The professional workplace is constantly changing and your recruiting methods need to adapt and change alongside it, if you are to remain competitive. One of the most effective ways to stay abreast of the latest trends is to read industry blogs. Unlike print publications, blogs provide up-to-the-minute timely information, multimedia content and an opportunity to discuss the article with other readers. However, as there is an overabundance of blogs online, it can be difficult to identify the most useful. For that reason, here is a list of the seven most informative and useful recruiting blogs:

  1. Talent Culture: Talent Culture is managed by Meghan M. Biro, talent manager and digital analyst. The blog provides engaging, informative and actionable content through its podcasts, articles, webinars and ebooks.

  2. Fistful of Talent: A Fistful of Talent article is like reading an email from a friend, as they are conversational, lack industry jargon, and use unique similes and metaphors to make their point. The articles are engaging and informative, even if they don’t always provide actionable content.

  3. Boolean Blackbelt: Glen Cathey, a leader in sourcing and recruiting, is the sensei of the boolean dojo. Even though Cathey has a passion for analytics and technical knowledge, he still centers his articles around the importance of building a human connection with candidates and clients.

  4. Jim Stroud Blog: Jim Stroud is one of the most respected voices in recruiting and for over a decade has provided guidance on sourcing and recruiting strategy, lead generation, competitive intelligence and online community management. His blog provides engaging, in-depth guidance about how to be a successful recruiter. In addition, Stroud hosts two podcasts, The Jim Stroud Podcast and Its All Recruiting Podcast, which offers brief episodes that you could easily enjoy during your daily commute.

  5. The Savage Truth: Presented in a no-nonsense, blunt manner, Greg Savage’s content (especially his series “Sixty Savage Seconds”) is the distillation of 37 years of experience in the recruiting industry. His blog offers a diverse and engaging mix of videos, articles and podcasts.

  6. Workology: Workology offers in-depth, actionable content for HR and internal recruiters at every stage of their career from entry-level to executive. If you don’t have time to read a full article, Workology also has an engaging podcast. In addition to its content, the blog has an on-demand learning platform for HR professionals.