Podcasts are a great way to get the latest recruitment industry insights, topics, and trends. Listen anywhere, on-the-go for actionable tips you can take with you the next time you step into the office. Need help getting started? Read PCRecruiter’s list of six top recruitment podcasts.

There’s no better way to stay up to date with the latest recruitment industry trends, than by listening to your favorite recruitment podcast. On your daily commute or whilst relaxing at home, listen whenever, wherever to get your daily dose of insight into the recruitment industry. 

Whether you’re looking for an in-depth interview with a recruitment industry leader, tips and tricks you can take into the office with you the next day, or a beginner’s guide to the fundamentals of recruitment, the right podcast can take you deep inside the world of hiring. 

But if you’re new to podcasts, new to recruitment, or searching for something that fits your recruitment niche, it can be difficult to know where to start. So, here at PCRecruiter, we’ve compiled our shortlist of top recruitment podcasts.

Read on to get listening! 

Recruitment Podcasts


Talk Talent To Me

Recruitment Podcasts: Talk Talent To Me

https://talktalenttome.com/

Drawing on a deep talent pool of recruitment leadership, Talk Talent To Me takes listeners on a rollercoaster ride through talent acquisition. Covering everything from strategies, metrics, and techniques through to current industry trends, it features top talent leaders on the front line of modern recruitment. The show is hosted, produced, and edited by Hired’s Content Marketing Manager, Rob Stevenson. We like the depth and breadth of talent interviewed, from VP’s of Global Talent, to CHROs.


The Recruiter Startup Podcast

Recruitment Podcasts: The Recruiter Startup Podcast

https://anchor.fm/recruiter-startup-school

With over a decade in the industry, Dualta Doherty has a hands-on approach to setting up and successfully running a recruitment business. Each episode, the founder of Dualta Doherty & Partners and this very podcast, is joined by recruitment agency leaders from around the world to talk about what it takes to start up, scale up, and operate at the highest level of recruitment. We enjoy hearing about the successes and challenges of recruitment industry leaders, and the valuable insights into setting up on your own.


Recruitment On The Go

Recruitment Podcast: Recruitment On The Go

https://soundcloud.com/recruitmentonthego

Everything you ever wanted to know about recruitment in daily, bite size pieces. Hosts Caitie and Mingus give you the latest lowdown on recruitment trends, top tips and tricks, plus all the tools and resources you need to maintain a competitive edge in the recruitment industry. Ideal for recruiters, HR specialists, and talent acquisition managers alike, each episode offers inspiration and insight, wherever you happen to be. We listen out for the actionable recruitment tips provided in each episode.


Recruiting Future

Recruitment Podcast: Recruiting Future

https://recruitingfuture.com/purpose/

The self-styled ‘calm voice of recruitment continuity’ offers insight, inspiration, and inclusivity in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of recruitment. With a particular focus on the future of talent acquisition, each episode covers a different aspect of the industry, from technology, and automation to diversity and inclusion. With an eye on the future of work, guests are typically recruitment thought leaders and pioneers from the wider business world, who share ideas and experiences designed to inspire listeners and drive change. We like the focus on giving a platform to new and diverse voices in recruitment.


The RecruitingDaily Podcast

Recruitment Podcast: The RecruitingDaily Podcast

https://recruitingdaily.com/podcasts/recruitingdaily-podcast/

Going behind the scenes of the world’s most influential talent acquisition teams, the RecruitingDaily podcast is a one-stop shop for the latest insights into recruiting, sourcing, and talent acquisition. Each episode drills down deep into a complicated topic, breaking it down into understandable chunks in order to help recruiters take their game to the next level. We enjoy the sheer variety of content, from equity audits to using virtual meetings to streamline recruitment processes.


