Top 7 Podcasts for HR Professionals You Need to Listen to Today

Podcasts for HR Professionals

In the U.S., almost a quarter of the population listens to podcasts on a weekly basis. While podcasts for HR professionals are relatively new, they are quickly gaining traction. These podcasts offer a reliable source of relevant materials that allow you to easily digest hours of high-caliber HR information on your own time.

To help you sort through the noise, we have compiled a list of our 7 favorite podcasts for HR professionals. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

1. DriveThru HR

The podcast DriveThru HR covers topics relevant to HR professionals. Guests share their expertise in various specialties, including HR technology, organizational culture, leadership, recruiting, talent management, and strategic HR. 

 Hosts: Mike VanDervort, Robin Schooling, Dwane Lay, and Crystal Miller Lay

Recommended Episode: “Stop Wasting Money On Ineffective Training Programs w/ Juliana Stancampiano
Julianna is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Oxygen. She has worked in and with Fortune 500 companies for more than fifteen years.

2. HR Happy Hour

The HR Happy Hour podcast is the longest-running and most downloaded HR podcast. This show focuses on topics related to human resources, management, leadership, and workforce technology.

Hosts: Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane

Recommended Episode: “Putting Culture First While You Scale
Guest Damon Klotz shares the challenges of scaling culture and employee engagement in a high-growth setting, using his experience at Culture Amp as his framework. 

3. Hiring Success

This podcast brings stories from innovators in the industry – from companies like McDonald’s or Twitter that are turning big ideas like AI and Recruitment Marketing into tangible results for their hiring teams.

Host: Mason Mitchel, SmartRecruiters

Recommended Episode: “Why Companies Should Offer Employee Training Programs
This episode discusses the cost benefits of internally sourcing talent, employee retention, how to market internal training programs and measure their performance, and why tactful, careful communication is an essential soft skill for leaders.

4. Workology Podcast

The Workology Podcast is a podcast created for the disruptive workplace and HR professionals ready to move away from the status quo. Guests discuss trends, tools, and case studies for the workplace business leader in short 25-minute episodes.

Host: Jessica Miller-Merrell,

Recommended Episode:Why We Need More Ethics as Business Leaders
In this special episode, Jessica spoke to two HR leaders with decades of experience in business ethics. Listen in for an understanding of how ethics in leadership impact purpose, values, and principles, and how we make decisions based on shared goals. 

5. Worklife

You spend one-quarter of your life at work; therefore you should enjoy it! The Worklife podcast takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work-life balance. From learning how to sympathize with your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, you’ll never see your job the same way again.

Host: Adam Grant

Recommended Episode: “When Work Takes Over Your Life
Even when technology seems to make it harder than ever to disconnect, it might be easier than you think. Learn about setting boundaries. Listen to entrepreneur leaders who have taken bold steps to ban emails at odd hours in their workplaces.

6. HR Works

HR Works provides a podcast focused on sharing clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to HR professionals using engaging and insightful interviews with experts and thought leaders.

Host: James Davis

Recommended Episode: 10 Minutes of Recognition Makes All the Difference
Retaining employees is achievable given the right set of tools for employee engagement. Join Gregg Lederman, President of Employee Engagement and Reward Gateway, for 10 minutes to learn more.

7. Nine-to-Thrive HR

Nine-to-Thrive includes leading HR practitioners from Fortune 1000 companies, as well as thought-leaders, authors, and academics. These experts cover everything from talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development.

Host: Human Capital Institue

Recommended Episode: “Engaging the Millenial Sales Force at a Distance
The challenge of engaging Millenial employees gets even more challenging when they’re salespeople living and working in the field. This podcast explores ways to use technology to build culture and connect remote Millenial sellers to the organization.

Did we miss any of your favorite HR podcasts? Let us know!

Happy listening!