Human resources is more than just going through the motions of recruiting, preparing benefits packages, and ensuring your employees are fully equipped with resources of maintaining a positive well being. Stay "in the know", by listening to podcasts and keep up with the latest trends in HR.

Podcasting is a growing entertainment channel to get the inside scoop from popular influencers and their personal experiences. They're a convenient resource as they can be listened to while on the go, or simply as background noise in the midst of emails, projects, or even put on pause in between the chaos of conference calls. 

You may be wondering, "where do I begin?", or "what are the best HR podcasts?"- below you will see we did the work for you!


1. Work Life - Adam Grant

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Recommended Episode: Reinventing the job interview

2. HR Happy Hour

The longest running and top downloaded HR podcast, focuses on human resources, management, leadership, and workforce technology. The show is hosted by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors.

Recommended Episode:  Job seeking and hiring trends during the pandemic

3. Chad and Cheese

Industry veterans Joel Cheesman and Chad Sowash are here to punch the recruiting industry right where it hurts, complete with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark. Chad & Cheese discuss a wide variety of topics and current news stories around recruiting, human resources, and employment. Hiring companies, employers, and vendors tune in for insights from practitioners, vendors, startups, and more.

Recommended Episodes: Seekout, JobandTalent Open the Vault

4. Nine to Thrive

Looking for fresh content to solve your human capital issues but don't have a full hour? Subscribe to the HCI podcast series to gain access to leading HR practitioners from Fortune 1000 companies, as well thought-leaders, authors, and academics. These experts cover everything from talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development.

Recommended Episodes: Key elements of a leadership development program done right

5. DriveThruHR

A captivating, easy-to-digest, and occasionally irreverent lunchtime discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Our 30 minute shows include our guest and host(s) discussing a variety of topics including HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR. Hosted by @MikeVanDervort and @RobinSchooling.

Recommended Episodes: Talking HR tech with Kevin Corliss, CEO and founder of Roots

6. Talk Talent to Me

Starring recruiting leadership from everywhere under the talent acquisition sun, Talk Talent To Me is a fast-paced rough-and-tumble tour through the strategies, metrics, techniques, and trends shaping the recruitment industry. Brought to you by your pals at Hired.

Recommended Episodes: Quality of hire calculation and L&D/ Labor retention

7. Recruiting Future - Matt Alder

Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry.

Recommended Episodes: Future Brainfood

8. ProjectHR

The world of Human Resources changes quickly, and keeping up can be tough! That’s why the team at Projections, Inc., a trusted corporate communications resource for over 40 years, have developed ProjectHR, a weekly, 30-minute podcast designed to help leaders stay in the know. ProjectHR will bring you candid interviews with industry experts, authors, executives, thought leaders, speakers and more! Whether you’re an experienced HR professional, or a leader who just wants to learn more about connecting with your team, this is the podcast for you.

Recommended Episodes: Anticipating staffing shortages: Do you have a plan in place?

9. The Recruitment Hackers

Leaders who have turned recruiting into a long-term competitive edge for their business. In those discussions, we explore ways to improve the candidate experience, we imagine the future of recruitment, and we discuss which digital strategies are performing well. This podcast is essential listening for talent acquisition professionals who want to win the war for talent through digitization, automation and tons of empathy for candidates.

Recommended Episodes: The big 5 - Merging psych and stats to determine candidate personalities

10. Recruiting Trailblazers

Marcus interviews Leaders, Top Producers and Pioneers from the Recruiting Industry. A fascinating insight for Recruiters, Job-Seekers and Talent Acquisition professionals; and a chance to learn about the mindset, method and magic of some of the most successful people in the Recruiting profession.

Recommended Episodes: Will Staney: Why companies need to focus on employer brand to succeed

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