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: 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:...

Q&A: It’s not the years, it’s the mileage

David Watson, Product Marketing Manager, Zenefits
May 4, 2022
Everyone knows it’s illegal to discriminate against a candidate because of their demographics, but that doesn’t mean biases don’t still exist. David Watson, Product Marketing Manager at Zenefits, joins the show to share questions you should ask yourself to avoid age discrimination in your hiring and select the best new teammates for your organization. After...

Q&A: Can I create a people pipeline during the Big Quit?

Corey Berkey, SVP of People and Talent at Jazz HR
Apr 28, 2022
Staffing is the tightest it’s been in years, forcing many to you may be focused on keeping their heads above water, not preparing for the future. However, with a little planning, you can set yourself up for future success in the future while also meeting your current needs. Corey Berkey, SVP of People and Talent...

Q&A: How can I easily offer a retirement plan?

Nicolle Willson, Director of Retirement Consulting at Guideline
Apr 26, 2022
The AARP recently found that 48% of Americans age 55 and older have zero retirement funds at all. To combat this massive gap, some states will require employers to provide retirement plans for their employees. If your state requires you to offer a retirement plan this year for the first time, where do you start?...

Q&A: The war on workplace anxiety

Ankur Patel, Director of Product Marketing, Zenefits
Apr 20, 2022
Ankur Patel, Director of Product Marketing at Zenefits, shares how to spot anxiety in the workplace, lead with empathy, and create safe spaces for conversation.

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.