HR in 15 Podcast

HR Issues, Discussions, Solutions

Give Us 15 Minutes, and We’ll Give You Expert Answers to All Things HR

HR issues are among the top concerns for small and mid-size businesses. In just 15 minutes, our HR consultants and business experts explore the toughest HR challenges SMBs struggle within this insightful and informative podcast.

We dive into critical HR topics through interviews with industry-leading experts across various business segments, addressing some of the most pressing issues SMBs face. From employee benefits to risk management, we discuss the HR topics that matter most to the small business community.

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ERIC FOODIM
COO
PrestigePEO
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Your host, Eric Foodim, has over 20 years of Executive Level HR Management.  As COO for PrestigePEO, Eric consistently strives to share his expertise to educate and elevate…  CONTINUE READING >>>

RYAN YANNALFO
Director of Process
Improvement

PrestigePEO

Ryan oversees and manages the Project Management Office, Client Implementation, and Systems Implementations departments. He is responsible… CONTINUE READING >>>

TIM KELLY
Director of Sales and Business Development
PrestigePEO

Tim is responsible for the support, management, and training of the PrestigePEO sales team. He specializes in developing and expanding PrestigePEO’s broker channel… CONTINUE READING >>>

JASON FLINN
Director of HR
Client Services

PrestigePEO

Jason oversees the team of human resource business partners in their efforts to provide outstanding guidance to PrestigePEO’s client companies… CONTINUE READING >>>

Recent Episodes

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture
December 14, 2020

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture

“There is a way to move forward in which everyone can come along for the ride.” Why is it so important for businesses to make a real effort toward offering an inclusive…

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens
November 25, 2020

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens

“How can we make something so inclusive that people ask your employees if you’re hiring? It has to be more than a product or service. It has to be a culture that…

EPISODE 27: PILOT’s Solution to Employee Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT
November 10, 2020

EPISODE 27: PILOT’s Solution to Employee Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

“You want to make the right thing to do the easiest thing to do.” So says today’s guest Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT, who designed the career coaching software platform…

EPISODE 26: Five Components for Career Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT
November 5, 2020

EPISODE 26: Five Components for Career Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

What’s the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. Before Ben Brooks founded the career coaching platform PILOT, his own career wound through many industries: rental cars, defense contracting, airlines,…

S2 E7: Harnessing the Power of Agile Thinking to Propel Success
May 12, 2021

S2 E7: Harnessing the Power of Agile Thinking to Propel Success

“The more you can let bad execution go, and double down on good execution, the greater chance you have at becoming forever employable.” What does “agile thinking” really mean, and how can…

S2 E6: Five Steps Toward Personal Success with Jeff Gothelf
May 6, 2021

S2 E6: Five Steps Toward Personal Success with Jeff Gothelf

“Always start with what you know and what you’ve experienced. Nobody else has that.” In such a competitive world, how can job seekers remain at the top of their game and continuously…

S2 E5: Unbiased Recruitment and Hiring in a Digital World
April 7, 2021

S2 E5: Unbiased Recruitment and Hiring in a Digital World

“Automating the recruitment process has significantly compromised and even damaged the candidate experience.” The way candidates search for jobs continues to change as technology evolves. Companies find themselves having to adapt to…

S2 E4: The Evolution of HR During and After COVID-19
March 23, 2021

S2 E4: The Evolution of HR During and After COVID-19

“People are a company’s most important asset.” The world of HR has been evolving for years, and COVID-19 has kicked things up a notch. Businesses everywhere are recognizing the need to adapt…

S2 E7: Harnessing the Power of Agile Thinking to Propel Success
May 12, 2021

S2 E7: Harnessing the Power of Agile Thinking to Propel Success

“The more you can let bad execution go, and double down on good execution, the greater chance you have at becoming forever employable.” What does “agile thinking” really mean, and how can…

S2 E6: Five Steps Toward Personal Success with Jeff Gothelf
May 6, 2021

S2 E6: Five Steps Toward Personal Success with Jeff Gothelf

“Always start with what you know and what you’ve experienced. Nobody else has that.” In such a competitive world, how can job seekers remain at the top of their game and continuously…

S2 E5: Unbiased Recruitment and Hiring in a Digital World
April 7, 2021

S2 E5: Unbiased Recruitment and Hiring in a Digital World

“Automating the recruitment process has significantly compromised and even damaged the candidate experience.” The way candidates search for jobs continues to change as technology evolves. Companies find themselves having to adapt to…

