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Best Practices in Human Resources Podcast

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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 80: Resiliency w/ Guest Adam Markel

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EP 116: Recovering from a Crash
Burnout is a real thing in HR and when you experience extreme highs and lows with little middle, you will crash.
40:27
July 14, 2021
EP 115: That's a Raging Employee Mess!
This week Brenda talks about the unfolding events at WWJ-TV in Detroit and the actions taken on behalf of April Moss, reporter and Chuck Davis, Chief Engineer.
47:26
June 23, 2021
EP 114: Non Competes Under Fire
This week Brenda talks about the support for eliminating protective covenants
57:22
June 16, 2021
EP 113: Imposter Syndrome
This week Brenda talks about batteling imposter syndrome and how it impacts HR pros.
27:12
June 9, 2021
EP 112: It's No Longer a Matter of If w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Hector Delgado
It's Brenda's annual look at the country's active shooter status in the US and she is joined with Hector Delgado, retired US Navy SEAL, from ASR Alert Systems.
42:14
June 2, 2021
EP 111 He Said What!?! W/ Tomas Keenan
Brenda and Tomas Keenan talk shop and his book how to Unf*ck Your Business.
01:02:02
May 26, 2021
EP 110 How to Pivot & Slay with Guest Jessica Dennehy
Want to crush & slay the day when the day wants to crush & slay you? Listen to my girl Jessica (get her best-selling book Pivot & Slay) on how you can change the direction of whatever is going on in your world and come out a victor!
37:20
May 19, 2021
EP 109 Doing the Mundane
Doing the mundane is what keeps you successful. Listen in as Brenda talks about how keeping to the basics makes you highly proficient.
46:32
May 12, 2021
EP 108: Make Good Decisions w/ Guest Marc Zalmanoff
Brenda brings on Amazon Best Selling Author Marc Zalmanoff to talk about how making good decisions impacts the quality of your life
44:06
May 5, 2021
EP 107: Are You Ready for the Storm? Because its Coming!
Brenda shares a broadcast from a Clubhouse session she gave which addresses some unique and challenging changes coming that will impact the company culture, how our managers manage, and how CEOs can protect proprietary information.
53:36
April 21, 2021
EP 106: Facing the Boss's Reaction
Giving the boss bad news is never fun. Listen in and see what Brenda recommends and be a successful partner with a seat at the table.
22:45
April 14, 2021
EP 105: Believe Me, You're Worth The Investment
If you're walking into a room of managers and leaders, and believe that you're not in the right place, then you need to listen to this podcast.
36:44
April 7, 2021
EP 104: Premarital Sex and Terminations
A little saucy...but great information Brenda shared last week in Clubhouse. Check it out!
51:29
March 31, 2021
EP 103: Attributes w/ US Navy SEAL Rich Diviney
This week Brenda meets up with a Fellow from the first East Coast graduating class with The Honor Foundation, Rich Diviney. Rich talks about his new book, Attributes, and individual high performance.
51:19
March 24, 2021
EP 102: Crush the Day w/ Drewbie Wilson
Brenda interviews Drewbie Wilson, Amazon Best Selling Author, on crushing the day and building the most for your future.
47:39
March 17, 2021
EP 101: The New Age of Social Change & Leadership Development
Have you run into a situation where people's passion for changing social circumstances has made your employees feel uncomfortable? What do you say? How do you handle it? Listen in as Brenda talks about some of the dos and don'ts.
44:16
March 10, 2021
EP 100: When CEOs and HR Come Together w/ Guest Bedros Keuilian
Bedros Keuilian is founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, listed three times on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 500 fastest growing franchises in the world. He’s also the author of the Wall Street Journal Best Seller, Man Up, and is known as the hidden genius behind many of the top businesses, entrepreneurs and thought leaders who turn to him when they want to create highly profitable brands and businesses.   An immigrant from a communist country turned hugely successful entrepreneur and peak performance coach, Bedros uses the stage, TV, and social media to share his Immigrant Edge and American Dream story to help inspire audiences worldwide reach their fullest potential in business and in life.    Bedros has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc.com Fox, a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine, and his business is ranked on Inc’s 5,000.    He’s my guest on the 100th episode and very gracious gentleman, leader , and guest at that. You can find the Best Practices in Human Resources podcast on Apple, Stitcher, and now iHeart Radio Podcasts. Don’t miss this episode!
58:09
March 3, 2021
EP 99: HR Is Not A Put The Pickle Here Function
Join Brenda as she talks about some of the great points of HR and how to stay on task, not get overwhelmed with complexity, and how to find the root cause in any situation.
