HR leaders and professionals are constantly looking for the right tools and strategies to bring into their organization. In a world where trends are constantly changing, it can be challenging to keep up to date with innovations in the field, while also managing busy schedules. Here are 5 podcasts that hiring managers should be tuning in to.

HR Happy Hour – Steve Boese, Trish Macfarlane

The HR Happy Hour show is a fun podcast that focuses on all things HR, management, leadership and workforce technology. Hosted by Steve Boese, the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference, and Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR Advisors, HR Happy Hour is the longest running and top downloaded HR podcast. A wide array of guests has been featured on the show – from Academics to practitioners—to talk about the most relevant and challenging issues in workplaces today. Episodes average out at about 30-40mins each in length, and a new episode is uploaded every week.

HRchat Podcast – Bill Banham

This podcast is perfect for the busy HR professional since the episodes are typically only 15 to 30 minutes long.  Hosted by the Editor and Publisher of The HR Gazette, Bill Banham, this podcast is a series of short interviews with influencers, analysts, and leaders in the HR field. Topics covered include performance management, recruitment tech and workplace culture. New episodes are published every week (sometimes even twice!).

HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources – James Davis

HR Works is a straight-to-the-point podcast that provides clear, relevant and actionable information on topics that matter to HR professionals. New episodes twice a week, ranging from the 5-minute Friday episodes to longer ones around 30-40 minutes long. Each episode focuses on timely and relevant issues in the workplace. The most recent two-part release invited Verizon executives Aimee Novak (VP, Business Sales) and Samantha Hammock (SVP, Global Talent), to discuss how Verizon is working to support women. 

The Future of Work with Jacob Morgan – Jacob Morgan

This podcast is a weekly show hosted by best-selling author, futurist and TEDtalk speaker, Jacob Morgan, who invites senior executives and business leaders around the world to share their experiences and ideas. The focus of this show is on what’s next in workplaces, and what the future of work looks like.  The episodes range in length, from 5 minutes long to over 1 hour long, so listeners can choose based on how much time they are looking to spend listening. 

TalentCulture #WorkTrends – Meghan M. Biro

On #WorkTrends, you’ll get to hear the latest industry news from leading experts, HR tech vendors and HR practitioners. Episodes range from 15-30 minutes in length and delve into hot topics in talent acquistion, employee experience and what makes a healthy workplace. This podcast is unique in that listeners can actually join the conversation in a live chat on Twitter every Wednesday at 1:30pm EST via the hashtag #WorkTrends. 

Eleanor Estes, CETech Providers, Inc. 

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