23 HR Podcasts You Should Subscribe to Right Away

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23 HR Podcasts You Should Subscribe to Right Away

Last updated: November 2021.

It’s not hard to see why HR podcasts are so popular.

They are easy to listen to in everyday situations that require very little brainpower and a fair amount of time to spare. Think of your daily commute, your weekly ironing session, or your evening run for example. 

And there is more.

Podcasts are a great way to broaden your horizons. 

They can help you expand your HR skills, teach you something new about recruitment and talent management, or take you on an episode-long journey into the future of work.  

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The best thing about all of this?

It doesn’t cost you a single penny and you can listen to your favorite podcasts when and wherever you like. 

Speaking of favorite HR podcasts, there are heaps of them out there. 

So, to help you save time and find a show you’ll love, we’ve listed 23 of our favorite HR podcasts you should subscribe to right away.  

As usual, please bear in mind that this list isn’t exhaustive and that the podcasts below are listed in no particular order.

  1. All About HR
  2. The HR Sound Off Podcast Show 
  3. Redefining HR 
  4. Not the HR Lady 
  5. The Candidate Experience Podcast
  6. Talking HR Trends with Natal and Tom 
  7. The Employer Branding Podcast
  8. HR Coffee Time 
  9. Workology
  10. HR unConfidential
  11. HBR IdeaCast
  12. The Chad & Cheese Podcast 
  13. HR Party of One
  14. Invisibilia
  15. Oven-ready HR
  16. The Future of Work Podcast
  17. The HR Uprising Podcast
  18. The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast
  19. Recruiting Future
  20. The HR L&D Podcast
  21. Eat Sleep Work Repeat
  22. Technically People 
  23. Big fish in the talent pool

 1. All About HR

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What? 

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All About HR is our very own AIHR podcast and video series. In our podcast, HR industry experts, CHROs, and thought leaders give you the scoop on everything HR, the latest trends, and leading-edge insights.

I myself have the honor of hosting the show, podcasting from the AIHR HQ in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Format?

There’s a new episode every other week in which I get to speak with inspiring HR leaders, experts, and practitioners from all over the world. Each of them has a refreshing take on HR practices and the changing world of work.

Together we discuss epic wins, epic fails, and, of course, what we can learn from them. My fabulous guests are not afraid to speak their minds and nothing is left unsaid.

Where to listen

New episodes are available on all the major podcast channels and if you rather watch the video, you can do so on our AIHR YouTube channel.


2. The HR Sound Off Podcast Show

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What?

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The HR Sound Off Podcast Show has been created to help shed light on some of the many misconceptions about the Human Resources profession. Host Julie Turney, podcasting from Barbados, helps her listeners see the human side of HR professionals by sharing their struggles and fears.      

Julie has this gift that only very few people have that when she is talking you can’t stop listening to what she says. A big plus for a podcast.   

Format?

There’s a new episode every week in which Julie ‘sounds off’ on topics that vary from Supporting HR Pros in Their Career Development and Intentional Leadership in HR to Creating an HR Community As An Introvert and Building People First Cultures. 

Her guests are all sorts of fascinating people; from CHRO’s and company founders to ‘Impact Architects, Authors, and former HR Professionals. 

Where to listen

New episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. If you’d rather watch the video you can do so on Julie’s YouTube channel.  


3. Redefining HR

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What?

Redefining HR is a podcast exploring the leading edge of all things talent – HR, people operations, recruiting, etc. The podcast spotlights mavericks, innovators, boundary-pushers, creators, builders, and convention crushers. 

Lars Schmidt is the super engaging host of the show, and the conversational format of the podcast brings real insights, experience, and stories from a range of business and talent leaders around the world.

Format?

Each week, Lars sits down with big thinkers and doers in the field to get an inside look at how they build their teams, what drives them, and where we can do better as an HR function. 

Where to listen

New episodes are available on, among others, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn. The latest season of Redefining HR is also available on YouTube.


4. Not the HR Lady 

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What?

