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My Favourite HR Blogs

It started when I was about six years old, when I received my first Guinness Book of World Records.  I became obsessed with records and lists.

As a regular participant in social media, I come across all sorts of top lists of HR Blogs.  I want to share with you my favourite five.  These may or may not be in the top five lists of other bloggers, but I think my criteria is different.  I really enjoy reading those bloggers who can combine business and personal.

One of the things I took away from attending #HRevolution is that most people whom I have met in cyberspace before I met them live come out being exactly like their on-line personality.  I am really happy that is the case, and I’m glad I’ve found some people I can follow who are quirky, funny, human and understand the day-in-the-life of average HR folk.

So without further ado, here is my Top Five List of HR Bloggers:

  1. It isn’t just that the folks at WOHR let me hang out with them.  I truly enjoy the nature of the subjects highlighted on the site.  It doesn’t matter if you are a man or woman, this site does a great job of focusing on sisterhood, family, life and bettering the places where we work.  I particularly like posts from the founders, including from Lisa Rosendahl and Trish McFarlane.
  2. Robin Schooling is a little bit academic, a whole lot business, and slightly out of her mind.  Robin has an eye for a great title to any post, and she is full of great zingers and gotcha moments.  I have grown tired of using the LOL sign, so honestly, sometimes when I read her I am ROFL.
  3. What is there not to love about Ben Eubanks?  For anyone seasoned in HR, Ben is a reminder of what it is like to be young and free-thinking without the encumbrances of battle scars.  After all, Ben is so nice that I can’t imagine anyone would ever be rude or insubordinate with him. Beyond nice, Ben is also a smart cookie who figured out early that he could rise to the top by creating a fantastic environment of sharing.
  4. Joan Ginsberg is the grand dame of HR. A lawyer by training with raw talent for relationship-building, she writes with real strength and meaning.  When I read Joan’s stuff, I find myself thinking about Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon or Stevie Nicks lyrics.   To give you a flavour of the nature of her subjects, her most recent blog post was “Women, Weddings and WTF”?
  5. Laura Machan is the lone Canadian HR blogger on this list with the Recruiter’s Couch blog.  I’ve actually known Laura personally for many years and was excited when I stumbled upon her blog.  The content on the site is great, however, one of my favourite aspects of the site is the couch graphic on the home page.  I don’t know why, but sometimes I find myself really wanting to go and sit on that couch.

As someone who blogs, I am in awe of people who are able to do so in such an engaging way.  The people on this list do a fantastic job, and I hope by publishing this list you will read them too.



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