HR in15 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.

Meet the Hosts

ERIC FOODIM
COO
PrestigePEO

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 the HR industry…  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 >>>

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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 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…

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 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 healthcare landscape in light of COVID-19, but what’s the reality? In this episode of HR in 15, we talk to Joe Ellis, Senior Vice President at CBIZ and President-Elect of the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association, a local chapter of SHRM.  Joe discusses the specifics of how healthcare is changing – or isn’t – in light of COVID-19, and how that’s likely to impact both employers and their employees.   Highlights include: A look at changes in demand in various healthcare sectors Anticipated changes in healthcare costs and plan designs Potential impacts on employers and their employees 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. Joe Ellis is an employee benefits expert, serving as both Senior Vice President at CBIZ and President-Elect of the Greater Valley Forge Human Resources Association, a local chapter of SHRM. Joe leads the CBIZ PEO Marketplace, a one-stop shop for information about the PEO market. Joe will also assume presidency of his local SHRM chapter in July 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 so many small and mid-size businesses today, platforms that enable employers to find and keep talent is vital to success. In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined by Brad Solecitto of Ultimate Kronos Group, now known as UKG. Brad shares his insight into how the role of technology in HR has evolved over the past decade, and how it continues to evolve as remote work becomes the norm.   Highlights include: A look at the rise of HR tech over the past 10 years, and then the past 12 months Insight into how HR tech can address the challenges of remote work How companies like UKG and PrestigePEO help companies implement new technology Have Questions? PrestigePEO is always available to help you navigate these uncertain times with regard to Human Resources, Employee Benefits and Payroll Management. Call Us Today at 888-PEO-PEO1 or contact us at prestigepeo.com. Brad Solecitto has spent his entire career in technology, working from tech support roles to now managing partner resellers and clients for UKG. As Partner Success Manager at UKG, Brad helps small businesses realize the value of HR technology platforms to drive internal growth.  

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 work environment? In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined once again by Board-Certified career coach and corporate culture consultant, Joy Stephens. Joy’s lifelong passion for social and racial justice lends itself to her current mission of helping organizations understand the complex issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Today we’re talking about why businesses need to take diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts more seriously, and how. Joy provides expert insight and practical steps businesses can take to foster a work environment that’s supportive and inclusive of all. Highlights include: Strategic advice on how to build and strengthen inclusion efforts within your company Important trends in corporate culture and how to get ahead of them Recommendations on educational media resources Have Questions? PrestigePEO is always available to help you navigate these uncertain times with regard to Human Resources, Employee Benefits and Payroll Management. Call Us Today at 888-PEO-PEO1 or contact us at prestigepeo.com. Joy Stephens is the Director of Business Development at New Heights Academic and Leadership Consulting. With a background in research and development, marketing, manufacturing, and sales, Joy now applies her broad corporate experience to help organizations “develop their people” and truly transform their culture. Joy is a Board-Certified career coach and corporate culture consultant who helps organizations move forward.

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 people want to immerse themselves in." What makes a business a truly great place to work? Our guest today, Joy Stephens, is a Board-Certified career coach and corporate culture consultant who is passionate about helping organizations understand the complex issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion – and how to do better. In order to properly address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, executives must start by taking an honest look at their organization. Where are the imbalances, and how did we get here? Joy is here to talk about what makes a workplace toxic, how things are changing, and the importance of coaching to fix toxic behaviors in the workplace. Highlights include: A history of power dynamics in the American workplace A look into the experiences of marginalized demographics Advice on how businesses can move toward fostering a more inclusive culture Have Questions? PrestigePEO is always available to help you navigate these uncertain times with regard to Human Resources, Employee Benefits and Payroll Management. Call Us Today at 888-PEO-PEO1 or contact us at prestigepeo.com. Joy Stephens is the Director of Business Development at New Heights Academic and Leadership Consulting. With a background in research and development, marketing, manufacturing, and sales, Joy now applies her broad corporate experience to help organizations “develop their people” and truly transform their culture. Joy is a Board-Certified career coach and corporate culture consultant who helps organizations move forward.

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