Since the rise of citizen journalism, blogs have been a way for people to share information and learn from one another. Even the most seasoned talent acquisition professionals can learn new ways to approach recruiting and optimize their process. Perhaps more importantly, great blogs will get the wheels in your head turning, so you challenge your own assumptions and think of new ways to solve problems. Whether you’re just starting out, or have been playing for years, these blogs will help you stay at the top of your recruiting game.
1) LinkedIn Talent Blog
LinkedIn’s Talent Blog is great because they publish posts relevant topics, with actionable insights—and they do it nearly every business day. Multiple authors give the blog a lot of different voices, areas of expertise, and opinions. I also really like the weekly roundup of popular recruiting articles, posted every Friday, to catch up on anything I may have missed during the busy work week. Be sure to check out their blog, and subscribe, follow them on LinkedIn, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
The Ideal blog stands out because their Head Data Scientist, Ji-A Min, writes the blog posts, and she has an eye for great data. It focuses on AI for recruiting, which is one of the hottest trends in the industry right now. Definitely check out this blog if you’re a data nerd, or if you’d like to learn more about how AI is being used to produce better hiring outcomes. You can also follow them on LinkedIn, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
RecruitingDaily has long been one of the go-to sites in the industry. It’s multi-author blog features many of the industry’s thought leaders, as well as in-the-trenches practitioners. You’ll see a lot of easy reads that give you something to think about when you’re finished and, often, an actionable tip to walk away with. Also be sure to check out their sister sites, RecruitingBlogs, RecruitingConferences, RecruitingTools, and RecruitingWebinars, and join their LinkedIn group, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
UndercoverRecruiter is another long-standing industry blog. They mix up the format of their posts by including actionable how-to posts, a podcast, and advice posts from thought leaders (see Where Should You Start with Employer Branding?). Stay on top of industry best practices by subscribing to their recap weekly newsletter, following them on LinkedIn, liking them on Facebook, and following them on Twitter.
5) Glassdoor for Employers
Glassdoor for Employers publishes one or two times each day, with multiple authors, so there’s always something new and interesting to read. Many of their posts are more broadly relevant, such as diversity hiring and recruiting tools, and some more niche, such as how to hire restaurant employees. [Humble brag: They’ve also published one of our articles and infographics, so be sure to check out 4 Tips for Hiring the Elusive Software Engineer.] While you’re at it, also follow them on LinkedIn, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
6) Matt Charney’s Snark Attack
Matt doesn’t write on Snark Attack very frequently, but he writes when he has something to say. He makes you stop and think, and he makes you laugh out loud (so long as the swearing doesn’t bother you). Matt’s writing can be both refreshing and shocking, as his perspective, thought leadership, and snark are uniquely his own. Bottom line: he keeps it real, but doesn’t keep it PG. Be sure to catch some extra snark by following him on Twitter.
If you’re a dedicated sourcer, or a talent acquisition professional who believes in the importance of sourcing candidates, SourceCon is a must-read. It covers how to use different sourcing tools, how to source more efficiently, and how to source for your most challenging roles. With blog posts published daily, and multiple authors publishing on the site, there’s a wealth of knowledge to be gained by following this site closely. In addition to reading this blog, check out SourceCon on LinkedIn, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
ERE is the sister site to SourceCon, and covers the broader arena of recruiting, with topics including candidate experience, diversity recruiting, and employer branding. Here, you will find industry greats like as Joel Cheesman, Todd Raphael, and Dr. John Sullivan sharing best practices and helpful tips so you can optimize your program. You can also see their great content on social media, so follow them on LinkedIn, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
Bonus: Lever’s Talent Innovation Blog
While we have you here, don’t forget to check out the absolute best recruitment blog in existence: Lever’s Talent Innovation Blog (no bias here!). You will find content around candidate sourcing, recruitment process, candidate experience, diversity and inclusion, employer brand, collaborative hiring, interviewing, data-driven recruiting, and more. We’d love it if you subscribed, and said hello on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.