How to keep up with Work Tech

The news cycle is insane, even for Work Tech. It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s happening, from the employee experience to learning to talent management to the labor market. However, we’ve that found that quite a few sources come in handy for whatever you need to write, talk, or do your work.

General news

For general news, these few resources will keep you informed more than most others, by order of priority. And do see their “Management” or “Work” sections if available:

Best resources for Work Tech

For everything Work Tech, these resources will get you started. See especially the management consultancies and business publications, arranged in alphabetic order:

AWS Analyst Reports

Read what Gartner, IDC, and other top analyst firms are saying about AWS. 

Bain Insights

Resources from the Big 4 consultant.

BCG Insights

Resources from the Big 4 consultant.

Bloomberg (and its economic indicators)

One of the world’s preeminent sources of financial news.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the US Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Burning Glass Technologies

The world’s leading provider of real-time labor market data products and analysis.

CB Insights

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on venture capital, startups, patents, partnerships and news mentions to help you see tomorrow’s opportunities, today.

Chicago Booth Review

A great magazine from one of the world’s leading business schools.

Chief Learning Officer

A popular magazine for — you might’ve guessed — chief learning officers and L&D departments.

Craft.co

Human capital and operating metrics for companies. Track the past, present, and future of companies.

Crunchbase

Crunchbase is the leading destination for millions of users to discover industry trends, investments, and news about global companies—from startups to the Fortune 1000.

Data.gov

The home of the U.S. Government’s open data: Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

Decision Makers: Marketing and Trends

This page has an enormous list of resources, stats, and details on marketing decision makers and trends. See especially the sections on “marketing trends” and “customer experience trends.”

Deloitte

This is one of the top consultancies for our work. They publish an annual report called the Global Human Capital Trends report that is a must-read for every Work Tech leader.

Glassdoor

Glassdoor collects survey information about companies.

EBN

For anyone in the benefits management space, this is gold.

EDGAR

Search financial statements of public companies. 
ERE

A magazine focused on recruiting.

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the US, provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system.

Forrester

Another top consultancy for tech, sales, and many more industries.

FRED: St. Louis Fed Research

FRED provides economic research and data based on the Federal Reserve research.

Future

This is the magazine of a famed VC firm: Andreessen Horowitz (known as a16z).

Gartner

One of the leading research and advisory consultancies for HR, marketing, and more.

Google Finance

Used for finding current financial information.

Google Insights Library

Insights Library is your destination to search, discover, and interact with the insights that will fuel your business.

Google News

Something you should probably check every morning to get a rundown of the top stories.

Google Ngram Viewer

Used for finding words or phrases in books up to the year 2000.

Google Public Data Explorer & Google Dataset Search

Find data with the best search engine on the planet.

Google Scholar

Used for finding academic research and citations.

Google Trends

Used for finding current trends and search-related inquiries.

Harvard Business Review

Probably the most popular publication for business leaders.

HG Insights

Use this tool to find out what technologies companies use.

HR Examiner

A popular magazine for HR professionals.

HR Executive

One of the top magazines for our industry.

Indeed Hiring Lab

The latest research on hiring and talent acquisition.

Josh Bersin

Bersin is likely the top analyst for our space. What he says goes.

LinkedIn (Premium): Example

LinkedIn has business insights for Premium members.

McKinsey Quarterly

The publishing arm from the McKinsey & Co. consulting firm.

MIT’s Sloan Management Review

Leading the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders.

Our World in Data

Research and interactive data visualizations to understand the world’s largest problems.

PitchBook Reports

PitchBook is a financial and data analysis company. PitchBook tracks every aspect of the public and private equity markets, including venture capital, private equity and M&A.

Preqin Insights

Research on private equity, venture capital, and alternative assets.

Quandl

The premier source for financial, economic, and alternative datasets, serving investment professionals, Quandl’s platform is used by over 400,000 people, including analysts from the world’s top hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks.

Quartz at Work

The division of Quartz magazine focused on work, human capital, and technology.

Quartz’s Future of Work Series

Automation, advanced manufacturing, AI, and the shift to e-commerce are dramatically changing the number and nature of work.

RedThread Research

A leading provider of industry research and insights.

San Francisco Federal Reserve

Research on economics, monetary policy, and other things.

SDG Tracker

Measuring progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with open source data and researchers from Oxford.

SHRM

One of the defining publications for all things human capital.

Statista

Global No.1 Business Data Platform. Insights and facts across 600 industries and 50+ countries.

TLNT

A popular talent-focused magazine.

Trading Economics

Trading Economics provides its users with accurate information for 196 countries including historical data for more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields, and commodity prices.

TradingView

Used to get real-time information and market insights.

Yahoo! Finance

An aggregation of the latest news in business, finance, and the markets.

Zillow Research

The latest research on housing and real estate.