Facebook Pages That Can Help You Advance Your HR Career

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There are countless ways to positively impact and  advance your HR career, but given you have a full plate of work and family obligations, how do you know  what  will provide the greatest amount of opportunities you need to move forward?

You may consider building a stronger professional network, connecting with a mentor or even completing your degree in order to stand out in your current position. All of these can help, but tackling all three at once may be exhausting.  What if there was a low-risk way to positively impact your career that fits into your schedule?

The World Wide Web and social networking sites allow us to access information and connect with professionals from around the world all from your computer and on your time. And since you most likely already use Facebook for personal reasons, integrating a few career focused activities should come naturally and is a good place to start.

To help you start moving down the path toward career advancement, here is an alphabetized list of some of the best HR Facebook pages for you to “Like”.  These were selected based off of the following criteria:

The page is updated regularly
  • It focuses on education and not self promotion
  • It offers timely content you can truly learn from
  • It has a  high level of community involvement

So check out these pages and start advancing your career in HR.

About.com Human Resources

Facebook Likes: More than 1,000

This page provides accurate human resources-related information that is thoughtful and forward thinking for anyone interested in imagining new ways coworkers can work together effectively.

Why to Click Like:

The About.com Human Resources page will present you with a solid mix of informational topics where no matter what your experience level is you can immediately begin to implement into your daily work activities. Such as these 10 exercises you can do to develop your own creative thinking skills at work.


Facebook Likes: More than 2,600

This page helps connect human resources professionals in an effort to share knowledge, experience and resources that help people manage and build companies.

Why to Click Like:

Here you will gain access to a large amount of shared knowledge and resources for you to learn more about industry best practices and trend. They also deliver lots of live webinars on a variety of topics including the best practices for 2013.

HR Bartender

Facebook Likes: More than 5,800

This HR Facebook page provides you with workplace expertise and advice from the HR Bartender blog.

Why to Click Like:

Here you will expand your knowledge of human resources through down to earth examples, while learning how to manage your ever important work-life balance.

HR Fishbowl

Facebook Likes: More than 160

This page has developed a place for HR professionals to connect and debate human resources related issues (the use of social media in HR specifically).

Why to Click Like:

The HR Fishbowl will allow you to understand the true value of working in HR. It’s about caring for and strengthening the workplace through relationships, a simplified process and social media.

Human Resources IQ

Facebook Likes: More than 5,700

This page educates their community of followers with information about HR, training, recruiting and workforce management, in general.

Why to Click Like:

They provide a variety  of content from articles to video, podcasts, webinars and more, so no matter what your learning style you will be able to expand your knowledge of working in HR.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 

Facebook Likes: More than 47,000

SHRM is a worldwide HR professional organization, and their Facebook page allows professionals to connect with others interested in networking and expanding their knowledge of working in human resources.

Why to Click Like:

SHRM is the largest professional HR association in the world. They provide opportunities to learn about the latest findings in HR while connecting with others in the field in order to expand your professional network.


Facebook Likes: More than 1,200

This page shares information from an online publication about the business of HR, which includes insights from industry leaders in human resources management.

Why to Click Like:

Here you have the opportunity to learn about HR related topics being presented in some interesting ways, such as topics involving tuna fish, bullying and even the how replacement refs can teach you about HR.

U.S. Department of Labor

Facebook Likes: More than 16,000

This page is a source of information from the Dept. of Labor for sharing workforce-related benefits and rights of the workforce community.

Why to Click Like:

Follow this page to stay on top of newly released job reports in addition to learning more about employment causes, labor issues and much more.

You will also stay on top of current events, trends and regulations that can impact America’s workforce as a whole.

If you know of a Facebook pages in HR not on this list that provides amazing insights and has helped you further develop your skills as a professional please let us know!

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