaker and consultant Jon Ingham bases his blog on his book, “Strategic Human Capital Management: Creating Value through People,” providing insights into the future of HR and building better employee relationships.

Top post: http://strategic-hcm.blogspot.com/2008/01/right-way-to-trim-fat.html

 

Take It Personel-ly

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Chantal Bechervaise blogs about everything from HR, workplace culture, technology, and more. Her blog was one of the most socially shared blogs in 2015.

Most popular post: https://takeitpersonelly.com/2013/10/14/5-reasons-why-vision-is-important-in-leadership/

 

Talent Culture

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Aside from writing, founder Meghan Biro also has a podcast and provides webinars. Her blog provides advice from the hiring side as well as the applicant side.

Most popular post: https://talentculture.com/what-truly-motivates-people-is-it-money-or-something-else/

 

Talent Economy

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As the name suggests, Talent Economy focuses on the role talent plays in a company and today’s economy. They also feature a quarterly journal that you can read right on their blog.

Most popular post: http://www.talenteconomy.io/2016/12/14/ryan-flipped-flex/

 

Talent HQ

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The Talent HQ blog comes to you from Jason Buss, the  founder of the Recruiters Network. He shares valuable information on recruiting, hiring, and other HR-related topics. You’ll also find helpful resources like slide presentations and video.

Most popular post: http://www.talenthq.com/2015/07/the-top-20-employee-referral-program-best-practices/ 

 

The Chief Happiness Officer

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Alexander Kjerulf is the founder (and Chief Happiness Officer) of Woohoo Inc, which focuses on helping businesses achieve happiness at work. His blog helps teach ways to keep you and your employees happy.

Most popular post: http://positivesharing.com/2006/04/the-cult-of-overwork-2/

 

The HR Capitalist

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This is Kris Dunn’s blog, who you may remember from Fistful of Talent. He writes this blog by himself, focusing on topics like recruiting and performance.

Most popular post: http://www.hrcapitalist.com/2012/05/how-to-tell-whether-your-relocation-package-or-your-closing-skills-suck.html

 

The People Equation

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Author and speaker Jennifer Miller pens this blog on workplace dynamics. Fascinated by people, she writes about all of the inter-office workings that make up the “people equation”.

Most popular post: http://people-equation.com/leadership-and-being-a-role-model-20-ideas/

 

Tim Sackett

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Tim is the president of HRU Technical Resources and has been in the HR industry for over 20 years. He blogs daily with advice or thoughts on the industry.

Most popular post: http://timsackett.com/2016/05/05/dont-apply-to-college-if-youre-white-middle-class-and-male/

 

TLNT

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TLNT is the talent management and HR-focused wing of the online community ERE Media (which also writes about recruiting and sourcing). It provides insights on industry news, as well as advice from a big team of writers.

Most popular post: https://www.eremedia.com/tlnt/the-12-attributes-of-a-strong-organizational-culture/

 

TriNet

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The company blog of TriNet, the HR technology platform, offers tips on HR technology, safety and wellness in the workplace. They also look at industry-specific HR advice for non-profits, healthcare, life sciences, and financial services.

Most popular post: https://www.trinet.com/hr-insights/blog/2014/five-things-to-consider-when-creating-a-paid-time-off-pto-policy

 

True Faith HR

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Consistently cited as a top resource in the HR space, True Faith HR from Matt Stollak is a must-read blog.

Most popular post: http://truefaithhr.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-career-in-hr-cynical-girl-lruettimann.html 

 

Undercover Recruiter

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Started in 2009 by Jorgen Sundberg, Undercover Recruiter features advice and content for both in-house HR and agency/3rd party recruiters focused on talent acquisition.

Most popular post: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/cv-vs-resume-difference-and-when-use-which/

 

Upstart HR

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Ben Eubanks created Upstart HR to help make the profession better, “one HR pro at a time.” He also has a podcast called We’re Only Human.

Most popular post: http://upstarthr.com/shrm-cp-or-phr-todays-hr-certification-decision/

 

WageWorks

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The company blog of WageWorks focuses its content on keeping employees healthy through Consumer-Directed Benefits.

Most popular post: https://www.wageworks.com/blog/2016/may/17/the-hsa-the-best-retirement-investment-tool-youve-never-heard-of

 

Women of HR

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Like the name suggests, Women of HR was founded by women and written for women in HR. The team of writers help form a sense of community with female writers from the industry.

Most popular post: http://womenofhr.com/what-gets-you-out-of-bed-and-into-your-career-each-morning/

 

Workology

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Featuring case studies, tools, tips, and trends, Workology has content for both recruiting and HR. Founded by one of the leading voices in HR, Jessica Miller-Merrell; Workology also has a weekly podcast.

Most popular post: https://workology.com/sample-email-recruiter-template/ 

 

Please let us know if you think we've missed any!

 

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