31 must follow blogs for tech recruiters in 2016

Recruiting tech talents is a tough job. Times when posting a job ad on job site and waiting for candidates to send resume are gone for good. To recruit in IT field you need to adapt to new methods of recruiting and constantly try them out, to see what combination works and brings you the most and best candidates.

In order for you to stay up to date with trends in tech recruiting market we gathered Top 31 blogs that will help you find and recruit best programmers. We’ve chosen them from hundreds of blogs on the internet, giving you only the most valuable ones.

We divided them into 4 groups of blogs:

  1. Recruiting the best programmers
  2. On programming that you can’t miss
  3. Social recruiting
  4. Recruiting tips, methods and techniques

Please remember to congratulate the blogs that are most helpful for you, because they do a great job!

Recruiting the best programmers

icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook1. Stack Overflow Careers blog

stack-overflow-careers-logoThe Stack Overflow Careers blog is your go-to place for everything involving recruiting the best tech talent. You can find here useful and practical tips on sourcing, interviewing, onboarding, recruiting and many more. Whether you want to learn how to write an effective developer job listing or read up on the latest recruiting practices, it’s the right place to visit.

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Blog run by Stack Overflow, which provides a language-independent collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook2. Geekology Blog

‘Understanding Geeks made simple’ – this blog helps non-programmers master technical recruiting without being technical. You can find here tips on tech/IT recruiting, explanation of tech terms, interviews with programmers about their hiring experience and become familiar with various programming languages.

It’s very useful as you get insights and valuable experience from someone who understands both software development and recruiting.

Blog written by Geekology which offers technical training programs for modern recruiters.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook3. SmartRecruiters Blog

Tech recruitment made easy. As SmartRecruiter states, it provides you with all the information you need for hiring successfully. You can find here latest news and tips on hiring programmers and developers divided into categories such as: tech recruiting, startup recruiting, social media recruiting, recruiter advice, interview tips.  

Blog run by SmartRecruiters, owner of the Talent Acquisition Platform.

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icon-twittericon-linkedin4. Recruiting Division Blog

This blog lets you keep up to to date with the latest thoughts, ideas, tips and techniques for recruiting and sourcing. It serves as a good source of information on recruiting trends and strategies, social recruiting as well as interviewing, employee engagement and employer branding. If you are interested in tech recruitment then go to IT recruiting category.

Blog run by Recruiting Division, which provides on-demand recruiting and sourcing solutions.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook5. HR Tech World Blog

HR Tech World Blog gathers news and opinions from HR community. This blog helps you stay up-to-date with HR topics in tech world. Learn about new technologies, recruiting techs, trends. You’ll find here also inspiring interviews with founders and CEOs of high-powered companies.

Blog run by organisers of one of the biggest HR tech congresses.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook6. IT Insights by Modis

IT Insights lets you understand where the IT world is heading next. Modis’ IT staffing experts share their understanding of trends in the IT sector and knowledge, connecting you with relevant and influential information to keep you in the know and stay competitive. Here you can get access to valuable IT White Papers and interesting IT Infographics.

IT Insights is run by Modis, IT staffing agency that connects candidates to top tech jobs.

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7. DevSKiller Blog

DevSKiller Blog is focused on recruiting programmers. Still quite fresh but fills in a gap for IT recruitment know-how. You will find there useful articles and tips for tech recruiters on how to select, recruit and hire the true performers.

This Blog is run by DevSKiller team, that provides online programming skills assessment platform by using online coding tasks, code review challenges and multiple-choice tests.

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On programming that you can’t miss

icon-twitter8. Coding Horror – programming and human factors

Coding Horror is a blog about programming from a human factors perspective: thoughts on software usability and effective team development. Often the author writes about programming in a light way.

Blog run by Jeff Atwood, an experienced web and software developer, co-founder of the question-and-answer website Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network. He believes that: “In the art of software development, studying code isn’t enough; you have to study the people behind the software, too”.

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icon-twitter9. Joel on Software

Joel on Software is a blog devoted to software development, management, business, and the Internet. It may look outdated, but it is one of the best sources on recruiting programmers. Check the `Recruiter` section to get some evergreen tips.

Joel on Software Blog is written by Joel Spolsky, co-founder of the question-and-answer website Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange Network.

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Social Recruiting

icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook10. Boolean Black Belt-Sourcing/Recruiting

One of the best sources on social media recruitment which helps you in online recruiting.

Here you can learn how to succeed in sourcing, recruiting, and talent discovery, identification and acquisition. Treasure trove on how to use LinkedIn, Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter, Big Data, Analytics, Social Media in recruitment.

