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    BambooHR’s Top 10 HR Blogs (2016 Edition)

    Top HR Blogs

    We pandas love all-things HR—which is why we love to read every good piece of content written about HR on the vast internet. There’s never been a better time to discuss HR since the industry is in the middle of a strategic revolution. But it can be tough prioritizing our time when there’s so much HR goodness out there to ingest. Where to begin? Who to follow regularly?

    Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Below is our ever-changing list of our Top 10 HR Blogs. Take a minute (or thousand) to check them out and glean the goodness that comes from each.

    (Quick note on our methodology: We took an analytical approach to see which sites perform the best, made a few qualitative judgment calls, added a pinch of our personal preferences, and voilà! Then we put the ten best in alphabetical order.)

    Ask a Manager

    What makes this blog so unique is how engaged the readers are. On a recent “Friday open thread,” the post had over 1,200 comments! By tackling tough questions straightforward and interacting with her community, Alison Green has created a safe haven for business leaders looking for hard answers.


    Focused on recognition, this blog looks and feels like a Pinterest board specially designed for the thoughtful HR rep. Whether you’re looking for recipes for a Cinco de Mayo office party or looking to give your wellness program a boost, Baudville has you covered.

    Evil HR Lady

    The Evil HR Lady (Suzanne Lucas) has been doing this for at least a decade, and you can find her on just about any business-related website. But her blog is the best place to find all her articles in an easy-to-consume format—which is good because it’s almost impossible to think of an HR-related subject she hasn’t covered before. Multiple times. In depth.

    Fistful of Talent & The HR Capitalist

    Both of these blogs are products of the mind of Kris Dunn. FOT reads like a Bill Simmons-run site filled with fun and “sexy” (their words, not ours) HR-related goodness written by both Dunn and various other highly-respected industry thought leaders. THRC is very much the same, but it focuses more on the nitty-gritty subjects that HR pros are interested in (and Dunn is the sole writer).

    HR Bartender

    Founded and run by Sharlyn Lauby, this blog covers a wide variety of topics in a friendly—yet detailed—way HR professionals will understand and be able to apply. Just like the namesake, spending time on this blog feels like a casual conversation with a friendly bartender who is always there and always full of practical advice.

    HR Examiner

    The HR Examiner offers high-level blog posts and podcasts that focus on technology and people in Human Resources. For any HR pro working in a highly competitive market, this blog (founded by John Sumner) is a must-read to gain next-level strategic insights that may be hard to find elsewhere.

    HR Ringleader

    Trish McFarlane, whose blog this is, has a resume that speaks for itself. And she is an HR woman through and through, which means she offers a rich perspective on matters that resonate with HR pros. And both McFarlane’s blog posts and podcasts are useful without being overly-complicated.

    Laurie Reuttimann

    Formerly of The Cynical Girl, this is Reuttimann’s new website. And just like in her previous site, she is full of personality, opinion, and charm. In fact, each of Reuttimann’s posts oozes with personality. So, you’re not just gaining valuable HR gems when you come to this blog, but you feel like you’re gaining a friend. A very candid friend.

    Talent Culture

    This site is an invaluable resource with an extensive catalog of useful posts. With six different categories of blogs (Workplace Culture & Innovation, Career Strategy, Talent Management, HR Technology, Social Learning, and Leadership), an HR pro could spend hours on this site without getting bored. If only you had that kind of time …


    Here is a goldmine of informational wealth about anything related to HR or talent management. You can visit TLNT daily for cutting edge research, news, HR thought leadership, and actionable insights. And with a seemingly endless supply of contributors and resources, every HR pro should probably subscribe to their newsletter and make TLNT a part of their normal routine.


    Who did we miss? Please let us know what other HR blogs you frequent and we’ll make sure to consider them next time we make our list. Until then, happy reading!

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