Are You Working in Human Resources and Juggling Multiple Plates?
Too much to do? Ok then, here is the HR Blog for you…
An HR Blog for HR Managers.
The ever-changing HR landscape presents issues.
Sometimes you find yourself in need of a different level of HR Expertise and HR Knowledge.
Sometimes you might need advice on a delicate topic.
These are the times when freely available HR resources at your fingertips come in useful. By building your “personal” virtual community, you can gain access to the latest news in the HR industry, using the following HR resources.
HR Blog: Professional HR Bodies
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) provides free and impartial information and HR advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law (UK based). They support good relationships between employers and employees, which underpin business success, and also provide conciliation to resolve workplace problems together with training.
“Simpler, Clearer, Faster” it is the best place to find government services and information in the UK.
HR.com is one of the largest online spaces for human resources with a social network gaining hundreds of new members a day. There are articles, news, webcasts, events, white papers, templates, forms, and examples of best practice. This is an interactive platform, you can create your own HR blog and share your advice, thoughts, and experiences in the HR world. Entrepreneur’s Human Resources is a web-based HR guide for business owners on how to train, manage, and recruit. It includes information on compensation & benefits, employment law, and much more.
The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) has around 20,000 members from Australia and across the globe.
AHRI helps HR professionals to develop their career and achieve professional standards through HR certification. It also provides formal education and training services in HR, management and business skills. The association sets standards for accreditation of HR qualifications at universities. AHRI conducts research into management practices whilst also assisting governments in the development of policy & legislation that affects at work.
AHRI is a member of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management and the World Federation of Management Associations. It belongs to a global network of HR associations that enables the open sharing of research and issues affecting the business of human resources worldwide.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) has been the professional body for experts in at work for more than 100 years. Championing better work and working lives, the CIPD sets professional standards for HR and development whilst equally driving positive change in the world of work.
The CIPD has hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia. It has more than 145,000 members around the world. It is the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals. CIPD also has a very useful Human Resources blog.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM has more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries; half of its members work in companies with 500 employees+.
The SHRM’s website offers templates, tools and publications. It also offers access to conferences and education. There are useful resources to develop your, managerial, public speaking, and decision-making skills. (Click here for the SHRM blog).
The SHRM monthly HR publication is very useful, even if you don’t plan to be their member. Same can be said for Management Magazine (both online and print versions are available) and HRM Magazine (from AHRI).
HR Blog: Other Online HR Resources
Making Business Matter (MBM)
MBM provides a number of useful online resources for HR managers. You can find authoritative posts and HR Management Tips on the award-winning blog. Furthermore, there is an excellent free downloadable management tool: ‘The Ultimate HR Scorecard for Measuring Training, Mentoring and Recruitment’. to help HR Managers understand how their area is performing, and guide future HR strategy planning.
You can find a wealth of helpful HR tips and information for learning and development, in the Free Guides for HR Managers, Training Officers and L&D Managers. Additionally, there are management videos on the YouTube channel, including the HR tips playlist (see below), and free Webinars, all designed to help make learning stick.
The benefit of joining these groups is that you can connect with professionals worldwide and expand your network. LinkedIn has several groups dedicated to Human Resources, these include:
Linked:HR is the top Human Resources Group on LinkedIn with over 971,000 members and hundreds of active discussions monthly.
Human Resources Professionals Worldwide is the second most popular group with over 209,000 members.
HR Jobs and Ideas has over 228,000 members. It aims to provide you with the latest information concerning HR Jobs, Ideas and Technology.
HR Transformation Network is a members only group (15,000 plus) for HR. It shares and disseminates ideas and contacts within HR transformation, restructuring, and change.
LinkedIn has hundreds of general HR and specialist groups. You can find change and transformation, recruitment and more.
HR Job Boards
HR Blog Posts
If you are apt in social media, you can search the hundreds of Twitter users in the WeFollow directory under Human Resources. Ensure you add and tag yourself with #Humanresources.
And to finish our list…
Amazon is one of the biggest resources when it comes to Human Resources books with multiple formats like paperbacks, hard-covers, Kindle, and audiobooks on human resources and personnel management.
You can search books by date, popularity, relevance, price and specific subject to find just what you need!
There are a number of podcasts with useful tips for HR and L&D professionals. They are particularly useful for highlighting current industry trends and in vogue topics. The following are particularly worth a listen:
The GoodPractice podcast is a weekly podcast that explores issues affecting the L&D and HR communities. It discusses areas including, for example, learning needs analysis, evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics in the industry.
Today’s Learning Workplace is a podcast by learning practitioners for learning practitioners. There are weekly conversations to stay up-to-date on industry developments. The authors provide ideas and tips as they discuss news, trends, and issues impacting learning professionals.
The Learning While Working podcast provides a mixture of interviews and discussions which deals with a variety of topics around workplace learning, capability development, training, and the use of digital and e-learning.
The Training Journal is the largest L&D community and online resource. Their monthly podcast (The TJ Podcast) discusses current industry news, trends and all issues HR. Plus, on their SoundCloud channel, there are many more useful topical discussions.