The Elite Recruiter Podcast

Recruitment Podcast: The Elite Recruiter Podcast

https://pod.co/the-elite-recruiter-podcast

Benjamin Mena’s show covers a broad range of recruitment-related content, taking listeners on a journey through money, marketing, sales, leadership, and placement. Along the way, you’ll pick up tips, tools, and tricks from some of the best in the business. Hear the stories of top recruitment professionals, how they got to where they are now and the mindset that got them there. We like the Elite Recruiter Podcast for its vibrant and insightful look at the industry.


So you’ve reached the end of our list, only to find your favorite recruitment podcast is missing? Get in touch with PCRecruiter and let us know why we should give it a listen! And for even more podcasts, check out our Top 5 HR Podcasts blog post as well!

App Specific Passwords for Gmail

Changes to Google’s security policies at the end of May could affect your ability to send/receive @Gmail address mail from PCRecruiter. Setting up an app specific password will help to keeps your Google account login secure and in sync with PCRecruiter.

Creating App Specific Passwords for your Gmail account improves your security and may be imperative for PCRecruiter users who have an @gmail.com account linked to the database for incoming or outgoing mail.

Secure your Gmail with app specific passwordsAs of June 2022, Google no longer supports the use of your primary Gmail username and password when connecting from third-party apps and devices. These changes imposed by Google are part of a strategy to strengthen account and application security.

One of Google’s alternative options is App Specific Passwords, which are additional passwords for your Gmail account that you designate for use by one specific site or app. Creating separate passwords, rather than using your main Google password across multiple apps and sites, isolates any security risks to one site or service. If that App Specific Password should ever be compromised, it can be disabled without interrupting or exposing any other services associated with your Gmail login.

How does this affect PCRecruiter users?

This new policy will only affect users of @gmail.com addresses. It is not currently being applied to Google Workspace or Google Cloud Identity accounts. If you are using Google’s email servers but have your own domain name associated with the account, you may continue to use your existing password, but we do recommend switching to a more secure method for security’s sake.

In regards to our recruiting software, PCRecruiter, this policy change should only impact your ability to send or receive email within PCRecruiter if you are using an @gmail address with a standard Google password.

Example Sign in with Google Button
Google Sign In Button Example

You will find Sign in with Google buttons on PCR’s Outgoing Mail (SMTP) screens. These are the preferred method of connecting your Gmail account to PCRecruiter. If you see a button like the one shown here and use it to authenticate with your Google Account, an App Specific Password is not necessary.

Setting up the App Specific password option is a viable method of upgrading your security with PCRecruiter or any other services you may be using your plain Gmail password on when no Sign in with Google method is available. For those using IMAP to read or write activities for incoming mail, App Specific passwords are required at this time. See Google’s info on creating these app-specific passwords here.

If you need further assistance, contact PCRecruiter Support.

PCRecruiter Previews: Pipeline, Sequencing, and PCR 10

The PCRecruiter development team has been hard at work for the past several months on some very big updates, and we’d like to show you what’s in store. In a recent online presentation to some of our business partners, we reviewed some of our recently released features and previewed some of the exciting changes in the works. We now invite all of our users to see this presentation, which offers a taste of the great things to come in PCRecruiter.

The PCRecruiter development team has been hard at work for the past several months on some very big updates, and we’d like to show you what’s in store.

In a recent online presentation to some of our business partners, PCRecruiter’s Training Manager and Business Process Analyst, Stacy Racutt, reviewed some of our recently released features and previewed some of the exciting changes in the works. We now invite all of our users to see her presentation, which offers a taste of just some of the great things to come in PCRecruiter. And if you aren’t yet using PCR for your recruiting or staffing business, contact our sales consultants to learn about these exciting new features and more.

You’ll find a menu icon at the lower right corner of the video player which you can use to jump to specific chapters. You can also use the dots in the player’s timeline to jump to your desired topic.

So, what’s new?

This video presentation covers a few items which are already available to you in the current SaaS version of PCRecruiter. These include the improvements to Feedback collection and Automations with PCR Notifications, which were released in April 2022, and our integration with ZoomInfo TalentOS, which was released in October 2021.

