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?
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