29:53
February 24, 2021
EP 98: Just a Little HR Chat w/ Guest Corey Davis
Two HR Pros meet in Clubhouse and all sorts of great things happen!
33:15
February 17, 2021
EP 97: What the Data Tells Us w/ Guest Jeff Wald
This week Brenda invites Jeff Wald on to talk about what the HR data is really telling us about the COVID work environment.
39:34
February 10, 2021
EP: 96 My Story
Everyone has a story, and they are all filled with great moments, defeats, victories, and failures. In this episode, hear Brenda's story as she sits for an interview with Peter Lorton and the Fire in the Belly podcast.
01:46:17
February 3, 2021
EP 95: Questions About Mandating COVID Vaccines at Work
This week Brenda shares with you insights into many aspects of mandating COVID vaccinations.
54:19
January 27, 2021
EP 94: A Biden-Harris Administration - What to Expect in 2021
This week Brenda discusses changes to watch as the shift occurs in the Oval Office.
55:40
January 20, 2021
EP 93: Lead the Change w/ Kelly Cooper
This week Brenda speaks to Kelly Cooper about change, diversity & inclusion, and 2021.
01:03:11
January 13, 2021
EP 92: People Matter w/ Guest Laurie Ruettimann
Brenda and Laurie kick off a much needed topic for 2021!
58:20
January 6, 2021
EP 91: Improve the Quality of Your Questions
This week Brenda talks about how you can increase your effectiveness through access to information and minimize miscommunication.
39:03
December 30, 2020
EP 90: Don't Rely on Fast Answers
This week Brenda talks about the hazards of making decisions quickly without really digging into the details.
35:26
December 16, 2020
EP 89: Five Key Things to Being an HR Pro
This week Brenda talks about building a mindset around these 5 elements to be a successful HR pro
45:15
December 9, 2020
EP 88: Know What to Do and Why
This week Brenda talks about how to upskill your skills on understanding why we do what we do in HR.
31:39
December 2, 2020
EP 87: Battling Limiting Self Beliefs w/ Guest US Navy SEAL John MacLaren
Special guest John MacLaren, US Navy SEAL, speaks with Brenda about how to fight the battle as a veteran and civilian against limiting self beliefs.
01:23:01
November 24, 2020
EP 86: How to Hire an Elite Warrior w/ Guest Janie Livesay
This week Brenda and Janie Livesay talk about how companies can hire an eliete warrior, capitalize on their strengths, and how to support their integration into the company.
01:31:28
November 18, 2020
EP 85: Kris "Tanto" Paronto & I Talk - Honoring Our Veterans
This week Brenda speaks with the ONE AND ONLY Kris "Tanto" Paranto - Veteran US Ranger, CIA Security Contractor, Author, and the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack hero as depicted in the movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - on how employers can support the Veteran workforce and community.
01:00:36
November 11, 2020
EP 84: Gaining Buy-in with Your CEO w/ Guest US Navy SEAL TK Eppley
TK Eppley joins Brenda this week in the studio and they talk about what CEOs need to be successful, how they look at business needs, and it will spark ideas on how you can connect and communicate with your CEO to gain that necessary buy-in.
01:00:08
October 28, 2020
EP 83: Assessing the Assessments w/ Guest Dr. Richard Shuster
Did you know that assessments, although helpful, could get you into hot water? Brenda and Dr. Richard talk about how assessments can benefit companies and hurt them. Get in the know!
54:04
October 21, 2020
EP 82: Building a Great Internship Program in 2021 w/ Miri Rodriguez at Microsoft
In this week's episode, Brenda speaks to Miri Rodriguez about the various internship programs Microsoft builds, their best practices, and how they integrate their social awareness values into their efforts.
01:01:08
October 14, 2020
EP 81: What Questions Are Your Employees Researching II
Do you wonder what employees are looking for on the net? Are you curious about their curiosity as it pertains to their employment? Brenda goes into detail on several questions employees ask on open source Q&A boards, and provides her views and actions you can take.
51:12
October 7, 2020
EP 80: Resiliency w/ Guest Adam Markel
In this week's episode, Brenda talks with Adam Markel about building resiliency as HR pros during the COVID pandemic.
24:55
September 30, 2020
EP 79: Executing Your Life & Career Strategy with Grit as an HR Pro w/ Guest Jodi Harris
In this episode, Brenda and Jodi talk about getting ahead in HR. Jodi shares some of the exceptional wisdom she passes down to her team. Another epic episode.
