Best HR Podcasts For Talent Professionals In 2020

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HR Podcasts 2020

Podcasts are having their moment. From true crime stories to business advice, podcasts are quickly becoming the go-to content for people all around the world.

And the podcast love makes sense. They’re great for a commute, when you’re doing admin tasks at your desk, or just to unwind when doing chores. But above all, podcasts are great resources for professionals in all industries––including in HR and talent management. 

Podcasts share stories, interviews, and insights into different situations, perceptions, or conversations to help listeners better understand the people around them. For the HR and talent management world, these lessons can be applied to day-to-day responsibilities and activities.

But with so many HR podcasts out there, you can end up wasting a lot of time trying to find a show worth listening to. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite HR and talent management podcasts. 

Let’s take a look at what they are:

  1. HR Works
  2. HR Leaders Podcast 
  3. Nine-to-Thrive HR
  4. The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast 
  5. Gartner Talent Angle: A Podcast with Scott Engler
  6. All Things Work
  7. HRExaminer Radio Hour
  8. DriveThruHR – HR Conversations
  9. 21st Century HR
  10. Employee Cycle Podcast

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HR Works Logo1. HR Works

What is it about? 

HR Works is a podcast put on by the people at HR Daily Advisor. Their mission is to provide clear, relevant, and actionable information on topics important to HR professionals, including interviews with experts and thought leaders. 

Topics they tackle include everything from having uncomfortable conversations about harassment in the workplace to how one-on-one meetings can have a positive cultural impact on your company. 

What do others say about this podcast? 

“Jim and his guests share actionable and inspiring lessons on how to expertly vet, hire and retain rockstar talent. Highly recommend listening and subscribing to HR Works if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to find & hire the right people (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!” – J. Barshop

Where can I listen?

Listen and subscribe to HR Works on Soundcloud.

 


HR Leaders Podcast Logo2. HR Leaders Podcast

What is it about? 

The HR Leaders Podcast is a daily podcast and LinkedIn Live show that explores the future of work. Hosted by Chris Rainey, the show features industry experts and HR executives such as Tamsin Lambert, Talent Excellence Advisor at Shell and Rebecca Cantieri, Chief People Officer at SurveyMonkey.

HR Leaders Podcast covers topics like how to move on from burnout, how to unlock human potential, and how to identify leadership potential. New episodes come out every week, so there is an abundance of great information.

What do others say about this podcast?

Chris and his 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 Chris – keep up the great work!” – Katie Joy B

Where can I listen?

Listen and subscribe on iTunes, YouTube, TuneIthink n, Stitcher and Spotify.

 


Nine To Thrive Logo3. Nine-to-Thrive HR

What is it about?

Nine-to-Thrive solves human capital issues in less than an hour. With most episodes clocking in at 20 minutes or under, it’s the perfect podcast to listen to on your commute or when you just need a break.

The Nine-to-Thrive team talks to leaders from Fortune 1000 companies, thought-leaders, authors and academics, covering everything from talent acquisition to analytics. New episodes are out at the start of every week. 

What do others say about this podcast? 

“Holly and her guests share inspiring and actionable lessons on how to succeed as a leader in business, HR, and life. Highly recommend listening to Nine to Thrive HR if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to build your best team and grow your business!” – ErikBison 

Where can I listen?

Listen to Nine-to-Thrive on Apple Podcasts.

 


HR Social Hour Logo4. The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast 

What is it about?

Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey are the hosts of The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast, covering topics related to connecting, giving back, and building your network. New episodes come out each week.

Jon and Wendy have over 100 episodes including interviews with HR professionals, industry leaders, and authors. And if you’re looking for a bit more HR content, you can check in on Jon and Wendy’s #HRSocialHour Twitter Chat, hosted every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

What do others say about this podcast?

“I have learned a great deal about some of the HR minds I’ve been following for years from this show. Wendy and Jon have a fun, casual style for extracting valuable content from their guests.” – Don Macph 

Where can I listen?

Tune in to The HR Social Hour Half Hour Podcast on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.

 


Gartner Talent Angle Logo5. Gartner Talent Angle: A Podcast with Scott Engler

What is it about?

Gartner knows innovation, so it’s no surprise that the Gartner Talent Angle podcast is all about innovation in the HR world. With host Scott Engler, Principal Advisor of HR & Finance at Gartner, the podcast dives into the new and exciting things happening in the HR space.

Gartner Talent Angle comes out just once a month, but their interviews are worth the wait. Engler talks with top HR professionals, innovators, academics, economists and coaches. Engler and his guests “reimagine talent” in every discussion. 

What do others say about this podcast? 

“These podcasts are essential listening for anyone who wants to improve themselves, their teams and their organization. Scott’s guests are thought leaders and bring great perspective and insight into what people need to do now to survive, compete and thrive in our increasingly complex and demanding world.

