10 Killer LinkedIn Groups for Human Resource Professionals

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LinkedIn offer human resource professionals endless opportunities

Need help quickly? LinkedIn network groups offer HR professionals the opportunity to network, share problems and get answers fast. With the ability to access tens and thousands of professional opinions, the possibilities are endless. Often, members can post critical questions in the morning and have a reliable answer before lunch.

All HR professionals ranging from senior-level to entry-level employees can use LinkedIn groups to develop peer-to-peer relationships, share news, and give advice to others worldwide. Subject matter varies depending on the group and can cover a wide range of general information including HR best practices to specific topics such as country-specific labors laws and union contract negotiations. Within these groups, you can scan numerous topics and offer your expertise to those that suit you.

Following is our recommended list of human resources LinkedIn groups that may be helpful to you.

H.R. Professionals Association – Human Resources

With over 191,000 members, this is the largest human resources group. These professionals span across regions, industries, experience levels and human resource functions to network, build contacts and share knowledge. The Discussions page invites group members to collaborate and learn from each other’s experiences. The Polls feature enhances quick data collection on topics of relevance. The Promotions section promotes HR services and events. The Jobs section allows recruiters to post HR jobs and candidates can make themselves available.

Human Resources Professionals

This human resources professionals group attracts human resources professionals for online networking, sharing ideas and best practices to improve organizational human resource practices. This group has over 71,000 members.

Human Resources IQ

This group is an online community for the professional searching for information, discussing ideas and sharing best practices. Industry experts offers articles, podcasts, video presentations, live online events and more on topics such as Training & Learning, Talent Management, Employee Engagement, Benefits & Compensation, Employment Law, HR Metrics and other related content.

With over 55,000 members, this community also offers five subgroups. These are HR Metrics with 5,700 members, HR Talent: Recruiting, Retention, Training and Learning with 100 members, AND Employment Law with nearly 1,000 members.

Human Resources Professionals Worldwide

With over 70,000 members, this global human resources community attracts a wide range of professionals. You’ll find HR executives, managers and generalists. Plus get access to experts in recruiting and staffing plus payroll, compensation and benefits. With so much diversity, this group offers a wealth of information and something for everyone.

Human Resources (HR) & Talent Management Executive

This leading Talent Management LinkedIn group contains over 315,000 industry professionals worldwide. Posts are moderated and include the latest HR & Talent Management news, analysis, and opinions.

VP OF Human Resources, Director of Human Resources, and Chief People Officer Network

This group offers collaboration among senior-level HR executives. The group has over 29,000 members.

SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Official Group

The official group for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has over 146,000 members and offers two subgroups: SHRM Certification and HR Newbies. The SHRM Certification group focuses on HR knowledge and credential information while HR Newbies provides career advice and information to those entering the field. For more information, visit

Psychology in Human Resources

This LinkedIn group has nearly 32,000 human resource professionals who specialize in industry and organizational psychology. Discussions may revolve around workplace behaviors and attitudes, employee performance and satisfaction, and transitioning employees through change among other topics.

Global Compensation & Benefits Professional Network

The Global Compensation Professional Network group exchanges compensation and benefits information with professionals in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. This group has nearly 16,000 members.

Compensation & Benefits Forum a subgroup of Linked:HR

The Compensation and Benefits Forum contains 27,000 HR members who select, design, and deliver compensation and benefit programs that motivate and retain employees.

This group discusses base pay, overtime, incentives, bonus plans, paid leave, health and welfare plans, retirement income, employee saving plans and other benefits that follow federal, state and local laws and regulations. The group has 19 subgroups that focus on specific regions and HR topics.

Ready. Set. Contribute.
With over 4,800 HR LinkedIn groups and subgroups available, what are you waiting for? Expand your network and join the conversation today. Be sure to read the group description, scan recent discussions and review some member profiles to ensure a good fit and an efficient use of your time.

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