browserWhether you’re starting out in Human Resources or you’re a seasoned professional, you have probably realized that HR policies and employment laws change so quickly that you can blink and it will be different.  It is important that you stay abreast of recent developments in human resources, and given the popularity of the Internet, more and more we are seeing incredible tools being offered online that can help you brush up on changes and make sure that you stay ahead of the game.  Here are our top 5 websites followed by some runners up!


Marrying both education and social media, is a great tool for professionals who are looking to keep their finger on the pulse of the industry.  Whether you’re looking for white papers on remuneration or HR forms (which are free!), there is a large pool of information available to draw from.  Check out their blog as well as upcoming events including live webinars that you can attend!

This website is the Society for Human Resources Management and while informative, is also the governing, certifying body for HR professionals in the United States of America. It’s the major organization that effects change and actually influences the entire scope of employment law and workplace policy. There is incredible information about the new health savings accounts and what they mean for your staff, as well as professional publications that you can peruse for some great facts and ideas that you can implement in your workplace.


Offering HR software, information about data protection and a complete, well rounded HR toolkit HRVillage.Com gives HR professionals a great foundation for their career.  From helpful hints on recruitment to a concise knowledge library, you won’t be disappointed!


If you’ve been looking for statistics, or just need to see how the market is doing, then head on over to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  From providing you with an accurate outlook regarding unemployment to interpreting what the jobless rate means for your business, they are a wealth of great information for any HR professional as far as trending and market analysis are concerned.

This websites helps industry professionals stay up to date on benefits and leave, compensation law, health and safety and general HR administration.  If you’re caught in a situation where there is a regulatory change and you need a solid website that can give you the answer you need fast, then this is it.  Regularly updated with news articles pertaining to human resources, they also have a forum that provides professionals with ample opportunity to connect with others in the field.

Runners Up

Last, but certainly not least are our runners up.  All of these sites and newsletters should be in your shortlist, along with our top 5!

  • LinkedIn has a large HR Group called LinkedHR

Don’t get stuck in the mud when it comes to dealing with human resources issues.  All of these websites are winners in our book, and you should take some time to visit each of them!  We bet that you’ll be adding them to your bookmarks as quickly as we did!

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