20 HR Blogs to Subscribe to in 2021

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HR professionals need to continuously educate themselves on HR best practices and trends if they want to be successful in their role. An easy way to stay on top of your game is to read a couple of articles on your favorite HR blogs on a daily or weekly basis. Which blogs are worth following and subscribing to in 2021?

Here are 20 HR blogs that provide valuable content. Not just the usual suspects we all know and heard about, but we wanted to share some of the (perhaps) lesser-known HR blogs and newsletters too.

What’s in?

  1. AIHR Analytics
  2. The Evil HR Lady
  3. Paycor
  4. Fistful of Talent
  5. TalentLyft
  6. Glassdoor for Employers
  7. Harver
  8. Builtin
  9. Hppy
  10. HR Bartender
  11. ADP blog
  12. HR Dive
  13. Namely
  14. Recruitee
  15. TalentCulture
  16. SnackNation
  17. ReWork by Cornerstone
  18. The Employer Handbook
  19. CultureAmp
  20. AIHR Digital

1. AIHR Analytics

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This HR blog focuses on People Analytics. Their articles cover a wide range of HR Analytics topics varying from pieces written for people new to the world of analytics to posts for those who have more experience in the field. 

The content has lots of practical tips, illustrations, and real-life examples as well as industry experts sharing their own experience in business cases.

How often do they publish?
Usually there is a new article once a week. 

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Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (top of the home page). 

2. The Evil HR Lady

The Evil HR Lady

If you’re looking for real-life HR questions – think ‘Am I micromanaging the team by asking them to clock out when they leave the office? ‘ or ‘How to have the ‘Bathroom conversationat the office’ – answered honestly and with a good dose of snark, the Evil HR Lady is your go-to blog.

Suzanne Lucas (a.k.a. the Evil HR Lady) helps HR professionals to demystify their Human Resources department and reading her articles means guaranteed smiles.

How often do they publish?
Several times a week.

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Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (column on the right-hand side).

3. Paycor

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If you’re interested in compensation and benefits, compliance, or people management, Paycor’s blog is a great resource to follow. The HR & Payroll software company publishes insightful and practical articles aimed mainly at HR practitioners from small & medium businesses. A handy search function helps you find the most relevant content.

How often do they publish?
Usually 2 to 3 times a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (on the right-hand side).

4. Fistful of Talent

Fistful of talent

A Fistful of Talent is a handful of HR leaders writing about all things HR and workplace but leaving out the boring stuff, as they put it themselves. The fact that the blog has several contributors makes it indeed a pleasure to read and the articles often have a fun twist. Think of pieces entitled ‘How to manage your CEO if they think they are a terrible person’ and ‘Management fads come and go, but here’s an oldie you should get on board with’.

How often do they publish?
About 4 times a week.

Where do I subscribe?
Just go here and a subscription popup will appear.

5. TalentLyft

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As TalentLyft is a recruitment software company, their blog is focused mostly on recruiting and recruitment marketing. However, you can also find great content on company culture and more general HR topics. TalentLyft’s articles are conversational, easy-to-read, and offer a ton of useful advice.

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How often do they publish?
Typically once a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here.

6. Glassdoor for Employers

Glassdoor for employers

You probably (mainly) know Glassdoor as the platform where employees and former employees review their (former) employers. But they also have a platform for those who are on the other side of the employee-employer relationship: Glassdoor for Employers.

Their content is mainly focused on recruiting and retention, and with all the feedback left by employees on their platform, you can imagine they’ve got some pretty good advice to share. But Glassdoor for Employers also has useful tips on how to improve your company’s Glassdoor profile, something that can come in handy for your Employer Branding efforts, for example. 

How often do they publish?
Several times a week. 

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here

7. Harver

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The Harver blog is a rich source of easy to read, high-quality articles on all things related to hiring and recruitment. Their posts often give practical tips on how to get started with a certain process within your organization or how to improve it, and their visuals are very easy on the eyes. 

How often do they publish?
Typically, there is a new piece of content twice a week. 

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe to the Harver Content Digest here.

8. Builtin

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Connecting people with tech companies based on shared values, Builtin isn’t your typical job board, nor is it a usual HR blog. You can find a lot of high-quality content focused on different areas and aspects of technology, but also on topics like remote work, recruiting, people management, employer branding, or diversity and inclusion. If you’re looking for well-researched, actionable articles to read, Builtin is the right place for you.

How often do they publish?
Multiple times per week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here.

9. Hppy

Hppy is a platform that features articles from various contributors that have HR expertise, are industry experts or experienced professionals, as well as individuals passionate about HR. Their content focuses on employee engagement, talent management, workplace happiness (hence the name), and the latest HR trends. 

