5 Podcasts Every HR and Recruiting Professional Should Listen to Regularly

PodcastIn DFW, commutes can be long, tedious experiences, but they can easily be transformed into professional growth opportunities. Podcasts are the perfect medium for delving deeply into the topics that matter most to you in your profession, broadening your perspectives, and learning from many of the brightest minds in the business.

In HR and recruiting, we’re fortunate that there are many podcasts worth listening to that can make your career more fulfilling and rewarding. Here are five that will invigorate your mind and inspire you with actionable information each morning as you head into the office:

Hiring on All Cylinders

This podcast hosts weekly conversations about the most important topics in recruiting, featuring professionals on the front lines of filling their organizations with top talent. Recent topics include the impact of automation on the workforce, what degrees now mean to employers, AI’s potential impact on diversity, and sourcing talent in a market with historically low unemployment. Episodes are 20-30 minutes each.

Nine to Thrive HR

A new episode is delivered roughly each month providing access to leading HR practitioners from Fortune 1000 companies, as well thought-leaders, authors, and academics. These experts cover everything from talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development. Recent topics include key elements of a leadership development program, helping employees deal with stress, and boosting wellbeing for women in the workplace. Episodes are between 10-15 minutes, but packed with good information, so consume two or three on your commute along with your kolaches.

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 and Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors. Recent topics include the state of recruiting in 2019, candidate experience case studies, how managers can improve employee engagement, and improving health and wellbeing at work. Shows typically run between 20-40 minutes.

Recruiting Future

This podcast covers innovation and futurology in recruiting, recruitment marketing, and HR technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry with recent topics including addressing the gender imbalance in tech, improving the employee experience, supercharging referral hiring, and recruitment automation. Shows are 15-30 minutes in length.

HR Works

HR Works provides relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to human resources professionals. Recent topics include the stigma of mental health in the workplace and how employers should address it, what to do when leadership doesn’t listen to HR, and a visit from LinkedIn’s experts on recent employment trends. Episodes typically last 25-40 minutes.

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