The Top Online Resources for Recruiters

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What recruiter couldn’t use more information and tools at their fingertips? Understanding the latest evolutions, trends, and technologies in the sector is key to being great at what you do, and it’s also critical to growing your career in HR or staffing. That’s why savvy recruiters use online resources for professional development, ensuring that they are always the first to know about the latest news and best practices.

How can you incorporate professional learning and development into your routine?

As a busy professional, you have a lot on your plate. Still, even spending a small amount of time reviewing online resources and connecting with other recruitment professionals virtually can enhance your professional development and improve your performance in your role.

Try dedicating just ten minutes a day to reading, listening, networking, and learning using online resources. To make sure you stick to a routine, you can even block time in your calendar. Committing a few minutes to learning can serve as a much-needed interlude between your regular daily tasks, while also helping you develop.

What are the top online resources for recruiters right now?

Not sure where to begin? We’ve created a list of some of the top online resources for recruiters and staffing professionals to help you get started.

HR Magazine

What it is: Online magazine covering a range of HR topics

Where to find it:

Although it’s a UK-based publication, HR Magazine offers news and insights for a global audience. Expect expansive features on timely topics, including AI, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), compensation, benefits, technology, organizational culture, training, and more. The magazine also publishes interviews with leaders in HR, as well as opinion pieces on controversial issues in the sector.

 r/recruiting on Reddit

What it is: A subreddit (message board) focused on recruiting issues

Where to find it:

Even if you don’t typically find yourself on Reddit, everyone in staffing and recruiting should give r/recruiting a visit. The subreddit is a vibrant community of industry professionals discussing common dilemmas, timely issues, and the news of the day.

It’s an ideal venue for crowd-sourcing answers to questions and engaging in discussions with others in similar roles. But even if you choose not to participate directly in the conversations, the page is worth checking out to understand what is on the minds of recruiters right now.

Ask a Manager

What it is: An advice blog for HR professionals

Where to find it:

This blog from former non-profit chief of staff Alison Green is a fascinating deep dive into common management and HR topics.  Each post answers questions from readers, tackling topics from hiring and job offers to resume writing, interviewing, and even rejecting candidates. Take a peek at the Hiringcategory for answers to questions such as how can I tell if an overqualified applicant is right for the job? and how do I answer when a job candidate asks, ‘how did I do?’

Green talks to her readers like they’re a friend, but her answers reflect the professionality and wisdom of a seasoned industry leader with years of experience.

American Staffing Association

What it is: A website with an extensive resource library for staffing professionals

Where to find it:

If you work in staffing in the U.S., take advantage of the resources provided by the American Staffing Association. Their website includes a newsfeed of the latest industry headlines, fact sheets of staffing industry statistics and sector profiles, new research, and articles on a variety of relevant topics. You can also subscribe to their Staffing Today newsletter to get updates delivered to your inbox.

HR Girlfriends

What it is: An online community of women in HR

Where to find it:

HR Girlfriends offers networking and professional development opportunities for women in the sector. Members get access to events, tools, training, and a virtual support centre stocked with all things HR. Note that there is an annual membership fee to join the community and access their online resources.

Recruitment Consultants and Staffing Professionals LinkedIn group

What it is: The definitive LinkedIn group for people in recruitment and staffing

Where to find it: LinkedIn

With nearly 500,000 members, the Recruitment Consultants and Staffing Professionals LinkedIn group is an online nexus for discussions on staffing and recruitment. Join the community to integrate more recruitment and staffing-specific information to your feed and stay on top of industry news. You can also get involved in the conversation in the comments, meet other staffing professionals, and even scout out employment opportunities.


What it is: Online courses, articles, and downloadable tools

Where to find it:

You might know the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as an organization that offers training to HR professionals. But did you know that it also offers an extensive library of tools and information?

Visit the Resources tab for handbooks, how-to guides, presentations, toolkits, and more, all designed especially for people in the industry. Why not take advantage of everything they have to offer?

The bottom line

Although we’ve listed a range of options, remember that there’s no need to read every article or participate in every online community to stay informed. To stay up to date on the latest ideas in recruiting, simply commit to setting aside a little time each day to read, listen, watch, and chat with others in the community. How you do that is up to you.

