The Top 50 Human Resources Blogs To Watch in 2010

Top 50 HR Blog 2010
The Top 50 Human Resources Blogs To Watch in 2010

Hiring, firing, and everything in between - that is what this Top 50 blog list is all about. Chances are we have all been on the good end and the bad end of a human resources decision at one time or another. These bloggers are the best of the best in helping people make those tough decisions. So, whether you are looking to downsize, upsize, or create the most talented team you can, visit these blogs for advice.You can also view last year's list. The illustrations for the top 3 category leaders are provided by our internet marketing moderator Jeff Foster From WebBizIdeas , a company that offers graphic design and Custom Web Design in Minneapolis MN .


HR 101

 

Sharlyn Lauby - HR Bartender1) HR Bartender
URL: http://www.hrbartender.com

Sharlyn Lauby is an HR pro turned consultant. She created HR Bartender so people would have a friendly place to discuss workplace issues. So pull up a stool and order your favorite drink…the bar is always open.


2) XpertHR
URL: http://www.xperthr.co.uk/blogs/employment-intelligence

XpertHR is the UK's most cost-effective HR online information source for compliance, good practice and benchmarking.It offers news, commentary and analysis on employment law, employee relations, recruitment, retention, reward and work organization.


3) Lisa Rosendhal
URL: http://www.lisarosendahl.com/

If you are a Human Resource professional, developing leader or someone interested in transforming the way we communicate, interact and connect with others, you've come to the right place. Visit Lisa Rosendahl's blog for HR news and tips.


4) HR Observations
URL: http://omegahrsolutions.blogspot.com/

HR Observations is a forum for author Michael Haberman's observations relating to human resources topics and to discuss and question current human resources practices. Your observations are welcome.


5) KnowHR Blog
URL: http://www.knowhr.com/blog

KnowHR Blog serves up straight talk about human resources. They like simplicity in language. They believe that people really want to do a good job, that there are ways to create motivation, and that communication is at the heart of it all.


6) Inflexion Point
URL: http://www.inflexionadvisors.com/blog/

Inflexion Advisors is a strategic consulting firm that sits at the intersection of senior HR executives, service providers and industry analysts. They work with the needs of each group to facilitate interaction and commerce between all three. Follow them on their blog.


7) HR Daily Advisor
URL: http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/

HR Daily Advisor is BLR’s daily source of HR tips, news, and advice. It presents just one HR tip, piece of HR news, or compliance advisory a day - readable in 5 minutes or less. Check them out every morning and see how easy it is to keep up with changing HR management trends.


8) Ask a Manager
URL: http://askamanager.blogspot.com/

Alison Green manages a medium-sized, successful organization. She hires, fires, promotes, manages, all that. She also thinks about management and hiring and systems for getting things done pretty much constantly. Find answers to all your questions on her blog.


9) HRmarketer
URL: http://hrmarketer.blogspot.com/

HRmarketer is a blog dedicated to the human resource marketplace, buyers and sellers, employers and vendors.


10) The Editors' Blog
URL: http://www.personneltoday.com/blogs/human-resources-news

The Editors’ Blog brings you comment and insight on human resources and the business world from the award-winning editorial team behind Personnel Today magazine. The blog includes news, commentary and analysis on issues affecting the HR sector, as well as the fields of employee relations, industrial relations and politics.


11) HR Forum
URL: http://gneil.blogspot.com/

G.Neil hosts HR Forum as a place for people managers, business owners and human resource professionals to exchange views. In this space, you'll find opinions on HR trends, timely issues and compliance "best practice" tips.


12) Evil HR Lady
URL: http://evilhrlady.blogspot.com/

Why is she evil? Well, she's not, but that's the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR. So, come join Suzanne Lucas on the Evil Side.


   

Career Development

 

Laurie Ruettimann - Punk Rock Human Resources13) Punk Rock Human Resources
URL: http://punkrockhr.com/

Author Laurie Ruettimann is a seasoned and cynical HR professional with over a decade of experience in Fortune 500 organizations. Follow her cutting edge advice on her ever popular blog, Punk Rock HR.


14) Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist
URL: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/

Penelope Trunk is the founder of 3 startups - most recently, Brazen Careerist, a social network to help young people manage their careers. Her career advice appears in more than 200 newspapers. In a review of this blog, Business Week called Penelope's writing "poetic."


15) Career Hub
URL: http://www.careerhubblog.com/main

As President of Blue Sky Resumes, Louise Fletcher's mission is to help people take charge of their job search, build confidence and advance their careers. She founded Career Hub to further that mission by connecting job seekers with the best minds in career counseling, resume writing, personal branding and recruiting.


