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...

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...

Q&A: Part 1: Building Better Engagement

Danny Speros, Director of People Ops, Zenefits
Jul 13, 2021
With just 4 in 10 employees reporting being “actively engaged” and turnover rates at a 20-year high, employee engagement is top-of-mind for businesses of all sizes right now. We’re tackling the big topic of building better engagement across a 4-part series—starting today.  In Part 1, Zenefits VP of People Ops Danny Speros discusses how to...

Time for HR to Grow Up: The Five Stages of People Ops

Kevin Marasco, CMO at Zenefits
Jul 7, 2021
Moving from traditional compliance-based and paperwork-heavy HR to automated, integrated, and culture-focused people operations doesn’t happen overnight. On this episode of PIVOT, Zenefits CMO Kevin Marasco dives into the five stages of the People Operations Maturity Model, and how to use the tool to master people ops, one level at a time.

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.