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The Expert Recommended HR and TA Podcasts for 2021

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Podcasts have gained in popularity over the last decade, it’s a great way for experts and enthusiasts to share their insight and opinions with the world. This has been an amazing boon for TA and HR practitioners who now have a whole host of options when it comes to podcasts that focus on our vertical.

Listening to podcasts from other industry professionals helps us un-silo, one of the major pain-points for TA and HR, and share knowledge in an easy and entertaining way.

With podcasting becoming so popular so fast (even Prince Harry has one now), it may be hard to find the best ones for you. So we asked some of Veremark’s integration partners to share with us their favourite shows—the ones that made them laugh, rethink, and get inspired.  Who better to talk about this than HR Tech suppliers? After all, they work with thousands of HR and TA people everyday. If that’s not the best way to get the inside scoop, then what is?! 


6 Must-Listen Podcasts for TA and HR in 2021


Christina Knock, Head of Marketing at Jobadder


  1. TAPod

Hosted by Craig Watson and Lauren Sharp, who together have over 40  years of experience in the world of TA, the TAPod is for listeners who like a healthy dose of humour with their learnings—of which there are plenty. 


Charles Ferguson, General Manager for APAC at Globalization Partners General 


  1. a16z

As TA gets more and more high-tech listeners may be interested in the a16z podcast which takes a look at the latest tech innovation and how they are manifesting in our daily lives. This podcast is run by Andreessen and Horowitz, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California. They handle  $16.6B in assets so they know what they’re talking about.


  1. Pivot

Every week, tech journalist, Kara Swisher and NYU Professor, Scott Galloway delve into stories at the intersection of tech, politics, and business (a crossroads that sounds a lot like the TA function itself). Listeners will glean invaluable insights and be entertained with from start to finish with these conversational hosts who aren’t afraid to disagree.


  1. WholeWhale

At this point, TA is marketing. So listeners may be interested in the stories and technology behind successful marketing campaigns. They easily translate to recruitment marketing after all. An added bonus, all these examples have a social impact angle with expert guests ranging from Greenpeace to Lyft.  


Bonus Recommendations


  1. Hiring Success Podcast

The Hiring Success podcast features hiring success heroes from brands you know and respect like VISA, Twitter, and Deloitte. From disrupters to leaders, these are professionals who are transforming the field of talent acquisition and you’ll hear how. 


  1. Recruiting Future

Hosted by recruitment marketing expert and author, Matt Alder,  the Recruiting Future Podcast regularly appears in the Chartable Global Business Top 100 chart and it’s easy to see why: Matt’s expertise and insight keep listeners coming back to learn more and more about the TA. In our industry, there’s a new disruption every minute—so it’s good to have someone to guide you through.


Closing thoughts


TA and HR, as industries, are at a point where tech advances change the game every day. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to keep up-to-date and informed on the latest developments in TA and HR, lest we fall behind. Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in the day to day grind of our jobs, but listening to experts in the field who’ve ‘been there’ makes us remember why we do what we do: the people.

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