10 employee experience podcasts to inform and educate


The last couple of years has seen a huge growth in podcasting, giving HR professionals access to a wide range of interesting and informative content from employee experience experts and fellow practitioners across the globe. As a follow-up to our blog on the best employee experience webinars, we’ve collected 10 of the best free podcasts to help HR professionals learn while they listen. In no particular order, here they are!

HR Happy Hour

Started in 2009, the HR Happy Hour Media Network offers a range of podcasts on all things HR, employee experience, and human capital management. Hosted by Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane, it covers the latest trends and HR innovations, delivered with humour and deep expertise. You can even listen to the show on Amazon Alexa! Visit HR Happy Hour to learn more and to subscribe.

My HR Future

David Green is an acknowledged expert on the changing world of HR and its importance to business. In his regular Digital HR Leaders podcast he chats to a range of senior HR leaders and fellow experts about implementing a data-driven and digital HR strategy, sharing their experiences and advice. Click here to find out more and to subscribe.

CIPD podcasts

We covered the range of webinars provided by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in our previous blog. The organisation’s monthly podcast is also a great source of insight and information, bringing together a selection of guests to discuss key issues impacting the HR profession today. Check out previous editions and subscribe to via the CIPD podcast home page.

Harvard Business Review IdeaCast

Covering much more than just HR, the Harvard Business Review IdeaCast is essential listening for senior leaders. Released every week it regularly covers vital HR, employee experience, people management and development topics, with a range of academics, experts, and real-world practitioners. Find out more on the HBR IdeaCast home page.

Leading the Future of Work

One of the world’s leading authorities on leadership, the future of work, and employee experience, Jacob Morgan is also a best-selling author and in-demand speaker. In his weekly podcast, Leading the Future of Work, he speaks to top HR experts, business leaders and thinkers – find out more and listen here.

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin is a well-known analyst, author, and thought leader focused on human resources, and the technology used to improve the employee experience. As well as his regular blog, his in-depth podcast demystifies key aspects of HR, from diversity to corporate learning. Subscribe to access his experience and expertise here.

HRD Live Podcast

Created by the producers of the HRD Summit, the HRD Live podcast taps into the key issues faced by senior HR leaders around the world. The monthly podcast features some of the biggest names in business, leadership, and strategic HR, discussing topics and best practice around the future of work. Find out more here.

The HR Uprising Podcast

Providing a unique, punchy approach to today’s HR challenges, the HR Uprising podcast is hosted by business psychologist and coach Lucinda Carney. Featuring in-depth analysis of key HR topics and conversations with leading practitioners, it aims to be both informative and fun. Learn more by visiting its website.

The Disruptive HR podcast

Consultancy Disruptive HR looks to change outdated HR and people management practices by providing practical ways that HR practitioners can transform their companies. Its podcast features interviews with those who are making change happen along with discussions between its two founders, Lucy Adams, and Karen Moran. Hear more by clicking on this link.

Oven Ready HR

For many in business, HR can be seen as divorced from what the organisation actually does. The Oven Ready HR podcast looks to change this, aiming to educate, inform and make HR more interesting and relevant for the workplace. Catch the latest episode and subscribe here.

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