Making A List: The 5 Most Popular Holiday HR & Recruiting Posts of 2013

According to HRMarketer’s Insight software, over 19,000 articles have been posted on HR and the holidays over the past three months, which is about 18,995 more than are probably necessary. 

Here on RecruitingBlogs, we've had a bevy of holiday themed posts, as 'tis the season for headlines beginning with that allusion; check out "'Tis The Season For Seasonal Hiring and 'Tis The Season For Unusual Gifts.

'Tis also the season for us opening our holiday songbook just for recruiters; warm the cockles of your heart with "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Layoffs." Of course, our favorite part of the holidays? Our annual date with Aunt Chippy, of course!


 Making A List: The 5 Most Popular HR & Recruiting Posts of 2013

Here are the top 5 most read and commented holiday posts from the most wonderful time of the year for content marketing: 

5. Holiday Shopping Head Start by Seth Godin

4. Enforced Holiday Fun: A 100% Preventable Employee Morale Virus by John Hollon

3. The 3 Worst Holiday Client Gifts by Tim Sackett

2. Use the Holiday Office Party To Advance Your Career by Elizabeth Grace Saunders (via Harvard Business Review)

1. A Holiday Season Reminder: Why It’s Important To Take Some Time Off by Dr. Tasha Eurich (via TLNT)


The #1 post, not surprisingly, builds a business case for actually disconnecting and decompressing during the holidays.  It’s not hard to figure out why this post found such an audience with recruiting and HR professionals– and offered some thought leadership advice worth actually worth taking to heart.


Not that you needed to be convinced – the other option is staying around for the final deluge of ho-ho-holiday themed blog posts and year end wrap ups.

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