Staying current and improving your understanding of the field is crucial for every HR professional. Whether you’re pursuing an advanced degree in HR, considering a career in human resources, leadership, or management, or just want a fresh perspective on work and life, these blogs can bring you up to speed quickly with real world advice and helpful resources. In order to make this list, a blog has to be updated regularly with useful, original information and insight on these topics. Blogs are listed alphabetically within sections.

HR Fundamentals

Ask a Manager – Management, hiring, and getting things done by Alison Green

Evil HR Lady – Susan Lucas demystifies human resources departments.

Execupundit – Michael Wade’s blog on ethics, leadership, and management

HR Bartender – Blog on workplace issues by Sharlyn Lauby

The HR Capitalist – Blog of Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix

Life Between the Brackets – Blog of Lance Haun, community director at ERE Media.

Strategic HCM Blog – John Ingham on HR, innovation, and technology.

Employment Law

Today’s Workplace – Latest developments in employment law and workplace rights by Paula Brantner

Workplace Prof Blog – Group-edited resource on employment law

Work and Life

Four Hour Work Week – On work and life by Tim Ferriss

Penelope Trunk Blog – Founder of Brazen Careerist on work and life

Talent Management

Compensation Force – Employee performance and compensation by Ann Bares

Fistful of Talent – Group blog on talent management


All Things Workplace – Leadership and change by Steve Roesler

Great Leadership by Dan – Leadership and leadership development by Dan McCarthy


Flip Chart Fairy Tales – Reflections on the world of business and organizations

Vendorprisey – Personal blog of Thomas Otter, VP at Gartner

Careers and Recruiting

Careerealism – Advice on job searching, interviewing, and networking

Jibber Jobber – Jibber Jobber, a recruiting and job search blog, is a personal relationship manager that helps you organize your job searches.


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This article was updated in May 2020.