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...

Q&A: What is the state of workplace culture after a year of the pandemic?

Laraine McKinnon, Talent and Culture Strategist at Emtrain
Apr 20, 2021
The pandemic shook up company cultures in 2020 as people adjusted to the “new normal” at work. So where does workplace culture stand a year later?  In this episode of POPS!, Emtrain Talent and Culture Strategist Laraine McKinnon shares findings that small business owners should pay attention to, gleaned from 23 million employee data points. ...

Build Your People, Build the World

Ryan Patel, Ryan Patel, Global Business Executive
Apr 14, 2021
Can a small business have global influence? On this episode of PIVOT, host Didi D’Errico sits down with global business executive and sought-after expert Ryan Patel to talk about how small businesses can change the world, one employee at a time.

Q&A: Should leaders keep third rail topics out of the workplace?

Tracy Cote, Chief People Officer, Zenefits
Apr 8, 2021
Do topics like vaccinations, Black Lives Matter, and fair pay have a place at work? Should conversations about sensitive topics be avoided altogether, or encouraged as part of a healthy workplace culture? In this episode of POPS!, Zenefits Chief People Officer Tracy Cote explains why it’s important to create safe spaces for employees to respectfully...

Q&A: What changes will the Biden administration have on my small business?

Jean Spencer, Senior Manager of Integrated Campaigns at Zenefits.
Apr 5, 2021
A new presidential administration usually means new laws. When it comes to business processes like taxes, business compliance, standards, and labor laws, what changes can small businesses expect from the Biden Administration? In this episode of POPS!, Zenefits Sr. Manager of Integrated Campaigns Jean Spencer breaks down four pieces of legislation small business leaders should...

3 Easy Ways to Foster Financial Wellness at Your Small Business

Pam Krueger, CEO, Wealthramp
Mar 31, 2021
No matter where employees are in their careers, they all want the same thing when it comes to money: peace of mind. In this episode of PIVOT, MoneyTrack host and CEO of Wealthramp Pam Krueger shares the tools small businesses can use to help employees build financial wellness.

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.