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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!