Top 5 Community Resources for HR Professionals

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Professional life has changed for everyone during the pandemic. However, in organizations, the HR teams and professionals might’ve been the ones with more challenges to solve in the last two years. Plan the post-pandemic business strategies, and keep employees motivated. Identify new leaders and evaluate new organizational dynamics, among many others.

In this scenario, the human resources teams had to get creative. And find a way to get great results in uncertain times and adapt to new trends that change really fast.

It’s essential for HR professionals to find a safe and reliable environment to share their struggles and find peer support. Also, to keep updated on the latest trends they will need to be prepared for 2022 and the years to come. This is where online communities and forums come into play 👇

Best HR Forums to Discuss Human Resources Topics

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If you’re an HR professional you might be needing an extra push in order to keep updated with trends, find support, and get more creative in your career. That’s why we wanted to share the 5 best HR forums and communities. In these spaces, you’ll be able to discuss human resources topics with colleagues, get feedback on your ideas, and find out more about what works for others in the industry.

1. Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP)

The ATAP was founded in 2016. It’s a paid community that seeks to share knowledge and spark innovation and engagement in HR professionals and teams. Also, ATAP is dedicated to all those talent acquisition professionals who are searching for new ways of finding, hiring, and retaining talent in organizations all around the world. The membership costs $95 per year.

2. American Staffing Association (ASA)

Among the many benefits that ASA provides members of their community, there are legal help and advocacy, resources on topics such as technology, inclusion, and diversity, industry research. Also, it gives members the possibility to network with plenty of colleagues.

However, in order to become a member, professionals will have to schedule a meeting with Rob Lebair, Senior Manager in Enterprise Account at ASA.

3. The Recruitment Network (TRN)

TRN is a community that gives its members resources, peer-to-peer learning programs and support, and access to industry-leading technology. It also offers mentorship and advice from more than 60 HR experts and recruitment advisors. It has more than 7,000 members from around the world.

While it’s a paid community, you’ll be able to join the first month for free. TRN will not ask you to give them your credit card details. Instead, it will offer you 1,500 hours of expert content, 3,500 tools, guides, and articles, and over 40 hours of training content.

4. In-House Recruitment (IHR)

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Communities are a great place to find support and network with colleagues.

The IHR community is one of the largest and most engaged communities for HR professionals in the UK. It has more than 20,000 members and more than 150 industry partners.

This group organizes events, and it has plenty of resources on topics such as diversity, inclusion, and future talent. It has a LinkedIn group where members can engage in fruitful conversations and keep up with the industry’s latest trends too.

5. Human Capital Institute (HCI)

The HCI community offers data, information, and learning programs for HR professionals from all around the world. Also, it has webcasts and virtual conferences on topics such as employee engagement, leadership development, talent acquisition, and diversity.

Apart from all these resources, HCI also offers corporate solutions such as group training, and advisory services designed to build and support high-performing HR teams.

Events and Conferences to Enhance Your Professional Development

Some communities also offer members the opportunity to participate in online and offline events and conferences. Here are some of them 👇

In-house Recruitment Live Birmingham

On March 3, 2022, the IHR community will be hosting a one-day event in Birmingham, UK. The exhibition’s destined for those interested in learning more about talent acquisition.

Its goal is to bring together industry thought-leaders and experts for exclusive presentations on HR-related topics. And generate the opportunity for professionals to network. While the tickets are free, there’s a limited amount available.

HCI’s Virtual Conferences

The HCI community offers conferences dictated by leading experts and practitioners. These give HR professionals the opportunity to connect with colleagues and earn recertification credits. To get access, you can choose one of the three plans they offer:

In this post, we’ve listed some of the reasons why you should join an HR community or forum if you’re looking for support, feedback, or just new ideas and inspiration.

If you’re still looking for the perfect online community to join, feel free to explore our full list of communities and discover the space you belong to.

Victoria Mortimer

Victoria Mortimer

I'm a journalist with a Social Communication degree, community manager, and content creator with over five years of experience. Now, I'm working as an independent writer passionate about community building, entrepreneurship, and social media.