Top Twitter accounts all HR professionals should follow in 2019

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By Sellick Partnership

HR professionals need to have their finger on the pulse and remain up-to-date with relevant industry news in order to stay ahead of the game. This is especially important if you are currently looking for a new HR job or are thinking about a career move. Take a look at our list of what we think are the top HR Twitter feeds that will keep your knowledge current and up-to-date, and help you secure your next HR job opportunity.

If you want get ahead in HR, Twitter is an essential tool to have under your belt. The social media platform has fast become a crucial resource for industry professionals to share news, information and insights. And in a fast-paced sector such as HR, if you are not following the right accounts – and checking them regularly – you could be missing out.

The importance of keeping yourself up-to-date with sector news and ideas is particularly important if you are in the process of planning your next career move. Many employers now actively look for candidates who are willing and able to discuss current trends and research, and demonstrate their awareness of news and events affecting the industry.

As the number of active Twitter accounts now exceeds 270 million (correct as of January 2019), it can be a challenge to locate those key accounts to follow that are relevant for your needs. However, we have done the hard work for you and compiled the most useful accounts for HR professionals to follow.

  1. @alexkjerulf – Alexander Kjerulf is an author, speaker and Chief Happiness Officer of Woohoo Inc. He writes and shares articles on workplace productivity and posts news about upcoming conferences and events.

  2. @AskAManager – Alison Green’s website is named as one of Forbes’ Most Influential Careers Sites and her account hosts plenty of useful questions and answers for tricky HR issues.

  3. @Josh_Bersin – Josh Bersin is the founder and principal analyst at Bersin by Deloitte. Follow Josh for in-depth insights and commentary that you would expect from one of the leading minds in HR technology.

  4. @RealEvilHRLady – Speaker and author Suzanne Lucas offers her Twitter followers advice on challenging workplace issues, with a side order of wit and ‘a little bit of snark’.

  5. @HRGrapevine – HR Grapevine is a dedicated magazine publishing news, articles and insights relating to the workplace. Follow the account to discover and learn more about topics ranging from leadership, benefits, learning, resourcing and operations.

  6. @JennyRopes – is the editor of HR Magazine. Jenny shares news and articles and insights from herself, HR Magazine as well as other HR professionals and sector specialists.

  7. @neilmorrison – Severn Trent’s HR Director Neil Morrison has a sharp wit and tweets regularly about work, life and opinion pieces from his blog

  8. @CIPD – The official account of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is a prolific tweeter, posting regularly throughout the day. Regardless of whether you are a member or not, the account is worth following to keep up-to-date with upcoming events, helpful resources and relevant news from around the UK.

  9. @dds180 – Surrey based David D’Souza is the director of CIPD. His personal Twitter account posts articles from his blog and shares relevant news and information from across the Twittersphere.

  10. @PeopleMgt – People Management completes our hat trick of accounts to follow from CIPD. This is the Twitter account for the organisation’s magazine, covering topics such as the impact of Brexit, education, bias in the workplace and the gender pay gap.

  11. @PerryTimms – TEDx speaker, author, facilitator and coach Perry Timms shares information about events, news, workshops and conferences of interest to HR professionals.

  12. @HRZone – offers HR professionals and business leaders advice, resources, opinions and up-to-date information about the industry.

  13. @theHRDirector – Designed specifically for senior HR practitioners, theHRDIRECTOR magazine shares a wide range of news and articles relating to the sector. So far this year it has covered issues such as stress, disability, the contracting market and apprenticeships.

  14. @SellickGroup – And of course, no list would be complete without our own Twitter page! Be sure to follow Sellick Partnership for the latest news, events, press and jobs.

For more information on how to develop your online brand or how to use social media in your job search, check out our candidate resources page. If you are ready to kick-start your career, view our latest HR jobs here.