HR

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 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…

It’s All About Your Bottom Line: How a PEO Helps Reduce Employee Benefit Costs
November 24, 2020

It’s All About Your Bottom Line: How a PEO Helps Reduce Employee Benefit Costs

There are few businesses that have made it through this year completely unaffected by all that’s going on in the world. With COVID-19 still in full swing in most places, the bottom line is that for a lot of businesses, it’ll all come down to their bottom line – which means it’s more important than ever for businesses to save…

Communicating the Hard News: 3 Tips for an Easier Conversation
November 12, 2020

Communicating the Hard News: 3 Tips for an Easier Conversation

Communicating bad news is tough. It’s often even tougher in professional settings, where the bad news could have long-lasting impacts on many facets of an employee’s life. Keep reading for a few tips that could help make difficult conversations with employees a bit easier for all. Be Honest and Empathetic It might be tempting to try to ameliorate the news…

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 to be as frictionless as possible, delivering the extraordinary value of professional coaching through an easy-to-use service that’s available on all devices, and helping to enhance the value…

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, insurance, HR & talent management, and workforce analytics & communications. This experience gave him a breadth and versatility that he now draws upon every day. In today’s episode,…

Technology to Simplify HR Operations
November 4, 2020

Technology to Simplify HR Operations

Businesses that work with a PEO are 91% less likely to still be temporarily closed and 60% less likely to be permanently closed due to COVID-19, according to research released by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). One reason that’s the case is because a PEO provides small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) full-spectrum HR support, including powerful technology…

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 Walker LLC, lays out and explains the changes that need to be made. Last episode, Maggie walked us through the Supreme Court case itself – how it came…

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 made this past June.  Our guest tells the story of three cases of workplace discrimination, where employees were fired because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. The…

Open Enrollment 2020: Employee Benefits Are Different This Year
October 20, 2020

Open Enrollment 2020: Employee Benefits Are Different This Year

It’s 2020. Things sure are different now. From the employee perspective, benefits like health insurance are more important than ever. A new report from Prudential Financial reveals double-digit increases in the value employees place on their benefits packages, with over 70% of respondents indicating employee benefits are “a big reason they would stay at a job.” This is up from…

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 organization that raises funds to support Israeli’s foremost emergency response and disaster relief organization, Magen David Adom. MDA has conducted over a million COVID tests in Israel and…