Social media outlets like Twitter have brought many changes to the human resources profession. They’ve opened new connections and allowed many HR experts and executives to share their wisdom with those who wish to enter or advance in the field.
Here are five Twitter feeds that no HR professional should miss.
1. The National Human Resources Association
The National Human Resources Association provides opportunities for HR professionals with various levels of experience and education to network with other professionals and participate in a variety of training and career-building opportunities. The organization also posts career opportunities on their website. If you belong to the NHRA, you don’t want to miss the latest news about live events, meetings, webinars and more, which you can find on their Twitter feed.
2. HR Bartender
HR Bartender is managed by Sharlyn Lauby, a longtime HR professional who also acts as president of ITM Group, a training company that focuses on retaining and engaging talent in the workplace. Considered one of the top resources for HR professionals, the HR Bartender blog is applauded for its casual and personable tone and highly practical content. The corresponding Twitter feed is filled with not only HR-related resources but also general business and personal development advice and stellar burger recipes. It’s a must-have addition to your resource list.
3. Dave the HR Czar
Dave Ryan is the director of HR at Mel-O-Cream Donuts in Springfield, IL. He’s also an avid blogger who contributes his HR expertise freely online and in life. Enjoy his unique and energetic take on the world of HR professionals by reading his blog, HR Official, and following his Twitter feed, which contains HR advice, insightful observations, FitBit updates and fun details about the world of business.
4. Laurie Ruettimann
Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker and HR expert living in Raleigh, NC. Although she describes herself as “not your HR lady,” she has worked with Fortune 500 companies for more than a decade and is recognized as one of CareerBuilder’s Top Five Career Advisors. Her extensive HR knowledge is delivered with a funny and irreverent attitude that makes her posts both popular and effective. Subscribe to Laurie’s Twitter feed to discover hew views on the HR profession and how it is affected by current events, politics and life in general.
5. HR Fishbowl
Senior level HR professional Charlie Judy approaches the social media world with humor, wisdom, experience and a wealth of information to share. With a firm belief that basic principles such as good relationships, personal attention and simple processes are more valuable than the details that many in the HR community are focused on, Charlie helps center readers around the basics of how HR concepts are really supposed to work. You can rely on the HR Fishbowl Twitter feed to be filled with sage advice, personal insight, great career opportunities and lots of fun.
Pursue Your Degree to Launch Your HR Career
Although keeping up with the latest HR news and trends on Twitter can help you stay in the loop, a bachelor’s degree provides the background and credentials needed to land the highest-paying HR positions. Talk to your school or career counselor about your options.