5 Recruitment Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

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If you work in recruitment in an HR department or at a staffing agency, you know that the hiring landscape is constantly changing—especially in the market for skilled jobs. Countless issues are impacting hiring in skilled trades, from the ongoing labour shortage to the rise of automation and other new technologies.  

With so many changes happening, it’s tough to stay on top of industry news. Listening to podcasts can help you understand trends in recruitment for skilled jobs and ensure that you’re up to date on the latest thinking and practices. Plus, it’s easy to fit a podcast or two into your daily routine, whether you listen during your morning coffee, your commute, or your daily walk.  

What recruitment and hiring podcasts should you be listening to?

To help you out, we put together a list of some of the top recruitment podcasts you should add to your rotation (and there’s one bonus pod in there for those who hire for skilled jobs). Take a look at the list below and hit the follow button to start learning. 

Recruiting Future 

  • Frequency: Ongoing, weekly 
  • Episode length: 25 minutes 
  • Topics: Innovations in recruitment and HR 

What will replace the resume? Are job boards evolving? How do we make real progress on DE&I? On Recruiting Future, host Matt Alder answers your pressing questions and helps you stay on the cutting edge by exploring the latest innovations in hiring. Each week, Alder interviews thought leaders in the space to discuss new technologies, best practices, and industry trends.  

Keep up with Recruiting Future to make sure you’re on top of the newest thinking and research in HR and the world of recruitment. 

Where to listen: Apple, Spotify 

At Work in America (Formerly HR Happy Hour) 

  • Frequency: Ongoing, biweekly 
  • Episode length: 30 minutes 
  • Topics: HR and recruitment 

There’s a reason At Work in Americacontinues to be one of the top-downloaded podcasts in the industry. A must-listen for anyone in HR or staffing, the pod welcomes guests from every corner of the HR world to discuss the most timely, relevant, and challenging issues that are influencing the workplace today.

Follow the show for twice-weekly episodes on everything from preventing burnout to addressing the skilled labour shortage. The show has been running since 2009, so you can feel confident that co-hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane Steed know their stuff.

Where to listen: Spotify, HR Happy Hour

Hiring on All Cylinders

  • Frequency: Ended in 2020
  • Episode length: 20 minutes
  • Topics: Recruitment

Although this podcast from Entelo released its last episode in 2020, it continues to be a top resource for recruitment professionals, whether you’re working in an HR department or at a staffing agency. Each episode includes an engaging discussion with a leader who has worked on the front lines of recruitment.

It’s worth listening back through the Hiring on All Cylinders archives for evergreen insights on topics such as managing referrals, closing the gender pay gap, and going beyond the resume. With top industry experts and meaningful conversations, it’s a show you don’t want to miss.

Where to listen: Apple, Spotify

The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast

  • Frequency: Ongoing, weekly
  • Episode length: One hour
  • Topics: Recruitment and general HR topics

Dig deep into the most relevant topics in recruitment with this thought-provoking weekly show. If a one-hour podcast feels intimidating, don’t worry—host Hung Lee takes a conversational, practical approach to even the most daunting topics, making them engaging and digestible.

Listen to The Recruiting Brainfood Podcast to examine some of the buzziest issues in recruitment in more detail and build up your hiring IQ. You’ll be glad you spent the time.

Where to listen: Apple, Spotify

The Chad & Cheese Podcast

  • Frequency: Ongoing, weekly
  • Episode length: One hour
  • Topics: Recruitment and general HR topics

This isn’t your grandmother’s recruitment podcast. On The Chad & Cheese Podcast, HR veterans Joel Cheesman and Chad Sowash take on industry issues with their trademark snark and brash opinions. Their honesty is refreshing, and the show is an entertaining way to stay up to date on the latest news in the sector.

Although this pod isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it’s worth a listen to find out what people in the industry are talking about right now. Plus, with daily episodes, you’ll always have something entertaining to turn on during your commute.

Where to listen: Apple, Spotify

(Bonus) The Proud Skilled Worker

  • Frequency: Ongoing, bimonthly
  • Episode length: 20 minutes
  • Topics: Careers in skilled trades

While it’s not a recruitment podcast, if you work in staffing or HR in the skilled trades, it’s one you should check out. On The Proud Skilled Worker, host Michael Peatrowsky from Skillwork interviews skilled tradesmen in the field to discuss how they’ve defined and found success in their careers. The conversational show is packed with great insights on careers in the skilled trades and the realities of working in the field right now.

Listen twice monthly for valuable explorations of the issues that matter to skilled workers.

Where to listen: Apple, Spotify

Looking for a software solution to help your HR department or staffing agency stand out? We designed Labourly as a simple, intuitive solution for managing your skilled workforce. To learn what Labourly can do for your team, book a demo call today.

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Muhammad Ehsanullah


Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A valued member of our Labourly development team, Ehsan has a Bachelor of Computer Science and proven analytical, programming and coding skills.

An experienced web developer, Ehsan’s abilities are supported by impressive knowledge of cutting-edge technology and an exemplary understanding of database management systems, data structure, analysis and design of algorithms, and software engineering.

Ehsan focuses his skills and attention on design, installation, testing, and maintenance of web application development systems – as he continually reinforces industry best practices through his use of user interface, testing, and debugging processes.

Cheryl Lane

Application Tester

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value“.  Albert Einstein

Cheryl Lane is a true “solution developer”. She is passionate about collaborating with clients and team members on projects that encompass requirement-gathering, design, configuration including UI, business logic, and integration between components. She enjoys finding the answer to problems and focusing her strong interest in IT analysis and project management toward the answers that form workable solutions.