Blog written by Glen Cathey – experienced tech recruiter, expert and leader on recruiting strategies, technologies, and processes for firms.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook11. Social Recruiting Blog – Social Media for Hiring & Job Search

Social Recruiting Blog provides you with tips and advice on the use of social media for recruitment, for hiring and job search. You can also find here a collection of social recruiting interviews and podcasts on social media and online recruitment.

Social Recruiting Blog is run by Katrina Collier, Speaker, Trainer & Writer on the use of social media in recruitment, both for hiring & job search.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook12. Social Talent Blog

Social Talent Blog is a blog where you can learn more about recruitment trends and get tips on how to use social media in recruitment process. Here you can also find webinars on various HR topics.

Social Talent Blog is run by Jonathan Campbell and Vincent O’Donoghue, whose company provide online and social media training to the recruitment and staffing industry worldwide.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook13. Sirona Says Blog

Sirona Says Blog is a great source to find out more about leveraging social media and technology to improve company’s recruitment strategy, social recruiting and recruitment marketing.

Sirona Says Blog is run by Andy Headworth, the author of book “Social Media Recruitment”, a well-known recruiting influencer.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook14. SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Technology Blog

SmashFly Blog provides you with information on new techniques, company success stories and helpful tips with recruiters. Everything that can help you improve your recruiting ROI. As far as recruitment is concerned following blog categories should be of particular interest for you: Digital Recruiting, Recruitment Analytics, Recruitment Marketing and Recruitment Metrics.

This Blog is run by SmashFly team, that offers Recruitment Marketing Platform transforming how you find, attract, engage, nurture and convert leads into applicants.

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Recruiting tips, methods and techniques

icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook15. Recruiting Animal

Recruiting Animal Blog is a great mix of podcast and blog posts on the recruiting field. Each week, the Animal and his panel chat with a guest who has a professional connection to recruiting: a recruiter or a sourcer or a HR member or someone who makes software for the recruiting business. This can be a great source on how to leverage online networks to source top notch talent. You can listen to Recruiting Animal Show here.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook16. Undercover Recruiter – Career & Recruitment Blog

Undercover Recruiter serves as a great source on recruitment, interviewing, social networking, career management, personal branding and job search. Particularly useful from HR perspective are following categories: Technology (how to use recruiting technology), Employer (hire and retain the best talent), Recruiting (tips and tricks from real recruiters) and Social Media (how to use social media for recruiting and job search).

If you feel like sharing your HR experience with this community, you can do it with guest writing.

Undercover Recruiter Blog is run by Link Humans, a social and digital marketing agency.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook17. ERE | Recruiting Intelligence by Ere Media

ERE Recruiting Intelligence serves corporate recruiters and talent acquisition professionals by providing news and insights about the recruiting industry, opinions on what’s hot in the talent acquisition space, and evaluations on the best technology for recruiting. You can also participate in upcoming webinars on talent acquisition and hiring organised by ERE and its partners.

ERE Recruiting Intelligence is run by ERE Media, the go-to information and conference source for human resources, talent acquisition, and recruiting professionals.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook18. TLNT | Talent Management and HR by Ere Media

TLNT serves HR executives and directors who want to stay informed about the latest HR news–such as legal trends in the workforce, compensation and benefits, HR technology, talent management, organizational leadership, and retention strategies. You can also participate in upcoming webinars on talent acquisition and hiring organised by TLNT and its partners.

TLNT | Talent Management and HR is run by ERE Media, the go-to information and conference source for human resources, talent acquisition, and recruiting professionals.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook19. SOURCECON | Sourcing by Ere Media

SourceCon is a community of sourcing experts who share tools and tips on how to take your sourcing skills to the next level. If topics like semantic search, web-scraping and people aggregators get you excited, you’ll love SourceCon.

You can also become a member of SourceCon community where you can ask questions and share your opinions on important HR topics.

SOURCECON | Sourcing is run by ERE Media, the go-to information and conference source for human resources, talent acquisition, and recruiting professionals.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook20. Glassdoor for Employers

Glassdoor helps employers target, influence and convert candidates to quality hires. If you are looking for valuable information concerning recruitment process, you can find them under following sections: Talent Acquisition, Recruiting and Social Recruiting. You can also find eBooks and Guides on Recruiting here.

Glassdoor is a jobs and recruiting site, created to help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook21. Spark Hire HR and Recruiting Blog

Spark Hire HR and Recruiting Blog focuses on topics such as video interviewing, online recruiting, and best practices for hiring.

HR and Recruiting Blog is run by Spark Hire team, that offers video interviewing platform to connect with the best candidates for their job openings.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook22. TalentCulture

TalentCulture is an open online community exploring the world of work. Its blog provides information on workplace culture & innovation, career strategies, talent management, HR technology. It features an extensive collection of posts by expert contributors from across the community.

