What are the best HR podcasts to listen to keep up to date on all things people and culture? Here’s our list of the best human resources podcasts of 2024.
Shortlist (long list with more details below).
- People Managing People Podcast
- Vantage Circle
- Transform Your Workplace
- HR Happy Hour Show
- Nine To Thrive HR Podcast
- HR Break Room by Paycom
- The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast
- CIPD Podcasts
- Recruiting Future
- Modern People Leader
- People Problems
- TalentCulture #WorkTrends
- Punk Rock HR
- HR Party of One
- HR Coffee Time
- HRchat Podcast - Interviews with HR, Talent, and Tech Experts
- The Learning & Development Podcast
The People Managing People podcast is for people managers and culture creators on a mission to build lasting organizations. Host Becca Banyard talks to top industry professionals to provide the tips, tricks, and tools you need to recruit, retain and manage your people and organization more effectively. At ~30 mins per episode, it's short and sweet!
The Vantage HR Influencers podcast brings in HR thought leaders to discuss engagement, compensation, benefits, and everything else HR-related.
DriveThruHR is an easy-to-digest, occasionally irreverent lunchtime discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Established in 2010, their shows are shorter than most podcasts, running for only 30 minutes long, and cover topics such HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture, and Strategic HR.
If listening to industry experts, thought leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs excites you, the Transform Your Workplace Podcast is definitely worth checking out. It covers everything you need to build a great workplace and take part in the discussion of big ideas that can transform your organization. They cover a new topic each week, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends.
The Happy Hour is not just a podcast but also a web radio show. Launched in 2009, it’s hosted by Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane and focuses on workplace topics and issues like talent management, recruiting, HR technology, social media, leadership, careers, and more. It’s perfect for people who enjoy podcasts that are lively, conversational, and challenging at the same time.
Nine to Thrive podcast is hosted by a variety of experts and professionals and covers a wider range of topics such as creating a culture of internal mobility, the evolution of work, and HR's place in wider business strategy.
The HR Break Room podcast by Paycom has over 100 podcasts hosted by a variety of experts and industry leaders. Topics covered include the new age of work, elevating employee experience, HR tech, wealth creation, and the future of remote work solutions.
According to their website, the CIPD podcast charted the ebb and flow of an HR profession that's fast-evolving into a 21st-century powerhouse. With almost 200 episodes, you’re sure to learn about everything HR from the best and brightest HR experts and thought leaders.
The Recruiting Future has almost 500 episodes, of which 146 are about recruiting strategy, 101 are about recruiting technology, and 84 are about recruitment marketing. They’re truly dedicated to helping their listeners when it comes to everything recruitment.
The Modern People Leader podcast is a weekly podcast giving HR professionals an opportunity to learn how to navigate the contemporary HR landscape from CHROs, Chief People Officers, and other HR experts. With over 100 episodes, you’ll also get to learn about how distinct HR leaders found their calling and navigated the world of HR to reach where they’re currently in their careers.
12. People Problems
The People Problems podcast views 'humans' at work through a unique, honest, and relatable lens. Hosted by Alexa Baggio and Tyson Mackenzie, this refreshing podcast highlights the problems associated with the people at work and gives credit to the teams or individuals who ‘swoop in to save the day.’
13. TalentCulture #WorkTrends
TalentCulture’s #WorkTrends podcast is an HR podcast and Twitter chat hosted by CEO Meghan M. Biro. With over 400 episodes, this podcast invites leading experts, HR practitioners, and HR tech vendors to discuss what inspires them, and is a great way of staying up-to-date on the latest happenings.
14. Punk Rock HR
Laurie Ruettimann started Punk Rock HR to encourage people to take charge of their careers and be advocates of change. Laurie goes behind the scenes and conducts interviews with thinkers, writers, and experts to bring forth the reality about work, showcase how the world of work is broken, and outline ways organizations can adopt better employer practices.
15. HR Party of One
HR Party of One is a YouTube series and HR podcast aimed at uncovering and understanding the vital issues faced by HR teams and business leaders. This podcast also covers the evolving HR trends and most common HR topics.
16. HR Coffee Time
Hosted by career coach Fay Wallis, the HR Coffee Time podcast offers practical tips and advice on how to build a successful career in HR. Often experts and coaches join in to share their tips on how to be a successful HR without burning out.
The HRchat podcast was launched in 2016 and has received over 270,000 downloads. It is a series of interviews featuring business leaders, analysts, influencers, and HR professionals. This podcast covers a wide range of topics related to HR, talent leadership, recruitment, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, performance, and company culture.
Host by L&D leader, David James, this is for folks who work in, or are interested in, you guessed it, learning and development. In each episode, released fortnightly, David and his guests debate topics affecting the profession today. A forward-thinking podcast for those interested in how L&D can best support organizations and create measurable impact.
Podcasts are an enjoyable way to gain knowledge and feel more connected with the wider community.
Some further resources to help you along your journey:
- Top 20 HR Conferences To Learn and Connect
- The 25 Best HR Certification Courses
- 8 HRIS Certifications To Expand Your Technical Competence
- 17 Best HR Books You Should Read
- 3 Ways To Build Your Professional Network And Make Meaningful Connections
- 11 Key HR Trends And Emerging Practices
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