(Blog) Rolling Out the New Year with Our Faves!

Nick Fishman

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Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a happy, healthy and restful holiday season.  I know I did.  When I said I was going to unplug for a couple weeks, I guess I really meant it.  We went on a family vacation and while I was connected via email, I literally didn’t open my laptop once in 14 days.  I figured after over 200 posts in 2012, we could all use a little break from the daily employment background check conversation.

We’re back and as I promised 19 days ago, it was my resolution to not blog angry this year.  So far, so good (easy for me to say since I haven’t posted anything since).  Anywho, I thought it was time to post something today and test my resolve.

Over the last several months, many of our followers have asked about the blogs we follow on a regular basis.  In fact, you might have even noticed that we updated our blog roll back in December.  I thought you might be interested in checking out some of my personal favorites.  I usually ask myself three things before something becomes must read:

1.  Is the content entertaining?-  This is an absolute must.  Life is too boring otherwise.  Trust me, I already get my fill of boring reading material.
2.  Has this person or site established itself as an industry thought leader?- Just because you have a blog doesn’t mean you’re an expert.
3.  Does this topic relate my business, our clients or our blog followers?- I’m kind of selfish that way.  There’s got to be something in it for me.

As an aside, I am hopeful that we emulate these qualities in this blog.

So, without further ado, check out some of my faves!

  • Ohio Employment Law Blog– Okay, the title isn’t that exciting, but Jon Hyman is definitely on his game when it comes to employment law.
  • HRMarketer Blog– How else am I going to know what you want to read about?:)
  • The Employer Handbook– Eric Meyer offers great legal advice to his followers by commenting on the latest events, news and legal rulings that affect HR.
  • ReachWest– Kevin Grossman could write an owner’s manual for a wash machine and still entertain you.  Lucky for us though that he focuses on human resources technology and social media.
  • Exaqueo– Need an opinion on your employment brand? Susan Strayer-Lamotte will be happy to give you one.   We should all look at ourselves from the perspective of a prospective employee every one in awhile.
  • GreenLightJobs– I’m not looking for a job, but if I was, I’d want Lisa Kaye in my corner. Nuff said.
  • TLNT– John Hollon and his team have developed the online presence for their followers that SHRM hasn’t.
  • iCIMS iBlog– The go-to authority for advice on talent management.
  • SilkRoad “Ink”– Great talent management advice with a strong focus on social media.

Anybody taking bets on how long I’ll be able to stick to the softer side of Nick?  I’d like the under.

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Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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