Our selection of the best UK HR blogs out there…
Alongside articles from regular bloggers, HR experts Tara Daynes and Christina Lattimer, hrzone.co.uk also welcomes blogs from other contributors — resulting in an impressive collection of articles on diverse topics ranging from performance psychology to managing sickness absence.
Published by the UK’s number one human resources magazine, this blog is of a consistently high standard and is one of the best places to visit regularly to stay up-to-date with opinions and analysis on the latest HR news and developments.
Flip Chart Fairy Tales
The title may sound frivolous, but this site – run by a former HR manager with experience gained in 30 different organisations across Europe and the Middle East – has a very loyal following. Fresh, well-informed blogs are published most weekdays, delivering interesting reflections on how people behave in organisations, how they are managed, and how they are rewarded.
This blog from the team behind XpertHR looks at the changing workplace, providing current news, commentary and analysis on topics such as employment law, employee relations, retention, reward, recruitment, and work organisation.
Personnel Today’s notorious HR commentator, Guru, offers workplace wit and wisdom in his regular HR blogs. Venting on passing management fads and focusing on the big HR stories of the day, Guru blog blends news and opinion with entertaining yet informative results.
A [Different] Kind of Work
Written by Christine Livingstone: coach, psychotherapist, writer and former HR Director with a Fortune 500 corporate. This blog provides a thought-provoking resource for anyone who wants to get on well in the workplace — or for those whose job it is to encourage employees to thrive.
Keeping HR Simple
Does what it says on the tin. Practical, hands-on advice to help HR folk deal with their day to day practical issues. Sign up for straightforward advice and updates on everything from recruitment to reward.
For thoughts on recruiting and HR in a social world, take a look at Mervyn Dinnen’s blog T Recs. Mervyn is content and community manager for Jobsite UK and therefore excellently placed to give useful and insightful comment on the world of recruitment (and a few other things as well). Voted one of the top five recruitment blogs in the UK.
Sirona Says Blog
Offering insight, opinion and tips on social recruiting, HR and recruitment, this blog offers some great ideas for using social media such as LinkedIn and Facebook Edgerank as well as other websites and technologies.
Inside My Head…
Worth a read for some of the latest thinking on how HR people can harness the power of social media to positive effect. Gareth is also one of the founders of ConnectingHR, a vibrant online network for HR professionals.
A personal blog written by HR professional Neil Morrison. Good for an alternative take on the role people play in organisations. Sound advice, spiced with a good dash of humour.
With a panel of regular contributors covering a wide range of HR topics, Discuss HR is an interesting and varied blog brought to you by the popular LinkedIn group Human Resources UK.
Masters or Bust
Check out this blog for thoughts on organisation development (and random other things) from Rob Jones. Rob started his blog as a way of communicating with people when doing his masters degree in organisational behaviour – and enjoyed it so much that over time he has widened it to all things people and L&D related. Funny, perceptive and well worth a read.
To quote Personnel Today, “it’s hard not to love a blog that has ‘rant’ in the title. Views on everything from talent management and change to how fun can change people’s habits at work from consultant, facilitator and writer Scott McArthur. Lots of useful links and some great YouTube clips too.
Written by hands-on, experienced social media and talent technology consultant Peter Gold, this technology-focused blog offers HR professionals tips on how to use technology to transform their workplace performance.
And don’t forget to look at some of the other posts on this blog covering the latest HR and HR tech issues. Turning the spotlight onto some of the leading HR headlines, it helps to interpret what developments might mean for HR professionals and their organisation – and looks how HR software systems can help.
Have you come across any great UK HR blogs? Let us know your favourites.