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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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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 E11: Addressing the Disconnect Between HR and Newly Appointed Leaders
July 22, 2021

S2 E11: Addressing the Disconnect Between HR and Newly Appointed Leaders

“Clarity of mission is foundational to the success of companies and their newly appointed leaders” The disconnect between newly elected leaders and human resource representatives is among the top reasons why these…

S2 E10: Essential Components to Building Successful Leaders
July 12, 2021

S2 E10: Essential Components to Building Successful Leaders

“How much more effective, more productive, more profitable would a company be if instead of planning for the dip, they planned for the dominance?” In this episode, Claire Chandler, a business advisor…

S2 E9: Fostering a Workplace Culture to Avoid Employee Burnout
June 23, 2021

S2 E9: Fostering a Workplace Culture to Avoid Employee Burnout

“An organization that wants to avoid burnout needs to start with a big why: a mission, a vision, and core values.” Employee burnout is becoming a greater topic of focus as the…

S2 E8: What Is Employee Burnout, and Why Should Employers Care?
June 7, 2021

S2 E8: What Is Employee Burnout, and Why Should Employers Care?

“We’re working hard, but we’re not seeing the rewards – not necessarily the paycheck, but the recognition and feedback we seek.” Employee burnout is an important topic, but it isn’t addressed enough.…

S2 E11: Addressing the Disconnect Between HR and Newly Appointed Leaders
July 22, 2021

S2 E11: Addressing the Disconnect Between HR and Newly Appointed Leaders

“Clarity of mission is foundational to the success of companies and their newly appointed leaders” The disconnect between newly elected leaders and human resource representatives is among the top reasons why these…

S2 E10: Essential Components to Building Successful Leaders
July 12, 2021

S2 E10: Essential Components to Building Successful Leaders

“How much more effective, more productive, more profitable would a company be if instead of planning for the dip, they planned for the dominance?” In this episode, Claire Chandler, a business advisor…

S2 E9: Fostering a Workplace Culture to Avoid Employee Burnout
June 23, 2021

S2 E9: Fostering a Workplace Culture to Avoid Employee Burnout

“An organization that wants to avoid burnout needs to start with a big why: a mission, a vision, and core values.” Employee burnout is becoming a greater topic of focus as the…

S2 E8: What Is Employee Burnout, and Why Should Employers Care?
June 7, 2021

S2 E8: What Is Employee Burnout, and Why Should Employers Care?

“We’re working hard, but we’re not seeing the rewards – not necessarily the paycheck, but the recognition and feedback we seek.” Employee burnout is an important topic, but it isn’t addressed enough.…

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 E11: Addressing the Disconnect Between HR and Newly Appointed Leaders

“Clarity of mission is foundational to the success of companies and their newly appointed leaders” The disconnect between newly elected leaders and human resource representatives is among the top reasons why these leaders tend to fail. In our latest HR in 15 episode, we welcome back Claire Chandler, business advisor and President & Founder of Talent Boost, to explore what causes this disconnect. We learn that the three main reasons leaders fail are a lack of preparedness, a lack of mission clarity, and indecisiveness, all stemming from the two most significant areas of disconnect between leaders and human resource personnel; mindset and resources. Claire dives deeper into these two main issues and explains how mindset can vastly affect the perception that HR and new leaders have of each other, altering the actual reality. The inability of HR to provide their appointed leaders with the right resources also becomes a barrier to success. Claire details and examines the right resources to help new leaders become successful and how communication is essential to bridge the gap between HR and new leadership.   Highlights Include:   At least 50 % of leaders fail within the first 18 months of being hired 3 main reasons why leaders fail Two most significant areas of disconnect between HR and Leaders Leaders begin with a lack of self-confidence and are often afraid to ask for help Executives always have doubts as to whether the right leader has been chosen for the right position Ways to increase the confidence and competence in identifying the right leader for the proper role 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. Claire Chandler helps ambitious, mission-forward companies scale with fewer growing pains and bottlenecks. She founded Talent Boost because she was tired of finding employees curled up under their desks, crying and disillusioned. She cures workplace misery by fixing the biggest impact on a company's culture: the behavior of its leaders. Learn more at https://www.clairechandler.net/media.

S2 E10: Essential Components to Building Successful Leaders

“How much more effective, more productive, more profitable would a company be if instead of planning for the dip, they planned for the dominance?” In this episode, Claire Chandler, a business advisor and President & Founder of Talent Boost, discusses how business leaders can improve their preparedness for success.  Business is often a revolving door of constant change in leadership and management. Business owners should be able to gauge how prepared a leader is. They should be able to understand why they’re in that role, what needs to be accomplished, and the methods required to increase collaboration. The first six months make for an intense first impression, which proves immensely important for HR to smoothen this transition for newly acquired leaders. Claire informs us how direction and clarity are the essential components in allowing leaders to be successful. She speaks to other key attributes to becoming a better leader, and one that’s more prepared to deliver success.   Highlights Include:   Ways in which HR can bridge the gap between new leaders and their employees Internally promoted leaders received little to no handover from HR It usually takes an allotted amount of time for a new leader to get acclimated, which generally comes with a fall in productivity Even after being appointed as a leader, the work that needs to be done is immense 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. Claire Chandler helps ambitious, mission-forward companies scale with fewer growing pains and bottlenecks. She founded Talent Boost because she was tired of finding employees curled up under their desks, crying and disillusioned. She cures workplace misery by fixing the biggest impact on a company's culture: the behavior of its leaders. Learn more at https://www.clairechandler.net/media.

S2 E9: Fostering a Workplace Culture to Avoid Employee Burnout

“An organization that wants to avoid burnout needs to start with a big why: a mission, a vision, and core values.” Employee burnout is becoming a greater topic of focus as the world begins to emerge from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last episode of HR in 15, we explored what employee burnout actually is and how it presents itself with creator of the FTF Burnout-Proof Culture Model, David Shar. Today, David joins us once again to provide a look at how workplace dynamics are changing for both employers and employees, as well as practical advice on how employers can foster a culture that helps their employees avoid burnout. Highlights Include:   Insight into kinds of organizational roadblocks that lead to burnout Tips on how employers can help their employees feel supported and productive The impacts of COVID-19, and how workplace dynamics are changing as a result A look at what can happen if employees continue to experience burnout 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. David Shar is an international speaker, consultant, business psychology expert, and founder of Illuminate Performance Management Consultants. He combines decades of leadership experience with the latest research in psychology to help organizations attract, retain, and motivate top talent. Learn more at https://www.illuminatepmc.com/.

S2 E8: What Is Employee Burnout, and Why Should Employers Care?

“We’re working hard, but we’re not seeing the rewards – not necessarily the paycheck, but the recognition and feedback we seek.” Employee burnout is an important topic, but it isn’t addressed enough. What exactly is burnout, and why should employers pay more attention to it? To help us answer these questions and much more, in this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined by Illuminate PMC founder and creator of the FTF Burnout-Proof Culture Model – David Shar. David is a business psychology expert who works with businesses to help them foster a positive culture that attracts and retains top talent. He’s here to help us understand exactly what burnout is, how it may present itself in different contexts, and some steps businesses can take to work toward a healthier environment for all. Highlights Include:   A deeper understanding of what burnout is, and how it happens to employees The importance of communication between employees and management The critical elements of a healthy work environment Practical advice for employers to address and mitigate employee burnout 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. David Shar is an international speaker, consultant, business psychology expert, and founder of Illuminate Performance Management Consultants. He combines decades of leadership experience with the latest research in psychology to help organizations attract, retain, and motivate top talent. Learn more at https://www.illuminatepmc.com/.

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