20 Best Talent Acquisition Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about talent acquisition ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best talent acquisition podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Talent Acquisition Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Talk Talent To Me

  • Publisher: Rob Stevenson: Recruiting, Employer Branding, and Career Growth Expert.
  • Total Episodes: 140

Starring recruiting leadership from everywhere under the talent acquisition sun, Talk Talent To Me is a fast-paced rough-and-tumble tour through the strategies, metrics, techniques, and trends shaping the recruitment industry. Brought to you by your pals at Hired.

Background Check Radio

  • Publisher: Kevin Bachman
  • Total Episodes: 47

Background Check Radio Offers Expert Insight and Interviews with Background Screening and Talent Acquisition Leaders

Big Fish in the Talent Pool

  • Publisher: Erin McDermott Peterson
  • Total Episodes: 38

Rated in the top 10 of Select Software Review’s 100 Top HR and Recruiting Podcasts, Big Fish in the Talent Pool is hosted by Erin McDermott Peterson, a former Global Head of Talent Acquisition and RPO General Manager. She interviews Global Leaders in Talent Acquisition about the joys and challenges of TA Leadership. From candidate experience, to AI recruitment technologies, advanced employment branding, RPO decisions and partnerships, to global orgs that follow the sun, no topic is off limits. The format is casual – as if listeners were overhearing a coffee conversation between leaders getting to know each other and discussing strategic and tactical talent solutions. Big Fish is perfect for corporate recruiters, aspiring or current TA leaders, executive search partners, or TA product vendors wondering what keeps Talent Acquisition Leaders up at night.

Nine To Thrive HR

  • Publisher: HCI Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 154

Looking for fresh content to solve your human capital issues but don’t have a full hour? Subscribe to the HCI podcast series to gain access to leading HR practitioners from Fortune 1000 companies, as well thought-leaders, authors, and academics. These experts cover everything from talent acquisition and analytics to engagement, retention, and development.

Recruiting at Scale

  • Publisher: Tigran Sloyan
  • Total Episodes: 18

Welcome to Recruiting @ Scale, a podcast where we interview talent acquisition leaders from some of the fastest growing companies over the past decade.

Recruiting Trailblazers

  • Publisher: Marcus Edwardes
  • Total Episodes: 46

Marcus interviews Leaders, Top Producers and Pioneers from the Recruiting Industry. A fascinating insight for Recruiters, Job-Seekers and Talent Acquisition professionals; and a chance to and learn about the mindset, method and magic of some of the most successful people in the Recruiting profession.

The Changing State of Talent Acquisition

  • Publisher: Graham and Marty from Change State
  • Total Episodes: 36

The world of Talent Acquisition is in a constant state of change. The smartest companies are constantly evaluating their tools, technologies and marketing strategies to find ways to attract top talent. We go beyond the generalist topics you find on legacy HR-related news sources. Each week we unpack different topics around recruitment – from the impact of COVID on your employer branding efforts, to the hidden costs of cheap job seeker traffic and the candidate experience. Each week we’ll dive deep into articles, people and themes that impact The Changing State of Talent Acquisition.


  • Publisher: Stacey Broadwell
  • Total Episodes: 47

Educating Talent Acquisition and Recruitment professionals on innovations, tactics and strategies to attract talent across all industries. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/techrecruit/support

Hiring Success Podcast

  • Publisher: Maja Rissmann
  • Total Episodes: 32

A podcast for TA leaders, recruiters, and hiring enthusiasts alike. Join us as we engage industry leaders and innovators from companies like VISA, Twitter, and Deloitte who are transforming the field of talent acquisition—one great hire at a time.

The Transform Talent Podcast

  • Publisher: ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions
  • Total Episodes: 9

The future of work and the future for workers is changing – from new technologies and talent strategies to the management of tomorrow’s workforce.Tap into ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions’ 60 years of expertise and join us for The Transform Talent Podcast, an interview-based, insight-driven series about talent market trends, new technologies, and winning talent solutions.At Talent Solutions we help organizations transform the way they source, manage and develop their workforces to ensure that they have the right talent today, and for the future. With the flexibility and scale of our sourcing capabilities combined with our expertise in career management, we provide global, integrated data-driven solutions across the talent lifecycle from talent attraction and acquisition, to upskilling and development, and retention at scale.Visit https://talentsolutions.manpowergroup.com/ to learn more about Talent Solutions RPO, TAPFIN and Right Management. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

TaPod – We Talk Talent Acquisition.

  • Publisher: Craig
  • Total Episodes: 96

Join hosts – Lauren Sharp & Craig Watson as we explore the wonderful and wacky world of Talent Acquisition. Speaking with TA leaders, Industry suppliers and even those from the ‘Agency Dark Side’ we will explore challenges, changes and confusion in a world that is crying out for a voice. We aim to be informative… a little controversial… with a touch of crazy. Join us… won’t you?

