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...

Q&A: What updates should you make to your 2022 employee handbook?

Lora Patterson, HR Advisor at Zenefits
Jan 19, 2022
Whenever we begin a new year, it’s important to review your employee handbook to see if there are any changes you need to make. After a year like 2021, it’s absolutely critical to ensure your policies are up to date. Lora Patterson, Senior People Ops Advisor at Zenefits, shares where she recommends you focus your...

Q&A: Remote Hiring Headaches to Plan For

Lora Patterson, HR Advisor at Zenefits
Jan 13, 2022
Hiring remote employees could be your greatest advantage, but it could also be your greatest challenge. If you want to have remote employees, you need to stay on top of regulations and logistics to set yourself and your employees up for success. Lora Patterson, Senior People Ops Advisor at Zenefits, guides us through the process...

Q&A: Why is an inclusive culture even more important in 2022?

Marchelle Wright, Chief People Officer at Group Black
Jan 11, 2022
When it comes to your business strategy, building an inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Research by McKinsey revealed companies that adopt a systematic approach to inclusion are more successful than those that don’t. Yet, McKinsey also found just 29% of organizations had a positive...

Author’s Cut: Why POPS Needs To Be Part of Your ’22 Business Plan

Kevin Marasco, CMO at Zenefits
Jan 5, 2022
An annual business plan is a crucial roadmap for where you want to go and how you want to get there. But how do you factor people operations into your 2022 business plan? On this special Author’s Cut episode of POPS!, host Didi D’Errico sits down with Zenefits Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Marasco to discuss....

But some of it was funny: Adieu to 2021 with Rob Stefanovic

Rob Stefanovic, Head of Marketing Acceleration at Zenefits
Dec 22, 2021
2021 was filled with unprecedented disruptions, especially for HR professionals. From the Great Resignation to navigating hybrid work, it has been heavy. In this special episode, we flip the script to leave the year with something decidedly lighter. Our friend Rob Stefanovic, Head of Marketing Acceleration here at Zenefits, joins us to offer his humorous...

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 Host

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.