Best Practices in Human Resources Podcast

Best Practices in Human Resources Podcast

By Best Practices in Human Resour
Join Brenda Neckvatal in each podcast episode where she talks about current HR topics, news, and trends impacting businesses of all sizes. Best Practices provides a variety of Human Resource consulting services for businesses and individual Human Resource practitioners who need an experienced soundboard.
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EP 22: It's Not All About the Contract w/ Guest Dr. Steve Renz

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EP 43: The Risks of Using Slack Channels and IM Technology
Join Brenda as she shares the risks and solutions available for your corporate communication and instant messaging platforms.
42:15
January 15, 2020
EP 42: Reinforcing Trust After a Critical Workplace Event
Join Brenda as she talks about how to rebuild trust in the workplace when it has suffered some form of damage from a major event.
54:23
January 8, 2020
EP 41: 3 Workplace Challenges for 2020
Join Brenda as she talks about the challenges businesses face rolling into 2020 as well as some exciting news!
36:05
January 1, 2020
EP 40: Professionally Branding Yourself w/ Lauren Clemett
In this episode I speak with an award winning international branding specialist Lauren Clemett on branding yourself as an HR professional. 
1:15:06
December 25, 2019
EP 39: How HR Helps 10 Business Pain Points
Listen in as Brenda talks about serious business issues that HR can help solve.
48:29
December 18, 2019
EP 38: 5 Easy Cost Saving Compliance Wins For 2020
Join Brenda as she talks about how you can accomplish compliance and save money for 2020
35:24
December 11, 2019
EP 37: What a Navy SEAL Knows About Negligent Retention w/ Guest Eddie Penney
Join Brenda as she and US Navy SEAL Eddie Penney of Contingent Group discuss the implications of not doing your homework! 
55:42
December 4, 2019
EP 36: 7 Tips To Manage Your Remote Workforce
Today Brenda talks about 7 helpful tips to help manage your remote employees.
36:47
November 27, 2019
EP 35: Consequences of Pot in the Workplace
After a trip to New York City, Brenda returns with some thought provoking information about how the unrealized legalization and increased use of marijuana will impact costs for employers.
31:54
November 20, 2019
EP 34: The HR Nightmare That Is WeWorks
Join Brenda as she walks through the complex and changing time of WeWorks.
52:40
November 13, 2019
EP: 33 Managing Trauma in the Workplace w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Jason Redman
Special guest Jason Redman joins Brenda in a conversation about how businesses and people survive life ambushes.
1:15:09
November 6, 2019
EP 32: Employee Questions That Will Haunt You
She's at it again! Brenda's found 23 questions that employees are asking on open chat boards that will leave give your the chills and keep you awake at night!
49:46
October 30, 2019
EP 31: To Drink or Not to Drink...That is a Really Great Question
Join Brenda as she talks about the challenges employers have when faced with providing pr permitting alcohol at company sponsored events.
38:10
October 23, 2019
EP 30: A Closer Look at Individual Liability
Individual liability is not a commonly discussed topic in the workplace, but it holds a great deal of risk when it's not addressed. Join Brenda as she talks about what individual liability is, how it impacts the company, and what employers can do to mitigate the impact.
40:12
October 16, 2019
EP 29: Hiring Veterans for Your Workforce w/ US Navy Veteran Kristof Lewis
Join Brenda and special guest US Navy Veteran Kristof Lewis as they talk about transition from the military and what companies can do to help.
1:05:02
October 2, 2019
EP 28: Wise Words from US Navy SEAL David Rutherford & Chayra
Join Brenda in an episode of "the best of" from A PR Lady & A HR Lady Walk Into A Bar podcast with special guests US Navy SEAL and former host of the Team Never Quit Podcast David "Rut" Rutherford and co-host Chayra.
2:14:36
September 25, 2019
EP 27: Top 5 Ways A Company Can Get Sued By Employees
Curious on what are some of the most common ways employees can get their employers in hot water, and what to do about it? Listen in as Brenda identifies five practices in human resources that open the door for problems and tips on how to address them.