Not the HR Lady is a show led by Tara Furiani and Justin Boggs. The weekly web series and podcast is all about getting ‘fuckery’ out of the workplace. As such, it takes the same approach to the ‘People’ experience that it preaches… engagement, inclusivity, transparency, communication, information, and the opportunity to network and grow.

We love the energy of this podcast with Tara and Justin being a very entertaining – and refreshingly honest – duo to listen to. Good vibes guaranteed!  

Format?

The show’s hour-long episodes are conversational, real-world-focused, comedic in style with no B.S. They feature a special guest segment, surprises, and expert insight without all the corporate jargon. 

Where to listen?

Not the HR Lady airs on over 100 podcast channels (iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, etc.) and videocast formats (YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram) both in the US and abroad.


5. The Candidate Experience Podcast

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What?

The Candidate Experience Podcast is an HR podcast hosted by Chuck Solomon that is, as you may have guessed – focused on improving the candidate journey. All the way from when candidates apply until they onboard. 

Format?

In episodes that are around 20 to 30 minutes long, and together with guest experts, Chuck provides hiring managers, recruiters, and HR professionals with useful information on how to improve the candidate experience and how to enhance your employer brand. 

Job seekers also get valuable career advice and job search tips.  

Where to listen?

New episodes – and a trailer a couple of days before – are available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify (among others).  


6. Talking HR trends with Natal and Tom

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What?

In Talking HR Trends with Natal and Tom, hosts Natal Dank of PXO Culture and Tom Haak of the HR Trend Institute look at the hot topics impacting HR. Their style is informative, sometimes controversial, and always entertaining. 

What we like about this podcast are the often quite practical topics such as ‘Improve your personal productivity, ‘Getting started with Agile HR’ and ‘Skills for HR professionals’. 

Format?

Episodes are relatively short, between 10 to 15 minutes with Natal and Tom explaining the topic of the day in a clear and engaging manner and giving tips where necessary. 

Where to listen

Episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and plenty of other platforms.  


7. The Employer Branding Podcast

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Remember when we said at the beginning of this article that HR podcasts cover a wide range of topics? Here’s a good example.  

What?

The Employer Branding Podcast, hosted out of London by Jörgen Sundberg, centers around building an employer brand and how to use your company image in talent attraction and recruiting. 

Format?

In his weekly podcast, Jörgen talks with international employer brand leaders, rebels, and innovators to share their favorite tips and tricks. The companies they come from can be anything from challenger brands with momentum to leading companies such as Unilever, Salesforce, and Walmart. 

Where to listen?

New episodes are available weekly on Link Humans, Spotify, Soundcloud, and other podcast platforms.   


8. HR Coffee Time 

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What?

The HR Coffee Time podcast is a weekly show hosted by career coach, Fay Wallis. Fay used to work in HR and has coached many HR professionals, so she understands many of the challenges that you’re up against. 

We love listening to Fay’s voice and her beautiful British accent. Her episodes really are the perfect moment to sit down with a cup of coffee and listen.  

Format?

There is a new episode every week and the podcast is a mix of solo episodes and guest episodes. The latter feature other experts and coaches that share their ideas on how to have a successful HR career without burning out.

Where to listen?

Episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. 


9. Workology

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What?

The Workology Podcast is the go-to HR podcast for the disruptive workplace and HR leaders who are tired of the status quo. Host Jessica Miller-Merrell sits down with guests to discuss trends, tools, and case studies for business leaders. 

Format?

Bite-sized, 25-minute episodes on a rich variety of topics. Think everything from ‘Why autonomous vehicles are inclusive’ and ‘The benefits of executive coaching in HR’ to ‘Creating a Leadership Empathy Mindset’ and ‘Improving Your Workplace Communication’.

Where to listen?

New weekly episodes are available on Workology, Stitcher, iTunes, and (many) more podcast outlets.  


10. HR unConfidential

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What?

The HR unConfidential podcast is hosted by friends and former colleagues Gina Flaig and Turiya Gray. They often thought about both the ridiculous nature of some things that they experienced being in HR as well as the insights they had that they knew could benefit people and enhance their work experience.

