10 Best HR Podcasts

Updated 9.2.21

If it’s one thing people in HR know, it’s that you can always learn more. What’s more, it’s especially true that in HR we learn a tremendous amount from the personal experiences of our colleagues as well a those of leaders in the field. Time is certainly precious. So, if you’re going to spend any of your personal free time on things work related, you want to be sure it’s time well spent. We’ve rounded up ten of what we think are the best HR podcasts that are definitely worth it.

1. Recruiting Future by Matt Alder

Host Matt Alder – a recruitment marketing specialist, employer brand consultant, and leader in the HR space – with leaders in the world of talent acquisition who are dedicated to successfully navigating the industry. Deep dives into innovative techniques, best practices, and helpful insights from a wide variety of industries are discussed.

2. ThinkCast from Gartner

Global leader Gartner takes a stab at better understanding business and technology with guests hosts who discuss insightful ways to build more successful organizations Topics include the Future of Work, hybrid work experiences, data analysis, DE&I, and much more.

3. Inclusion Works from Hive Learning

Ranked in the top L&D podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Hive Learning – a UK-based leader in inclusive peer learning technology – explores the secrets of building inclusive teams that work more efficiently.

4. The Future of Work

Future proof your workplace with host and best-selling author Jacob Morgan. The world of work is changing. From understanding millennials to the impact of technology and evolving workplace design, this podcast will guide you through it all. Don’t be left behind.

5. DriveThru HR

Each 30-minute episode is designed to be accessible, lunch and learn style conversations. You’ll discover relatable topics with practical, bite-sized takeaways delivered by special guests. Insightful and informative without being heavy, it’s the perfect pairing with your salad.

6. HR Works

This podcast should be a staple for any HR professional. It was founded with a mission to shed light on complex topics while providing actionable and implementable insights from thought leaders and other experts in the field.

7. HR Confidential

HR Confidential is hosted by day job expert and Regional Director of Human Resources for Crain Communications Inc. Heather Krentler. She offers a fun and lighthearted perspective on the business of managing humans and has some great advice for those struggling with their managerial and career challenges.

8. HR Heroes

A must for any small business, this podcast emphasizes the critical role employees play in the success of small businesses. Learn from detailed, firsthand stories about people management, workplace productivity and cultivating company culture from the perspective of small business leaders.

9. HR Studio Podcast

If you’re in an early stage of your HR career or simply looking to accelerate your development as an HR professional, this podcast is a great resource. You’ll learn what it takes to push your career forward while making a positive impact on your organization and as an HR leader. This is a must for anyone interested in deepening their professional and even personal development.

10. Resources for Humans

Enjoy thoughtful conversations beyond HR and explore how to develop businesses from a human standpoint. Featuring interesting guests with varied points of view, topics include finding and growing talent, building a culture that scales and balancing compensation and performance. This may become your favorite podcast of all!