The People Ops Podcast

Work just changed. 79.8% of small business leaders say the pandemic has permanently changed the way their people and their companies work. The POPS! Podcast shares fresh thinking, examples and answers to build your people and your business in the new world of work.


and the POPS Stars behind them

Q&A: What’s the advantage of People Ops vs. HR?

Kevin Marasco, CMO at Zenefits
Jan 14, 2021
People Operations not only a fast-growing career option, it is a change in philosophy, practice and results that is good for business. And it's great for small business, which is nimbler and better able to adopt and advance it than bigger business. Just like Finance, Sales and Marketing functions have all been operationalized for the...

Inspiring Intentionality

Rylan Kean and Christina Hayes, Millan Enterprises
Nov 24, 2021
Leaving your mark on the world requires creativity. For Rylan Kean, Director of Business Development, and Christina Hayes, General Manager, of Milan Enterprises, this included an old printing press and a small but mighty team. On this episode of PIVOT, they share how their focus on a common goal grew into a catalyst of growth...

HR Headaches: Do we have to be resigned to resignation?

Nadene Evans, Senior Manager of Organic Growth at Zenefits
Nov 18, 2021
The Great Resignation has been heavy on HR’s mind as of late—and isn’t showing signs of slowing down. Is it time we resign ourselves to it? Nadene Evans, Senior Manager of Organic Growth at Zenefits says no. On a new Q&A episode of POPS!, Nadene shares how to give employees the support they need and...

Coming Back Stronger

Brent Bitterman, COO and Founder of Alaska Luxury Tours
Nov 10, 2021
The pandemic wreaked havoc on small, seasonal tourism businesses that rely on cruise ships to bring in business. But for Brent Bitterman, founder and COO Alaska Luxury Tours, things looked dire until an opportunity to pivot presented itself in a big way. On this episode of PIVOT, Brent joins the show to talk about how...

Q&A: OSHA Vaccine Mandate–What does this mean for me?

Danny Speros, Director of People Ops, Zenefits
Nov 9, 2021
The Biden Administration and OSHA have released more information regarding their vaccine mandate. In this POPS! episode, VP of People Operations Danny Speros breaks down what employers should be thinking about as this mandate nears implementation. Additional Resources OSHA Resources: OSHA.gov

Q&A: Tax Tips: Getting ahead of year-end requirements

Christian Flaten, Director of Product Marketing, Zenefits
Nov 2, 2021
There are two certainties at the end of every year: the holidays and taxes. On this episode of POPS!, we’ll help you get ahead of the latter with year-end tax tips from Zenefits Director of Product Marketing Christian Flaten. You’ll hear the special circumstances to keep in mind with COVID-19, and how to make sure...

About The People Ops Podcast

Every week, we share the decisions, struggles, and successes for keeping up with an evolving workforce and a changing workplace. No matter if you’ve been in HR or are just getting started, this combination of transformational stories with actionable ideas, as well as context on hot issues, keeps you up-to-date while answering the questions you didn’t even know you had.

Oh, and you know what they say about all work and no play? We tossed in a little levity to keep it real. Lessons, answers, and humor: everywhere you listen to podcasts.

POPS Podcast Hosts

Didi D’Errico

VP Communications at Zenefits
Didi gets the enviable job of interviewing the best and brightest minds in small business about their insights on what builds culture, connectivity, resilience and growth. She also leads the company’s customer advocacy and community programs as well as influencer relations efforts.

Best-in-class remote teams will use best-in-class technology.

Zenefits mobile HR platform makes it easier to communicate with staff, onboarding new hires, pay employees, and manage any HR task from any home office.