People Analytics

  • Publisher: Sean Boyce
  • Total Episodes: 24

The People Analytics podcast is built for experts in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition to learn about effective strategies in the growing field of People Analytics.


  • Publisher: Chris Hoyt
  • Total Episodes: 290

Hosted by Chris Hoyt and Gerry Crispin, the CXR podcast is the home broadcasting station to the world’s premier talent community! Tune in to catch updates on today’s talent acquisition and talent management headlines, interviews with top talent leaders, special uncorked interviews (think: drunk recruiting), open call-in sessions, and more.

Talent Acquisition Talks

  • Publisher: Suzanne Ricci, Computer Coach
  • Total Episodes: 9

Job seekers get real-world advice from the top Talent Acquisition professionals, recruiters, career coaches, job search strategists, resume writers and more. We ask the questions job seekers want the answers to, so you can have an advantage in your job search.

Jess Get Hired

  • Publisher: Jessica Fiesta George
  • Total Episodes: 11

Jessica is a Talent Acquisition Mastermind & Hiring Miracle Architect that has been working to transform the recruitment functions for mid-size corporations and start-ups for the past 20 years. This podcast gives jobseekers, the underemployed, & the unappreciated employee an honest perspective on the job marketplace. Many of these tips can be used by business professionals who want insight & perspective on business, personal branding, and what it takes to stand out of the crowd. Learn more at www.jessgethired.com and find on LinkedIn – Jessica Fiesta George / IG or CH: @jessgethired Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jessgethired/support

The #SocialRecruiting Show

  • Publisher: Katrina Collier
  • Total Episodes: 141

Katrina Collier, Author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter, Facilitator and Keynote Speaker, and Glenn Martin, talented Talent Acquisition Professional, chatted to people in the HR, Talent Acquisition, Recruitment, and Employer Branding space about all things recruiting, marketing, sourcing, employer branding, social media, diversity and inclusion, and more. Ran from October 2015 – October 2020. Rated: PG – though headset use is recommended! 😉

Connecting the Dots Podcast

  • Publisher: Connecting the Dots
  • Total Episodes: 5

Hear about keys to success from the most talented and respected leaders and innovators in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) industry. Through decades of experience and relationships Shaun Leeper offers a unique ability to connect people and ideas that can shape the future of the industry. We tackle leadership, relationships, company culture, talent acquisition, organic growth, growth through M&A, emerging trends…in addition to many other topics. 

Stanton Chase on Executive Search and Leadership

  • Publisher: Kevin Bradbury
  • Total Episodes: 6

The Stanton Chase Podcast is a forum to discuss relevant topics and trends in executive search, talent acquisition, and leadership. This monthly series will feature Stanton Chase leaders, white paper authors, our clients, and other interesting people in professional fields. Producer and host Kevin Bradbury will lead a 20-minute, focused discussion centering on the industry specialization or key subject of the guest in each episode. Stanton Chase Website: www.stantonchase.com For all queries and comments please contact [email protected]

The Work in Sports Podcast – Insider Advice for Sports Careers

  • Publisher: Brian Clapp – Work in Sports
  • Total Episodes: 375

On the first episode of the Work in Sports podcast, Carl Manteau of the Milwaukee Bucks said, “I’ve always enjoyed sharing insight into working in the sports industry, the things I wish I knew when I was starting out. I love the idea of this podcast, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.” That summarized this whole project beautifully. I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and the host of the Work in Sports podcast. I’m sharing all of my best career advice gathered over 25 years in the sports industry, and I’m bringing in a bunch of old and new friends to do that same. We’re sharing our knowledge with you, so that you can be better prepared to make your mark in the sports industry. Friends like Colleen Scoles, Philadelphia Eagles, Talent Acquisition Manager (episode 5), Mark Crepeau, Basketball Hall of Fame VP of Marketing (episode 8), Josh Rawitch, Arizona Diamondbacks Sr. VP of Content and Communication (episode 18), Chris Fritzsching, Detroit Lions Director of Football Education and many more. Every Wednesday I bring in a special sports industry guest, like the names listed above. And every Monday and Friday I go solo, digging deep into a fan question related to working in the sports industry. Topics like, are sports conferences worth attending (episode 22)? What are the best entry level sports jobs (episode 17)? How do I prepare for a sports interview (episode 14)? We’re covering everything related to sports careers, so if you want to make your love of sports more than just a hobby or escape, this is the place to learn more!

HR Insider

  • Publisher: HR Insider
  • Total Episodes: 21

We interview human resources professionals to get their unique insight on all things HR. We’ll cover internships, soft skill development, succession planning, talent acquisition, and more. This is a podcast for HR professionals by HR professionals!

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