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Best Websites for Recruiting Advice, News, and Best Practices that You Need to Know About
Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Whether you’re new to the industry or a human resources veteran, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various educational and thought leadership resources around the internet. Many websites like ERE and SHRM are already well-established leaders in providing HR expertise. Other websites on this list, although maybe not as well-known, still pack a lot of knowledge into their daily blogs or newsletters.

Check them out, and add these sites to your daily reading list!

TLNT: TLNT is an HR blog about the business of HR, with news, insight, and topical information from experts and thought leaders in HR, talent management, and all areas related to HR and managing a workforce. This includes legal topics and issues, compensation and benefits (health, financial/retirement, and voluntary), HR technology and software, training and development, HR management, and other related areas.

Undercover Recruiter: Undercover Recruiters aims to inform, inspire and entertain recruiters, HR, jobseekers and anyone with an interest in the workplace. Topics for employers include how to hire and retain the best talent, tips and tricks from real recruiters, and helpful articles on how to effectively use recruiting technology.

Evil HR Lady: This blog’s goal is to demystify human resources for job seekers, employees, and HR professionals alike. No topic is off-limits, including salary questions, performance, and other employer related policies. For job seekers and employees, her articles empower readers with knowledge by documenting available courses of action. For recruiters, some of her best insights come from answering employee related questions, where she often breaks down compliance issues and HR legislation simple and easy-to-understand terms.

Blogging4Jobs: Founded in 2007 by Jessica Miller-Merrell, who remains a chief blogger on the site, Blogging4jobs has been serving up articles on topics like the workplace, HR, recruiting, job search, and leadership. According to the website, its goal is “To take the reader to what we call ‘uncomfortable yet necessary’ places.”

Recruiter.com: Recruiter.com heralds itself as an online recruiting service that emphasizes transparency. Job seekers can build their profile in a few simple steps by listing their top skills and career goals, all while staying anonymous. Then, employers and job seekers get matched together using proprietary technology. Then, a team of professionals hand pick potential targets and work closely with hiring teams to set up a job interview.

ERE: ERE has been a go-to resource for recruiters to network, share best practices, and learn since 1998. ERE provides a blog, daily email newsletter, webinars, job board, and offers two must-attend conferences per year: ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo, and Recruiting Innovation Summit.

Human Resource Executive (HRE): HRE is better known as a magazine for HR decision-makers and executives that’s published 12 times per year. Stories cover all areas of human resource management, including talent management, benefits, training and development, technology, and employment law. In 2006, HREOnline was launched in order to deliver the same quality content as well as breaking news, unique insights, and extensive reference materials.

HR Happy Hour: HR Happy Hour is the longest running and top downloaded HR podcast. Topics include human resources, management, leadership, and workforce technology. The show is hosted by Steve Boese, Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, and Trish McFarlene, human resources executive and writer/speaker on workplace topics.

SouceCon.com: SourceCon originally began as an idea to develop an educational conference uniquely dedicated to sourcing leaders and those interested in learning more about the art and science of recruitment sourcing. SourceCon held its first conference in 2007, and since then has prided itself on being a destination site for information, knowledge, and news for the sourcing community. A daily blog along with a twice-yearly conference equips sourcing and research professionals with what they need to be on the cutting edge of their industry. Says editor Jeremy Roberts, “SourceCon is a place for sharing tools, ideas, and ways to better ourselves as researchers. Our goal is simply to inform, encourage, and empower.”

Talent Management: According to its website “Talent Management provides in-depth information to recruiting and HR professionals charged with the design, development, and execution of integrated talent management programs that encompass recruitment and retention, employee assessment and evaluation, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee learning, workforce development, and succession planning.” The site also offers readers to receive its e-newsletter and view its online magazine.

Workforce: Workforce’s objective is to offer insights, tips, and tactics that help HR professionals approach their jobs from a more strategic, big-picture, business-results perspective. According to its website, “Companies increasingly realize they need to be smarter about the ways they attract, retain, and train their workforce.” Workforce fills that need by covering the intersection of people management and business strategy. The site also offers readers to receive its e-newsletter and view its online magazine.

SHRM: Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliate chapters in the United States and aboard. Its website hosts a wealth of information including FAQs, templates, and toolkits for a wide range of topics like HR strategy, legal issues and public policy, research and metrics, and education and certification information. Additionally, its annual conference and expo is one of the biggest HR conferences in the world.

HR.BLR.com: HR.BLR provides tools and practical resources for recruiting and HR professionals. This includes time savers like job descriptions, compliance checklists, and sample policies, as well as up-to-date salary data and much more.

TalentCulture: Recognizing the new role social media would end up playing in the recruiting sphere, co-founders Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman wanted a place online where talent-minded professionals could connect and support one another through chaotic and exciting shifts in business, technology, and workforce dynamics. Each new post uses the hashtag #TChat, helping to spark informal Twitter conversations and connecting readers with insight, expert advice, and support.

HR Morning: According to its website, “HR Morning delivers the latest HR news, advice and insights to keep HR managers and executives up to date, and their companies in compliance. A trusted source within the industry, HR Morning is counted on by more than 239,000 HR professionals.”

Did I miss any websites that you consider must-read? What is your favorite recruiting/HR online resource?