7 Podcasts On HR You Don't Want To Miss

Hana Belbecir

Content Manager at intuo I believe continuous learning is the way to become the best version of yourself.

Are you looking for fun ways to up your HR game? 1 answer: podcasts! They are becoming increasingly popular to kill dull moments and let's be honest, who doesn't like to hear a smooth voice tell you everything about Talent Management? Listen to the 7 podcasts below to gain expertise in leadership, Performance Management and emerging HR trends. I'm warning you though, you might deliberately want to be stuck in traffic.

  1. HR Happy Hour

    The HR happy hour is the longest running and most downloaded HR podcast. And we know why! From innovation in HR technology to new leadership and Artificial Intelligence in HR, they cover all the topics HR leaders should know about. The podcast often invites well-known thought leaders to educate you in the best way possible. They currently have 300 episodes on iTunes, so if you start today, you're good for the rest of the year. Also, good news for the smart speaker lovers out there, you can listen to HR Happy Hour on Amazon's Alexa!

    HR Happy Hour has many amazing episodes but the importance of the manager and the power of purpose definitely stand out. 

  2. McKinsey

  3. I don't think this one needs an introduction, everyone knows McKinsey as one of the biggest management consulting firms in the world, but did you know they also have their own podcast? If you're looking for a podcast that not only covers HR topics but also general business and technology, this is the one for you. You can take their tagline "Conversations with experts on the issues that matter most in business and management"  very literal. Expect a lot of conversations on strategy, leadership and the role of business in society.

    Our current personal favourite episode? Putting talent at the top of your CEO agenda. 26 crucial minutes for every HR Manager and CEO!

  4. CIPD

  5. The CIPD boast more than 130,000 members, so you can say they know what they are talking about. They bring out a podcast every month to talk you through all things HR and L&D related. If you don't really feel like listening to someone and just want some peace and quiet, you can consult the podcast transcript on their website. 

  6. The number one podcast you should listen to from CIPD is definitely the future of L&D. Derek Bruce shares three main challenges in learning and development every company can learn from.

  7. Arne Talent Management Video Course

  8. Drive ThruHR

  9. Especially made for easy-to-digest lunch breaks, this 30 minute podcast covers hot topics such as organisational culture, recruiting and leadership. Each episode features guest speakers who share their HR knowledge and experience. You can catch the podcast every day at 12:00 pm Central Time. 

  10. They recently launched a Meet The Bloggers series to highlight the importance of blogging in HR. Check it out here.

  11. The Tim Ferris Show

  12. If you want to shake things up a little and not only listen to the usual HR topics, The Tim Ferris Show will definitely get you out of your comfort zone. During each episode, Ferris examines world-class performers, entrepreneurs, and athletes to unlock some of the tools, advice and tricks that helped lead to their success. This number 1 business podcast will teach you about HR, without actually talking about HR. Challenge accepted?

  13. Earlier this year, Tim Ferris revisited his bestelling book the 4-hour workweek in a podcast. If you loved the book, like everyone that has read it, you have to listen to this podcast episode!

  14. People Leaders of Today

  15. Arne Van Damme, COO of growth at intuo, recently launched his own podcast! People leaders of today provides exclusive interviews with HR and Talent Managers from world-leading companies such as Airbnb, Wunderman and Pepsico. Together they discuss how they solved their biggest HR issues, what the future holds for Human Resources and why organisations should focus on talent more. You can also listen to this podcast on Spotify!

    Our favourite episode so far? The interview with Mark Levy, former Airbnb Employee Experience Pioneer!

  16. HR Works

    A USA Podcast with clear, actionable information on topics that matter to human resources. If you are an HR manager and you mainly want to gain inspiration, this is the podcast you should subscribe to. 

    If you want to get to know more about technology in HR, their podcast The state of HR tech, how and where is it helping? is a great one to start with!