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11 Podcasts That'll Take Your HR Game To The Next Level

Topics: HR Trends, HR Challenges

October 5, 2016 /
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Today, HR professionals are often expected to step out of their traditional roles to sit on the executive staffs of their companies and offer counsel and expertise to business proceedings. A company is nothing without its employees, so HR professionals are constantly under pressure to ensure not only the capabilities of internal talent, but also transform regular employees into vocal business advocates. HR professionals play a big part in the general marketing of their organizations, and can easily feel torn in many directions in order to succeed.

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In the new world of business where companies are becoming increasingly people-centric, HR responsibilities are more important than ever. With the help of these 11 industry-specific podcasts, you can turn your daily commute into an education hour to ultimately benefit your career and enrich the lives of those around you.

Read on to learn about the best audible resources for your listening (and learning) pleasure:

HR Happy Hour

Hosted by Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane, HR Happy Hour focuses on management, leadership, and workforce technology, and aims to create a fun but informative environment for HR professionals to come together and learn how to improve their careers.

Nine To Thrive HR

Perfect for busy professionals with short commutes, Nine To Thrive HR episodes never exceed 1 hour. The shows feature practitioners, thought-leaders, authors and academics who discuss topics ranging from talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention and development.

The Best Part Of My Job

The Best Part Of My Job highlights individuals and -- you guessed it -- their careers. The podcast allows listeners to get an inside perspective on a variety of career types and company levels, while allowing them to hear about the best aspects of each.

Hiring On All Cylinders

Hiring On All Cylinders discusses the art of recruitment and features professional guests who are responsible for attracting and retaining top talent in their companies. Episodes explain how to give tough feedback, assemble effective interview teams and assess candidates’ value.

Hire Up Podcast

Hosted by John Beck, Hire Up is dedicated to the latest news, interviews and updates on everything HR. Along with a guest and his expert panel, John discusses a wide range of HR topics in each episode, including how to retain top talent.


A distinctly different podcast, Invisibilia specifically discusses human behavior. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia aims to explain the actions and deep-rooted intentions of not only yourself, but also the people around you.

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Drive ThruHR

Designed to be an “easy-to-digest” lunch discourse, each 30-minute episode of Drive ThruHR features a guest speaker who discusses topics such as HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture and Strategic HR.

Human Resources for Small Business

If you’re an HR professional or small business owner, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Xenium’s Brandon Laws, Human Resources for Small Business discusses tips, tools and insights for real-life application.

CEB Talent Angle

Produced by Scott Engler, a Principal Executive Advisor with CEB’s Advisory Leadership Group, CEB Talent Angle specifically discusses talent management, people development and HR innovation.

RTW Nation

Return To Work Nation is a podcast series catered to the worker compensation and injury management fields. The episodes discuss tough subjects such as managing a multitude of caseloads while ensuring complete legal compliance.

Total Picture Podcast

The Total Picture Podcast focuses on talent acquisition, HR technology, leadership, innovation and career management and features relaxed interviews with thought leaders and successful practitioners in the HR and business space.

Have we missed an exceptional podcast? Comment below to let us know about your favorite HR-specific podcast -- we’re always on the hunt for more!

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