S2 E4: The Evolution of HR During and After COVID-19
March 23, 2021

S2 E4: The Evolution of HR During and After COVID-19

“People are a company’s most important asset.” The world of HR has been evolving for years, and COVID-19 has kicked things up a notch. Businesses everywhere are recognizing the need to adapt…

S2 E3: Designing Wellness Programs that Actually Work
March 12, 2021

S2 E3: Designing Wellness Programs that Actually Work

“Wellness and wellbeing programs are a journey, not a destination.” The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on the importance of employee wellness. But while plenty of employee wellness initiatives offer valuable support for…

S2 E2: COVID-19 and the Evolution of Healthcare
March 1, 2021

S2 E2: COVID-19 and the Evolution of Healthcare

“The employer was interested in making a statement about how they treat and value their employees’ health and well-being.” There is a lot of information out there about the nature of the…

S2 E1: HR Technology: Why It Matters
February 12, 2021

S2 E1: HR Technology: Why It Matters

“Finding a solution to help streamline the overall lifespan of an employee from start to finish is what the majority of folks find most important.” With HR technology at the forefront of…

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture
December 14, 2020

EPISODE 29: Steps to Creating a More Diverse, Equal, and Inclusive Workplace Culture

“There is a way to move forward in which everyone can come along for the ride.” Why is it so important for businesses to make a real effort toward offering an inclusive…

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens
November 25, 2020

EPISODE 28: The Evolution of Diversity in Corporate America with Joy Stephens

“How can we make something so inclusive that people ask your employees if you’re hiring? It has to be more than a product or service. It has to be a culture that…

EPISODE 27: PILOT’s Solution to Employee Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT
November 10, 2020

EPISODE 27: PILOT’s Solution to Employee Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

“You want to make the right thing to do the easiest thing to do.” So says today’s guest Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT, who designed the career coaching software platform…

EPISODE 26: Five Components for Career Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT
November 5, 2020

EPISODE 26: Five Components for Career Development with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

What’s the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. Before Ben Brooks founded the career coaching platform PILOT, his own career wound through many industries: rental cars, defense contracting, airlines,…

EPISODE 25: Title VII and Ensuring You’re Compliant with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP
November 2, 2020

EPISODE 25: Title VII and Ensuring You’re Compliant with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP

After the Supreme Court’s ruling in June, on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, it’s time for companies to update their policies and practices. Today, Maggie Spell, partner at Jones…

EPISODE 24: Title VII Prohibits Discrimination in the Workplace with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP
October 29, 2020

EPISODE 24: Title VII Prohibits Discrimination in the Workplace with Maggie Spell of Jones Walker LLP

Amidst all the tumultuous news of 2020, Civil Rights has landed a major victory. Today, Maggie Spell, Partner at Jones Walker LLP, talks with Eric about the transformation decision the Supreme Court…

EPISODE 23: New Strategies and Employee Communication as We Manage Through COVID
October 13, 2020

EPISODE 23: New Strategies and Employee Communication as We Manage Through COVID

Sometimes a crisis brings us together in ways we don’t expect. Today we’re joined by Lisa Marchitelli, Chief Administrative Officer at AFMDA. The American Friends of Magen David Adom is a nonprofit…

EPISODE 22: Communicating Grief in the Workplace with R. Glenn Kelly, Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker
September 29, 2020

EPISODE 22: Communicating Grief in the Workplace with R. Glenn Kelly, Coach, Author and Motivational Speaker

There was a time when grief was shunned from the workplace. Of course, this was never realistic. Thankfully we have people like today’s guest, Ron Glenn Kelly, to coach us when grief…

EPISODE 21: Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with CEO of Habitat NYC, Karen Haycox
September 17, 2020

EPISODE 21: Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with CEO of Habitat NYC, Karen Haycox

Diversity impacts everything around us.    We need only consider the experience of today’s guest, Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity New York City. Haycox leads an organization that battles housing inequities…

EPISODE 20: Supporting Shelter at Home with Habitat NYC CEO, Karen Haycox
September 15, 2020

EPISODE 20: Supporting Shelter at Home with Habitat NYC CEO, Karen Haycox

Habitat for Humanity is more than you think, especially in New York City.   Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity in NYC, channels 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, in…

EPISODE 19: Success Reenvisioned With Dr. Bob Scott, President Emeritus, Adelphi University
September 10, 2020

EPISODE 19: Success Reenvisioned With Dr. Bob Scott, President Emeritus, Adelphi University

