FOT/HRCapitalist v. 7.0 Talent Management Blog Power Rankings – Our Top 25 Blogs!

Jessica Lee Talent Management Power Rankings

One of the reasons why I so like our quarterly talent management blog rankings is its fluid nature. Who comes out as top dog changes with almost every round of rankings. New bloggers emerge, old bloggers fade away… and though someone always has something to say about the validity of our list, we continue to do the rankings because there’s so much great content being pumped out by our fellow HR and recruiting colleagues – and practitioners no less. Folks in the trenches everyday like yours truly and FOT founder, Kris Dunn. And for me – that fact alone is proof that we are evolving and progress indeed is being made to further our profession. In fact, more than a third of the top blogs we highlight are written by true practitioners. Not pundits, not former practitioners turned consultants but good ole, real life practitioners. And I think that’s neat.

With this seventh iteration of the rankings, we see some interesting developments… the last round’s number one blog, Steve Boese’s HR Technology blog is no longer on the list as he has joined the FOT crew (yeah!) and we typically leave our blogs off of the rankings. If you somehow missed it, check out his brilliant blog post yesterday… believe it or not, it was FOT’s first Star Wars related post. That made room for a new king of talent management blogs – enter the picture Lance Haun’s Rehaul. If you’ve ever seen the flick, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, you already know Lance very well. He is HR’s own Benjamin Button. Seemingly born an old man with all the wisdom, insight and patience that comes with years and years of experience. It’s quite amazing. He’s a good guy to know, and we like calling him a fellow blogger. And you’ll learn a lot from reading Rehaul if you aren’t already – so be sure to subscribe and also take a moment to check out some of our other top 25 blogs… you’ll also learn a thing or two from the others. (And if you need some help subscribing to these blogs, you’re in luck. Our former #1, Steve, has hooked you up here.)

Congrats to our top 25. Y’all keep us on our toes and push us to keep blogging!

Name (Power Rating, Last Poll Ranking)

1.    Rehaul (formerly Your HR Guy) (power index rating –  88 | 1st place votes – 3  | v. 6.0 ranking  #11)

2.    HR Bartender (power index rating –  84 | 1st place votes –  2 | v. 6.0 ranking – #2)

3.    Talented Apps  (power index rating –  63 | v. 6.0 ranking – n/a)

4.    Know HR  (power index rating – 61 | v. 6.0 ranking – #4)

5.    HR Ringleader  (power index rating –  58 | v. 6.0 ranking – #23)

6.    Compensation Force (power index rating – 57 | v. 6.0 ranking – #11)

7.    Simply Lisa(formerly HR Thoughts)  (power index rating – 56 | v. 6.0 ranking -#14)

8.    The View from Harvard Business  (power index rating – 54 | 1st place votes – 1 | v. 6.0 ranking – #5)

9.    Compensation Cafe  (power index rating – 53 | v. 6.0 ranking – #16)

10.  HR Fishbowl (power index rating – 49 | v. 6.0 ranking – #24)

11.  John Sumser’s Two Color Hat (power index rating – 47 | v. 6.0 ranking – #10)

12.  Boolean Blackbelt (power index rating – 46 | v. 6.0 ranking – n/a)

13.   Punk Rock HR (power index rating – 46 | v. 6.0 ranking – #11)

14.  Brand for Talent  (power index rating – 44 | v. 6.0 ranking – n/a)

15.  HR Observations  (power index rating – 41 | v. 6.0 ranking – #7)

16.  Jon Ingham’s Strategic HCM  (power index rating – 38  v. 6.0 ranking – #15)

17.  Welcome to the Occupation (power index rating – 37 | v. 6.0 ranking – #21)

18.  Creative Chaos Consultant  (power index rating – 36 | v. 6.0 ranking – n/a)

19.  Renegade HR (power index rating – 35 | v. 6.0 ranking – #19)

20.  Upstart HR (power index rating – 34 | v. 6.0 ranking – #20)

21.  All Things Workplace (power index rating – 33 | v. 6.0 ranking – #18)

 22. How We Work (power index rating – 33 | v. 6.0 ranking – #24)

23. Seth Godin (power index rating – 25 | 1st place votes – 1  | v. 6.0 ranking – #3)

 24. The Sirona Says Blog (power index rating – 25 | v. 6.0 ranking – n/a)

25. Three Star Leadership Blog  (power index rating – 23 | v. 6.0 ranking – n/a)

Cheers to our blogging friends. You guys keep us motivated more than you probably know. And we’re totally honored to have you as colleagues. And for everyone else, as with past rankings, you can check out the original poll methodology here (but note we looked at more blogs this time around – more than 160 – and the lineup of folks ranking the blogs has changed slightly too).

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee is a VP of TA at Marriott International where she leads a team that enables the company to think big, broad and boldly about all things talent acquisition and in effect, keeps them relevant and ahead of the curve in how they attract and acquire top talent. Don’t be fooled by that fancy pants title and description though, she’s still an everyday HR gal in the trenches at the core. SPHR certified, a decade and a half into trench HR life… she can whip up a corrective action plan or source for your purple squirrel in a heartbeat.

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