45:14
September 18, 2019
EP 26: Benefits Renewal Planning - Guest Kim Setzer
Brenda and Kim return to discuss best practices on working through annual renewals as well as preparing for a successful open enrollment
34:09
September 11, 2019
EP 25: How to Work with Your Insurance Broker w/ Guest Kim Setzer
Join Brenda and special guest Kim Setzer of Towne Benefits for part one of a two part series on how you can apply best practices in building a successful working relationship with your broker.
1:12:38
September 4, 2019
EP 24: HR Questions From A Young Entrepreneur w/ Guest Dallas DeVost
What do you get when you mix a young ambitions business owner and an HR professional? Incredible banter, serious questions, and possible solutions to everyday challenges.
1:24:56
August 28, 2019
EP 23: Dealing with Disruptive Behavior
Every business owner, operator, and HR professional runs into four common employee behaviors that take attention away from the daily needs of the company. In this episode, Brenda discusses what these are and how companies can address them to work towards putting attention back towards the business at hand.
53:30
August 21, 2019
EP 22: It's Not All About the Contract w/ Guest Dr. Steve Renz
There is a great deal of money to be made in the US government contracting sector, and a significant amount of opportunity. Join Brenda and contracting specialist Steve Renz talk about common mistakes business owners make when deciding to become government contractors.
1:30:39
August 14, 2019
EP 21: Obesity & the US Appeals Court Decision
Confused if obesity is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Don't feel alone! Join Brenda as she discusses new ground established that could open the door to our next major change in employment law.
49:23
August 7, 2019
EP 20: Asking the Tough Questions w/ Elaine Devost
In this episode, Brenda invites one of her clients to ask HR questions that impact her family's business. Lots of great information from questions that seem simple on the surface, but have complex answers & consequences.
1:12:31
July 31, 2019
EP 19: How Recession Proof Are You and Your Staff?
Are you prepared for a sudden downturn in business? Have you been monitoring the predictions for a potential recession in 2019 or 2020? Are you prepared for the high cost associated with a reduction in force? In this episode Brenda talks about how to assess your company's position for changes in your market, as well as some ideas on how you can bolster your position to minimize the impact and mitigate the risks.
53:01
July 24, 2019
EP 18: Affirmative Action Plans w/ Guest Eli St. Julien from Outsolve
Affirmative Action Plans (AAP) are a necessary component for companies with 100 employees or more, as well as Government Contractors with 50 employees or more. Eli walks listeners through the background and history of AAPs, the various reports required for compliance, as well as some shared thoughts on why paying attention to this compliance requirement is necessary to help protect the company's bottom line.
55:14
July 17, 2019
EP 17: How Bad Is The Sexual Harassment Problem In The US?
With the explosion of the #MeToo movement that swept the nation and stemmed from the rampant issue in Hollywood, Brenda talks about the visible data and the unknown number of incidents involving the issue of sexual harassment in today's workforce. How bad is the problem and what can businesses do to mitigate risk? 
42:21
July 10, 2019
EP 16: Feedback: Why Didn't You Tell Them w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Jim Foreman
Jim is back for his third episode! He and Brenda talk about the importance and consequences of not providing feedback, the manifestation of the anti-culture, as well as addressing cliques in the workplace.
45:42
July 3, 2019
EP 15: The Side of Safety Nobody Wants to Talk About
We know safety is a necessity in the workplace, but it's also a program that often tends to go unnoticed or is under supported. Join Brenda as she talks through an article featuring comments from Mike Rowe on "Safety First" and her observations on the differences in how programs are administered.
25:49
June 26, 2019
EP 14: What Questions are Your Employees Researching?
It's that time of the year when states begin announcing changes to employment law. Hear Brenda talk about how you can start to prepare yourself the this Mid Year Roll that begins in July. Also in this episode Brenda researches some questions your employees may be trying to find answers to...will it spell issues for you in the future? Tune in and find out!
28:53
June 19, 2019
EP 13: Changing Laws Around Marijuana Usage
This week Brenda talks about the continuing changes in the United States around marijuana use. This is a special edition podcast dedicated to an evolving topic - stay tuned as this continues to make waves across the country and into the offices of businesses in the US.