  This is an inspiring, can’t-miss episode. Today’s guest, Dr. Bob Scott, is President Emeritus of Adelphi University and served 15 years as acting president. Previously, he served 15 years as president…

EPISODE 18: Tips for Hiring in Exceptional Times With Dr. Bob Scott, President Emeritus, Adelphi University
September 8, 2020

EPISODE 18: Tips for Hiring in Exceptional Times With Dr. Bob Scott, President Emeritus, Adelphi University

Today we are joined by Dr. Bob Scott, President Emeritus of Adelphi University. Dr. Scott’s decorated career in higher education has included 10 years at Cornell University, 6 years with the Indiana…

EPISODE 17:  FAQs and Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness with Malcolm Slee of Groom Law Group
August 20, 2020

EPISODE 17: FAQs and Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness with Malcolm Slee of Groom Law Group

Malcolm Slee, Principal at Groom Law Group, guides businesses through laws on company payroll and finances. He works in Washington D.C. and is an expert on complex financial issues at the intersection…

EPISODE 16:  The Latest from Congress and Trump’s New Executive Orders with Malcolm Slee of Groom Law Group
August 18, 2020

EPISODE 16: The Latest from Congress and Trump’s New Executive Orders with Malcolm Slee of Groom Law Group

Malcolm Slee, Principal at Groom Law Group, advises employers and institutions on legal aspects of corporate payroll and finances. He works in Washington D.C. and keeps a close eye on laws that…

EPISODE 15: Rethinking Your Post-COVID Office Design & Environment With Marcus Rosenau of SSP Architects
August 13, 2020

EPISODE 15: Rethinking Your Post-COVID Office Design & Environment With Marcus Rosenau of SSP Architects

Marcus Rosenau, Principal at SSP Architects brings an architectural perspective to challenges we all face as employees continue returning to the office. With a thoughtful approach to design, layout, and construction, Rosenau…

EPISODE 14: Managing your Reputation with Katherine Heaviside of Epoch 5 Public Relations
August 6, 2020

EPISODE 14: Managing your Reputation with Katherine Heaviside of Epoch 5 Public Relations

Katherine Heaviside, Founder and President of Epoch 5 Public Relations joins us for part two of our conversation on how to manage your company’s reputation in these tumultuous times. Her extensive experience…

EPISODE 13: Crisis Communication Strategy with Katherine Heaviside, President of Epoch 5 Public Relations
August 4, 2020

EPISODE 13: Crisis Communication Strategy with Katherine Heaviside, President of Epoch 5 Public Relations

Katherine Heaviside, President and Founder of Epoch 5 Public Relations, talks to Eric about the importance of communication from a distinctly human PR perspective, and about how the means and impact of…

EPISODE 12: Communication Challenges: What Lies Ahead? With Sue Fredericks, President of One Purpose Performance
July 28, 2020

EPISODE 12: Communication Challenges: What Lies Ahead? With Sue Fredericks, President of One Purpose Performance

Sue Fredericks, President of One Purpose Performance, is an enlightening and encouraging voice in these times of uncertainty. If you’ve struggled at all with communication in this uncharted work format – from…

EPISODE 11: Emotional Intelligence Plays a Key Role with Sue Fredericks, President of One Purpose Performance
July 23, 2020

EPISODE 11: Emotional Intelligence Plays a Key Role with Sue Fredericks, President of One Purpose Performance

Today we speak with Sue Fredericks, President of One Purpose Performance. Sue founded this management consulting company in 2000 to help organizations build more productive culture and communication.  In our conversation today,…

EPISODE 10: The COVID-19 Effect on Small Businesses and Advice for Reopening with Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association
July 21, 2020

EPISODE 10: The COVID-19 Effect on Small Businesses and Advice for Reopening with Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association

  Today we continue our conversation with Kevin Law, Pres. & CEO of the Long Island Assn. Law has been ranked as “one the most powerful non-governmental people in New York State,”…

EPISODE 9: Insights into Gov Cuomo’s LI Control Room & NY Forward Task Force with Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association
July 16, 2020

EPISODE 9: Insights into Gov Cuomo’s LI Control Room & NY Forward Task Force with Kevin Law, President & CEO of the Long Island Association

As the early epicenter of COVID-19, Long Island has handled the pandemic “remarkably well,” says today’s guest, Kevin Law. Now there is fear that current surges in other parts of the country…

EPISODE 8: The 3 Rs: Reflect, Restart & Revitalize – Getting Cash Flow in Order with Paul Strohmenger of Nettle Bay Partners
July 14, 2020

