From Twitter chats to popular blogs, the #HR Twittersphere is alive and well with a myriad of voices. The Twitter timeline can be a good place to find both analysis and news on the big issues in HR — if you are following the right people.
We compiled a list (in no particular order) of Twitter thought-leaders in the industry so you can stay on top of the latest trends. This isn’t an exhaustive list, so if there’s someone you think needs our extra attention, feel free to send us an email. And don’t forget to follow us at @hrdive.
Description: "SHRM provides original research on emerging workplace issues and their implications for the HR profession and business leaders."
Why follow: As the "world's largest professional organization of #HR pros," most all of the SHRM accounts are worth a follow. The HR research account provides direct, news-to-use information, but also check out their main Twitter handle (@SHRM) and their daily news aggregate (@SHRMHRNews) if you can't get enough HR updates throughout the day.
SHRM survey: 82 percent of HR pros say their companies will participate in charitable donations/drives in 2015. https://t.co/f4f8aRqeNj— SHRM Research (@SHRM_Research) November 23, 2015
Description: "News and information from Deloitte Consulting LLP on Human Capital & Talent, Organizational, Financial & Operational Performance."
Why follow: Deloitte is well-known for their research, surveys and whitepapers, and they share insightful pieces of data or commentary from researchers and experts at least a couple times a day.
Description: "Fistful of Talent is a group blog written by recruiters, HR pros, managers and consultants slinging it on all things talent... Join in the conversation!"
Why follow: This blog is run and contributed to by some of #HR Twitter’s favorite professionals and is cited in a number of Best HR Twitter lists. For good reason: they balance humor with honest insight for a modern HR practitioner. Be sure to check out some of their contributors, too: Steve Boese (@SteveBoese), Kris Dunn (@kris_dunn), Paul Hebert (@IncentIntel), Laurie Ruettimann (@lruettimann) and Tim Sackett (@TimSackett), to name a few.
Stop talking and start listening... VIDEO: Steve Boese on The Future of HR Technology https://t.co/Qsm2VYVygh— FistfulOfTalent (@FistfulOfTalent) November 24, 2015
4. Andrea Davis
Description: "Editor-in-Chief of Employee Benefit News"
Why Follow: Beyond running a benefits news source (Employee Benefit News, @EBNmagazine), she also helps sponsor the #wellchat every couple of weeks or so – a worthy discussion on workplace wellness programs and how to implement them. She'll also share stories beyond EBN that necessitate an HR professional's attention.
Description: "The latest recruitment issues & tips, employer trends & hiring insights. Tell us your #HRheadaches & we'll help you cure them."
Why follow: CareerBuilder is a strong source for HR data, be it via article form, podcasts, infographics and more. They also provide commentary on HR technology and software and collaborate with a smattering of HR thought-leaders to provide well-rounded content for your timeline.
6. hr bartender
Description: "Workplace tips and advice served up in a friendly place. Corporate blog of @ITMGroup by @Sharlyn_Lauby. Cheers!"
Why follow: Sharlyn Lauby, the manager of the account and associated blog, maintains a balance of acuity and warmth that manages to be both engaging and enlightening. The posts are easy to read and accessible at any level of HR know-how, particularly the Ask HR Bartender series.
Description: "Welcome #Social Community! Join us for #TChat every Wed 1pm ET. Chatting #HR #Leadership #Trends #SocBiz #Tech & more!"
Why follow: TalentCulture serves up insight on both hiring and #HRtech, with topics that range the gamut from diversity to mobile. They are especially well-known for their weekly #TChats – discussions on a variety of HR topics, including leadership, recruitment, wellness and other HR trends. The chats are partly lead by Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro), TalentCulture CEO and HR tech thought-leader, who is also worth a follow.
5 Ways That 5G Could Enhance HR Telecommuting https://t.co/jWQK64Zrqu— Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro) November 24, 2015
Description: "The fastest growing website in the HR space, TLNT is about The Business of HR, with news, trends, insight and analysis from the world of HR & talent management."
Why follow: TLNT consistently provides quick bites of HR analysis on leadership, recruitment and company culture that are easy to read and usually quite timely.
Some Lessons on Leadership We Can Take From Ronda Rousey's Surprise Knockout https://t.co/dsOULWnxih— TLNT (@TLNT_com) November 24, 2015
9. Alison Green (@AskAManager)
Description: "Not sure what the hell your manager is thinking, how to ask for a raise, whether you might be in danger of getting fired, or more? Ask away."
Why follow: While some of the questions posed to Alison are more toward employees instead of employers, quite a few do impact HR professionals and their day to day work, including performance reviews, rejection letters and other small but important HR issues. Her answers are level-headed and clear – and the comment section of her site is surprisingly insightful, as well (you don’t see that every day).
don't say these four things in a performance review https://t.co/TBndfclhgv— Alison Green (@AskAManager) November 24, 2015
Description: "Tracking news and information of interest to HR, Compensation, and Employment Law professionals."
Why follow: As their description says, BLR HR keeps its followers abreast of employment law updates on a state-by-state basis – a key service, since the law side of HR is notoriously difficult to keep track of. They also share other HR relevant articles on recruitment, retirement and strategy.