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May 6, 2009
Quote of the Day

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

- Mark Twain

The Top 50 Human Resources Blogs To Watch In 2009


With job cuts at an all-time high, people can either see the "glass" as being half empty or half full. However, those who optimistically choose the later will recognize and reap the benefits of new opportunities where none existed before. So why not take charge of your life today by visiting's "The Top 50 Human Resources Blogs To Watch In 2009"? Evan's blog list can empower you with advice on new careers, vital training, personal happiness and job security! The illustrations for the top 3 category leaders are provided by Happy Worker, a creative agency that makes custom action figures and custom toys.
    Career Development
    1 - Tim Ferriss, Four Hour Work Week

    Princeton guest lecturer and troublemaker Tim Ferriss blogs about his cutting-edge experiments in lifestyle design: outsourcing life, global travel and mobile lifestyles, anddoubling income while halving hours.

    2 - Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

    This blog is about career advice. And about Penelope Trunk. Her career never had a straight path, but she is always learning and trying new things, and that's what makes it fun. And sometimes scary.

    3 - Chief Happiness Officer

    Happiness at work is a strange idea to many people, who have gotten used to the idea that work is unpleasant, tough and hard. Find out what you can do to make your business the place that inspires workers to do a great job and have fun at the same time with this inspiring blog.

    4 - Punk Rock Human Resources

    Laurie Ruettimann is a punk rock, Human Resources professional with extensive Fortune 500 experience. She writes and speaks about business trends, employment, Corporate America, and opting-out of the rat race.

    5 - JibberJobber Blog

    The JibberJobber Blog offers updates on job search, career tools, personal branding, career management, networking, social networking, and thoughts on other resources.

    6 - Fortify Your Oasis

    Consultant and author Rowan Manahan muses on the world of work, career management and personal development.

    7 - The Career Encouragement Blog

    The Career Encouragement Blog is all about encouraging you to have a rewarding and personally satisfying career. The blog focuses on career development, work and family, working moms, job search strategies, career planning, and decision making.

    8 - Work Happy Now!

    Maximizing your work happiness should be the theme of your working life. Happiness creates success. When you stop putting in the hours and start extracting joy from work, you'll be successful. This blog helps you achieve that goal.

    9 - Career Hub

    Career Hub helps people take charge of their job search, build confidence and advance their careers by connecting job seekers with the best minds in career counseling, resume writing, personal branding and recruiting.

    10 - Bob Sutton

    This blog is about the workplace. Bob Sutton is a Stanford Professor and Organizational Psychologist who writes about innovation, leadership, evidence-based management, and workplace assholes and how to reform - and if need be - get rid of them.

    11 - All Things Workplace

    Real-life stories, tips, and techniques for creating top notch workplaces, performance, and work life for executives, leaders, employees, and their coaches/consultants from Steve Roesler.

    12 - Gruntled Employees

    Managers, executives, in-house counsel, and HR people know all about disgruntled employees and their costs. Gruntled Employees looks at how to keep employees gruntled. Employer advocate and counsel Jay Shepherd leads the discussion.

    13 - 8 Hours & A Lunch

    8 Hours & A Lunch is a search for balance and sanity, manging change, layoffs, training, and the recession.

    Recruitment, Talent Management & Compensation
    14 - Cheezhead

    Cheezhead is dedicated to issues pertaining to search engine optimization, Internet recruiting, human resources, employment branding, technology and marketing.

    15 - The HR Capitalist

    The HR Capitalist examines the intersection of the HR practice, technology and business results in today's organizations, with a strong focus on areas like recruiting and performance management, but also with an eye towards the thousand other areas that impact HR Generalists at every level.

    16 - Your HR Guy

    Lance Haun is a Human Resources Generalist practicing in the field for the past five years. His professional interests include recruitment, team building, training and development, employee relations and restraining himself from beating the crap out of bad managers and employees.

    17 - The Recruiters Lounge

    In March 2008, the HR blog "" (aka JimStroud 2.0 - rebranded itself as The Recruiters Lounge. At this writing, it is written by Jim Stroud (and friends - and explores the wacky world of employment with articles, podcasts, videos, comics and more.

    18 - The Talent Buzz

    The Talent Buzz is a Staffing, Employment, and Recruiting Blog. It is a leader in providing news, trends, and information for the Human Resources and Recruiting Community.

    19 - HR to HR 2.0 and HCM

    This blog focuses on helping businesses that already have sound approaches to people management gain further improvements in the capabilities and engagement of their people, and the effectiveness of their organisations.

    20 - Workplace Learning Today

    This is a daily blog from Brandon Hall Research, which gives a summary of news, events, commentary, and research on workplace learning, including training, performance support, job aids, learning technologies, talent management, organizational learning, and adult education.

    21 - Compensation Force

    Compensation Force offers practical news, information, tips and musings about employee performance and compensation.

    22 - Workers Comp Insider

    Lynch Ryan's weblog about workers' compensation, risk management, business insurance, workplace health & safety, occupational medicine, injured workers, insurance webtools & technology and related topics.

