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In 2019, more than 51% of Americans above 12 years of age listened to podcasts. Based on Edison Research’s report, the trend is only going to increase in the coming years.

With the growing trend number of podcasts across various platforms, there has to be one way to find out the best one from the thousands of podcasts.

So, we thought the best place to start was to ask our community of HR leaders, Talent acquisition managers, HRBPs, and Beamfox users who they listen to and which podcast they find informative and valuable.

Top 10 HR Podcasts

  1. HR Happy hour
  2. DriveThruHR – HR Conversations
  3. Dear HBR‪
  4. HR Leader Podcast
  5. The Chad & Cheese Podcast
  6. 21st Century HR
  7. Nine to Thrive HR
  8. TalentCulture #WorkTrends
  9. Forging Employee Experience‬
  10. Candidate experience Podcast

The main reason to listen to a podcast is to get valuable tips, information, and insights from experts across the industry, instead of scouring the web or paying consultants. The other top benefit includes listening to meaningful content when on the go.

When it comes to listening to the podcast, there are various topics about hiring, talent acquisition, candidate experience, compensation, employee engagement, and much more. In this list, we discuss podcasts across multiple issues and the one most loved.

  1. HR Happy hour

    One of the longest-running and most downloaded HR podcasts. Look for any list of top human resource podcasts, and HR Happy Hour would be part of that.

    Most Human resources approach that used to work before a decade ago is no more valid. This podcast allows you to test employee engagement waters and then jump into it with no fears.

    What makes it a popular choice is the excellent variety of guests and the popular hosts who ask some of the most relevant questions.

    Why – Longest running & most downloaded HR podcast
    Topics – HR, management, leadership, technology
    Host – Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference Co-Chair by H3 HR Advisors
    Average Duration – 30 – 40 minutes

  2. DriveThruHR – HR Conversations

    With 1500+ episodes since 2010, DTHR is highly popular for its 30 minutes short podcasts that usually seem like a casual conversation over a lunch course. The podcast tends to cover all the topics suitable for and from HR leaders to kickstart their career as human resources.

    Mike & Van cover topics across HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture, and Strategic HR in the most fun manner with series of amazing guests. Mind you, and the conversation is occasionally irreverent!

    Why – Casual chats on various topics, Occasionally irreverent
    Topics – HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Culture
    Host – Mike Van Dervort & Robin Schooling
    Average Duration – 25 – 35 minutes

  3. Dear HBR‪

    Hosted by Harvard business review veterans Alison Beard and Dan McGinn – Dear HBR is currently one of the most insightful podcasts. Fortified with academicians and seasoned HRs as guests, Dear HBR covers topics ranging from real-life organizational problems, remote teams, and employee engagements.

    You can always drop in letters usually answered by hosts with a lengthy discussion on the best solutions – even if they don’t agree at first.

    Why – Insights from academics & guests across industry helps in deep-diving
    Topics – Solution to real-life problems, remote teams, employee engagement
    Host – Alison Beard and Dan McGinn
    Average Duration – 30 – 35 minutes

  4. HR Leader Podcast

    Wonder how the future of work would like? Why is it changing? And what steps are taken by global HR leaders to tackle the changes?
    Join HR Leader podcast by Chris Rainey, who has built a phenomenal community of HR leaders who join the session to share brilliant advice to anyone looking to enhance their leadership skills.

    Why – Insights from Industry experts across leading global brands
    Topics – Focuses on diversity, inclusion, and people analytics
    Host – Chris Rainey
    Average Duration – 45 – 50 minutes

  5. The Chad & Cheese Podcast

    The self-proclaimed ‘Most dangerous podcast’ holds to its tagline. Chad Sowash & Joel Cheesman do not shy away from bold talks without filters during their episodes.

    Covering topics across talent acquisition, recruitment industry, and staffing, Chad and cheese podcast is funny, informative, and like catnip for talent acquisition technology solution providers.

    Why – Topics and breaking recruiting news, conversational topics on job boards
    Topics – recruiting, human resources, and employment. Hiring companies, employers, and vendors
    Host – Chad Sowash & Joel Cheesman
    Average Duration – 35 – 40 minutes

  6. 21st Century HR

    Are you looking to build a people-centric organization? The 21st Century HR podcast is all you have to listen to.

    Suppose you are passionate about making the HR profession better, influencing the organization, and helping people give their best. In that case, you need to listen to Lars and his guests, who give practical tips and discuss relevant case studies on talent management and staffing.

    Why – Learn how to build better businesses through modern approaches to managing people
    Topic – Stories and journeys of CHRO’s, Chief People Officers, CEO, Head of Talent, and more
    Host – Lars Schmidt
    Average Duration – 35 minutes

  7. Nine to Thrive HR

    Not everyone has an hour to listen to a podcast, but that should not stop you from gaining valuable insights.

    HCI podcasts get industry leaders from fortune 1000 companies on the podcast, which lasts no longer than 15 minutes. NTTH team, within its short Duration, quickly covers all topics and agendas around human resources, life as a leader, and best practices, making it an attractive addition to the playlist.

    A highly recommended podcast!

    Why – Latest HR Insights in 15 minutes or less
    Topic – Talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development.
    Host – Alan Mellish
    Average Duration – 15 – 20 minutes

  8. TalentCulture #WorkTrends

    Talentculture is your usual future of work, changing work environment podcast. What makes it unique is how its host, Meghan extracts information from its guests during the session.

    With few stints of paid sponsorship, TalentCulture usually hosts industry leaders, HR Vendors, and practitioners who share insights on talent, employee engagement, and most importantly, new books and content around human resource management.

    Why – Get updates on the latest work & culture trends
    Topic – Talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development.
    Host – Meghan Biro and Kevin Grossman
    Average Duration – 20 – 30 minutes

  9. Forging Employee Experienc‪e‬

    Care about Digital Employee Experience (DEX), and then this is the podcast for you. This podcast delivers on all the latest and most excellent strategies that top companies are implementing today.

    The hosts provide insightful information to anyone interested in understanding people analytics. If you are an employer who is looking to keep their employees engaged and happy during their tenure in the organization, then this podcast is for you.

    Why – Employee experience is changing post-COVID; learn how to retain your top talent
    Topic – Hiring managers, HR, recruiters, and job candidates
    Host – Josh Drean
    Average Duration – 20 – 30 minutes

  10. Candidate experience Podcast

    To our surprise, the Chuck Solomon podcast is the only candidate experience podcast we stumbled upon. The podcast covers an employee journey right from the 1:1 interviews and then through their interactions with recruiters, hiring managers, and others in the organization.

    The podcast is helpful to HR and tends to engage well with candidates, helping them understand all parts of the journey.

    Why – The podcast explores the job candidate journey typically with 1:1 interviews with guest experts.
    Topic – HR heads, Leaders
    Host – Chuck Solomon
    Average Duration – 20 minutes

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While the list of podcasts across the web is never-ending, there are very few which cover the topics across various functions of human resource. The list though compiles podcasts across all relevant topics, I am sure there are a few which we might have missed. Do you have any other Podcast which you believe should be part of that list? Let us know in the comment section

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