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Our Top 5 Recruitment Podcasts for Hiring Managers

15th November 2022 | by: James Baker
Our Top 5 Recruitment Podcasts for Hiring Managers

Are you looking for ways to improve your recruitment processes, stay ahead of candidate trends, and understand what you need to do to increase retention? 

It’s all about expanding your knowledge and committing to lifelong learning - and podcasts are a fantastic method for doing so. 

While reading recruitment books and watching the best hiring managers in the world share their top tips online are definitely worthwhile, there’s just something so easy about listening to a podcast. 

You can listen to some of the best recruitment podcasts while you get on with any repetitive tasks that don’t require much brain power, on public transport, or even while doing the dishes!

Since we’re such massive fans of recruitment podcasts ourselves here at Buchanan Search, we thought we’d share five of our favourites for hiring managers who are looking for their new listening fix.

5 recruitment and HR podcasts worth listening to

Without further ado (and ranked in no particular order), here are Buchanan Search’s top ten all-time favourite recruitment and HR podcasts we know hiring managers will love. Below you’ll find what we love about each podcast and why you should listen to them. 

Podcast  1 - The Hiring Success Podcast

With amazing guest speakers, such as Twitter’s Talent Experience Director and Visa’s Global TA Director, The Hiring Success Podcast is taking the HR and recruitment world by storm, despite only launching in 2019!

The Hiring Success Podcast speaks on a range of topics with some of the world’s most influential recruitment professionals. Each episode interviews these thought leaders to help other hiring managers get an insight into their processes and pick up invaluable tips along the way.

Why we love it: We get to see how hiring managers in some of the most prominent companies in the world, like VISA, Deloitte, and Twitter manage their talent processes.

Why you should listen: To learn from the best, take wisdom from macro recruitment processes and apply them to your company on a micro level. 

Where to find it: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Podcast  2 - LinkedInformed Podcast

Mark Williams’ LinkedInformed Podcast is an absolute must-listen if you’re into using LinkedIn for your talent searches. Or, if you’re new to the LinkedIn world of recruitment and want to learn how to leverage this platform in your recruitment game.

The host of this podcast knows pretty much everything there is to know about LinkedIn. While each episode doesn’t cover recruitment specifically, it’s a master class in using the platform to its fullest potential. 

Why we love it: There’s always something new to learn about LinkedIn, especially as the platform is constantly evolving. This podcast helps you get to grips with new tools and features fast.

Why you should listen: If you’re looking to improve your recruiting success on LinkedIn, understand the basics of using this platform, and pick up some exclusive tips from “Mr LinkedIn” himself.

Where to find it: Apple Podcasts.

Podcast  3 -  Recruiting Future

Covering all manner of HR and recruitment topics ranging from disability inclusion to employer branding, Recruiting Future offers a fantastic range of episodes to help you develop your recruitment know-how.

With hundreds of episodes already recorded, this podcast hosted by Matt Adler consistently makes it into the Chartable Global Business Top 100 chart. So it must be good, right? 

Why we love it: This podcast is easy to listen to with great bitesize, actionable tips and heavily focuses on recruitment technology, making it very future-focused. 

Why you should listen: To master inclusive recruiting, get inspired by innovative recruitment technology, and develop the best culture for your organisation.

Where to find it: Apple Podcasts.

Podcast  4 - The Chad and Cheese Podcast

Self-entitled “HR’s most dangerous podcast”, The Chad and Cheese Podcast isn’t your typical recruitment talk. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in the recruitment industry, the hosts aren’t afraid to tell it like it is (much like us, really.)

Each episode is a commentary on the nature of the recruitment industry, hot new trends hiring managers and recruitment agencies are latching onto, and harsh opinions you might need to take with a pinch of salt (like “need indeed? Indeed you don’t!”).

Why we love it: Refreshing takes on the recruitment industry at large and blunt, to-the-point advice to level up your recruitment strategy.

Why you should listen: For a recruitment podcast that will make you laugh, see things from a different perspective, and motivate yourself to take action.

Where to find it: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Podcast  5 - The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast

You may know Hung Lee from his ever-popular Recruiting Brainfood newsletter, but did you know he had an accompanying podcast? These hour-long episodes feature Hung Lee’s thoughts on topics affecting the recruitment industry the most. 

With episodes on employer branding during a recession, sourcing candidates on Slack, and how to better handle letting employees go, The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast has become a true go-to for many hiring managers.

Why we love it: The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast really doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to the hiring industry. They know what’s going on and keep us informed, while others are still catching up. 

Why you should listen: For a weekly dose of recruitment news, industry trends, and Hung Lee’s expert thoughts on it all. 

Where to find it: Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Want more hiring manager tips? Check out our previous blog, “9 strategies to speed up your recruitment process.”

Try one of these recruitment podcasts today, you won’t regret it!

We hope you’re choosing your first recruitment podcast episode to listen to right now to start upskilling, learning from others, and improving your talent strategies. Know something else that can help? Getting professional recruitment support from an agency that knows what you need. 

Do you need help securing the right talent for your company culture, goals, and long-term vision? Struggling with employee retention? Talk to our recruitment consultants here at Buchanan Search. 

Using The Buchanan Blueprint, our proven 6-step process for finding, hiring, and retaining top graduate talent, we help UK hiring managers save on recruitment costs while securing eager, ambitious, and skilled professionals for their team. 

Want to learn more and see how we can help? Book your fluff-free strategy call. 

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