Our Top 10 HR Blogs for 2018

Katie Harrower |


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It's often hard to find good, quality HR blogs (which also have a good sense of humour). We've put together this essential list of our favourite HR and recruitment blogs from across the board.

1. HR Bartender

Run by Sharlyn Lauby, an HR expert & consultant, The HR Bartender covers all manner of subjects including employee engagement, leadership, HR and other workplace issues. We particularly enjoy the casual tone of this blog, mirrored by its name!

Favourite blog post: Organizations don’t change until people do

2. Fistful of Talent

Founded by Kris Dunn, with several other contributors from the HR space, Fistful of Talent focuses on sharing various opinions from the world of HR, recruiting & talent. Again, this blog has a casual and often humourous tone.

Favourite blog post: Why HR Needs to Study Pyschology

3. Steve Boese’s HR Technology

Steve Boese runs a blog dedicated to all things HR tech, and he also co-runs the HR Happy Hour podcast, a great resource for HR professionals.

*Favourite blog post: More From 'The Robots are Making People Obsolete' Front Lines*

4. HR Ringleader

This HR blog, run by Trish McFarlane, covers a wealth of HR and recruitment related topics, providing insight into employee engagement, recruiting, HR tech and many more subjects with a unique spin.

Favourite blog post: 3 Ways To Become a More Modern Leader: Culture, Technology, Innovation

5. Women of HR

Women of HR is run by a group of HR professionals dedicated to developing & expressing the opinions of women in HR/people management roles. They describe it as a ‘place that HR women can go to get information, discuss the issues that impact their lives, and find that sense of community and collaboration that we were all experiencing at that very moment.’

Favourite blog post: 5 Reasons Why Women Make Effective Business Leaders

6. The Chief Happiness Officer

Alexander Kjerulf is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness in the workplace, and runs this blog to create a community for HR pros with similar ideas.

Favourite blog post: Two of the Funniest Ways to Create a Happy Workplace

7. HRZone

HRZone is a community of bloggers & writers that share their thoughts and opinions on all things HR tech, engagement, leadership & much more.

Favourite blog post: Smooth HR Technology Projects: Recap of 12-part series

8. The HR Capitalist

Also run by Kris Dunn, same as ‘Fistful of Talent’, this HR blog’s purpose is to build a community of HR pros to turn strategy into specifics.

Favourite blog post: Here's Your New Killer Interview Question To Cut Through Someone's Soul...

9. The Tim Sackett Project

Predictably, this blog is run by Tim Sackett, who is great at bringing the humour back to HR and recruiting.

Favourite blog post: Ugh! Being an Inclusive Employer is Hard!

10. Evil HR Lady

This HR blog intends to ‘demystify the human resources department’, debunking the myths and stereotypes surrounding HR in companies.

Favourite blog post: Companies are Reducing Employee Stress by doing this One Simple Thing

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Katie is the Marketing Executive here at Youmanage. Within the wider team, she is responsible for managing all aspects of marketing communications, including content and digital strategy, social media, website traffic, prospective client experience and the overall satisfaction of existing Youmanage users.