Skip to Main Content

Human Resource Management: Human Resource Management Websites

A research guide for finding Human Resource Management resources in the BC3 Library and on the Internet, complied by the BC3 Librarians.

Government Websites

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The BLS compiles statistics on employment, pay & benefits, workplace injuries, union strike actions and much more. Their Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information and expectations about particular jobs.

A source for mapping tools, data visualizations, and raw data, including many data sets related to labor and employment and other topics. 

Employment & Training Administration (ETA)

ETA contributes to the efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high-quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination lawsuit.

National Institute of Occupational Safety And Health--NIOSH (Centers for Disease Control)

NIOSH, part of the CDC (Center for Disease Control), is dedicated to enhancing worker safety, health and well-being, by conducting research, providing education and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. 

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Congress created OSHA with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to set and enforce standards, provide training, outreach, and education, and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

Office of Labor-Mangement Standards (OLMS)

This department administers and enforces most provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA). The LMRDA primarily promotes union democracy and financial integrity in private sector labor unions through standards for union officer elections and union trusteeships and safeguards for union assets. Additionally, the LMRDA promotes labor union and labor-management transparency through reporting and disclosure requirements for labor unions and their officials, employers, labor relations consultants, and surety companies.

Small Business Administration

SBA provides national and state information and business counseling so that small businesses can start, grow and expand. They also provide guidance and home and business disaster loans for businesses needing assistance.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

The SSA has information on U.S. retirement and disability benefits.

State Labor Offices (U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division)

Links to all 50 state labor departments.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

The DOL fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

This is the HR department for Federal employees. It provides useful guidance for managing any employees.

Compensation and Benefits

Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI)

EBRI is a nonpartisan organization that was created for the purpose of contributing to sound employee benefit programs and public policy through independent, objective, fact-based research and education. 

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)

The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs protects the interests of workers who are injured or become ill on the job, their families and their employers by making timely, appropriate, and accurate decisions on claims, providing prompt payment of benefits and helping injured workers return to gainful work as early as possible.

Overview of BLS Statistics on Pay and Benefits (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

BLS has 12 surveys or programs that provide information on pay and benefits. An interactive tool can help you to compare the features of each source. 

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

This organization protects the retirement benefits of over 35 million Americans workers and retirees through single-employer and multi-employer insurance programs. is an online compensation information for individuals, business managers and human resource professionals. Salary information is available through compensation surveys and the Salary Wizard,'s compensation tool. In addition to compensation data, editorial content on compensation advice, negotiation tactics and news specific to the compensation marketplace are also provided.

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

The Wage and Hour Division mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the nation's workforce.

Other Human Resource Management Information

2019 Workforce 100: Ranking the World's Top Companies for HR

Workforce editors and researchers created a statistical formula to sift through publicly available data on HR performance to find out which companies are the best for HR management.


The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations strives to ensure all working people are treated fairly, with decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, dignity, and equal opportunities. Contains links to member unions, speeches, and organizing information.

Best Places to Work - Glassdoor

Check out their list of "Best Place to Work in 2020" or filter the list by year, city, or company size.

Fortune Magazine Rankings

See Fortune's various company rankings, including "100 Best Companies to Work For", "Most Powerful Women", the "Fortune 500", and "100 Fastest-Growing Companies".

​​HRC | Best Places to Work

Best places to work for LGBT equality.

Professional Associations

Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD)

A leader in human research development through research, this organization offers a variety of resources and career information.

American Staffing Association

Members are active in all types of staffing services available today including: temporary help, professional employer services, managed services, payroll, placement services, temporary-to-full-time services, long-term staffing, and others. Non-members can access online directories, calendar of events, an idea exchange on current topics, industry news, information on publications, and membership information.

Association for Talent Development

The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), is the world’s largest association dedicated to serving professionals in the training, talent development, workplace performance and workplace learning fields by providing trusted content in the form of research papers, books, articles, videos, podcasts, events, educational programs and an international conference.

Employees Assistant Professionals Association

An association for people in the employee assistance program field. The web site includes a resource center and information on conferences, professional development, certifications, public policy and more.

International Association for Human Resource Information Management

IHRIM is the community for sharing expert knowledge that leverages HR systems, technologies, and analytics for business excellence. The organization has a repository of curated educational material and experiential learning addressing the multi-faceted needs of its members. IHRIM supports a certification program and offers an annual conference.

Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)

The Labor and Employment Relations Association, formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association, is the singular organization in the country where professionals interested in all aspects of labor and employment relations network to share ideas and learn about new developments, issues, and practices in the field. LERA provides a unique forum where the views of representatives of labor, management, government, academics, advocates and neutrals are welcome.

National Center for Employee Ownership

This nonprofit organization helps organizations make smart decisions about all aspects of employee ownership, with everything from reliable information on technical issues, research, live and online events and more. Provides information on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), employee stock options, and other forms of employee ownership.

National Business Education Association

One of the country’s leading professional organization working to serve individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA offers a fully text-searchable, online, mobile-friendly business education library.

National Human Resources Association

The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) is focused on advancing the individual career development, planning and leadership of human resource professionals. They offer professional networking programs and development services, including live meetings, and a wide range of on-demand, webcast and audiocast events.

National Management Association

The National Management Association (NMA) is a national, not-for-profit professional leadership development association, providing training for individuals and local chapters representing organizations such as healthcare, utilities, manufacturing, communications, government, aerospace, and defense.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM works to create better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. A wealth of HR information is available on their website for both members and the public.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million business of all sizes, sectors, and regions by them in Washington.

World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA)

The WFPMA is a global network of professionals in people management. It was founded in 1976 to aid the development and improve the effectiveness of professional people management all over the world. Its members are predominantly the continental federations which are made up of more than 90 national personnel associations representing over 660,000 people management professionals.

TED Talk: How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative