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

Podcasting is a growing entertainment channel to get the inside scoop from professional leaders 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. 

If you're feeling like you're burnt out, it may be time for a new approach. Check out the following 10 HR & Recruiting Podcasts we pulled together for topical insights and inspiration! 

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

Insight from listeners: "Fresh, Comprehensive, Relevant, Applicable - I could write this review in adjectives alone. Bottom line, the innovative direction of the advertising is masterfully incorporated into the podcast providing lessons, stories, inspiration and food-for-thought on the theme of the show. I listen on the way to work to mentally prepare for whatever current work issue I’m experiencing. I listen on the way home to process the day. I realized that I invest 60 to 90 minutes each day in being a better person at work for others and it is making my work experience better and allowing me to grow in ways I should before I learn the growth lesson in a painful way. Oh, and Adam’s delivery is natural, humorous, and even vulnerable. Thank you, Adam. Your work here enhances my work-life experience"

2. HR Happy Hour

One of the longest-running and top downloaded HR podcasts 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 Episodes: Managing Talent in 2022: Keys for Success in the New Year, Job seeking and hiring trends during the pandemic

Insight from listeners: "Great HR Insights! - I listened to the most recent episode with Marcus Buckingham and hehad some great insight into how the workplace and HR has changed given COVID-19. I enjoyed hearing about the human resources impact on a company’s talent brand and have been recently listening to more HR-specific podcasts with the return of in-person work. Both of you asked just the right questions to Marcus for him to respond with detail on his experience in the industry - a true testament to your hosting."

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 discusses 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: Firing Squad: Grayscale's Ty Abernethy, Seekout, JobandTalent Open the Vault

Insight from listeners: "Sorry I’m late - Love these guys. Been hearing about them and now I’m in, sorry I’m late. Been in TA for 26 years and seems we subscribe to a similar mantra: while I take my craft very seriously, I never take myself too seriously! Got to laugh everyday!!!"

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: How To Capture And Mobilize Employee Potential For Maximum Business Performance, Key elements of a leadership development program done right

Insight from listeners: "HR Heroes! - The entire HCI crew, along with their incredibly knowledgeable guests, shine the brightest of lights on the HR industry and the hardworking people in it! Informative, encouraging, and engaging are just a few of the words I'd use to describe the time you'll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a superb show guys - keep up the great work!"

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 Mike Van Dervort and Robin Schooling.

Recommended Episodes: Making the investment in training with Jessica Miller-Merrell, Talking HR tech with Kevin Corliss, CEO and founder of Roots

Insight from listeners: "Hands down one of the best resources for recruiting in today's world - Mike, Crystal and their talented guests talk all things HR, but it’s so much more than that! It’s true that you’ll find actionable advice and tangible tips that are relative to any stage of your career, but you’ll also find the inspiration and insight to grow as a human being. Thanks so much for putting out such a spectacular show Mike & Crystal - keep up the great work!"

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: Post-Pandemic Work Planning with Zenefits CMO Kevin Marasco, Quality of hire calculation, L&D/ Labor retention

Insight from listeners: "This show right here.... - Rob has a great way of connecting with his guests as they share fantastic insights on their industry; their conversation is effortless and informative and I always walk away with something new I want to apply or incorporate into my work. Oh, and the guests? Total rockstars. It literally makes me want to work my way into a head of talent acquisition position so that I can be a guest on this show"

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: The Skills Challenge, Future Brainfood

Insight from listeners: "Critical & Informative - As a business owner with recruiting on my mind way more than I would ever wish, this podcast is a phenomenal find! I’ve been binge listening and at about 10 episodes in feel more empowered to launch our next recruiting effort than ever. Most of the information here seems to relate to big and global business so I’m adapting the information to my small 22 person company."

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, has 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: Mitigating The Great Resignation, Anticipating staffing shortages: Do you have a plan in place?

Insight from listeners: "A great HR source for information - I always learn something new!!! What a great resource."

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: High Volume Retail Hiring with VP of TA from Lowe’s, 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: Creativity, Business Acumen and Resilience in Recruiting, Why companies need to focus on employer brand to succeed

Insight from listeners: "When I need motivation this is where I land - As someone new to the recruiting industry who also loves learning I was hungry for some recruiter-specific content. I found about ten different podcasts but so far this is the only one I keep going back to. The value add’s Marcus and his guests give get my creative juices flowing and get me excited to go to work and put them into practice. Thank you so much for all you do and anyone in recruiting MUST listen to this podcast."

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