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Sherebanu Rangwala

UI/UX Graphic Designer

Simplicity is the soul of efficiency.” Austin Freeman

A skilled and motivated software developer, Osama is passionate about delivering cutting-edge solutions that drive business growth and improve customer experience.

His role on Labourly draws upon expertise that spans multiple programming languages and technologies, and the strength of his academic credentials including a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and an Intermediate diploma in Pre-Engineering.

Osama’s experience ranges from developing custom web applications to building high-performance, scalable systems. He is a recognized asset on our Labourly team.

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Muhammad Osama Iftikhar


Simplicity is the soul of efficiency.” Austin Freeman

A skilled and motivated software developer, Osama is passionate about delivering cutting-edge solutions that drive business growth and improve customer experience.

His role on Labourly draws upon expertise that spans multiple programming languages and technologies, and the strength of his academic credentials including a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and an Intermediate diploma in Pre-Engineering.

Osama’s experience ranges from developing custom web applications to building high-performance, scalable systems. He is a recognized asset on our Labourly team.

Muhammad Ehsanullah


Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A valued member of our Labourly development team, Ehsan has a Bachelor of Computer Science and proven analytical, programming and coding skills.

An experienced web developer, Ehsan’s abilities are supported by impressive knowledge of cutting-edge technology and an exemplary understanding of database management systems, data structure, analysis and design of algorithms, and software engineering.

Ehsan focuses his skills and attention on design, installation, testing, and maintenance of web application development systems – as he continually reinforces industry best practices through his use of user interface, testing, and debugging processes.

Cheryl Lane

Application Tester

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value“.  Albert Einstein

Cheryl Lane is a true “solution developer”. She is passionate about collaborating with clients and team members on projects that encompass requirement-gathering, design, configuration including UI, business logic, and integration between components. She enjoys finding the answer to problems and focusing her strong interest in IT analysis and project management toward the answers that form workable solutions.

With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and her strengths in project management, technical documentation and troubleshooting, Cheryl has proven a welcome addition to our team.  

She is extremely familiar with business operations platforms such as SharePoint, and experienced in managing and increasing software adoption, configuration, administration, and development. Cheryl’s broader expertise in training individuals on best use and optimization of software platforms is an additional benefit for our clients. 

Reggie Malebranche

Growth Consultant

“What you have done is nothing, compared to what you can do.” -Grant Cardone

Enthusiastic and committed to success in sales, customer service, and business development, Reggie brings his energy and determination to our core Labourly™ Growth team.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Simon Fraser University, and a laser focus on his goal of connecting people with exactly what they want and need, Reggie stays current in technology sales and customer service training, challenging and sharpening his skills with courses through the Grant Cardone Business Training University.

He has an entrepreneurial spirit that can be seen throughout his career, and has established lasting relationships in the hospitality and technology sectors. Reggie consistently exhibits a “whatever it takes” attitude toward customer service. He willingly goes above and beyond, to identify the issue that is limiting productivity, and present the most effective solution for our Labourly™ clients.

Ahmed Naseer


“Never allow the same bug to bite you twice.” – Steve Maguire, software engineer and author of Writing Solid Code and Debugging the Development Process 

Ahmed is an experienced software engineer focused on achieving the highest level of quality. He consistently targets the space for technological improvement, and is driven to develop new ideas. He delivers timely results through advanced solutions.

With a Bachelor in Computer Science and more than six years of web application development experience, Ahmed is fluent in .Net technologies, cloud services, and Azure DevOps Services.

Ahmed combines his expertise in the technical management of code with his passion for ensuring a smooth process for deployments. He is an integral part of our Labourly development team.

Ibrahim Mushtaq


“If humans can understand the code you have written, consider yourself a good programmer.”

A firm believer that teamwork makes the dream work, Ibrahim is a team player in the truest sense, going above and beyond to help anyone in need. He is ideally suited to his role as Application Tester for Labourly, our latest productivity platform, combining his natural desire to provide assistance with his exceptional skills.

Ibrahim has a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) degree, and he specializes in anything related to problem solving through coding. He is thorough, diligent, and determined to take technology to the point of perfection.

From game programming, to hosting apps on the cloud, Ibrahim is a skilled full stack developer who speaks the language of IT fluently. He puts his technical knowledge and skills to best use every time.

