The Manifesto

A little context: About 3 years ago I was working with some friends on a product that, unfortunately, never saw the light and my part in the team was to focus on the Marketing side.

While I was browsing for resources to help me understand how to successfully launch our product, I came across this list of 100 Newsletters for Developers and Designers and some of these newsletters led me to some articles that helped me get on the first page of Hacker News (which is huge — too bad I do not have a screenshot) with the pre-launch of the product we were working on.

That was my first interaction with newsletters that were providing some added value. 

More context: My name is Alexandru Gotoi and I am from Bucharest, Romania. I’ve always worked in Human Resources from organizing job fairs to HR Systems implementation.

When I realized that HR will be my path, I said to myself that in order to be a top performer in this field, I should always be connected to the news and trends in this industry, so I joined Facebook Groups, Linkedin Groups, subscribed to HR subreddits, followed some HR influencers on Twitter.

But every Friday I was receiving the Hacker Newsletter (which by the way, is an awesome newsletter) I was wondering why it’s so hard to stumble upon some HR newsletters.

The problem: The thing is that I did stumble upon HR newsletters, but most of them were dedicated to particular publications and promoted their own content, which is fair and I totally understand from a business perspective.

But the day has only 24 hours and sometimes I found myself reading 80% of an article and I realize that this information is already familiar or even worse, I discover a really great piece of work published in 2015 and I don’t know how I missed it all these 3 years.

Currently I am member of more than 10 (active) Facebook Groups, subscribed to more than 15 newsletters, my Feedly HR feed is my best friend. For the last year I read 5 to 10 hours weekly about this industry (without counting the Podcasts I listed) and every time I find a piece of content, I bookmark it just in case, maybe it will help me on a specific situation in the future.

I know I am not the only one who likes to stay informed about this fascinating field. That’s why I decided to start a weekly newsletter where I will share the top articles that I read and think are worth sharing.

If you want to stay in touch with this side project of mine, give feedback, suggest improvement or just say Hi, you can do this on Twitter.

21 Podcasts for Human Resources Professionals

I just started a curated newsletter with the best HR Articles that I think worth sharing. Check out the first issue here and subscribe if you want to receive a similar list every Friday morning in your inbox.

I’m Alex and… I am addicted to podcasts. There are a lot of great ones out there so I decided to spend some time and put all of them together on one list.

The reason why I created this list is because these podcasts are very valuable to me and I believe they will be to you also. They keep me updated about all of the current trends in our industry as well as help me gather content for my curated newsletter: HRNews.co.

I hope this list helps you find more valuable content and keeps you updated with the latest news and trends that exist out there. Please let me know if I missed one!

HR Tech Collaboration News— “a Podcast where we review the most interesting trade shows, talent movements, M&A and Investor Deals, and dig into HR industry’s daily dilemma — do we Build, Buy or Partner?”

Business Code Podcast — Not only HR but a lot of ethical leadership/people/culture content. Based on their own description “The Business Code Podcast seeks to challenge how we view organizational health by digging deeper into the issues that impact employee engagement, leadership integrity, organizational functioning and team performance.”

The Talent Development Hot Seat — “features interviews and insights from leading talent development professionals and company executives who are passionate about developing their people.”

Awesome At Your Job— a podcast by Pete Mockaitis where he is trying to “help people become awesome at their jobs…”

The GoodPractice podcast— “From learning needs analysis and evidence-based practice through to the impact of technology on work and hot topics at industry conferences, get critical insights into the world of work, learning and performance.”

Emotion At Work— “This podcast is about sharing ideas, insights, research and experiences around emotion in the workplace. Here we explore the breadth and depth of emotions so listeners can use what we discuss to help enrich lives or help protect from or reduce harm. We focus on the roles #emotion #credibility and #deception play in the workplace.”

CIPD podcasts — “Since the series began hundreds of people have taken a turn in the podcast hot seat and we have charted the ebb and flow of an HR profession that’s fast-evolving into a 21st century powerhouse.”

Workology Podcast— “Since 2014, the Workology Podcast has been a podcast for the disruptive workplace and HR leader who’s tired of the status quo. Hosted by Jessica Miller-Merrell, founder of Workology.com. She sits down with guests to discuss trends, tools and case studies for the business leader in 25-minute, bite-sized episodes.”

Recruitment DNA Chat — “Every Thursday, join host Kip Shelton as he speaks with thought leaders to discuss all things HR Tech in 15 minutes or less. During the interviews, Kip’s guests offer insights on the future of artificial intelligence in human resources.”

The Impact Makers Podcast — with Jennifer McClure is “a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.”

Let’s Fix Work with Laurie Ruettimann— “Work is broken. We’re here to help fix it. Join host Laurie Ruettimann, the failed HR lady who went on to become one of the world’s top career advisers, as she talks to some of her closest friends and peers about work: the buzzwords, the nerdy, the contrarian.”

The Lorne Epstein Show — “The “Lorne Epstein Show!” radio program brings you to get, keep and advance your career such that you have a joyful job and satisfying career. There is the 1 minute Jobs Report with the latest jobs news, interviews with leading experts, features of professions you always wanted to know more about. “

HRExaminer Radio Hour #HRRH — “A 30 minute hour of conversation about emerging ideas in HR and Recruiting with John Sumser and a guest.”

The Future of Work Podcast With Jacob Morgan — “The goal of the show is to future-proof your career and your organization by giving you the insights you need to adapt to how the workplace is changing. Jacob accomplishes this by sitting down with Chief Human Resource Officer, CEOs, CIOs, and other business leaders to explore topics ranging from technology, millennials, workplace design, employee experience, collaboration, the freelance economy, human resources, careers, and much more.”

The Recruiting Future Podcast Covering Innovation in HR and Recruitment— “Innovation and futurology in Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and HR Technology. Matt Alder interviews thought leaders who are influencing and changing an industry”

The Talent Angle with Scott Engler — “The Talent Angle is a podcast that explores the bleeding edge of talent management. We interview innovators, academics, HR professionals, economists and coaches to find the most interesting and insightful ideas in the world of talent and people development.”

Talking People and Tech — “There has never been a more exciting time to be in business technology, the accelerated speed of technology is mind blowing. We talk to a lot of organisations who are finding it harder and harder to keep up and leverage this technology. The one thing that gets missed in this conversation is the human side, yet software doesn’t run your business, your people do! Talking People and Tech will address this very point.”

The Look & Sound of Leadership— “An ongoing series of Executive Coaching Tips designed to help you be perceived in the workplace the way you want to be perceived.”

WorkLife with Adam Grant — “You spend a quarter of your life at work, so shouldn’t you enjoy it? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside some of the world’s most unusual workplaces to discover the keys to better work.”

We’re Only Human — “A human resources podcast focused on blending research and practical advice to help today’s HR, talent, and learning leaders improve business outcomes.”

RecTech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast — “Hosted by Chris Russell, online recruiting’s mad scientist, the RecTech podcast covers all aspects of recruiting technology and recruitment marketing including interesting new tools & vendors.”

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