28:32
May 15, 2019
EP 12: Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace w/ Navy Veteran Jon Macaskill
 A very special episode with guest Jon Macaskill and talking about the effects our work environments have on our brains, and how practicing mindfulness makes improvements to our cognitive abilities. 
1:08:09
May 8, 2019
EP 11: How to Prepare to Talk to Your Employment Attorney
Today Brenda talks with Kristina Vaquera from Jackson Lewis on how businesses and HR practitioners can prepare to engage in developing a legal strategy with their employment attorney. Together they tackle the sensitive subject of cost and make recommendations on engaging in the most productive and effective approach to working with your legal counsel. 
46:34
May 1, 2019
EP 10: The Employment Landscape and Finding Talent to Grow Your Team
Join Brenda as we look at the current jobless rates and what the forecast is for the next 18 months, identify things you can do internally and externally to retain your workforce.
41:10
April 10, 2019
EP 9: I Don't Have Time to Develop My Employees W/ Guest US Navy SEAL Jim Foreman
 Brenda welcomes the return of Jim Foreman, retired US Navy SEAL Command Master Chief, as they talk about the necessity of developing employees in the workplace. 
57:23
April 3, 2019
EP 8: Grief in the Workplace
 Join Brenda with special guest R. Glenn Kelly as they talk about what companies can do to help move employees through the grief process when an employee or employees suffer loss. 
58:34
March 27, 2019
EP 7: Funny Things Employees Do w/ Guest Chayra
 This episode is a great break away from the seriousness of HR issues and a chance to listen and laugh to some of the most outrageous things employees do that get them fired. Join Brenda with special guest Public Relations Specialist Chayra for our most entertaining episode yet. 
1:14:09
March 20, 2019
EP 6: The Aurora 2019 Shooting w/ Navy SEAL Joe Hahn
Join Brenda as she talks with Joe about the recent and unfortunate shooting that took place in Aurora, Illinois February 15, 2019. She examines the information available and not available, hear how Joe speaks of the human condition, and what companies should do to minimize the risks of a growing threat in our workplaces - violence.   
54:17
March 6, 2019
EP 5: CBD Usage and Employment Challenges w/ US Navy SEAL Jeff Nichols
With the growing use of CBD in the market place, the objectives of this podcast episode are to bring education to small businesses and HR professionals on what CBD is, it’s uses, as well as dispelling the myths and perceptions for those who are not in the know on CBD. Additional points of discussion will include how it applies to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, growing use in the veteran community and what CBD addresses, alternative treatments for physical ailments, and use in the high performance and fitness arena.   
47:50
February 8, 2019
EP 4: Alternative Wellness Ideas for Your Employees w/ US Navy SEAL Cade Courtley and Susan Martin
 Join Brenda as she discusses additional wellness ideas to integrate into your program, and build on your momentum for 2019. In this episode, she has two special guests: US Navy SEAL Cade Courtley owner and founder of Victory Coffees, and Susan Martin of Shaklee. 
1:01:48
January 23, 2019
EP 3: Building and Supporting Your Wellness Program w/ Guest Chris Bushey
It's January and that means wellness programs!  This episode is about building an effective wellness program and how to support it through the full calendar year. Don't let your wellness programs fizzle!  There are a lot of cookie-cutter programs in place and this episode kicks off a month of new and innovative ideas that promote a successful wellness platform to drive engagement as well as employee wellness.
48:54
January 16, 2019
EP 2 - How to Effectively Lead and Manage a Problematic Top Performer w/ Navy SEAL Jim Foreman
Today we have an epic show! We talk about how to lead and manage your top performer. Together retired Master Chief Navy SEAL Jim Foreman and I share best practices on how to lead a top performer when your employee is new to the team and when you are the new kid on the block. We’ve got new legislative updates for 2019.
50:42
December 12, 2018
EP 1: Best Practices in Human Resources Podcast Launch
The very first informative episode of Best Practices in Human Resources! Today's episode includes an introduction to our consulting practice, updates for legislative changes in Kentucky, Missouri, and California. We share information on the 2019 Pension Plan Limitations. Lastly, we provide quick updates on limit changes around Medical FSA, Adoptions, and Commuter Benefits for 2019. At the end of the episode, we provide you with two free resources – join us!
19:21
November 28, 2018