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James Ezekiel Ventura

Digital Technology Associate

“We all have the ability to come from nothing to something.” – David Goggins, Ultramarathon athlete, speaker, and author

An information technology specialist with 5+ years of project management experience, James applies his expertise in project planning, strategizing and implementation while working with multi-cultural teams to develop business efficiency measures that impact our organizational operations and client services.

James has exceptional problem-solving skills that include facilitating the responsive execution of action plans to maximize project management effectiveness and reduce risk.

With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, his focus on development of digital-based processes and procedures supports creation of inclusive policies and robust guidelines that strengthen Resonant Solutions’ best practices.

Julia Peden

Product Manager

“Design is so simple; that’s why it’s so complicated.” – Paul Rand

A graduate of both Western University’s Bachelor of Arts in Media, Information & Technoculture, and Fanshawe College’s Interactive Media Design program, Julia brings a flair for the creative and an impressive capacity for technical management to her leadership role.

She balances vision and functionality – with her combination of UI and UX research and design, and carefully crafted workflows.

Julia manages the effectiveness of our full team of Labourly™ by creating prototypes that visually represent the “big picture” concept and converting her designs into a series of tasks built into multiple workflows with realistic timelines. Responsibilities for this sprint planning include assigning the required tasks to developers and overseeing the process through from development and testing to completion.

She manages both the internal and external operations of Labourly™. This two-pronged responsibility includes ensuring the functionality of our software platform, while guiding the onboarding and ongoing support of a fast-accelerating number of new clients.

Julia’s focus is always on Labourly™ user experience. She responds quickly to client feedback – by planning, assigning, and overseeing all internal tasks while providing guidance as they resolve technical issues. Julia’s biggest contribution is streamlining the process for design and development of new platform features by transforming big ideas into tangible solutions.

Jane Ramachandran


“There’s always a way…”

Jane Ramachandran (B.Sc., MBA), President and CEO of Resonant Business Solutions Inc., lives by the motto “there’s always a way to reach the goal”. With this outlook, Jane provides a high-level of problem solving, expertise and fluency in business development, administration, project scheduling, cost budgeting, and grant funding from idea to post-submission.

As a business development consultant with over two decades of experience, Jane equips clients with tried and true strategies to increase their impact, get stakeholders on board, and attract marketplace support. Drawing on the worlds of science, business, and technology, Jane has a well–honed instinct and a proven ability to craft compelling proposals that sell grant-worthy ideas and projects.

At the top of her field, Jane was nominated as an Influential Woman of Northern Ontario and 2015 Winner, Canada’s Top 10 Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs. Jane has assisted in developing grant proposals for projects collectively valued at >$1 billion for a roster of post-secondary institutions, research centres, private sector clients, and not-for-profits. Responsive client support, business and funding expertise, and big-picture strategies propel clients and their projects to the forefront of innovation in their sector.

Vicknesh Ramachandran

CEO & Co-Founder

“Success is rooted in relationships.”

Championing a philosophy that places relationships and service at the forefront, Vick sets the standard for leadership in the tech industry. His affable personality, coupled with an uncanny ability for problem-solving, creates an environment where even the most complex technological challenges seem manageable.

With a span of nearly 20 years in the industry, Vick’s expansive experience encompasses a range from web portal designs to groundbreaking app development, making him a versatile pioneer in the realm of Tech solutions. As an esteemed technology solutions and network specialist, his proficiency has led to the successful execution of numerous projects, earning him the trust of a diverse clientele.

At the helm as CEO, Vick’s role is multifaceted – leading the IT app and web development team, overseeing technical architecture, development, and ceaselessly scouting for cutting-edge technologies that augment our clients’ professional capabilities and productivity.

Vick’s vision transcends the conventional archetype of an “IT guy.” He is a mentor and an educator, nurturing growth and understanding within his team. More than that, he is a recognized authority in the domain of IT and app development, offering bespoke technology solutions that cater to present needs while aligning with future objectives.

Vick Ramachandran: A relationship-driven leader revolutionizing the technology landscape one project at a time. Connect with him on LinkedIn or set up a meeting to discover how his unique blend of technology expertise and people-centric approach can drive your business forward.