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8 HR Magazines to Keep on Top of Trends

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For small businesses, it’s crucial to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to HR industry trends and themes. Whether the topic is employee engagement, wellbeing in the workplace or Learning and Development, there are plenty of publications that provide information on issues which are important to both your business and your workforce.

While these can be fantastic resources, it can feel overwhelming to know where to start. But fear not – we have done the hard work for you and listed our top 8 HR magazines that we would recommend. Read on to find out a bit more about each HR publication.

What are the best HR magazines in the UK?

Now let’s delve into the top HR publications in the UK. We think you should be reading these to stay up to date with the ins and outs of the ever-changing HR industry.

1. The HR Director

The first HR magazine that we’re going to look at is the HR Director. Established in 2003, the HR Director is also known as HRD and provides insight, expert guidance and thought leadership on a variety of HR related topics. Offering both digital and print version of the magazine with 12 copies per year, the publication also has a lot of online content available for free.

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2. Personnel Today

Often referred to as PT, Personnel Today was established in 1999 and was originally solely a print magazine. It now provides insights and news articles for HR professionals on the online platform, with a particular focus on legal issues.

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3.  HR Grapevine

HR Grapevine positions itself as a one-stop shop for HR professionals, offering a mix of daily news updates, commentary on industry trends, and practical takeaways. It also hosts a range of webinars and a wide selection of learning resources. Go to HR News, Insights & Events | HR Grapevine for more information.

 4. People Management

People Management is a CIPD membership publication, which carries a lot of authority within the HR world, so it’s definitely a good one to keep an eye on. They provide news on HR topics with plenty of thought leadership content and even a podcast.

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5. HR Magazine

While it may not be evident from the title, HR Magazine is aimed at senior HR professionals which means it might not be as accessible as some other publications in our list. However, the high level of credibility within the articles makes it a must-read for those working in HR. They also host a podcast called The HR Focus Podcast.

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 6. Management Today

With its tagline being “Not just business as usual”, Management Today looks at topics important to managers in business. While this is not specific to HR, it is a good resource for those looking to get an understanding of the intricacies of UK businesses and what matters to their managing team

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7. HRZone

HRZone is an online-only publication focusing on people-centric HR topics. The online resource prides itself on offering expert-led content with diverse perspectives while encouraging insightful sponsored content that aligns with their editorial focus.

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8. Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review (or HBR) is the final HR publication that we recommend checking out. It has a flagship print magazine and is an online resource for plenty of business-related topics. However, it’s important to be aware that there is a limit on the number of articles available to read for free. Go to for more information.

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Jack Tuhey
By Jack Tuhey Sales Executive

Jack Tuhey is a Sales Executive with 7+ years of experience at Access PeopleHR. Passionate about modernising internal processes for businesses and HR professionals, Jack aims to save customers valuable time and resources. With expertise in consultancy, direct sales, and SAAS product demonstrations, he tailors your demos for growth and efficiency.