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The Best of Canadian HR and Recruitment Blogs

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Canada is pretty great. We have a beautiful landscape, incredible talent, and awesome employers. Unfortunately, when it comes to the internet, Canadians are often overlooked.

Googling “best HR blogs”, or “best recruiting advice websites” brings up page after page of top 10’s and curated lists… All of them featuring predominantly American or UK based blogs.

Unfortunately, there simply aren’t a lot of Canadian blogs out there (relatively speaking), let alone Canadian blogs specifically geared towards HR.

But, what we lack in quantity, we make up for in quality!

I love Canadian blogs, especially the ones on this list:

BCjobs.ca’s Top 7 Canadian HR and Recruiting Blogs

HRVoice

HRVoice is HRMA’s online information centre.

This blog is a must read if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of Canadian human resources. They also post articles written by respected HR professionals.

Check out Effective Communications and HR: Making the Connections.

HR Inner Circle

Who doesn’t want to be part of an inner circle!?

HR Inner Circle shares articles from a variety of different sources with a focus on human resources news, ideas, and innovations.

Check out The 4 Imperatives of Implementing a Sound Workplace Wellness Strategy.

Randstad Canada Blog

Covering topics for both ends of the hiring spectrum, Randstad’s blog covers a wide range of topics.

You’ll find articles written for employers, recruiters, the HR department, and jobseekers, but what really sets Randstad apart is their special attention to women in the workplace.

Their series, Women Shaping Business, is a wonderful resource for women and anyone looking to promote diversity in the workplace.

Check out Can Women Really Have it All?

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From one of Randstad’s Surveys

HRM Online

Dedicated to covering human resources news, opinion and analysis, HRM Online is pretty old school in their presentation. Their site resembles newspapers and print journals and the articles they publish are more formal in tone and delivery than typical blogs.

Personally, I find this approach refreshing and always feel smarter after paying HRM Online a visit.

Check out Preparing For a Less-Loyal Workforce.

Plugged In Recruiter

This lovely blog is full of wisdom straight from HR expert Susan Wright-Boucher herself.

Susan’s writing is a pleasure to read, and her knowledge is evidenced in every one of her articles! This blog is a personal favorite for sure.

Check out 5 Tips For Writing Insanely Good Job Ads.

Talent At Work

This is by far the prettiest blog on the list!

Talent At Work is run by Goldbeck Recruiting Inc., the blog focuses on recruiting and HR with a healthy dose of business advice and inspiration.

They also publish informative reports about the Canadian recruiting and workforce landscape that are definitely worth a read.

Check out Fall Hiring Extravaganza: 45% More Job Postings in First Week of September.

Open View Labs Recruiting Resources

This blog isn’t technically a blog, but it is full of helpful advice for anyone looking to grow their organization.

The “recruiting resources” section of Open View Labs shares articles about hiring best practices, recruiting tips, and information about retention.

Check out The 3 Worst Hiring Mistakes Startups Make.

We won’t be so cheeky as to include the BCjobs HR Advice blog in this list, but we hope you’ll consider us!

These are our favorites, we would love to hear about the blogs that you love. Please tweet us @HRAdvice or post them on the BCjobs.ca Facebook Page. BCjobs.ca Facebook Page.

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