If you have a work complaint, chances are you’re heading straight to the HR department. Questions regarding your paycheck? HR. Issues with your manager? HR. Don’t agree with your performance review? You guessed it, HR to the rescue.
Working as a human resource professional can be a gratifying, but thankless job. You can sleep at night knowing that you are contributing to the greater good of your employee population. But, you may lie awake at night counting the number of fires you put out instead of fluffy white sheep.
You set the tone of the work environment contributing to everything from the actual processes to getting work done efficiently and correctly to the attitude that drives the company culture. You walk a fine line balancing your innate ability to foster relationships versus your duty to “vote” others off the island.
Some might call you a leader. I call you a workforce warrior. But, even warriors can use a helping hand. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of the Top HR blogs to broaden your insight and perspective.
And since your analytical minds wouldn't rest without knowing how this list was created, here you go. One part social authority, or how interactive these blogs are on social media, and one part based on PageRank, these are today's top trending HR blogs.
HR Bartender focuses on topics that relate to the workplace, not just human resources. Some of our most popular subjects deal with career advice, leadership and management, and office politics. The site is updated 3-4 times a week.
Moz Social Rank: 65
HR Examiner is a magazine focused on the people, technology, ideas and careers of senior leaders in Human Resources and Human Capital. It is managed by John Sumser, a principle analyst at KeyInterval Research.
Moz Social Rank: 50
Formerly for the author of Cynical Girl or Punk Rock HR (retired), Laurie Ruettimann is a former Human Resources leader turned influential speaker, writer and strategist. She owns a human resources consultancy that offers a wide array of HR services to human resources leaders and executives. Ruettimann has a unique sense of humor and no holds back approach to her style of writing.
Moz Social Rank: 65
Ask a Manager
When starting her blog, Alison Green was the chief of staff for a medium-sized, successful organization, where she was responsible for hiring, firing, promoting, and managing, all of that. In 2010, Green left her job and began consulting. Her blog is dedicated to answering questions surrounding management processes and decisions.
Moz Social Rank: 44
Fistful of Talent
Fistful of Talent offers a unique twist to traditional HR blogs with plenty of pop culture references and bold topics. From HR topics that span Recruiting, Performance, Learning, Digital Interviewing and Selection, Fistful of Talent is a true collaboration of some of the brightest minds in the field.
Moz Social Rank: 40
This blog was written by Alexandra Calukovic-Deck, aka the Marketing Guru, a data-driven marketer. Growing up in the traditional marketing era, this Inbound Marketer has experienced first-hand the shift to a more digital world. Versed in email, social and content marketing, Alexandra Calukovic-Deck drives the strategy behind Yoh's international sales and marketing divisions. Claims to fame include the longest possible last name ever, certifications in Strategic & Inbound Marketing practices, and lover of all things Philadelphia (especially the Philly food scene.