    HR 101
    23 - Human Resources

    This Human Resources site provides articles, free sample policies, and other resources for people who: work in HR; manage or lead people; want to increase their personal or career effectiveness; or want to improve their ability to work with people.

    24 - Evil HR Lady

    Why is she evil? Well, she's not, but that's the perception of most people in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR.

    25 - KnowHR Blog

    KnowHR Blog serves up straight talk about human resources. They like simplicity in language. They don't have much patience with HR jargon (unless they 're making fun of it).

    26 - HRM Business Practices & Ideas

    This blog provides practices and notes on Human Resources, Small Business, Finance, and Personal Management.

    27 - HR Daily Advisor

    HR Daily Advisor presents just ONE HR tip, piece of HR news, or compliance advisory a day, readable in 5 minutes or less. Check it out every morning and see how easy it is to keep up with changing HR management trends.

    28 - HR Bartender

    HR Bartender is here to provide human resources expertise. They want to be that friendly face that greets you after a long day at work. They 'll listen to issues and offer up some options to make your work life as smooth as a vodka martini. Cheers!

    29 - HR Marketer

    HR Marketer is a blog for companies who sell products or services to human resource executives.


    30 - Great Leadership

    This blog offers opinions and information on leadership and leadership development from a practitioner in the field of leadership development for over 20 years, with a focus on questions about leadership development, leadership issues, crazy bosses, or impossible employees.

    31 - The Engaging Brand

    This blog offers thoughts on the world of business, leadership, creativity, branding, all aimed at enabling people to be the best that they can be.

    32 - Slow Leadership

    Slow Leadership offers ways of returning civilization and humanity to organizations. Their aim is to provide interesting and challenging articles to help you think through the issues and find ways to enjoy your life and work to the full. This is a blog about ideas, not quick tips.

    33 - Three Star Leadership

    If you are a boss at any level, this blog will give you insight, information, and pointers to resources to do a better job and live a better life.

    34 - Execupundit features management consultant Michael Wade's commentary on leadership, management, ethics and life in an often unconventional and humorous manner that interests people who'd otherwise avoid a workplace-related site.

    35 - HR Thoughts

    If you are a Human Resource professional, developing leader or someone interested in transforming the way we communicate, interact and connect with others, you've come to the right place. HR Thoughts is partly professional, partly personal and 100% authentic. Guaranteed.

    36 - Six Degrees From Dave

    Six Degrees from Dave spotlights HR industry leaders, sourcing gurus, global staffing practices and social networking.

    On Organizations
    37 - Orgtheory looks at the essence of the organization, from theory, strategy, management, sociology, design, economics, academia, stakeholders, public policy, human resources, and ethics. In short, all things organizational.

    38 - White Spaces

    White Spaces is Gautam's commentary on business and management with an Indian flavour, focusing on organizations, work, people, strategy, learning, knowledge, innovation and high performance.

    39 - Flip Chart Fairy Tales

    Flip Chart Fairy Tales offers reflections on business, the world of work and the general organisational crap that we all have to put up with in the course of our employment.

    40 - Authentic Organizations

    Striving for authenticity is a powerful way that organizations - and the people in them - can renew, reform or revolutionize what they are about and what they accomplish together. This blog looks at what we can do, as organization members, as managers, leaders, scholars or practitioners, as persons, to help organizations pursue authenticity.

    HR Law
    41 - Workplace Prof Blog

    Two Labor and Employment Law Professors cover arbitration, employment discrimination, employee benefits, labor law, and employment law in all of its dimensions.

    42 - George's Employment Blawg

    George created George's Employment Blawg in May 2003 as an outgrowth of his online reading in the field of employment law. As the blawg grew, he also started reading and posting more about topics of general interest in the employment and HR area.

    A Day in the Life
    43 - Ask a Manager

    If you're not sure what your manager is thinking, or how to ask for a raise, or whether you might be in danger of getting fired, or how to act in a second interview, ask this manager and find out.

    44 - HR Wench

    HR Wench is one HR Manager's musings about life, work and kicking butts.

    45 - HR Minion

    The blogger behind HR Minion would like to tell you, "I may be a minion, but I'm not your mother so take some ownership over your own career and stop bugging me. However, if you have any questions on how to do that, then this is the place for you."

    46 - Cranky Middle Manager

    Being a manager today is enough to make anyone cranky, but you're not alone. Join Wayne Turmel and thousands of listeners around the world as they speak to the brightest minds in the business, management and career development.

    HR Technology
    47 - Michael Specht

    Michael Specht blogs from Australia looking at technology, enterprise 2.0, management, Human Resources and recruitment.

    48 - The Human Capitalist

    The Human Capitalist is a blog by research director and industry analyst Jason Corsello about HR technology, services, and outsourcing trends.

    49 - Vendorprisey

    Vendorprisey is all about HR and ERP technology, Enterprise 2.0, SAP, living in Germany and even expensive bicycle components

    50 - Systematic HR

    SystematicHR is a human resources blog about the intersection between HR process and HR technology. It is where HR strategies become the practice of service delivery, discussing how HRMS systems, point solutions such as TAS, can be utilized to maximize your employee experience and enhance the strategic capabilities of your organization.
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