As a student studying to become a human resources professional it is important to realize that not everything can be learned within a classroom. In order to help you bridge experience gap prior to graduation we’ve put together a list of the top 20 HR mentors for students to learn from on Twitter. This list of human resource professionals will help you learn and understand current HR related issues while further preparing you for a successful career within the human resources field. Make sure to follow and connect with them on Twitter.
HR Professionals to Follow on Twitter
1. The HR Capitalist - http://www.hrcapitalist.com/
Kris Dunn has over a decade of experience in the human resources field. His blog hopes to build a community of users to learn from and share information.
Follow him on Twitter: @kris_dunn
2. Drive Thru HR - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drivethruhr
By following this radio blog you will learn about human resources from a variety of different HR professionals. They focus on new topics each day for 30 minutes over the lunch hour.
Follow it on Twitter: @drivethruhr
3. Society For Human Resource Management - http://blog.shrm.org/
The SHRM Blog provides a community for human resources professionals and students studying HR to share expertise and create innovative solutions of people management issues.
Follow it on Twitter: @SHRM
4. Unbridled Talent - http://unbridledtalent.com/blog/
Jennifer has many years of HR experience while working with executive recruiting and loves using social media. Her blog focuses on a variety of human resources related topics and trends.
Follow her on Twitter: @JenniferMcClure
5. HR Bartender - http://www.hrbartender.com/
Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP is author of HR Bartender - a friendly place to discuss workplace issues. Her blog tackles everyday business topics in a casual, conversational manner and offers tips to help business professionals succeed.
Follow her on Twitter: @hrbartender
6. Simply Lisa - http://www.lisarosendahl.com/
Lisa Rosendahl, SPHR is an astute HR leader with more than 18 years of professional human resources experience with expertise in leading people, inspiring commitment and managing change. Readers come to Simply Lisa for a common sense approach to leadership, growth and human resources. Lisa is also co-founded the Women of HR blog (www.womenofhr.com).
Follow her on Twitter: @lisarosendahl
7. Evil HR Lady - http://evilhrlady.org/
Suzanne Lucas’ blog focused on adding clarity to the human resources department. You can even submit a question for her to cover in a future post.
Follow her on Twitter: @RealEvilHRLady
8. HR Fishbowl - http://hrfishbowl.com/
This blog is operated by Charlie Judy and was develop as a space to debate different HR related issues and best practices. He focuses on getting back to the basic of meaningful relationships and a simplified HR process.
Follow him on Twitter: @HRFishbowl
9. No Excuses HR - http://www.noexcuseshr.com/
Jay Kuhns blog NoExcusesHR, is focused on leadership accountability in the workplace. He covers a variety of issues, but the primary focus remains on how leaders dramatically impact the workplace, often to a degree that they do not even realize.
Follow him on Twitter: @jrkuhns
10. HR Examiner - http://www.hrexaminer.com/
HR evolves at the pace of technology in some places. In others, it evolves at a generational pace. If you want to see where things are headed, read the HRExaminer. It's a great place to have your assumptions checked.
Follow him on Twitter: @JohnSumser
11. The Cynical Girl - http://thecynicalgirl.com/
With over 10 years of HR experience Laurie Ruettimann blog about different topics concerning human resources. She has also co-founded several HR start-ups.
Follow her on Twitter: @lruettimann
12. Up Start HR - http://upstarthr.com/
Ben Eubanks spends his days as an HR Generalist at Pinnacle Solutions in Huntsville, AL. He spends his night’s blogging about HR topics such as culture, passion, and leadership at upstartHR. With a mix of humor, humility, and "how to," the blog is a resource for professionals at all levels of leadership.
Follow him on Twitter: @beneubanks
13. HR Minion - http://hrminion.com/
Shauna is an HR professional with a diverse work history, a Master's degree, and a PHR certification. Besides blogging at her own site as the HR Minion, she also serves as the current Ring mistress of the Carnival of HR and is a co-founder of Women of HR.
Follow her on Twitter: @HR_Minion
14. Lean HR - http://leanhrblog.com/
Led by Dwane Lay, a current human resources employee he believes that his previous experience enables him to see things from a different perspective. His blog covers different topics that educate his readers about seeing things from different points of view.
Follow him on Twitter: @LeanHR
15. Welcome To The Occupation - http://www.welcometotheoccupation.com/
Paul Smith is the Human Resources Director for a non-profit in Philadelphia. He has worked in HR for over thirteen years in a variety of fields. Since 2009, Paul has been writing Welcome To The Occupation, focusing on the "trench" view of HR and improving the work place.
Follow him on Twitter: @Pasmuz
16. HR Ring Leader - http://hrringleader.com/
Trish McFarlane is a Human Resource department head with over 15 years of experience. She has received multiple accolades for her blogging efforts that cover the field of HR.
Follow her on Twitter: @HRRingleader
17. Lance Haun - http://lancehaun.com/
Lance writes about the intersections of talent, work and life. As a journalist and former practitioner he writes to examine trends, develop new ideas and push the goal of a better workplace for us all.
Follow him on Twitter: @thelance
18. Blanchard Leaderchat - http://leaderchat.org/
The Ken Blanchard Companies provide daily links to some of the best HR, L&D, and training-focused content on the web. Our blog posts highly actionable content every Monday and Thursday for leaders interested in exploring a people-focused approach to management.
Follow it on Twitter: @LeaderChat
19. Pam Ross - http://www.pamross.ca/blog/
Pam Ross is a Canadian HR leader who has led teams in operations and across HR disciplines over the past 15 years. Her talent for aligning people practices with business strategy to drive employee and customer engagement has led her to start her own business. Her blog focuses on innovative people practices, customer experience and social business.
Follow her on Twitter: @pamelamaeross
20. TLNT - http://www.tlnt.com/
Covering topics such as HR, management, and technology TLNT truly is a blog about the business of human resources. Go here to learn insights from expects and thought leaders within this career field.
Follow it on Twitter: @TLNT_com