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11 Social Media Groups to Join for Recruiting and HR in 2017

2017 is right around the corner, meaning many of us have already pulled out our notepads to begin furiously jotting down our New Year’s resolutions. If you’re debating which fitness membership to sign up for or which book club to join, we have yet another idea for your list of aspirations: join a new group to nerd out on all things talent.

In this post, we compiled a list of 11 Facebook, Slack and LinkedIn communities that we’ve both explored and enjoyed learning from this past year. In these spaces, we've watched talent enthusiasts unite to share best practices, uncover new resources, and exchange fresh ideas with one another. Whether you identify as a recruiting innovator or HR technology aficionado, we think you’ll find the right community here to best support your growth and success in 2017. Enjoy perusing! 


1. Employment Branding Forum  

Describes itself as: A group that is passionate about Employment/Talent Branding.

Goal: “To bring together people who lead similar work lives where they can ask questions to their peers and get feedback.”

Join: Please note - this group is strictly for those who spend 50% or more of their time on employer branding, and membership must be approved.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1441012266119417/

2. HR Open Source (#HROS)

Describe itself as: An initiative designed to bring an open source approach to HR and recruiting.

Goal: “To make it easier for practitioners to access the resources, tips, tools, and tricks they need to succeed in today’s world of work while hiring and developing the top talent of tomorrow.”

Join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hropensource/

3. SourceCon

Describes itself as: A place to discuss sourcing and recruiting.

Goal: “To share best practices and talk about relevant topics.”


4. Recruiters Online

Describes itself as: A place for people involved in recruiting, sourcing, interviewing, hiring, HR, recruitment, marketing, recruiting social media, career consulting.

Goal: “To be a hardball discussion group about recruiting.”

Join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/recruitersonline/

5. Talent Product Plays

Describes itself as: A space for talent product types. A group of product makers, sellers, marketers, and analysts. Smart practitioners.

Goal: “To share ideas, kvetch, find job/hiring leads, hatch plans to conquer the world.”

Join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/talentproductplays/1170723579672751


6. #PeoplePeople

Describes itself as: The ultimate slack group for recruiters, HR and Talent people.

Goal: “The world of work is changing. As the people in charge of finding, nurturing and helping people find fulfilment in this world of work, recruiters, HR folks and people with confusing talent-related titles are the forward guard of this change.

A more global community, one that makes it easy to share ideas, learn from each other’s successes (and failures) and inspire each other to keep pushing people and culture forward. That’s the kind of group we want to build here.”

Join: https://weirdlyhub.com/peoplepeople-slack-community-recruiters-hr/

7. #RecruitingInnovators

Describes itself as: A community for sourcers, recruiting professionals, recruiting strategists, recruiting technology leaders, HR professionals, recruiting leaders, hiring leaders, employers, and corporate recruiting leaders.  

Goal: “To provide an innovative way to build your recruiting reputation, network with sourcing, recruiting, and HR professionals, and most importantly - grow your recruiting knowledge base.”

Join: http://slackpass.io/recruiting-innovators-hq

8. #People

Describes itself as: A group for people operations, HR professionals, managing humans.

Goal: To find advice, inspiration, events, get feedback on ideas, take part in Q&A's and AMAs and get involved in discussions that are important to you with other smart, engaged people.

To learn from your peers and industry leaders, build a reputation, gain new skills and test your ideas on others.”

Join: http://hashtagpeople.co.uk/


9. Silicon Valley Recruiters Association

Describes itself as: An organization established to serve those in the recruiting profession as a gathering for networking, education, and industry best practices in a non-competitive environment.

Goal: “To offer ways to develop members' recruiting skills and knowledge in order for them to grow professionally within the recruiting industry and the broader workplace.”

Join: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6956520/profile

10. HR Technology Conference

Describes itself as: The right place for the best business discussions online on HR technology. The official LinkedIn group of the annual HR Technology Conference, the most important yearly event for all of HR.

Goal: “To provide a space for discussions about HR technology. Many comments come from Conference presenters, including HR practitioners, analysts, consultants and vendor executives.”

Join: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1772602/profile

11. Corporate Recruiters

Describes itself as: The #1 Group for Corporate Recruiters

Goal:To connect Recruiters and to share ideas on how to leverage Linkedin potential and improve sourcing, talent acquisition, referrals, fee splitting, and other recruiting and HR issues.”

Join: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/87887/profile


Find the perfect group for you? We hope you're ready to absorb boundless wisdom from recruiting leaders who are willing to share everything from their biggest mistakes to their most exciting wins 

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