15 Communities to Follow to Advance Your HR Career

By Sara Pollock

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HR careers aren't going anywhere; in fact, they're increasing by 9% through 2024, faster than the national average. There are many steps to advancing your career, but nothing moves you down the path more than networking with other professionals in your field. As social media becomes more engrained in our daily lives, it presents business opportunities as well. 

Not only does connecting on social media enable you to get to know people in the HR space, you also gain access to help articles, infographics and ideas. That’s why we hand-picked 15 social media communities that will help you advance your career as far as it can go. The pages we chose had to be:

  • Current and regularly updated
  • Focused on education and innovation
  • Full of great, helpful content

And with that criteria, we came up with the following list. Check them out and give them a like or follow.

Facebook

#1- SHRM 
Why You Should Follow:
 
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the largest HR career advancement group in the world. Their mission is to advance the HR profession through professional recognition, thought leadership and networking opportunities. By liking this page, you’re gaining access to the collective knowledge of over 198,429 peers along with tips, articles, and news about conferences and events. Their social media team also has weekly chats on Twitter (on Wednesdays) called #NextChat where you can tap into even more social goodness.

#2- HR Bartender 
Why You Should Follow:
 
Named one of the top 50 HR blogs to follow, HR Bartender’s feed is full of useful information. According to their page, their goal is to “make your work life as smooth as a vodka martini.” Their topics cover everything from how to manage nursing professionals to career portfolios and everything in between to advance your HR career. Sharlyn Lauby, published author and popular HR speaker, tackles everything from management scenarios to compliance confusion in daily and weekly posts.\

#3- HRCI 
Why You Should Follow:
 
The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) covers 100+ countries and connects over 140,000 HR professionals. By liking their page, you’re becoming a part of that massive network. They frequently post videos and articles that involve new research, current trends and opinions from thought leaders in the HR space. You can even take it a step further by enrolling in one of the e-learning programs. They frequently send out opportunities to get additional HRCI credits to continually expand your education.

#4- Human Capital Institute 
Why You Should Follow:
 
The Human Capital Institute’s mission is to provide HR leaders with in-depth insights, research and analysis. They frequently update their feed with top talent stories from around the web and their own original content. They’re committed to defining and advancing strategic talent management.

#5- Human Resources Management 
Why You Should Follow:
 
Human Resources Management boasts being the largest platform for HR professionals in the world. Their feed contains HR management ideas, motivational posters, flowcharts, business writings and much more. For those days when your office really needs a pick-me-up, the Human Resources Management page has you covered.

LinkedIn:

#1- HRSherpas 
Why You Should Follow:
 
Led by HR expert Don Phin, the HRSherpas feed is full of interesting and useful information. In it, you’ll find both original and cultivated content all based around providing HR professionals ways to grow and improve their practice. Think of HRSherpas as your gateway to expert HR advice, services and tools.

#2- Professionals In Human Resources Association 
Why You Should Follow:
 
As the largest affiliated chapter of SHRM, the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) LinkedIn page is dedicated to the continuous advancement of HR professionals through networking, learning and advocacy. They provide current information on conferences, talks, articles and more. 
 What do @SHRM, @ThinkHR and @DonPhin12 have in common? They’re great LinkedIn communities to follow:

#3- ThinkHR 
Why You Should Follow:
 
If webinars and articles by thought leaders are what you need to step up your game, ThinkHR has you covered. Following their page gives you access to a cloud-based platform of resources and training provided live by HR experts. By reading their articles you’ll learn about deal-closing strategies, employees and social media. 
 
#4- Human Resources Inc. 
Why You Should Follow: 
If you want to be your company’s leading expert in HR, Human Resources Inc. (HRI) is the page to follow. Their goal is to offer you the freedom to focus on strategic HR initiatives and drive your company’s success. On their feed, you’ll find cultivated content that is sure to help you get a step ahead in the HR world.

#5- HR.com 
Why You Should Follow:
 
Featuring mostly original content, HR.com’s LinkedIn page is the ideal place to connect with the HR community, share your own expertise and stay at the top of your game. You’ll also be stay updated on their many HR certification programs that are provided for free.

Twitter:

#1- HBS Human Resources 
Why You Should Follow:
 
An official part of Harvard Business School, the HBS Human Resources page is full of great information. They feature curated articles on talent, recruiting tips and tricks, HR and more. If your focus is in hiring and recruiting, then this page is going to have invaluable information for advancing and cultivating your career.

#2- RecruitingBlogs 
Why You Should Follow:
 
RecruitingBlogs is part of the RecruitingDaily network. Their feed features curated content from all around the web, focusing on recruiting, hiring and HR best practices. By following them, you’re gaining access to a giant network of HR professionals.

#3- HR Tech Weekly 
Why You Should Follow:
 
For those of us that are HR tech geeks, the HR Tech Weekly page is a gold mine of information and ideas. Their feed is all about digital trends, new software and HR tech leadership. If you’re thinking about implementing some new tech in your office, this is the place to get the information you need.

#4- TalentCulture 
Why You Should Follow:
 
Followed by 35,000 people, the TalentCulture twitter feed is all about company culture and how HR can help shape it. Following this page connects you to a ton of other HR professionals who are focused on making company culture the best.

#5- TLNT 
Why You Should Follow:
 
Change in HR best practice happens constantly, and it can be hard to stay on top of the trends. That’s why TLNT provides a constant feed of new HR info. They focus on providing you with information right as it comes out. By following their feed, you’ll gain access to news, trends, insights and analyses from the world of HR and talent management.

About Sara Pollock: 
As the head of the Marketing department, Sara makes sure that ClearCompany’s message, products and best practices reach and assist as many HR practitioners as possible.

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