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Evil HR Lady--And Other Saucy HR Blogs

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on October 3, 2007

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It used to be scant pickings when it came to HR blogs. The fare was heavy on overearnestness, HR Speak, and the true HR giveaway—saying so much while meaning so little.

How the HR blogscape has changed. What plenitude! What jargon-less deliciousness.

Think of this new breed as a kind of neo Dilbert. Some interesting ones include:

HR Wench (A salty newcomer whose recent posts include “You! Fatty! Outta Here!” and “Your Cover Letter Sucks.”)

Evil HR Lady (A funny stalwart who describes her function this way: “Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR. Need to come up with new mountains of paperwork? Come to HR.”)

Bob Sutton (The Stanford Professor who gave us The No Asshole Rules. What else is there to say?)

HR Capitalist (“An insightful, funny look that ties current news events to HR Policy. Recent posts include “Fire, Suspend or Play On?… Isiah Thomas Trial Verdict….” and “Why Enforcing Dress Codes Will Drive All Men out of HR.”)

Cranky Middle Manager (This blog features podcasts serving those who “ever feel stuck between the idiots that make the decisions and the morons who won’t do as they’re told.”)

What are your favorite HR or workplace blogs?

Reader Comments

Michael Wolfe

October 4, 2007 12:04 PM

Here is my favorite - really just because it's mine...


October 4, 2007 5:03 PM

Thanks for the mention!

Wayne Turmel

October 7, 2007 6:48 AM

Thank you for the mention of The Cranky Middle Manager Show podcast. While I'm honored to be in the same company as HR Wench and the others, I feel required to defend my honor and let you know that the show is not dedicated JUST to HR issues.

We interview some of the most important people in the Management field, including Jim Kouzes, Marshall Goldsmith, David Maister and, yes, the Evil HR Lady.

Come take a listen.


October 11, 2007 4:56 PM

The Brazen Careerist ( is very well written and entertaining.

scott McArthur

October 11, 2007 5:31 PM

Here is my HR/Communications and Change blog

The Career Encourager

October 24, 2007 2:43 PM

Following Michael Wolfe's lead - here is a plug for mine: The Career Encouragement Blog at
- daily encouragement for your career journey!

Mark Pester

November 9, 2007 1:39 AM

My favorite blog is

Mrs. HR

April 30, 2008 3:15 PM

Mrs. HR.
Good HR advice is her specialty.

Amit Bhagria

July 2, 2008 6:22 AM


I like visiting the following blogs:

Recent Trends in Human Resources

Successful Entrepreneur

Moa Avayal

August 18, 2008 11:13 AM

Ankur Chadha

September 29, 2008 4:53 AM


I like visiting the following blog:

Importance of Human Resources

Remind myself

October 1, 2008 7:19 AM

Recently an insurance company nearly wind up....

A bank is nearly bankrupt......

How it affect you? Did you buy insurance? Did you buy mini note or bonds?

Who fault?

They only talk about how bad the crisis will be, but they did not give regulation measures…..

Although not approved initially when thinking of using tax payer money, $700B is used to save finance industry only, how about the industry that you are in.....retail industry, construction industry, manufacturing industry, R&D, electronics, electrical, mechanical, chemical, IT etc.... each industry will be able to enjoy at least $10B.......Which will make every industry vibrant…..

They say without using tax payer money, they will not be able to lend to small companies…..

Bank primary role is to lend money….else what sort of business will let them earn….?

Many companies had been merged and consolidated, and they are stronger now, so don’t bail out, they will consolidated…..

Many ways of raising their own funds eg preference shares, sovereignty fund etc.

The top management of the Public listed company ( belong to "public" ) salary should be tied a portion of it to the shares price ( IPO or ave 5 years ).... so when the shares price drop, it don't just penalise the investors, but those who don't take care of the company.....If this rule is pass on, without any need of further regulation, all industries ( as long as it is public listed ) will be self regulated......

We must push for it for our next generations......

Sign a petition to your favourite president candidate, congress member again and ask for their views to comment on this, and what regulations they are going to raise for implementation.....If you agree on my point, please share with many people as possible....

Media and finance sector are the only two sectors ( hopefully Hacker can also ) which can overcome political incorrect power, so it is time to fine tune to the correct path, so hopefully media can united to report the truth......

Tom Spander

September 16, 2009 1:27 PM

You can get to a pretty good applicant tracking system blog with good info by clicking these links.


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