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: Part 3: Building Better Engagement

Danny Speros, Director of People Ops, Zenefits
Jul 29, 2021
Professional development is key to employee engagement. But fewer than half of employees get the opportunities they want for professional development at work. In Part 3 of our series on building better employee engagement, Zenefits VP of People Ops Danny Speros explains how to bake professional development into company culture, starting with managers. After you...

Q&A: Part 2: Building Better Engagement

Danny Speros, Director of People Ops, Zenefits
Jul 27, 2021
Inclusivity and belonging at work matters more than ever. A survey of college students and recent grads revealed that two in three would only work for a company with an inclusive culture and provides a sense of belonging to employees from all backgrounds.  In Part 2 of our series on building better engagement, Zenefits VP...

PREVIEW: People Operations just made it to the Wall Street Journal’s Bestseller list: Here’s why

Didi D'Errico, Vice President of Communications at Zenefits
Jul 22, 2021
Big news! People Operations, our new book, made the Wall Street Journal’s list of Top 5 Bestselling New Business Books two weeks in a row. But what does this tell us?

Working Smarter with People Ops

Paulina Song, Operations Expert
Jul 21, 2021
Automation has gotten a bad rap as something that will take over human jobs. But in a modern organization, automation isn’t meant to replace people, it’s meant to enhance their experience at work. In this episode of PIVOT, automation expert and Zentist co-founder Paulina Song shares her journey as a consultant for dental practices, her...

Q&A: Strategies to Keep Your People in the Great Resignation

Lora Patterson, HR Advisor at Zenefits
Jul 15, 2021
In April 2021, more than 4 million US workers quit their jobs—the biggest spike on record. And the turnover is expected to continue. What can businesses do to retain employees during the Great Resignation? On this episode of POPS! Zenefits Senior HR Advisor Lora Patterson explains the key reasons why people are leaving their jobs...

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.