The presentation also reveals details about three key current development projects:

New Pipeline

Applicant Pipeline
The completely re-envisioned Pipeline is more efficient, flexible, and intuitive.

This video shows off the new Pipeline, which has been in development and testing for nearly a year. The completely re-envisioned Pipeline offers a quicker, more intuitive, and more efficient way to manage your applicant workflow. The updated Pipeline includes:

  • Slide-in details panel for reviewing, editing, and paging through applicants without leaving the screen.
  • A clearer view of your Pipeline, with configurable, color-coded columns for each step.
  • Multiple Pipeline configurations to manage different processes, job types, or market verticals.
  • Schedule interviews and send confirmation emails in one simple step.
  • Right-click functionality for faster navigation.
  • Pins for bookmarking key candidates.

The new Pipeline is already in daily use at nearly a hundred offices, and we are now opening the invitation to all of our users. Once it has been activated, existing positions in your database will remain on the legacy Pipeline, and all new positions will take advantage of the updated version.

If you would like information about activating the new Pipeline for your PCRecruiter account, please contact us using this form.

To learn more about the Pipeline, sign up for the webinar on May 31.

Sequencing

Sequenced Tasks
Sequencing will allow you to create automated workflows for easier recruiting and user on-boarding.

Coming soon to PCRecruiter, the new Sequencing tool will allow you to create incredibly versatile automated workflows. These user-defined chains of sequential or branching event plans will not only make it easier to manage your day, but will also make on-boarding your team’s newest PCRecruiter users a breeze.

Once you have configured your steps, including calls, emails, LinkedIn interactions, text messages, and so on, your users will be able to work through all of their assigned tasks from a unified panel. As users complete each task, PCRecruiter automatically presents the next work item to be completed, and makes it a breeze to log each step along the way.

Sequencing will make it possible for users to execute ‘drip campaigns,’ call plans, and much more.

To learn more about Sequencing, sign up for the three-part webinar series beginning on June 14.

PCR 10

PCRecruiter 10 Prototype
This design prototype shows one possible configuration of your custom Name record screens in PCR 10.

In this presentation, we’ve also revealed some of the working designs for our next major version, PCR 10. Although no specific release date has been set for this version, our development team is already building and testing screens using the new frameworks and systems it will rely on.

PCR 10 will introduce a totally new, modernized interface for PCRecruiter. More than just a stylistic update, this revision will include tons of fresh functionality including:

  • More customization options to help you maximize your screen real estate.
  • More right-click functionality to save time.
  • More straightforward navigation to help you get more done with fewer clicks and fewer screens.

We will be making more announcements about the rollout of PCR 10 as it moves closer to the beta testing phase.


Review PCRecruiter – Get a Gift Card!

Read PCRecruiter reviews on TrustRadiusLast week, PCRecruiter was awarded a “Top Rated” badge in the Recruitment Agency software category on TrustRadius. We also made top-billing this year on G2 and other review sites, ranking as one of the Top 10 Staffing software options based on independent reviews from our users.

You can share your opinion of PCRecruiter and, in many cases, you’ll receive a gift card from the review site for your time. These gift card incentives are in limited supply, so we invite you to post your review of PCRecruiter by following any of these links soon: Capterra, G2, TrustRadius, and SoftwareReviews.

We love podcasts – they make commutes and grocery shopping fun. There are so many great HR podcasts available, covering every topic under the sun, so we’ve compiled a list of a few favorites which will keep you inspired.

We’re really keen on podcasts here at PCRecruiter. Why? Because they can make boring commutes or grocery shopping much more interesting!