You can also broaden your HR horizons through TalentCulture forum named #TChat Twitter and podcasts called #TChat Radio.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook23. HR Kitchen by Recruiterbox

HR Kitchen serves as a good source on ideas and best practices in hiring and HR. Check this site for recruiting tools, how to articles and tips on recruiting and HR strategy.

HR Kitchen is run by Recruiterbox team, who provide software to track job applicants.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook24. RecruitingDaily

RecruitingDaily is online media resource for today’s recruiting world, offering a signature mix of content, news, webinars, podcasts, videos, eBooks, white papers and events that develop professional best practices. RecruitingDaily is much more than just information website. To its network belongs RecruitingBlogs, RecruitingTools, RecruitingWebinars and RecruitingConferences. All of them are worth visiting regularly.

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icon-twittericon-facebook25. HRZone

The online community for HR professionals – the site for those who want to be up-to-date with HR world which covers everything on innovations and best practices in the HR field. HR articles are divided into following categories: Lead, Engage, Perform and Talent. You can also become a member of this community, discuss important HR topics and share your knowledge in the field.

The blog is run by Sift Media, B2B publisher, specialising in online, interactive professional communities.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook26. Fistful of Talent

Fistful of Talent is a blog where recruiters, HR pros, managers and consultants are brought together and share their experience. The center of the conversation is talent – which includes recruiting as well as everything you do with the talent once it’s in the door.

You can find here section devoted to Recruiting and Selection.

Fistful of Talent blog is run by Kris Dunn, Founder of HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook27. HR BARTENDER

HR Bartender Blog is a friendly place to discuss workplace issues. If you are a recruiter then Recruiting and Retention section is for you. Here you can find a lot of useful tips and articles showing hands-on experience in HR field.

HR Bartender Blog is run by Sharlyn Lauby, an experienced and well recognized in HR world consultant.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook28. Marenated by Redbranch Media

Marenated blog helps you become better recruiter and hr specialist. You can find useful articles under categories such as: HR, Recruiting and Company Culture. On this blog you can find a couple of podcasts which also cover HR field.

Marenated Blog is run by Red Branch Media, a full-service B2B marketing agency, primarily focused on HR and global workforce vendors.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook29. BuzzRecruiter Blog for Recruiters

BuzzRecruiter provides insightful articles on recruitment from marketing perspective. You can find here tips on online presence, social media and branding for recruiters.

This blog serves as a good source on how to reach candidates better, improve recruiting marketing strategy and campaigns.

Blog written by BuzzRecruiter, a marketing agency that dedicated its services to Recruiting and Staffing Industry.

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icon-twittericon-linkedin30. Lever Blog

Lever Blog deals with recruiting, candidate sourcing and start-ups. Sometimes you can find here also tips on tech recruitment. Lever organises also webinars on various HR topics held by their partners.

Blog run by Lever, which offers applicant tracking system for companies.

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icon-twittericon-linkedinicon-facebook31. I/O at Work

I/O At Work bridges the gap between I/O Psychology, HR Management, and Job Performance by making it easy to access and apply difficult, hard to find, research. This site helps you stay on top of the latest-and-greatest discoveries in HR-related fields by gathering articles from multiple journals.

From recruiter’s point of view, probably the most interesting articles can be found in following sections: Recruiting, Staffing, Interviewing and Assessment.

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  • Thank you so much for including my blog in such an incredible list.

  • Síofra Pratt

    Thanks for naming the Social Talent blog as No.12 on your list guys! We’re extremely proud to be included!

  • Woohoo — thanks for including us!

    Sheena Christensen
    Product Marketing Specialist

    • You have a great blog, without you it wouldn’t be the same 🙂

  • Erin Engstrom

    Thanks so much for including Recruiterbox on this list! We’re thrilled to be among such good company.

  • Awesome list – honored and thankful for the inclusion!

  • Thanks so much for including us at Stack Overflow!

  • Thanks for the inclusion of the SmashFly Blog! Glad we can provide useful content.

  • BuzzRecruiter.com

    Hey Tom, we very much appreciate the inclusion of BuzzRecruiter.com and it’s blog in your list. We found the list to be informative and rewarding and we are honored to be part of it. All the Best from the team at BuzzRecruiter.

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  • Salman

    Interesting and informative blogs! Thank you for sharing! I would also, in case there is another one coming obviously, highly recommend https://glossarytech.com/. It is a free Chrome extension that helps recruiters recognize and learn tech terms while sourcing LinkedIn/Github/Stackoverflow profiles of candidates! Best regards, Salman.

  • All these blogs provide useful tips for staffing agencies in general. The list is comprehensive enough to cover the different needs of each company. They effectively organize the blogs according to its purpose.