POPS!
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.

Episodes

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...

Removing the Barriers to Workplace Wellness

Alex Simmons, CEO at Boon
Oct 13, 2021
Employee mental well-being has been top-of-mind since the start of the pandemic, but employers are still struggling with how to get people the help they need. On this episode of PIVOT, co-founder and CEO of Boon Health Alex Simmons joins the show to discuss the resources for mental well-being available to employers today.

Q&A: Is there a better way to shop for benefits?

Christian Flaten, Director of Product Marketing, Zenefits
Oct 7, 2021
Why does shopping for benefits have to be so difficult? On this episode of POPS!, Zenefits Director of Product Marketing Christian Flaten shows you where to start the process and breaks down an easier way to manage benefits for your employees. After you listen: Order your copy of our book People Operations: Zenefits.com/pops-book Follow the...

Q&A: What to consider when creating a parental leave policy

Lora Patterson, HR Advisor at Zenefits
Oct 5, 2021
How are you handling parental leave? In the past, employers often relied on state or federal benefits when offering parental leave to employees. Now, many industries are going above and beyond. On this episode of POPS!, Zenefits Senior HR Advisor Lora Patterson breaks down the ways you can utilize state and federal benefits, and how...

Rethinking Talent Acquisition

Adrian Russo, Director of Talent Acquisition at MotoRefi
Sep 29, 2021
As the nature of work continues to change, so too should the hiring process. On this episode of PIVOT, you’ll hear how MotoRefi Director of Talent Acquisition Adrian Russo is approaching the candidate experience. Since the start of the pandemic, MotoRefi has grown from 65 to over 300 people and continues to hire about 30...

Q&A: Benefits that no longer fit your workforce

Riia O'Donnell, People Operations Writer and Editor
Sep 23, 2021
Work—and the workforce—is changing faster than ever before. Are your company’s benefits programs keeping up? On this episode of POPS!, Workest.com contributor Riia O’Donnell breaks down the types of benefits people want—and don’t want—from their employers. You’ll hear how to determine what stays and what goes, and tips on asking employees for their feedback about...

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

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.