EPISODE 8: The 3 Rs: Reflect, Restart & Revitalize – Getting Cash Flow in Order with Paul Strohmenger of Nettle Bay Partners

The way we approach the needs of our businesses has undergone a drastic change during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a business owner during the COVID-19 pandemic, the constantly changing environment means taking…

EPISODE 7: ‘Everybody’s in the Same Place Right Now’ – Getting Cash Flow in Order with Paul Strohmenger of Nettle Bay Partners
July 9, 2020

EPISODE 7: ‘Everybody’s in the Same Place Right Now’ – Getting Cash Flow in Order with Paul Strohmenger of Nettle Bay Partners

The COVID-19 Pandemic has imposed many changes in our day-to-day lives, and businesses are no exception. With constant changes to policies surrounding best practices for businesses during this pandemic, we’re shifting gears…

EPISODE 6: Diving Deeper Into PPP Loan Forgiveness with Malcom Slee of Groom Law Group | Part 2
July 7, 2020

EPISODE 6: Diving Deeper Into PPP Loan Forgiveness with Malcom Slee of Groom Law Group | Part 2

After small to medium-sized businesses pointed serious discrepancies in the guidance as to how to properly use PPP loan proceeds to maximize the potential for loan forgiveness – Congress, the The Treasury…

EPISODE 5: “Its Been a Process, but We are All Working Through it Together.” with Malcolm Slee of Groom Law Group, Dicusses PPP | Part 1
June 30, 2020

EPISODE 5: “Its Been a Process, but We are All Working Through it Together.” with Malcolm Slee of Groom Law Group, Dicusses PPP | Part 1

When the Payroll Protection Program was introduced shortly after the COVID-19 crisis hit the United States, small and medium size business were quick to take advantage of the available resources to sustain…

EPISODE 4: The Logistics & Legalities Bringing Your Employees Back to the Office with Kim Malerba of Ruskin, Moscou and Faltischek, P.C. | Part 2
June 25, 2020

EPISODE 4: The Logistics & Legalities Bringing Your Employees Back to the Office with Kim Malerba of Ruskin, Moscou and Faltischek, P.C. | Part 2

“If someone can continue to telework and they are high risk – the guidance is to allow them to do so” – Kim Malerba, Partner at Ruskin, Moscou Faltischek, P.C. Listen to Eric Foodim,…

EPISODE 3: The Logistics & Legalities Bringing Your Employees Back to the Office with Kim Malerba, Partner at Ruskin, Moscou Faltischek, P.C. | Part 1
June 23, 2020

EPISODE 3: The Logistics & Legalities Bringing Your Employees Back to the Office with Kim Malerba, Partner at Ruskin, Moscou Faltischek, P.C. | Part 1

“Employees who are concerned about re-entering the world right now don’t have a right, per say, to not return and maintain their job” – Kim Malerba, Partner at Ruskin, Moscou Faltischek, P.C. Listen…

EPISODE 2: How to Return to Work Post COVID-19 – “Flexibility is going to be key here.” with Malcom Slee of Groom Law Group | Part 2
June 18, 2020

EPISODE 2: How to Return to Work Post COVID-19 – “Flexibility is going to be key here.” with Malcom Slee of Groom Law Group | Part 2

“You wanna be thinking about how you can maintain your business operations while also ensuring the health and safety of your employees and customers” – Malcolm Slee, Groom Law Listen to Eric Foodim,…

EPISODE 1: How to Return to Work In a Post-COVID-19 World with Malcom Slee of Groom Law Group | Part 1
June 12, 2020

EPISODE 1: How to Return to Work In a Post-COVID-19 World with Malcom Slee of Groom Law Group | Part 1

Returning to work in a Post COVID-19 world is going to require rethinking the way our teams work together. “The most important thing is to keep your eyes and ears open..” –…

