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6 Podcasts Every Recruiter Should Listen To


At Social Talent we’re huge advocates of microlearning…. and podcasts!

Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, very specific bursts. The learners are in control of what and when they’re learning.”

Podcasts are awesome, I love them”
Annalena Morris, the Social Talent office

When content is broken down this way people can digest information and have time to practice their new learnings. Studies have shown that microlearning leads to increased learning retention and higher adoption rates when it comes to new behaviour and techniques.

Podcasts have continuously grown in popularity since 2008. It’s no wonder, they come in all shapes and sizes and open us up to a whole new world of media digestion and learning on the go.

We have compiled a list of the best podcasts for recruiters so you can learn while you live and sharpen those recruiting skills on the go.

1. REC: Scale Up

recruitment-leader-podcasts-web-bannerREC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) is the representative body for the entire recruitment industry in the UK. REC is the complete package when it comes to information for the world of recruitment. It serves the needs of employers and recruiters as well as candidates and job seekers. Their website is loaded with useful information and advice and always has interesting content.

Why You Should Listen…

Scale Up brings real life situations to the centre of the conversation and debates the topics with working professionals. This podcast puts the recruitment industry under a microscope and the line-up of impressive guests provide a perspective from all angles of the industry from recruiter to branch manager.
The mix of industry experts and everyday scenarios make the podcast a must listen for anyone working in recruitment who wants to gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed.


This podcast is released monthly and covers influential people from the world of recruitment and what makes them successful.

To help you get started why not listen to their episode featuring our Social Talent CEO Johnny Campbell as he and Gerard Murnaghan of Indeed talk about the importance of nurturing talent within a business.


2. Ph.Creative: Getting Goosebumps


Ph.Creative are at the top of their game when it comes to creativity and digital strategy. They are the masters of captivating content and raising the bar when it comes to creative marketing. With impressive clients like Vodafone, Virgin Media and Mastercard it’s no surprise that their podcast Getting Goosebumps is a massive hit.

Why You Should Listen…

“Great storytelling is at the centre of any great marketing philosophy”

Bryan Adams the CEO of Ph.Creative keeps this mantra at the centre of his mind. The podcast revolves around Adams interviewing some of the most successful people of the digital age. This line-up of marketing geniuses includes Seth Godin, Brian Clark and Gary Vaynerchuk and a host of others with fascinating insights.
The podcast was inspired by the book Adams wrote, Getting Goosebumps: a pragmatic guide to effective inbound marketing. On the podcast, Adams dives deeper into the world of effective marketing and disruptive digital strategy.


This podcast doesn’t have set episode dates but it does release episodes regularly every month so you’ll always have something to tune into or download and save for later.


3. Lars Schmidt: Best Part Of My Job


Lars Schmidt is the founder of Amplify Talent, a company that helps clients create a strong link between talent, brand and company culture. This makes companies more competitive and better able to hire the all-star employees that make magic happen. Schmidt is an experienced keynote speaker and has spoken at events hosted by LinkedIn, Glassdoor and the Recruiting Innovation Summit.

Why You Should Listen…

The Best Part Of My Job collects stories and anecdotes from the world of work. It puts a spotlight on the different careers that make up the working world. The podcast celebrates what work means to different people and with the help of an occasional guest Schmidt imparts his wisdom gained from his professional life.


The Best Part Of My Job doesn’t stick to a strict schedule when it releases episodes. There are almost 50 episodes you can work your way through while you wait for the next awesome episode.


4. Matt Alder: Recruiting Future


Matt Alder is the founder of Metashift. Alder and his team help people develop a recruitment strategy based on his impressive knowledge of HR technologies. Alder is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to innovative and strategic thinking and this is evident from his insightful podcast.

Why You Should Listen…

Innovation and futuristic thinking are at the centre of growth and disruption. Recruiting Future keep these themes central to every episode. Each episode interviews a different influencer from the for real-time insights into the recruitment industry.


Recruiting Future drops a new episode every week so you can get regular inspiration from Alder and his guests.


5. Planet Money


planetmoney_sq-c7d1c6f957f3b7f701f8e1d5546695cebd523720-s400-c85Planet Money’s popularity has grown with every episode. With a range of expert hosts the podcast is dedicated to making sense of economics. Boasting the tag-line:

“Imagine you could call up a friend and say, “Meet me at the bar and tell me what’s going on with the economy.” Now imagine that’s actually a fun evening. That’s what we’re going for at Planet Money”

Why You Should Listen…

Planet Money is exquisitely produced. This is no surprise as it falls under the same umbrella as This American LifeThe podcast strikes a balance of informative and accessible for the economy muggles amongst us. With over 700 episodes to date the crew have perfected the recipe for a great podcast episode that keeps us coming back for more. The playful character of this show makes it a fan favourite on i-Tunes.


Planet Money produces two episodes a week. This means two days a week your commute is fun, engaging and informative. And you can casually drop your fresh knowledge in the office to impress/annoy your work mates.


6. The Tim Ferris Show


screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-11-29-46This is a show that needs no introduction… but all the others got one so for the sake of consistency I’ll go on. Tim Ferris is the author of the crazily popular Four Hour Work Week blog. Ferris has a host of impressive accolades. He is listed on many influential lists published by Mashable, Forbes, Fast Company and Inc. All for being brilliant at what he does; acing productivity.

Why You Should Listen…

This podcast is considered #1 business podcast on i-Tunes. It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads. Impressively it’s i-Tunes most downloaded podcast from 2014-2016. Every episode Ferris examines the steps to success with a different guest. Success looks different to everyone but Ferris looks at the common practices shared by people who are experts in their field. The aim is to arm listeners with a toolkit of best habits and thought processes to succeed in any area of life.


The Tim Ferris Show uploads new episodes every couple of days so you never need to wait too long to get another dose of thought-provoking content.

The episode featuring Jamie Foxx as a guest was voted “Podcast Episode Of The Year 2015” if you need help finding a place to start.



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