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...

The Inspiration Behind the Book: People Operations

Jay Fulcher, CEO at Zenefits
Jun 9, 2021
How can a small business level the playing field and gain an advantage in the post-pandemic world of work? Zenefits CEO Jay Fulcher says that it all boils down to people. On this episode of PIVOT, Jay explains why the shift toward strategic people operations inspired him and his co-authors to write a book, and...

Q&A: How do I give feedback to managers with more seniority than me?

Danny Speros, Director of People Ops, Zenefits
Jun 3, 2021
Giving feedback can be nerve-wracking in and of itself, never mind when the person on the receiving end has more seniority than you. But according to Danny Speros, VP of People Ops at Zenefits, that shouldn’t keep you from speaking up.  On this episode of POPS!, Danny shares tips for giving feedback with confidence. You’ll...

PREVIEW: The Future of Work Has Arrived

Kevin Marasco, CMO at Zenefits
Jun 1, 2021
Eight in ten small business leaders believe the who, how, and where of work has changed forever. The future of work is here—is your business prepared?

Empower Personal and Professional Goals for a Win/Win

Erica Betz, HR Professional
May 26, 2021
Today’s employees crave opportunities and resources for growth from their employers. But according to Erica Betz, former head of HR at software company Squirrels, it’s not enough to say, “go develop yourself” and send them on their way. On this episode of PIVOT, Erica shares why it’s time for people ops to step up its...

Q&A: Can we close the workplace generation gap?

Danny Speros, Director of People Ops, Zenefits
May 20, 2021
With more and more Gen Zers entering the workforce every day, today’s workforce is very generationally diverse. But can we close the gap?

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.