You will be better after listening to this podcast. I guarantee it!” – Totally80s

Where can I listen?

Listen to Gartner Talent Angle: A Podcast with Scott Engler on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, Google Play, and Stitcher.

 


All Things Work Logo6. All Things Work 

What is it about?

All Things Work is a podcast put on by SHRM featuring interviews, conversations, and tips geared towards anyone interested in understanding the workplace better. The host of All Things Work is SHRM’s VP of Editorial, Tony Lee.

Episodes are pretty short, clocking in at about 20 minutes or less, covering topics like HR trends and workplace stories. Recent episodes have talked about the value of whistleblowers, employer-offered student loan benefits, and cultivating employee loyalty. These quick bits of content make it easy to work into your day.

What do others say about this podcast?

“Whether you’re already channeling the energy of work into building a thriving team, or just getting started as a catalyst for change within your organization – this is a must-listen podcast for you! Tony does an incredible job leading conversations that cover the entire range of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical challenges we all face learning to navigate the transition to a culture of empowerment – from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!” – Josh Crist

Where can I listen?

All Things Work is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher.

 


HR Examiner Logo7. HRExaminer Radio Hour 

What is it?

HRExaminer Radio Hour offers 30-minute conversations about emerging ideas in HR and Recruiting. Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser have guests almost every week, including founder of Limeade Henry Albrecht, founder of Moovila Mike Psenka, and Tracey Burns, Senior Analyst in the OECD’s Centre for Education Research and Innovation.

HRExaminer is a great podcast for anyone looking for a diverse set of topics delivered weekly.

What do others say about this podcast? 

“If you’re a recruiter, sourcer, HR Managers, talent acquisition pro, HR Tech Vendor, work for an Exec Search firm, staffing agency or RPO you need to listen to John. Who else would tell you Microsoft bought LinkedIn to save PowerPoint? Did I mention he’s funny? And often disagrees with his guests, who are mostly CEOs and leaders in our industry?” – Rufus Rufus 

Where can I listen? 

Listen to HRExaminer Radio Hour on Apple Podcasts.

 


DriveThru HR Logo8. DriveThruHR – HR Conversations 

What is it?

DriveThruHR is a 30-minute lunchtime discourse that covers all topics relevant to HR professionals. Hosts Mike VanDervort, Robin Schooling, Dwane Lay, and Crystal Miller Lay broadcast their show each Tuesday at 12PM EST.

Frequent topics include HR technology, recruiting, talent management, leadership, organizational culture, and strategic HR. Recent shows discuss dealing with a crisis, how to get “unstuck,” and how to lead with gratitude.

What do others say about this podcast?

“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!” – J. Barshop

Where can I listen? 

DriveThruHR is available on Apple Podcasts.

 


21st Century HR Logo9. 21st Century HR

What is it?

21st Century HR with Lars Schmidt explores how to build better business through modern people practices and approaches. Lars’s progressive take on HR puts an interesting spin on topics listeners have probably heard over and over again.

Lars features guests who are reshaping the world of HR, including stories and journeys of CHRO’s, Chief People Officers, CEOs, Head of Talent, and more.

What do others say about this podcast?

“This podcast has been a fantastic way for HR professionals to connect with the innovative practices and tools companies are developing to better engage their people and create a culture that encourages all employees to authentically connect and feel empowered to perform their best work. Lars brings a unique and inspiring perspective to HR through his role as a host and the featured speakers he engages.” – Kaitlin Henze

Where can I listen?

Listen on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud and Spotify.

 


Employee Cycle Logo10. Employee Cycle Podcast

What is it?

Almost every week, Employee Cycle Podcast talks with HR leaders from companies like Figma, VaynerMedia, and Bamboo HR, covering topics like how to address microaggressions, the brain science behind being a good leader, and how HR can help employees redefine retirement.

Episodes of the Employee Cycle Podcast are a bit longer, typically about 30 to 45 minutes, which are great for a long commute or on a long lunch break. While they might be more extensive, they’re packed with actionable and interesting insights you don’t want to miss.

What do others say about this podcast? 

“The host of Employee Cycle highlights all aspects of HR in this can’t miss podcast. The host and expert guests offer insightful advice that is helpful to anyone that listens!” – Brooke Craven

Where can I listen? 

Catch the Employee Cycle podcast on Apple Podcasts.

 


Find an HR podcast you love

Although these are our favorite 10 podcasts for talent professionals, there are tons out there. Give a few a listen and see what you think! 

If you want some more recommendations, check out our list of 12 best recruiting podcasts

Erica

Erica Hayton writes about recruitment, marketing, and technology for B2B SaaS companies.