There are a variety of HR podcasts available – covering topics from employee perks to corporate branding, and everything in between. We’ve prepared a list of some of our favorites and hopefully these shows will help you stay on top of changes in the industry and gain a little inspiration from those leading those changes. Here they are in no particular order:

HR Podcasts


Emotion At Work

HR Podcasts: Emotion @ Work

https://emotionatwork.co.uk/podcast/

Started in 2017, the Emotion at Work podcast is led by Phil Willcox and dives into the full spectrum of professional emotions that people experience at work. Phil’s belief is that emotions should be at the center of everything we do as they are so impactful throughout our lives – especially in our jobs. The episodes are released monthly and are a true deep dive into the chosen topic.

Phil speaks with industry professionals about a variety of themes, including emotion control, emotion expression, digital body language, shame, and other pressing social issues in the workplace. Phil and his guests share their personal stories and aim to build a greater knowledge of emotion among the listenership. The podcast, and its themes, are built on the vision of Phil’s company and look to educate and train people in emotion in any organization.


Talent Magnet

HR Podcasts: Talent Magnet Leadership Podcast

https://www.talentmagnet.com/podcast

Every week, Mike Sipple, the co-founder and CEO of Talent Magnet Institute, has discussions with thought leaders, industry executives, and a variety of HR professionals to better understand the sector. The topics they cover include business, relationships, community, and life in general. It’s a brilliantly varied podcast that taps into each guest’s personal experiences and how those have shaped their successes as well as their failures.

Founded in 2001, Talent Magnet was built with the objective of transforming business leaders and their organizations into ‘talent magnets’. They’ve become a trusted name in talent and aim to develop the skills of their clients, making them better leaders, and making their teams better because of it. With that goal in mind, they want the culture of quality leadership to work as a ‘talent magnet’ so that businesses that commit to improvement attract the talent they need.


#WorkTrends

HR Podcast: #WorkTrends

https://talentculture.com/worktrends-podcast/

#WorkTrends, hosted by Meghan M. Biro of Talent Culture, is a podcast series and Twitter chat that revolves around current HR news and features experts from around the industry. With over 400 total episodes, there is a serious back catalog for new listeners to tap into.

Some of #WorkTrends’ most recent episodes show just how varied the topics can be so matter what part of HR you’re interested in they’ll be something that grabs your attention. Seriously, check out their last few installments:

  • The Everywhere Workplace – Prioritizing Employee Experience
  • The Urgency Epidemic – Prioritization & Productivity
  • Building a Courageous Work Culture: Why it Matters
  • Myth Busting Common Video Interview Concerns
  • Military Hiring – Diversity, Inclusion & Business Success

The Recruitment Hackers

HR Podcast: The Recruitment Hackers

https://www.therecruitmenthackers.com/podcast

The Recruitment Hackers is a community of talent acquisition professionals whose mission is to promote best practices, tools, and industry trends. They’ve grown into a network of experts and a part of that connectivity is through The Recruitment Hackers podcast.

The weekly content deals with a wide range of themes, including recruitment automation, optimizing the candidate experience, and harnessing culture to attract the appropriate kind of people. The podcast prides itself on offering real-life examples of companies that are recruiting successfully as well as proven strategies to grow your talent pool. Best of all, they don’t get caught up in trends and make an effort to point out the gimmicks that are springing up in the recruitment space.


Chad and Cheese

HR Podcast: Chad & Cheese

https://www.chadcheese.com/

Of all the podcasts on this list, we think it’s safe to say that this one has the best name. Branding themselves as the snarkiest industry experts out there Chad Sowash and friend-of-PCRecruiter Joel Cheesman have built a platform with a number of different podcasts that cover European HR trends, HR startup critiques, and interviews with other recruitment pros to name a few.

Their particular style might not be for everyone’s taste but they definitely aren’t afraid to be open and honest about their views. It’s clear that whether you like them or not, they have a genuine wealth of knowledge and experience, over 40 years between them, and that makes this podcast well worth listening to – just get used to their lack of filter(!).


These podcasts are just a small selection of a huge range of available insight that is out there in audio form. We hope you check the suggestions out, and get as much from them as we have.

Do you have any HR podcasts or recruitment industry podcast favorites? Comment below and let us know what they are.