Six Online Resources for Every HR Practioner

6 Recommend Resources for HR Professionals

Six Online Resources for Every HR Practioner


Human Resources practitioners who are working in the trenches need access to information, advice, and data immediately outside of HR associations like SHRM and ASTD.  Thankfully, there are HR bloggers, communities, and websites that are providing HR pros with real time information and resources.  Here are a handful of resources, in fact Six resources that I recommend HR professionals add to their RSS readers or bookmark.

  • TNLT.  An HR extension of the popular Electronic Recruiting Exchange or ERETNLT is a new network of HR related blog posts and articles.
  • LinkedIn HR.  Almost 300,000 members strong.  This is a valuable resource and LinkedIn Group to build connections, ask questions, and learn about news and information concerns the HR Practioner.
  • SmartBrief Workforce.  An amazing email newsletter and resource with a collection of leading HR bloggers and practioners.  Last week’s announcement of their new editor and former COO of SHRM, China Gorman is a smart move for this publication.
  • HR Fishbowl.  Charlie Judy is a senior level HR practioner and one of my favorite new and upcoming HR bloggers.  He is focused on HR issues and provides an experienced point of view with a focus on strategic and feet on the street human resources.
  • The HR Net.  Steve Browne, an HR Practioner from Ohio who has created an amazing HR Forum that is free and available for anyone to join called The HR Net.  He sends weekly updates to members of the forum who are able to post HR questions and comments anonymously.  Connect with Steve directly to learn more at

Do you have a great Trench HR Resources you care to share?  Leave a comment let the Blogging4Jobs readers know.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Learn more about Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource, and the host of the Workology Podcast. More of her blogs can be found here.

Reader Interactions


  1. Kirk Baumann says


    Thanks for these resources! I subscribe to a few of the (HR Net, Smartbrief, LinkedIn HR) and will definitely check out the others! Hope you’re doing well.


    • blogging4jobs says


      Fantastic! I wanted to highlight some of my fav resources not just for the social community but my email subscribers as well.

      Enjoy and thanks for commenting!


  2. charlie judy says

    Jess, its great to be on this list and even better that u r taking the time to promote #trenchhr in the blogosphere. I have really enjoyed watching our presence increase lately. Thanks for all that u r doing to help!

    • blogging4jobs says


      Of course. This is an area that needs to be discussed. Although I feel like you can be a part of the Trenches of HR as long as you stay current and keep in mind that point of view as a change agent and often times outside consultant. I deal with Trench HR everyday just in a different way.





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