And so, the HR unConfidential podcast was born. 

Format?

In each episode, Gina and Turiya aim to give a glimpse of behind-the-scenes and be a resource for anyone wanting to successfully navigate today’s workplace.

Where to listen

Episodes are available via Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, and the podcast’s website.


11. HBR IdeaCast

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What?

HBR IdeaCast isn’t an HR podcast in the strict sense of the term. It’s a business and management podcast brought to you by Harvard Business Review and hosted by Alison Beard and Curt Nickisch.  

Format?

Weekly episodes cover a wide range of topics, ranging from how a rival improves performance to tips on how to fix your hiring process and everything in-between.  

Where to listen

New episodes are available on HBR, iTunes, and Google Podcasts.  


12. The Chad and Cheese Podcast

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What?

The Chad & Cheese Podcast brings a different sound to the world of HR podcasts. Hosts Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman are ‘here to punch the recruiting industry right where it hurts’ as they put it themselves. 

Format?

HR’s most dangerous podcast features episodes on (breaking) recruitment news, brash opinions, and loads of snark. 

Chad and Joel don’t shy away from asking difficult questions or sharing their controversial opinion while putting on a great show – with helpful info – at the same time.  

Where to listen

There doesn’t seem to be a clear schedule when it comes to uploading new episodes, but there’s at least one a week. You can listen to them via The Chad & Cheese Podcast, iTunes, Spotify, and more. 


13. HR Party of One

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What?

HR Party of One is your human resources how-to. Host Sarah Hecht focuses on the most pressing issues for HR teams and business leaders and facilitates engaging discussions on the latest HR issues facing fast-growing small businesses and startups. 

Format? 

Weekly episodes cover topics, such as employee benefits, recruitment & retention, HR technology, company culture, onboarding & offboarding, people management, compliance deadlines, payroll, and more.

Where to listen?

Episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. You can also watch the episodes on YouTube


14. Invisibilia

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Invisibilia might not directly fall in the HR podcasts category, but it is a podcast on human behavior which means you’ll learn a thing or two about people. 

What?

Invisibilia, which is Latin for invisible things – fuses narrative storytelling with science ‘that will make you see your own life differently’. 

Format?

Each episode explores different behaviors, reactions, and ideas and analyzes why we human beings act the way we do. 

As such, this podcast provides an interesting perspective on human behavior and helps you think differently, something that’s valuable when you work in HR and recruitment.   

Where to listen

New episodes usually are uploaded weekly and you can listen to them on the NPR website and Apple Podcasts.


15. Oven-ready HR

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Oven-Ready HR is a podcast that tells compelling stories from the global world of work through a broad HR lens. Host Chris Taylor is there to educate, inform and hopefully entertain his listeners. 

Chris does a great job at making what can be a very dry and dusty subject, just that little bit more interesting and relevant for your workplace.   

Format?

Episodes are about 30 minutes long and convene lively, captivating, and thought-provoking conversations with expert analysis and insights. 

Where to listen?

Episodes of Oven-ready HR are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Amazon Music.


 16. The Future of Work Podcast 

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What?

The Future of Work podcast is a weekly show where host Jacob Morgan has in-depth discussions with senior executives and business leaders around the world on the future of work. 

Format?

Each one-hour episode of this HR podcast explores a new topic and features a special guest. Why is the world of work changing? How is work changing? What do you and your organization need to do about it?  

Where to listen?

New weekly episodes are available on, among others, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


17. The HR Uprising Podcast

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What?

Business psychologist, HR change agent, speaker, and coach Lucinda Carney hosts the HR Uprising. The show comes in two formats, the ‘In focus’ episodes where she delves into a specialist topic in some depth, and the ‘Conversations with’ series where she interviews experts and everyday professionals from the HR/L&D field.

We like the fact that the podcast format alternates between these focus episodes and interviews.

Format?