A lot of the pieces featured on Hppy are case studies and articles based on personal experience in the HR industry, but there are also opinion pieces on various workplace issues. 

How often do they publish?
At least every other week.

Where do I subscribe?
Check out the blog here

10. HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Sharlyn Lauby, a.k.a. the HR Bartender, focuses on topics related to the workplace, not just human resources. On her blog, she often answers reader questions about everything from what happens during an employee investigation to providing job references during interviews. Lauby’s articles are characterized by their practical content and casual tone.

How often do they publish?
3 to 4 times a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

11. ADP blog

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ADP is one of the world’s largest and oldest HRM software and service providers, so you can be sure that they know quite a bit about HR. Their blog called ‘HR tip of the week’ features content on HR administration, nondiscrimination, performance, health & safety, and more. ADP puts the information into a broader context of employment laws and guidelines, making the articles very constructive.

How often do they publish?
Once a week.

Where do I subscribe?
Check out the blog here.

12. HR Dive

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More than a blog, HR Dive is a leading industry publication and platform that provides original analysis on the latest things happening in the HR industry. The platform features fresh (US) news about anything related to the world of work and the labor market, but it also has dedicated sections for Talent, HR Management and Learning, to name a few. 

How often do they publish?
Several times a day on weekdays. 

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe to the HR Daily Dive and Talent Daily newsletters (which you’ll get every day) or to their dedicated Learning, Compliance, Compensation & Benefits and Diversity & Inclusion weekly newsletters. You can do so here

13. Namely

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Namely’s articles are a great read. Especially if you want to keep up-to-date with breaking news in the HR industry and are interested in payroll, benefits, and compliance. You will appreciate their way of making seemingly dry topics, such as payroll, fun with articles like ‘3 Payroll Lessons from Fyre Festival.’  

How often do they publish?
More or less every 5 days.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here

14. Recruitee

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Revolving around the latest innovations in hiring and recruitment, Recruitee’s blog should be in your HR blogs list if you’re working in this space. Their articles, written by various contributors, all have one thing in common: they are very pleasant to read and full of interesting information. The topics they cover are at the forefront of what’s happening in recruitment (tech) today. 

How often do they publish?
There is a new piece of content at least once a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here.

15. TalentCulture

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Next to their #WorkTrends podcast, TalentCulture also publishes valuable written content on HR strategy, HR technology, leadership, and more. You can discover a wealth of information on emerging trends in the world of work, as well as the role of HR leaders in business. It will make a good addition to your HR blogs reading list.

How often do they publish?
Approximately once a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (on the bottom left).

16. SnackNation

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If you’re ever in need of inspiration for anything that’s employee wellbeing related, whether it’s employee perks, office party ideas, simple hacks to stay healthy at work or anything else, the SnackNation blog is the place to go. Their articles are a great source of inspiration for your employee wellness initiatives, no matter your budget.   

How often do they publish?
About once a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (top of the page).

17. ReWork by Cornerstone

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If you’re looking for expert views on HR topics like learning & development, talent management, company culture, and leadership, have a look at ReWork, an online magazine published by the well-known talent management system provider Cornerstone OnDemand. Their thought-provoking articles will always leave you with something to reflect on, making ReWork stand out among other HR blogs.

How often do they publish?
Generally around 3 times per week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (in the top right corner).

18. The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Where other HR blogs don’t want to talk about the ‘boring’ legal side of things, the Employer Handbook only talks about the legality of tricky HR questions. And Eric B. Meyer, the author of the blog, has a way of making the so-called dull stuff interesting and sometimes even fun. In any case, they are anything but boring. As he puts it himself, ‘if you want a nerdy employment-lawyer brain to help you solve HR-compliance issues proactively’, he’s there to help.

How often do they publish?
About 4 times a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here (on the right-hand side).

19. CultureAmp

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The blog of People & Culture platform CultureAmp covers matters like employee wellbeing, engagement and experience, company culture, and performance management. Their content is educational and answers the what, why, and how of various HR-related topics, providing you with concrete steps to take.

How often do they publish?
About once a week.

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here.

20. AIHR Digital

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Of course, AIHR Digital deserves a place on this HR blogs list as well. At AIHR Digital, we focus on all things Digital and HR. We discuss the latest technology, complex HR matters, share business cases and opinion pieces, and always try to make our content as practical as possible, including heaps of examples. 

How often do they publish?
There is a new piece of content at least twice a week, typically every Monday and Wednesday. 

Where do I subscribe?
You can subscribe here.

Wrapping up

Voila, there you have it, our 20 HR blogs to subscribe to right away. However, if you feel we missed out on a true piece of HR and/or workplace information, please do share it with us in the comment section below.

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