16) All Things Workplace
URL: http://www.allthingsworkplace.com/

Steve Roesler is an award-winning writer and speaker on leadership, management, and career management who enjoys teaching smart people practical ways to become extraordinary.


17) Work Happy Now!
URL: http://www.workhappynow.com/

The Work Happy Now! blog gives tips, advice and stories that help any employee or CEO improve their work environment. Create a happier workforce today by visiting this blog.


18) JibberJobber Blog
URL: http://www.jibberjobber.com/blog

JibberJobber was designed by Jason Alba during his first real job search beginning January 2006. It is a personal relationship manager that allows you to do everything you need to do to manage a job search and optimize your network relationships - for the duration of your career!


19) Four Hour Work Week
URL: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog

The Four Hour Work Week is Tim Ferriss' popular lifestyle blog. Plan your mini-retirement now! The first step is simple...Calculate the cost of your dream lifestyle. It's less than you think.


20) The Chief Happiness Officer
URL: http://positivesharing.com/

Happiness at work is a strange idea to many people, who have gotten used to the idea that work is unpleasant, tough and hard. But according to Alexander Kjerulf, it doesn’t need to be that way at all. Work can be energizing, meaningful, inspiring and plain old fun. Get tips on how to achieve that on his blog.


21) Rehaul
URL: http://rehaul.com/

Rehaul is all about rethinking the ways people and businesses interact. Follow author Lance Haun as he offers advice on careers, communication, HR, leadership, social media, and technology.


22) A Different Kind of work
URL: http://www.adifferentkindofwork.com/

A Different Kind of Work helps professionals navigate career change. Author Christine Livingston wants to show individuals how to live the life that allows you to realize your full potential, wherever and however that may be.


Organizations

Brayden King - Orgtheroy23) Orgtheory
URL: http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/

Author Brayden King is an assistant professor in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He studies social change as it occurs through organizational processes. Follow his research on his blog.


24) Authentic Organizations
URL: http://authenticorganizations.com/

Celia Harquail has a long standing interest in how organizations can contribute to individuals and society while they pursue their missions. Follow her news and ideas on this blog to learn how to build an Authentic Organization.


25) Flip Chart Fairy Tales
URL: http://flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/

Flip Chart Fairy Tales offers this blogger's reflections on business, the world of work and the general "organizational crap" that we all have to put up with in the course of our employment.


 

Leadership

26) Execupundit
URL: http://www.execupundit.com/

Execupundit offers commentary by Michael Wade on leadership, ethics, management, and life.


27) The Engaging Brand
URL: http://theengagingbrand.typepad.com/

Engaging people internally and externally with your brand is so important and this blogger loves helping people do just that. This blog offers thoughts on the world of business, leadership, creativity, and branding, all aimed at enabling people to be the best that they can be.


28) Three Star Leadership Blog
URL: http://blog.threestarleadership.com/

If you are a boss at any level, this blog will give you insight, information, and pointers to resources to do a better job and live a better life.


29) Great Leadership
URL: http://www.greatleadershipbydan.com/

Blogger Dan McCarthy is currently the Manager of Leadership and Management Development at a Fortune "Great Place to Work", "Training Top 125", and "High Impact Learning" company. Follow his blog for opinions and information on leadership and leadership development.


HR Law

30) Workplace Prof Blog
URL: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog

Workplace Prof Blog is written by a team of law school professors who cover everything from Employment Law, to Employment Discrimination, to Labor Law, to Benefits, and more.


31) Today's Workplace
URL: http://www.todaysworkplace.org/

Your source for the latest developments in workplace rights and employment law, “Today’s Workplace” is a blog written by Paula Brantner, Executive Director of Workplace Fairness. In each entry, Paula focuses on legal and political information relevant to employee rights and fairness issues in the workplace.


32) Strategic HR Lawyer
URL: http://www.strategichrlawyer.com/

Blogger Diane Pfadenhauer has trained hundreds of HR, legal and other professionals on strategic planning, compliance, conducting investigations of alleged discrimination and harassment, policy development, compensation, performance improvement, union relations, real estate and facilities management, and risk management. Get tips on her blog.


33) George's Employment Blawg
URL: http://www.employmentblawg.com/

George Lenard, the founder and editor of George’s Employment Blawg, has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, including preventive law as well as litigation. As the blogosphere grew, George’s Employment Blawg quickly gained recognition for its coverage of employment topics in an accessible, easy-to-read format.


