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10 Best HR Podcasts for Human Resources Professionals

10 Best HR Podcasts for Human Resources Professionals

After a year of unprecedented workplace changes, HR teams have to navigate everything from normal compliance tasks to COVID-19 precautions at the office and remote work. Since in-person conferences and events have been suspended for some time now, HR professionals have turned to podcasts as a source of community and learning. Check out these recommendations for HR podcasts to help guide your team in 2022.



  1. HR Party of One

Listen or watch: HR Party of One

HR Party of One is BerniePortal’s YouTube series and podcast for HR professionals. It focuses on Human Resource issues facing small and medium-sized employers, improving retention rates, and improving employee satisfaction, while also tackling topics such as benefits, compliance, onboarding, offboarding, payroll, and more.

BerniePortal’s own, Sarah Brinton, taps into her experience and expertise to deliver clear answers and best practices for your most pressing HR questions. With more than 100 episodes, HR Party of One provides actionable insights on topics including hiring, culture, technology, leadership and more. If you prefer video format, HR Party of One episodes are also available on YouTube.

  1. DriveThru HR

Listen: DriveThru HR

As one of the longest running HR podcasts still available, DriveThruHR is a must-have on any podcast list for Human Resources professionals. With over 1,500 episodes, there is not much that hosts Robin, Dwane, Michael, and Crystal haven’t covered. However, their focus is HR technology, recruiting, talent management, leadership, organizational culture and strategic HR.

DriveThruHR’s hosts are typically joined by guests from a wide range of companies and backgrounds, including some influencers within the Human Resources space.

  1. Punk Rock HR

Listen: Punk Rock HR

Formerly known as “Let’s Fix Work,” Laurie Ruttimen’s podcast Punk Rock HR focuses on stories from the workplace and how to fix work issues by interviewing human resources experts and leaders, celebrities, and politicians. 

For over 20 years Laurie has been telling meaningful stories and creating actionable solutions focused on creating better employment experiences, increasing retention rates, and even improving overall job satisfaction. A once prominent HR leader, she now spends her time working as an esteemed author, speaker, and podcaster. If you are focused on learning more about workplace culture and how to fix it, this is an excellent resource for you.

  1. Engaging People Podcast

Listen: Engaging People Podcast

Decision Wise is an organization focused on helping teams, individuals, and other organizations create exciting and engaging culture, and improve overall success. If you’re looking for something a little less technical, but nonetheless helpful, their podcast “Engaging People” may be for you. This podcast from employee engagement experts, DecisionWise, focuses on the “Human” part of HR. 

Host Charles Rogel covers topics like training, employee recognition, improving company culture, engagement analytics, and employee development. Episodes often relate to pop culture and movies, like “Leadership Lessons from 'It's a Wonderful Life.'"

  1. HR Happy Hour

Listen: The HR Happy Hour

A staple among the Human Resources community, HR Happy Hour is the longest-running HR podcast. Hosts Trish McFarlane, CEO of H3 HR, and Steve Boese, Co-founder of H3 HR, discuss the most timely and impactful topics affecting the Human Resources world. They also feature an impressive lineup of guest speakers on the podcast. From employee mental health to payroll optimization, HR Happy Hour covers it all.

  1. The Indigo Podcast

Listen: The Indigo Podcast

In the creators’ words, “The Indigo Podcast offers raw, unfiltered, and science-based talk about flourishing in life.” This podcast comes from the creators of Indigo Together and hosts Ben Baran and Chris Everett explore the world of organizational psychology and, more specifically, how humans flourish in the workplace. If you are looking to build a better future for yourself and your organization, then look no further than the Indigo podcast.

  1. The Anxious Achiever

Listen: The Anxious Achiever

After an elongated time of unprecedented stress and uncertainty, mental health is rightfully at the forefront of many organizations. The Anxious Achiever serves as a go to resource for mental health in the workplace, highlighting just how mental health conditions such as ADHD, clinical anxiety, and depression impact employees. 

Host Morra Aarons-Mele is an author and the founder of the award-winning social impact agency, Women Online. She has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and even O Magazine. 

In this podcast, Morra interviews leaders who have struggled with mental health issues themselves and how that has impacted their work. If you are looking for real world examples of leaders who have struggled through mental health, and the journey they took to overcome it, then this podcast is a must listen.

  1. People Managing People

Listen: People Managing People Podcast

People Managing People focuses on leadership in the workplace, with episodes ranging from “How Trust & Empathy Build Strong Companies” to “How To Create An Org Built On Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.” In interviews with industry leaders, host Tim Reitsma’s mission is to help offer guidance to managers and culture creators who are on a mission to lead better. 

  1. The HR Uprising

Listen: The HR Uprising

In the HR Uprising Podcast, host Lucinda Carney aims to create an inclusive forum to discuss ways HR can impact their organizations with real, lasting value by way of learning and collaboration. Lucinda is a business psychologist and experienced HR change agent who covers every topic from virtual people management to creating a mentorship program with featured guests.

  1. HR Leaders

Listen: HR Leaders

HR Leaders is a podcast and LinkedIn live show hosted by Chris Rainey. Chris focuses on  interviews with top industry leaders and executives of many major global brands. The podcast seeks to explore these following questions: What does the future of work look like? Why is it changing? And what are leading organizations doing about it? If you are curious about the future of the workplace, and how you might stay on the forefront of the coming change, then HR Leaders is a perfect resource for you. 

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