25 Must Read HR Blogs in 2013

Jessica Miller-Merrell, blogging4jobs

Technology is rapidly changing the face of HR. It impacts the way businesses are organized and is a big influence on how people define work. With more pressure on becoming mobile, social, automated, cloud-based and overall tech friendly, Human Resources must stay on top of the changing trends and demonstrate value. No longer is the Human Resources department where you go to just get benefits information, but it’s the department that drives the value of the company through recruitment and employee retention.

In 2013 it’s important that all these changes taking place in HR are recognized and implemented in a company’s overall strategic vision. An end of year or beginning 2013 list of resources, blogs, and other information that HR and Managers must read to get a leg up in managing, retaining, and hiring great teams in 2013.

HR Examiner

HR Examiner is a magazine focused on the people, technology, ideas and careers of senior leaders in Human Resources and Human Capital.

Our Talent Blog

Run by the HR Consulting firm, Design On Talent, they dispense great knowledge and content that’s necessary for HR and organizational leaders.

Talent Culture

Talent Culture is an open online community of talent-minded professionals devoted to advancing the World of Work.

Cost of Work

Blog author, Chris Fields shares great insights on a variety of HR, workplace, and job seeker topics.  Definitely a must read. 

Recruiting Animal

The Recruiting Animal is a fast-paced hardball forum of recruiting infotainment. Hosted every Wednesday at noon EST, the show hosts a chat with a guest who has a professional connection to recruiting.

Fistful of Talent

Fistful of Talent features a wide array of blog topics from Leadership, Recruiting, to Sourcing and Performance. An excellent source for anything HR related.

Steve’s HR Technology

For those interested in HR, technology, and BBQ, Steve has a great blog providing fantastic insights into how recruiting, HR, and technology are intersecting. 

The Tim Sackett Project

Tim Sackett is an 18 year HR/Recruiting Talent Professional. His blog goes over daily perceptions and seeks a crowd to discuss what HR should be about.

The People Equation

Led by Jennifer V. Miller, The People Equation seeks to help people how to lead with character, influence with integrity and win with positive office politics.

HR Virtual Cafe

The HR Virtual Café is a blog that discusses important topics in the realm of Human Capitol, Social Media, and Technology.

Ask a Manager

Long standing blog dispenses advice for the world of work from a manager’s point of view.  

The Human Race Horses

Insights from HR practitioner and union expert, Mike Vandervort offering HR managers and operations professionals a vast variety of resources.

Everyday People

Everyday People led by HR Professional, Steve Brown, focuses on finding the extraordinary in everyone.  

The Buzz on HR

The Buzz on HR is a Management, Leadership, and Human Resource led by “Buzz” Rodney who has over a decade of experience in the HR industry.

Make HR Happen

Make HR Happen, led by Tom Bolt is a blog that’s mission is to Re-humanize Talent Acquisition and Management.

HR Observations

HR Consulting firm Omega HR Solutions dispenses human resources advice on tough topics like exempt level employees to GINA. 

HR reMix

A little bit of everything in HR. Always questioning why we do what we do in our organizations is a focal point at HR reMix.

Evil HR Lady

Susan Lucas is demystifying HR with her long-time blog, the Evil HR Lady. 

The HR Capitali$t

The HR Capitali$t seeks to combine the intersection between HR practice, technology and business as it relates to today’s organizations.

Ringleader Logic

Trish McFarlane authors the Ringleader Logic blog and brings over 15 years of experience in leadership, performance management as well as a variety of other topics.

Your HR Buddy

HR Buddy is dedicated to sparking conversation through thought provoking questions and discussions on various challenges happening in organization, work relationships and in HR realm of course!!

True Faith HR

Written by professor, Matt Stollak who provides academic insights and a look into the future of HR.  He’s honest, insightful, and to the point. 

1.0 FTE

Need a little comic relief?  This blog uses humor to prove a point and share insights into the complex, complicated, and often misunderstood world of managers and HR. 

Ohio Employer’s Law Blog

Jon Hyman brings over 15 years of experience to this blog and provides proactive and results-driven solutions to employers’ workforce problems.

Texas Strategic Human Resources

Texas Strategic Human Resource takes a unique approach to HR. Their tagline “Stop asking for a seat at the table. Crash the meeting instead” speaks volume to their approach.

It's hard to list all the HR, Workplace, and Recruiting blogs that I love.  And I know I unintentionally, left out a few.  Do you have a favorite blog you love to follow that bleeds HR? Let us know in the comments section! 



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  1. 10 muhammad ateeb 02 Mar
    good one http://law.afu.ac.ae/ar/law-goals-and-objectives/ http://law.afu.ac.ae/ar/law-Bachelor/ http://law.afu.ac.ae/ar/law-aims&outcomes/
  2. 9 Lantech-Soft 26 Jul
    Great list, thanks a lot for sharing it!
  3. 8 Dr. Pravin Parmar 29 Apr
    this things are needs to manage by HR, and then after HR can requite new employee. this is very nice blog.
  4. 7 Pravin Madalia 17 Apr
    All company needs HR system for manage employee and it must be easy to use.
  5. 6 Acme Professional India 22 Jan
    I read the whole post and i like the post so much. It is very useful information for me. Thanks for the post. http://acmeprofessionalsindia.com/
  6. 5 Amit Pandey 04 Aug
    Wow....!!! The information's provided in this blog is really very useful and informative for me. I got many of the helpful points, which I was searching for a long time. Thanks for posting.
  7. 4 Amit Pandey 18 Jul
    I like reading the list mentioned in this blog. I got many helpful points after reading this blog. Thanks a lot for sharing.
  8. 3 Cathy Lee 05 Jan
    I/O At Work found at http://www.ioatwork.com/ is one my favorites! Up-to-date research, easily accessible, and convenient for people like me who desires just one website to access the latest HR research rather than going through multiple ones.
  9. 2 HRweb 14 Nov
    Interesting listing, indeed HR management software is ever more diverse and rapidly evolving. Keeping up with the news is definitely a priority for every HR department (and its decision-makers!).
  10. 1 Sherree Williams Walton 31 Mar

    I am a student posting on direction of my instructor; however, I am also a manager of a business and responsible for HR duties as well as other duties. I understanding your post stating HR can drive the workforce but it has been my experience HR is a facilitation position. Most of the time there is a department manager or someone else to make the final decision on hiring an individual. Thank you for the links! They are helpful.

    Sherree, University of Oklahoma


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