In a weekly episode that lasts somewhere between 25 and 45 minutes, Lucinda explores HR ‘hot’ topics such as succession planning, imposter syndrome, mental health, culture change, and more. 

Where to listen 

New episodes are available on Mondays, you can listen to them via (among others) Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. 


18. The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast 

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What?

The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast is hosted by HR pros Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey. Together, they talk to other practitioners about connecting, giving back, and building your network (as an HR professional).

Something we think is cool about this podcast is the fact that they organize an #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month which gives listeners an opportunity to interact with the show’s hosts and other listeners.   

Format?

Unsurprisingly, episodes have a duration of around 30 minutes with a new episode coming out every week. Jon and Wendy receive a wide variety of guests ranging from HR writers and OD practitioners to L&D professionals, company owners, and founders.      

Where to listen

You can listen to the HR social hour half hour podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and many other platforms. 


19. Recruiting Future 

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What?

It’s difficult to write an article about HR and recruitment podcasts without including Matt Alder’s Recruiting Future

In his podcast, Matt explores innovation and futurology in recruitment and HR.   

What?

In a weekly, 25-minute episode Matt Alder interviews thought leaders and professionals who are changing the hiring industry. The Recruiting Future podcast consistently delivers high-quality content with top-level guests and great insights. 

Where to listen?

New episodes are available weekly, you can listen to them on Recruiting Future and Apple Podcasts.


20. The HR L&D Podcast

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What?

The HR L&D Podcast is focused on helping HR and learning and development professionals to get the best out of their workforce by providing advice, guidance, and best practice initiatives that will help develop the skills and capabilities that can drive the performance of your company. 

Format?

With the advice provided by HR and L&D industry leaders, host Nick Day covers a range of subjects including content curation, leadership practices, technology, leadership practices, organizational development, recruitment, strategy, and training practices to help you to get the best out of your workforce.

Where to listen

The HR L&D Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, and other platforms. 


21. Eat Sleep Work Repeat

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What?

In Paris we say ‘métro boulot dodo’ (metro, work, sleep) when we refer to the repetitiveness of work-life,  so when we saw a podcast called Eat Sleep Work Repeat – make work better, we had to check it out.

Host Bruce Daisley formerly ran Twitter’s business in Europe and his first book, about improving work and work culture was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller. His podcast is #1 on the Apple Business Podcast Chart, with over 250,000 listeners every month.       

Format?

Eat Sleep Work Repeat evolves around the question of how we can fix work. In each episode, Bruce chats with scientists and experts about improving our jobs. While this may not be an HR podcast in the strict sense of the word, ‘making work better’ definitely is of interest to HR professionals – or at least it should be.

Where to listen

Episodes can be anything from slightly under 30 minutes to almost an hour and are available on Eat Sleep Work Repeat, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.


22. Technically People

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What?

Technically People is a conversation about the most pressing people matters in the tech industry, including DEI, remote/hybrid work, eliminating bias, recruitment/retention, and much more.

Format?

Every week, during 30 minutes or so, hosts Tiffany Meyers and Sheridan Orr talk with their guests — thinkers, leaders, psychologists, authors, and PhDs across disciplines — about building a human-centered future of work.

Where to listen

Technically People is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.


23. Big Fish in the Talent Pool

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What?

Erin Peterson is a partner and Global Talent Acquisition Consultant at PeopleResults. In every episode of her show Big Fish in the Talent Pool, she interviews a different corporate Head of Talent Acquisition to shine a light on how they got there, what keeps them up at night, and their views on the hot topics in talent acquisition today.

Format?

The format of this podcast is casual and very pleasant to listen to – as if you’re listening to a conversation between two leaders having a coffee – and no topic is off-limits.

Where to listen

You can listen to Big Fish in the Talent Pool via Soundcloud or Apple Podcasts. 


On a final note

If there’s one thing we know for sure it’s that there is an HR podcast out there for everyone. 

All you need to do is a bit of listening. 

Whether you want to learn about the latest developments in HR and recruitment or just hear interesting stories on human behavior or the future of work, this list of best HR podcasts will definitely get you started!

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