In recent months, we’ve featured the subject of podcasting throughout several blog posts—from podcasting best practices to lists of our top podcasts to listen to.
To round out this series, we’re shifting away from sales and marketing and moving on to recruiters and HR professionals.
We’ve established that podcasts are great tools for professional development and workplace inspiration—and they help pass the time on your long commutes. So, if you work in human resources or recruiting, this post is for you!
Top Podcasts for Recruiters and HR Professionals.
1. The Talent Cast
This is a master-class on how to approach your employer brand and recruitment marketing. In 20-30 minute sessions, you can how to move your talent brand into the 21st century.
Here’s what the CIPD show notes say, ”We’re the CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 135,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.” Check it out!
3. Hiring on All Cylinders
Hiring On All Cylinders is having the important conversations about Recruitment, joined each week by the professionals who are on the front lines filling their organizations with top talent.
4. The CareerMetis Podcast
The CareerMetis Podcast is a weekly Podcast hosted by award-winning career blog, careermetis.com. This show will give you insight into an applicant’s perspective on a job search. In each episode, you will hear and learn from career experts, practitioners and professionals—whose ideas you can use to accelerate your job search to find your dream job faster.
5. Hire Up Podcast
Here’s how the Hire Up Podcast describes itself, “Welcome to Hire Up with the host, John Beck, the show dedicated to the latest news, interviews, and updates on EVERYTHING HR. John along with guest and his expert panel will discuss, educate and provide information on a wide range of Human Resource topics. Together, we’ll explore the key to Unlocking the Code of the Occupational DNA required, to identify, select, develop and retain top talent, and take your business to a higher level.” Go have a listen!
6. Recruiting Future
This is a weekly podcast dedicated to innovation and futurology in recruitment and HR. In each episode, Matt Alder interviews thought leaders and practitioners who are influencing and changing an industry.
7. HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources
HR Works provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to human resources (HR) professionals.
8. The Employment Law & HR Podcast
Employment law changes on a daily basis and it can be really hard to keep up to date with the changes and essential elements of what you need to know to successfully run your business. This podcast is designed to bring you all the information you need to know in an easy to listen, easy to understand, and easy to implement way—looking at things from a practical as well as legal perspective.
This podcast is self-described as your legal lighthouse, guiding you through a sea of employment legislation.
9. Human Resources for Small Business
The Human Resources for Small Business podcast is the ultimate resource for HR professionals and small business owners. Join Xenium’s Brandon Laws as he chats with guests from all sides of the industry—digging up tips, tools, and insights you can apply to your own small business. They dig into a different HR-focused topic each episode—ranging from business strategy and leadership to HR policy, legal updates and more.
10. Making Recruiters More Successful
From Barclay Jones, the show notes for this podcast read as follows: “Passionate advocates of Recruitment – we are delighted to be triple-award winners, including the APSCo Award for Excellence for Affiliate Member of the Year, Recruitment Blog of the Year and Recruitment Agency Influencer of the Year.”
“We are award-winning leaders in recruiter success training, recruitment technology strategy, and digital marketing strategy for the recruitment industry. We make recruiters more successful.” Check it out!
11. HR Happy Hour
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.
12. HR Conversations with DriveThruHR
DriveThruHR was designed to be a captivating and easy-to-digest lunch discourse that covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Each 30-minute episode features a guest speaker who shares her or his knowledge and experience in human resources.
Our hosts and special guest cover a wealth of topics, including HR technology, recruiting, talent management, leadership, organizational culture, and strategic HR, every day at 12:00 pm Central Time.
13. The Recruiting Animal
Self-described as a rowdy recruiting and career show, this podcast started as the first online call-in show about recruiting. The Recruiting Animal has been described as a “fast-paced hardball forum of recruiting infotainment.”
14. Nine to Thrive HR
Looking for fresh content to solve your human capital issues but don’t have a full hour? The Nine to Thrive HR podcast series provides access to leading HR practitioners from Fortune 1000 companies, as well as thought-leaders, authors, and academics. These experts cover everything from talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development.
15. REC Scale Up Podcast
The REC Scale Up Podcast lifts the lid on the secrets and lessons of recruitment entrepreneurship, featuring some of the biggest names in the UK recruitment sector.
16. The #SocialRecruiting Show
The #SocialRecruiting Show is a weekly chat show on RecruiterZone about all things recruitment, sourcing, employer branding, marketing and more, with hosts Katrina Collier and Audra Knight.
Final Thoughts About These Top Recruiting Podcasts
Podcasts are an excellent resource for HR professionals and recruiters, no matter where and how you choose to consume them. Whether you listen at work, on your commute, at the gym, or while you cook, these podcasts are sure to inspire, entertain, and inform. Before you go, be sure to check out the rest of our recent podcasting series:
- The Top 35 Sales Podcasts for Sales Professionals
- The B2B Marketer’s Guide to Podcasting
- The Ultimate List of Marketing Podcasts