Do you want to be up to date with the latest news and trends in the world of work? We have one word for you - podcasts. Whilst lengthy books and white papers are beginning to look a little outdated, HR podcasts are an ideal way to gain invaluable industry insights in easily digestible chunks.
Podcasts bring HR to life
Podcasts are unique in the way that they bring industry experts, business leaders and HR thought leaders to life by sharing their real professional experiences. To help you find your favourite we have put together a list of our top 10 leading HR podcasts to help you fine tune your people processes.
HR Podcast selection criteria
When compiling this list we considered a range of criteria: number of followers and listeners, whether the hosts are leading industry professionals, where the podcast ranks on the search engine results page, and how relevant we found the themes. We scoured the internet for the longest running and top downloaded podcasts that provided the best industry insight. Without further ado, here are the best free podcasts for human resources professionals (listed in Alphabetical order):
About: Having racked up more than 150 episodes, the CIPD podcast provides a polished look at to key issues concerning HR and people development professionals. The professional body interviews some of the brightest minds in the business exploring topical workplace, HR and L&D themes like workplace agility, unconscious bias and performance management.
Honoured - thanks to a great CIPD team. Like you, with the working world in ferment, we know it's crucial to keep finding insightful contributors who are one step ahead of the people issues. Next we dive into post-Brexit recruitment. Could we keep more EU employees but just send them back to work from home? - Nigel Cassidy
About: Digital HR Leaders with David Green talks to industry experts who are pushing the boundaries in their organizations with data-driven and digital HR. Expect to hear from leaders who are driving transformation within their organizations, and who offer real thought leadership on preparing for the future of work.
About: Regularly broadcasting since 2010, this bitesize lunchtime podcast packs a punch, covering a range of topics including HR technology, recruiting, talent management, leadership, organizational culture and strategic HR. Each episode features a guest who joins the hosts to share their knowledge and experience of HR.
On behalf of Drive Thru HR, I wanted to thank the great folks at PeopleGoal for including us on your recent list of HR podcasts. Drive Thru HR has been around since 2010 with a variety of hosts who all strive to help our colleagues in the HR profession have a little fun and learn something useful. As we approach our 1500th episode, we are proud to share a spot on your list with so many other great podcasts. - Mike VanDervort
About: The longest-running downloadable HR podcast on our list, HR Happy Hour explores themes such as human resources management, mental health, leadership, and workforce technology. Show hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane invite thought leaders, HR and tech pioneers as well as academics to discuss workplace trends, covering topics like innovation, inclusion and leadership.
About: HR leaders is a daily podcast and LinkedIn Live show which tackles issues such as diversity, culture and engagement. Chris Rainey invites a variety of industry experts and HR executives from market leading organizations (like Microsoft and Lego) alongside academics in the field (from the likes of Harvard Business School) to share their journey, experience and insights. Listen to find out what the future of work looks like, why it is changing, and what world leading organizations are doing about it.
About: The Podcast for Human Resources provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter for HR professionals through engaging interviews with key industry leaders and thought experts. With new episodes regularly reaching 1000 listens in a day and at least 5000 in a month, James Davis interviews top HR industry players on topics ranging from employee engagement to struggles in the workplace.
About: Nate Randall invites a multitude of visionary thought leaders to share the great employee experience and human resources conversations we are all part of everyday. Topics range from managing the physical, financial and emotional demands of the modern workforce to the latest ways of providing a superior employee experience.
About: Nine-To-Thrive is the perfect podcast for the busy HR professional who need industry insights in less than 30 minutes. Brought to you by the Human Capital Institute, a range of authors, thought leaders and academics cover everything from talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development. Perfect for lunchtime listening.
About: Previously known as 21st Century HR, Redefining HR focuses on building better business through modern approaches to people management. Each week, host Lars Schmidt sits down with leading thinkers to discuss topics like hacking, culture and inclusion.
About: #Worktrends is an HR podcast and Twitter chat hosted by Meghan M. Biro from TalentCulture. Tune in to stay on top of current HR trends, as well as hear from leading experts, HR tech vendors and HR practitioners about what inspires them. Topics cover remote work, attracting talent and company culture.
Finally, have a listen to PeopleGoal's podcast series which takes a look at the ever changing world of HR from multiple business perspectives. We’ve got insights from the fields of law, recruitment, technology and much more to come. So from onboarding to offboarding and everything in between, look no further...