Top X accounts all HR professionals should follow

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By Sellick Partnership

As an HR professional, you need to have your 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 into the HR industry. Take a look at our list of the top HR X feeds that will keep your knowledge current and up-to-date, and help you secure your next HR role.

If you want get ahead in HR, X (formerly Twitter) is an helpful tool to have under your belt. The social media platform has fast become a crucial resource for HR 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 HR candidates that are willing and able to discuss current trends and research, and demonstrate their awareness of HR news and events affecting the industry.

As the number of active X accounts now exceeds 556 million (correct as of 2023), 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 an HR professional to follow.

  1. @alexkjerulf – Alexander Kjerulf is an author, speaker and founder of HeartCount. He writes and shares articles on workplace productivity and posts HR 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 X followers advice on challenging HR issues, with a side order of wit and ‘a little bit of snark’.

  5. @HRGrapevine – HR Grapevine is a dedicated magazine publishing HR 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 Work. magazine. Jenny shares news, articles and insights from herself, as well as other HR professionals and sector specialists.

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

  8. @CIPD – The official account of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development posts 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 X account posts articles from his blog and shares relevant news and information from across the platform.

  10. @PeopleMgt – People Management completes our hat trick of accounts to follow from CIPD. This is the X 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. 

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

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