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Top 10 Best HR Podcasts [2022 Edition]


While you are working away on creating effective feedback responses or prepping for your next performance review, listening to these top 10 HR podcasts will help you create new ideas and innovations for you and your employees!

We know you are doing an amazing job caring for your staff and staying present during multiple meetings in a day. It may be hard to stay up-to-date on HR trends and developments while wearing different hats throughout the week. That’s why we made this list for you! To satisfy your passion for HR by only needing to listen while you work away.

Check out our favorite episodes from these HR leaders revolving around HR topics including people management, HR advice, employee engagement, and more!

1. Working with People Podcast

The Working with People Podcast brings people experts together to provide you with relevant content on how to think about and manage your most important asset – your talent.

Our favorite episodes:

  • Episode 69 – The top 5 key skills for new managers
  • Episode 20 – How to actively engage your people remotely

Spotify Apple Music

2. HBR Idea Cast

The HBR Idea Cast is a weekly podcast hosted by Alison Beard and Curt Nickisch featuring leading thinkers in business and management.

Our favorite episodes:

  • How the Pandemic Changed Talent Management (Back to Work, Better)
  • One Way to Fight the Great Resignation? Re-recruit Your Current Employees.

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3. The Future of Work Podcast

The Future of Work is a weekly show where Jacob Morgan has in-depth discussions with senior executives and business leaders around the world on the future of work.

Our favorite episodes:

  • How Do We Embrace A Growth Mindset
  • 11 Ways Employees Are Evolving & How You Need To Adapt

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4. Punk Rock HR

Punk Rock HR is hosted by Laurie Ruettimann, the failed HR lady who went on to become one of the world’s top career advisers, talks to some of her closest friends and peers about work: the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian.

Our favorite episodes:

  • Digital Body Language with Erica Dhawan
  • Fix Work at a Higher Level with Kristy McCann Flynn

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5. HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources

HR Works podcast is the 2017 Folio Eddie and Ozzie Awards Winner that provides clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to human resources (HR) professionals.

Our favorite episodes:

  • Podcast 166: Improving Corporate Culture Through Improv
  • Podcast 155: Beating Burnout

Apple Music

6. Redefining HR

Redefining HR is a podcast hosted by Lars Schmidt who explores the leading edges of all things talent – HR, people operations, recruiting, etc (formerly 21st Century HR).

Our favorite episodes:

  • Episode 73 – Zoom Video Communications Chief People Officer, Lynne Oldham
  • Episode 93 – Coca-Cola SVP & Global Chief People Officer, Lisa Chang

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7. That HR Podcast

That HR Podcast is brought to you by People Management magazine, the UK’s leading magazine for HR and L&D professionals.

Our favorite episodes:

  • Episode 11 – The Millennial Myth
  • Episode 20 – What the roaring twenties might bring for HR

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8. Emotion @ Work

The Emotion @ Work podcast hosted by Phil Willcox is about sharing ideas, insights, research, and experiences around emotion in the workplace. Topic areas include mental health, emotional intelligence, well-being, language, and the power of emotions. Phil shares personal insights and interviews experts in the fields to provide practical insight and take a deep dive into the human condition.

Our favorite episodes:

  • Episode 36 – Emotion at Work in Learning Evaluation
  • Episode 55 – Emotion at Work in Remote Leadership

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9. HR Leaders Podcast

HR Leaders is a daily podcast and LinkedIn Live show where host Chris Rainey explores the Future of Work with HR experts and executives from leading global brands.

Our favorite episodes:

  • Leading the way from Unconscious bias to Conscious Inclusion
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Saying Quiet Things out Loud

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10. HR Happy Hour

Launched in 2009, The HR Happy Hour Show is hosted by Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane, topics include human resources, management, leadership, workforce technology all things HR.

Our favorite episodes:

  • Episode 513 – Strategies for Workplace and Personal Success in 2022
  • Episode 484 – Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace


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