Boost Your HR IQ with Our Favorite Podcasts

Keeping on top of evolving HR practices can be challenging – especially during a pandemic. So much has changed and every company has had to adapt. How are you staying abreast of the HR issues impacting your company? One simple yet effective way to keep informed is through HR-focused podcasts. Here are a few of our favorites, that we hope you’ll find useful, too. 

DriveThruHR – Since 2010, this 30-minute “lunchtime” podcast has been delivering easy-to-digest (and occasionally irreverent) commentary on topics ranging from HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership, Organizational Culture, and Strategic HR. It’s the perfect way to quickly take the “bite” out of your HR challenges.

Evil HR Lady – Host Suzanne Lucas is a freelance writer who spent 10 years in corporate human resources, where she “hired, fired, managed the numbers, and double-checked with the lawyers”. She is out to demystify the HR department and jokes that “all HR people are evil, it’s in our job description.”   She has written extensively about career growth, managing people, great ideas for small businesses, managing difficult situations, and she shares insights on these topics and more in her podcast. Find her @RealEvilHrLady or

FMLA Insights – Guidance & Solutions for Employers – FMLA and ADA questions are most definitely top of mind as businesses deal with COVID. If you’re looking to learn more, you’ll want to check out the podcast by Jeff Nowak of Littler Mendelson P.C., the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing employers. Jeff has over two decades of experience helping employers develop comprehensive strategies to achieve compliance with employee leave and accommodation issues. 

BLR’s HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources was created to “provide clear, relevant, actionable information on topics that matter to HR professionals through engaging and insightful interviews with experts and thought leaders.”  It’s a treasure trove of information for HR professionals and employers alike.

Hostile Work Environment Podcast – this upbeat podcast is more fun than the name might imply – it’s a humorous take on HR and labor laws hosted by HR advisor and employment lawyer Kate Bischoff and employment attorney Mark Alifanz. Find them on Twitter @HWEPodcast or at

Inevitable: The Future of Work talks about HR’s evolving impact on people, processes, and profitability and is hosted by Clarissa Peterson of the HR Certification Institute and Jeff Lesher of SHIFT. (HR professionals can earn HRCI® recertification credits for listening.)

Radical Candor – is a podcast and executive education company founded by Kim Scott, the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller RADICAL CANDOR: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity. Radical Candor is all about helping people cultivate more caring and candid relationships at work. While that’s always a good idea, the current pandemic makes that even more of a priority.

Lastly, while it’s not a podcast, one of our favorite blogs is The Ohio Employer Law Blog (temporarily renamed the Coronavirus Law Blog) by Jon Hyman, partner, Labor & Employment Group at Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis. Jon is all about solving employers’ workforce problems. Find him @JonHyman or

A podcast here, a blog there, and you can boost your HR IQ and learn actionable strategies to help your business. Enjoy!

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