With a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and her strengths in project management, technical documentation and troubleshooting, Cheryl has proven a welcome addition to our team.  

She is extremely familiar with business operations platforms such as SharePoint, and experienced in managing and increasing software adoption, configuration, administration, and development. Cheryl’s broader expertise in training individuals on best use and optimization of software platforms is an additional benefit for our clients. 

Reggie Malebranche

Growth Consultant

“What you have done is nothing, compared to what you can do.” -Grant Cardone

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With a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Simon Fraser University, and a laser focus on his goal of connecting people with exactly what they want and need, Reggie stays current in technology sales and customer service training, challenging and sharpening his skills with courses through the Grant Cardone Business Training University.

He has an entrepreneurial spirit that can be seen throughout his career, and has established lasting relationships in the hospitality and technology sectors. Reggie consistently exhibits a “whatever it takes” attitude toward customer service. He willingly goes above and beyond, to identify the issue that is limiting productivity, and present the most effective solution for our Labourly™ clients.

Ahmed Naseer


“Never allow the same bug to bite you twice.” – Steve Maguire, software engineer and author of Writing Solid Code and Debugging the Development Process 

Ahmed is an experienced software engineer focused on achieving the highest level of quality. He consistently targets the space for technological improvement, and is driven to develop new ideas. He delivers timely results through advanced solutions.

With a Bachelor in Computer Science and more than six years of web application development experience, Ahmed is fluent in .Net technologies, cloud services, and Azure DevOps Services.

Ahmed combines his expertise in the technical management of code with his passion for ensuring a smooth process for deployments. He is an integral part of our Labourly development team.

Ibrahim Mushtaq


“If humans can understand the code you have written, consider yourself a good programmer.”

A firm believer that teamwork makes the dream work, Ibrahim is a team player in the truest sense, going above and beyond to help anyone in need. He is ideally suited to his role as Application Tester for Labourly, our latest productivity platform, combining his natural desire to provide assistance with his exceptional skills.

Ibrahim has a Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) degree, and he specializes in anything related to problem solving through coding. He is thorough, diligent, and determined to take technology to the point of perfection.

From game programming, to hosting apps on the cloud, Ibrahim is a skilled full stack developer who speaks the language of IT fluently. He puts his technical knowledge and skills to best use every time.

Kayla Chang

Multimedia Designer

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She focuses her web design, branding, video editing, and graphics on enhancing user experience through functional, accessible, and empowering designs that stay true to our clients’ vision. Kayla applies her versatile skill sets to each new project with determination to achieve complete client satisfaction.

Kayla collaborates with individuals or entire marketing divisions within small-to-medium sized businesses, large corporations, and academic institutions. She provides sustainable and elegant solutions, based on how users will interact with the final product, and how the project continues to grow after her involvement.

Julia Peden

Product Manager

“Design is so simple; that’s why it’s so complicated.” – Paul Rand

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After graduating from both Western University and Fanshawe College, Julia has consistently applied her knowledge of consumer behaviour patterns. Combining this crucial understanding with her practical web development skills, she designs and manages innovative digital experiences for our highly satisfied clients.

Originally our Creative Lead responsible for overseeing the User Interface and User Experience design of Labourly™, Julia has been entrusted with the role of Product Manager. She organizes internal and external collaborations to establish the product roadmap for Labourly™, while forecasting tasks to organize feature timelines. In addition, Julia focuses her time management and leadership skills on supervising our marketing and development teams.

Jane Ramachandran


“There’s always a way…”

Jane Ramachandran (B.Sc., MBA), President and CEO of Resonant Business Solutions Inc., lives by the motto “there’s always a way to reach the goal”. With this outlook, Jane provides a high-level of problem solving, expertise and fluency in business development, administration, project scheduling, cost budgeting, and grant funding from idea to post-submission.

As a business development consultant with over two decades of experience, Jane equips clients with tried and true strategies to increase their impact, get stakeholders on board, and attract marketplace support. Drawing on the worlds of science, business, and technology, Jane has a well–honed instinct and a proven ability to craft compelling proposals that sell grant-worthy ideas and projects.

At the top of her field, Jane was nominated as an Influential Woman of Northern Ontario and 2015 Winner, Canada’s Top 10 Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs. Jane has assisted in developing grant proposals for projects collectively valued at >$1 billion for a roster of post-secondary institutions, research centres, private sector clients, and not-for-profits. Responsive client support, business and funding expertise, and big-picture strategies propel clients and their projects to the forefront of innovation in their sector.

Vicknesh Ramachandran

CEO & Co-Founder

“Relationship is number one.”

Vick believes that service and relationship building are the most important criteria for success. He is friendly, personable, patient, and brilliant at troubleshooting. With Vick’s sense of humour and easygoing attitude, he makes the most complex of projects seem easy to manage.

From website portal design and hosting to groundbreaking app development, Vick has the experience and expertise to deliver on all your IT needs. He is a cutting-edge information technology solutions and network specialist with close to 20 years of proven technical and management expertise. Vick has been trusted with IT and website development projects for the Windsor Allergy and Asthma Education Centre, the Town of Kingsville, Odette School of Business (University of Windsor), Centre for Business Advancement and Research (CBAR, University of Windsor), and Connecting Windsor Essex.

Vick’s main responsibilities include leading our IT app and web development team, technical architecture and programming, and finding the latest innovative technologies to enhance clients’ personal and professional effectiveness. Not your stereotypical IT guy, Vick likes to mentor and educate through training and advice. He is an authority on IT, websites and app development, and he specializes in technical consulting and advocacy to help you get the hardware and software that meet your needs, now and into the future.