Human Resource Managers are vital to the strategic leadership of organizations because they are the ones who manage any organizations most valuable assets, which is, of course, the people. We hope the guide below can be a valuable resource for HR managers. It covers professional organizations, blogs, websites, and publications centered around human resource management. You'll find tools to hone your craft, expand your horizons, and stay up to date on what is going on in the HR field.
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Associations, Societies, and Networks
AHRD vision is "leading human resource development through research." As a member, you'll have access to educational resources, conferences, publications, mentorship, and networking.
ASHHRA has a network of over 3,000 HR professionals working in the healthcare field in the U.S. the website offers a variety of educational opportunities, resources, "toolkits" with information on "processes, policies, tools, forms, white papers, articles, and educational media" to help members delve more deeply into specific topics. There are also lists of products aligned with ASHHRA's core competences, publications, as well as information on their annual conference.
This group is the second most popular HR professionals group on LinkedIn.
HR Exchange Network connects HR professionals with each other and provides a huge (and growing) library of HR resources. Follow them on Twitter at @Exchange_HR.
HR.com is a huge online community for HR professionals. With news, webcasts, events, templates, best practices, and more, it's a treasure trove for the human resources professional. Follow them on Twitter at @hrdotcom.
The largest Human Resources group on LinkedIn, Linked:HR has over 600,000 members and multiple active discussions.
NAHR was established in 1998 and currently has over 15,000 members with 25 chapters and interest groups across the U.S. They provide networking, career opportunities, professional development, mentorship, a job board, national events, and other tools to members.
Established in 1951, NHRA provides career development and support for human resource professionals. They have networking programs and development services through the U.S. It is a nonprofit association that is primarily run by volunteers. On their website, you can find current job openings, upcoming events, and information on NHRA's affiliates across the U.S.
SHRM is an international human resources professional association. It represents over 285,000 HR managers in over 165 countries. Their website includes current HR news and blog articles, as well as longer articles in their magazine, which they allow you to read for free. Their resource & tools tab is full of useful information and resources, from updates on state and local laws to diversity hiring solutions to samples of HR forms, employee handbooks, and the like. You can also find information for HR educators, resources for certification, continuing education courses, and career planning help on their learning & career tab. They also have a wide variety of events and communities to participate in. Follow them on Twitter at @SHRM.
Baudville is all about employee recognition. The blog feels like Pinterest and gives HR professionals all kinds of ideas for ways to recognize and celebrate your employees.
Entrepreneur has created a human resources guide for business owners. You'll find information on training, managing, hiring, and paying employees, and more.
ERE Media was established in 1998 and is a source for human resources, talent acquisition, and recruiting professionals. Its blog TLNT is prolific and covers everything from legal needs to recruiting to benefits to training. ERE also has a job board, webinars, and conferences, training, and bench marching tools.
The HR Tech Weekly is network for HR technology professionals, as well as recruiters and start-ups. In addition to their blog, they also publish HR Tech Magazine. Follow them on Twitter at @HRTechWeekly.
HCI produces live and virtual educational content to human resource professionals, recruiters, and business executives to "help organizations get the maximum impact out of their most valuable asset: their people." You can sign up for one of HCI's webcasts, enroll in one of their certificate program, or attend a conference. Follow them on Twitter at @Human_Capital.
HCM is an information services and market-intelligence company that publishes, among other things, Workforce magazine (see below). Their Advisory Group does research on market and leadership in human resources and delivers their finding through white papers, benchmarking programs, surveys, and their talent tracker.
Still a new company, New to HR's mission is to "create modern people operations." They've created two guides on mentorship and start-ups, and are in the process of developing an emotional intelligence guide. Though still quite sparse, check out their learn tab for videos on topics like emotional intelligence, employee brand advocates, and neuro-linguistic programming. More built out is their blog, which has a plethora of information interesting and pertinent to HR professionals, both new and veteran. Follow them at @NewToHR
This is the official Twitter account for human resources at the U.S. Department of Justice.
HRCurator focuses on human resources delivering real value to their organizations.
Human Resources Director is your stop on Twitter for all things human resources-related.
Charly Judy is the founder of Work XO, a culture management platform.
Ferrini Mundy is the assistant director for Education and Human Resources with the National Science Foundation. You can follow the NSF's Education and Human Resources account at @NSF_EHR
WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources organization that provides education and certification, as well as research and advocacy on human resource issues globally.
As the name suggest, this blog focuses on how to keep happiness at the center of all you do as an HR professional for the betterment of yourself, your employees, and your organization. Follow Alexander Kjerulf, the blog's founder, on Twitter at @alexkjerulf.
This blog set about demystifying the HR department and answering your questions about what HR does and why it's important. You'll find topics on everything from payroll to diversity. Follow Suzanne Lucas, the voice behind the blog, on Twitter at @RealEvilHRLady.
Fistful of Talent is a blog written by recruiters and HR professionals on talent management and recruitment. Follow them on Twitter at @FistfulOfTalent
Sharlyn Lauby is the HR professional behind HR Bartender. Her blog is not just about HR topics, but more broadly about all kinds of things that relate to the workplace. With new content three to four days a week, Lauby writes about employment engagement, how to be a better supervisor, and career advice, among other things.
The HR Capitalist is intended to help move human resources toward the future and on trend with current workplace concerns and technologies.
No Excuses HR desires to dismantle the excuses that keep HR managers and others in positions of power from helping their employees. Topics covered include everything from leader vulnerability to how to handle an employee's mistakes.
Talent Culture has an immense catalog of articles on categories covering workplace culture & innovation, career strategy, talent management, HR technology, social learning, and leadership.
Women of HR is a blog dedicated to developing women in human resources and business. Women of HR was founded by Trish McFarlane, who is an HR director and consultant. You can also read McFarlane's blog HR Ringleader. Follow McFarlane on Twitter at @TrishMcFarlane and Women of HR at @womenofhr.
Over 100 writers contribute to Workology, which strives to help human resource professionals any every level in their career, from interns to executives. They've also developed a catalog of courses for professional development, as well as a tidy library of podcasts.
A publication from the Society for Human Resource Management, HR Magazine provides news, features, and analysis for all levels of HR professionals.
HR Professionals Magazine is exactly what it sounds like, it's a publishes human resource information for HR professionals.
HRDR is a journal that focuses on theory development in human resources and related fields. It is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Established in 1987, HRE offers news and columns for or vice presidents and directors of human resources.
In Workforce Magazine you'll find human current news, trending topics, commentary, and white papers about human resources. You'll also find upcoming events on their website.