Podcasts are all the rage these days. My husband has been a long-time podcast listener, but it’s only been in the last year or two that I’ve started tuning in. 

If you’re reluctant to listen to podcasts, please consider these five ways that HR writer can use them:

  1. Stay on top of today’s HR trends: Podcasters don’t cover yesterday’s news. They are focused on what’s happening now and in the future. This is important information for you if you’re writing about HR.
  2. Find potential sources: Podcast hosts and their guests are leaders in the field of HR. Not only can you learn from them, they’re potential sources for interviews and insights to include in the content you write.
  3. Provide insights for your clients: You can share the insights you gain by listening to podcasts with your clients. This will set you apart as a writer, and it will help your clients deliver content that resonates with their audience. It’s a win-win!

There are many great HR podcasts to choose from, but if I’ve learned anything about podcasts it’s that there are too many to listen to them all. 

Here are three podcasts that I recommend you check out. 

HR Happy Hour 

The HR Happy Hour podcast is the longest-running and top downloaded HR podcast. Listen in to hear about all things involving human resources, management, leadership, and HR Tech. The hosts are Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane; Steve is the Co-Chair of the HR Technology Conference and Trish is CEO of H3 HR Advisors.

HR Social Hour 

HR Social Hour is a podcast conversation hosted by HR pros Jon Thurmond and Wendy Dailey. They talk to other practitioners about connecting, giving back, and building your HR network. The podcast is weekly, and they also host the follow-up #HRSocialHour chat on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM Eastern. 


WorkTrends is an HR podcast and Twitter chat  hosted by Meghan M. Biro. The focus is “all the news you need to stay current, and hear from leading experts, HR tech vendors and HR practitioners about what inspires them.” Meghan was one of the first thought leaders I found in the HR space. She brings great perspective to the conversation.

If you have other HR podcasts that you like, please share in the comments!