Compensation

 

34) Compensation Force
URL: http://compforce.typepad.com/compensation_force

Compensation consultant Ann Bares is the Managing Partner of Altura Consulting Group. Her blog offers practical news, information, tips and musings about employee performance and compensation.


35) Workers Comp Insider
URL: http://www.workerscompinsider.com/

This is Lynch Ryan's blog about workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health and safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools and technology and related topics.


 

 

Talent Management

 

36) Workplace Learning Today
URL: http://www.brandon-hall.com/workplacelearningtoday

This is a daily newsletter/blog on workplace learning from Brandon Hall Research. It is a group effort by senior Brandon Hall Research analysts to provide readers with a daily summary of news, events, commentary, and research on all aspects of workplace learning, including training and development, performance support, job aids, learning technologies, talent management, organizational learning, and adult education.


37) RapidBI-Mgt
URL: http://rapidbi.com/management

RapidBI-Mgt is a blog written by Mike Morrison, a learning and development specialist based in London, UK.Check it out for daily talent management tips and advice.


38) HR to HR 2.0 and HCM
URL: http://strategic-hcm.blogspot.com/

HCM is an evolving approach to creating value in an organization based upon the capability of its people. HCM strategies tend to be unique and innovative, going far beyond HR best practice. Learn more at Jon Ingham's blog.


39) Profitability Through Human Capital
URL: http://intellectualcapitalconsulting.blogspot.com/

This blog will contain some of the key things blogger Cathy Missildine-Martin learns or techniques she use or hears about.Occasionally it will contain overviews of products or views on what is happening in the world of L&D and OD.


40) Human Capital Institute
URL: http://www.hci.org/cfe/blogs/

Human Capital Institute offers daily commentary, and HCI's Top 100 blogs in talent, strategy acquisition, development and leadership.Check it out for some of the top voices in the industry.


41) The Talent Buzz
URL: http://thetalentbuzz.com/

Originally founded by Jason Buss in 2008, The Talent Buzz is an online news and information channel for the recruiting and human resources community. Today, the entire network and community spans 60,000+ professionals interested in a no-nonsense view of topics ranging from social media and recruiting to innovation and recruiting ROI.


42) HR Web Café
URL: http://thetalentbuzz.com/

This is a workplace blog about employment issues, people matters, and work trends sponsored by ESI Employee Assistance Group (EAP).


Recruitment

 

43) The Recruiters Lounge
URL: http://www.therecruiterslounge.com/

In March 2008, the HR blog “JimStroud.com” (aka JimStroud 2.0) rebranded itself as The Recruiters Lounge. At this writing, it is written by Jim Stroud (and friends) and explores the wacky world of employment with articles, podcasts, videos, comics and more.


44) Diggings
URL: http://blogs.jobdig.com/diggings

Toby Dayton is President & CEO of JobDig, an employment-focused media, advertising, and technology company. His blog covers recruitment advertising, media, publishing, HR, work, & technology, among other things.


45) Six Degrees from Dave
URL: http://sixdegreesfromdave.com/

Dave Mendoza is the author of the influential, multi award-winning recruitment industry blog, SixDegreesFromDave.com. It spotlights HR industry leaders, sourcing gurus, global staffing practices and social networking.


46) Recruitment Views
URL: http://www.recruitment-views.com/

Recruitment Views presents Stephen Fowler's views and comments within the recruitment industry, by a well-known and experienced recruitment consultant.


HR Technology

 

47) Vendorprisey
URL: http://theotherthomasotter.wordpress.com/

In his day job, Thomas Otter is a Research Director at Gartner, covering the Human Capital Management-HR technology space. In his off time, he writes this blog. Follow it to gain his inside thoughts on the technology that is changing the HR industry.


48) Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources
URL: http://gauteg.blogspot.com/

Gautam Ghosh is a consultant with social business strategy firm 2020 Social, and his focus is to figure out what social tools and technologies can organizations leverage to become more "Open." His blog covers his points of view about Organizations, Work and People.


49) SystematicHR
URL: http://systematichr.com/

SystematicHR is a human resources blog about the intersection between HR process and HR technology. It is where HR strategies become the practice of service delivery.


50) HRMG Blog
URL: http://www.hrmgsolutions.com/blog/

In business since 1992, HRMG Solutions focuses on the sales, training, implementation and support of Sage Abra HRMS's entire line of HR software. Beyond that, it offers general tips on technology making the news in HR.


 

 

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