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: Why you should consider the imperfect candidate

Lora Patterson, HR Advisor at Zenefits
Jun 30, 2022
Every hiring manager wants to find the absolute best candidate they can for an open position at their company, but is that the best approach? Lora Patterson, Senior People Ops Advisor at TriNet Zenefits, says the answer is actually no. If you want to find the best new hires for your company, you should strongly...

Q&A: Does your PTO measure up to the summer vacation season?

Jean Spencer, Senior Manager of Integrated Campaigns at Zenefits.
Jun 23, 2022
Summer has arrived! And you know what that means? Vacations of all types and sizes. That being said, 46% of workers feel nervous about taking PTO because of either too much work or they are afraid of the career repercussions. Jean Spencer, Director of Integrated Marketing at TriNet-Zenefits, joins the show to share what organizations...

Q&A: How to help your employees make the most of their Juneteenth holiday

Nadene Evans, Senior Manager of Organic Growth at Zenefits
Jun 16, 2022
Juneteenth is the oldest known holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. With it being right around the corner, are you ensuring your employees are making the most of the holiday? Nadene Evans, Senior Manager of Organic Growth Marketing at Zenefits joins the show to share ways businesses can help celebrate and...

Q&A: How do I prevent cultural mismatch?

Dan Marzullo, CEO and Founder of Drafted
Jun 15, 2022
While poor performance plays a part, cultural mismatch is often the culprit of high turnover. Dan Marzullo, Founder of Drafted, shares how to optimize your talent strategy for cultural match. From leveling up your job posts to supporting current employees, there are a lot of simple ways to find and keep the people who fit...

Q&A: Should I give raises to match inflation?

David Watson, Product Marketing Manager, Zenefits
May 10, 2022
The annual rate of inflation in the United States hit 6.8% in November 2021, the highest in more than three decades. Should you raise your employees’ salaries to keep up? David Watson, Product Marketing Manager at Zenefits, shares what you need to know about inflation and advice for how to handle pay accordingly. Additional Resources:...

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.