S2 E7: Harnessing the Power of Agile Thinking to Propel Success

“The more you can let bad execution go, and double down on good execution, the greater chance you have at becoming forever employable.” What does “agile thinking” really mean, and how can both individuals and organizations utilize the concept to find success? We recently sat down with author and executive coach, Jeff Gothelf, to explore personal branding and the five steps to build lasting success. In this episode of HR in 15, we continue the conversation as Jeff explains how agility is tied to long-term success. Jeff’s latest book, Forever Employable, explores five steps anyone can take to capitalize on their own expertise. Today he takes it one step further by exploring how businesses can harness the individual expertise of their leaders – and the value of agile thinking – to improve their organizational cultures and propel further success. Highlights Include:   A dive into the real meaning of “agile thinking” as it applies to one’s career The drawbacks of resisting agility in one’s own career, as well within an organization Practical advice on how to become “forever employable” Have questions? PrestigePEO is always available to help with HR, employee benefits and payroll, and more. Call Us Today at 888-PEO-PEO1 or visit prestigepeo.com. Jeff Gothelf is an author, executive coach, and consultant who helps companies of all sizes facilitate growth, transformation, and innovation. Throughout his storied career, Jeff has uncovered the secrets to building platforms and turning the job search on its head to attract rather than seek new opportunities. He coaches individuals and organizations on how to build their own platforms for success and find lasting success.  

S2 E6: Five Steps Toward Personal Success with Jeff Gothelf

“Always start with what you know and what you’ve experienced. Nobody else has that.” In such a competitive world, how can job seekers remain at the top of their game and continuously find opportunities to help further their personal and professional goals? We’re joined by author, executive coach, and consultant Jeff Gothelf in this episode of HR in 15 to learn about personal branding, building platforms to generate opportunity, and how to work toward lasting success. Jeff has worked as a designer, information architect, and software development product manager throughout his career. His latest book, Forever Employable, shares his story and others as a blueprint on how we can all capitalize on our expertise to continuously generate new opportunities. In this episode, Jeff will provide a look at the “five steps to success” he details in his book. Highlights Include:   How to change the dynamic of the job search and attract new opportunities How to start telling your own story and get better at it A look at Jeff’s five steps toward long-term success Have questions? PrestigePEO is always available to help with HR, employee benefits and payroll, and more. Call Us Today at 888-PEO-PEO1 or visit prestigepeo.com. Jeff Gothelf is an author, executive coach, and consultant who helps companies of all sizes facilitate growth, transformation, and innovation. Throughout his storied career, Jeff has uncovered the secrets to building platforms and turning the job search on its head to attract rather than seek new opportunities. He coaches individuals and organizations on how to build their own platforms for success and find lasting success.  

S2 E5: Unbiased Recruitment and Hiring in a Digital World

“Automating the recruitment process has significantly compromised and even damaged the candidate experience.” The way candidates search for jobs continues to change as technology evolves. Companies find themselves having to adapt to these changes in order to avoid missing out on top talent for their open roles. As candidate demographics begin to skew younger and more tech-savvy, companies will need to provide a much more robust, fair, and seamless recruitment and hiring experience. In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined once again by Ira Wolfe – accomplished author and president of Success Performance Solutions. Ira explains some of the major friction points in traditional hiring processes, what’s changed from the perspective of job seekers and employees, and what steps businesses can take to move away from legacy systems and toward more seamless and fair hiring practices. Highlights Include:   A look at how technology has changed the job search for employees and the hiring process for employers Steps businesses can take to improve their recruitment process The top five questions employers should ask to properly screen candidates Common discriminatory pitfalls, and how companies can avoid them Have questions? PrestigePEO is always available to help with HR, employee benefits and payroll, and more. Call Us Today at 888-PEO-PEO1 or visit prestigepeo.com. Ira Wolfe is an accomplished author and president of Success Performance Solutions. He partners with businesses to challenge their preconceived notions and rethink their strategies around recruitment, hiring, and performance management. Visit www.irawolfe.com to learn more.

S2 E4: The Evolution of HR During and After COVID-19

“People are a company’s most important asset.” The world of HR has been evolving for years, and COVID-19 has kicked things up a notch. Businesses everywhere are recognizing the need to adapt to a rapidly changing world and think outside the box when it comes to HR. In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined by author and HR expert Ira Wolfe to talk about how quickly things are shifting in the world of HR, what that means for both employers and their employees, and the skills individuals will need to succeed moving forward. Highlights Include:   Shifts in employer and employee dynamics, as well as jobs and job descriptions A look at the HR challenges employers and employees facing in a world impacted by COVID-19 The meaning of the term “VUCA”, and how it applies to businesses How jobs, job descriptions, and work environments are evolving The top five skills required to succeed in the future Have questions? PrestigePEO is always available to help with HR, employee benefits and payroll, and more. Call Us Today at 888-PEO-PEO1 or visit prestigepeo.com. Ira Wolfe is an accomplished author and president of Success Performance Solutions. He partners with businesses to challenge their preconceived notions and rethink their strategies around recruitment, hiring, and performance management. Visit www.irawolfe.com to learn more.

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