46:10
September 23, 2020
EP78: Sedentary Work, Stress, and the Need to Take Care of You as an HR Pro W/ Guest US Navy SEAL William Branum
This week Brenda speaks with US Navy SEAL Will Branum and they talk about the damage of leading a sedentary worklife, the benefits of using CBD, what you need to know about CBD, and reducing your stress from trauma and the burden of "mileage" accumulated in your career.
48:39
September 16, 2020
EP77: How We Got To Where We Are & Being In A State Of Action w/ Guest Lisa Perez
This week Brenda and her guest Lisa share their experiences as they come up through their careers, what challenges they had to overcome, and what they are looking forward to in the future.
01:25:05
September 9, 2020
EP 76: Ask w/ Mark Victor Hansen & Crystal Dwyer Hansen
He's back and with his wife, full of laughter and sage advice. Join us as we talk about HR, business, and their new book "Ask".
01:25:20
September 2, 2020
EP75: What Does The World Really Look Like w/ Guest Charanya Kannan from PayPal
It's on everyone's mind...what is really going on in the world? In this week's episode, we talk to a global strategist who looks at the current world condition under the COVID-19 pandemic and shares insights that can help us plot our course forward.
56:19
August 26, 2020
EP 74: Benefits of Coaching w/ Guest Chris Willingham
Have you every thought about enrolling into private coaching or a program for your executive team? Chris talks about the benefits of doing so and what your company can get out of formal training and that ear to lean on.
46:32
August 19, 2020
EP 73: Set Yourself Up for Excellence w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Monty Heath
If you set yourself up for  excellence, you're making the best investment possible - in you! Today's guest, US NAVY SEAL Monty Heath and I speak on what you can do to make the best of your time at work, build your relationships, and lead with a clear vision of what you want for YOU in your life.
53:11
August 12, 2020
EP 72: How to Stay Up in Down Times w/ Mark Victor Hansen, Mitzi Perdue & Preston Weeks
If you're feeling the pressure of the "rona" then you need to listen to this week's episode. Phenomenal - the only word that can describe this interview with Mark Victor Hansen, Mitzi Perdue, and Preston Weeks. Guaranteed, you will walk away feeling renewed!
01:47:24
August 5, 2020
EP 71: You Can't Build a High Performing Team without Buy-in w/ Ryan Munsey
We are on vacation this week, enjoying the summer break, and didn't want you to miss out on another epic interview. If you want to get Ryan's book, you can find it on Amazon by clicking this link -> https://www.amazon.com/Your-Feelings-Accomplish-Anything-Significant/dp/1983468878/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ryan+munsey+f+your+feelings+book&qid=1595972587&sr=8-1 We'll see you next week!
50:58
July 29, 2020
EP 70: When the "Shut Up Filter" Fails & The Tweet That Nearly Killed CrossFit w/ Annette Densham
“Well…isn’t that special,” so says the 1987 character, The Church Lady< from Saturday Night Live. If you’re looking for some grounded useful entertaining discussion, then this show will quench that thirst. My pal Annette Densham from the Audacious Agency in Australia is a PR and Corporate Communications specialist and we have a very candid conversation around the reactive nature of communication in today’s world. In this episode you’ll also hear about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:20:38
July 22, 2020
EP 69: Dealing with Fear Based Conflict & Resolution w/ Guest Ben Gallagher
Conflict. It’s the biggest theme in 2020 and it’s destructive nature (if left unaddressed) is what tears relationships apart. Believe it or not, many people don’t know how to navigate conflict. They lack the ability to see their emotions, step back, re-group, and proceed with thoughtful productive conversation. Conflict is such an emotionally driven beast, that often people succumb to their desire to fight and engage in some form of defense. Conversely, there are those who were raised like be to believe in submitting to conflict and never standing up for themselves. My guest Ben Gallaher is the Co-founder of B+A, the world's fastest and most creative management consultancy. We spend time talking about dealing with fear based conflict and how to resolve it. Ben joins us from England, and you can learn more about him and his company at https://bandaequals.com/. In this episode you’ll also hear about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Groupto ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:07:49
July 15, 2020
EP 68: What They Don't Teach You About Active Shooters & Civil Unrest w/ Dave Acosta
How vulnerable have you felt in 2020? I know I have. My guest this week is David Acosta, Founder of Fight Back Nation, a company dedicated to teaching companies and schools on how to deal with an active shooter situation. In this episode, we going to share with you what conventional active shooter training doesn’t teach you. Dave Acosta at Fight Back Nation website http://www.fightbacknation.org/ In this episode you’ll hear about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:21:52
July 8, 2020
EP 67: Three Simple Things and Leading During Chaos w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Thom Shea
US Navy SEAL Thom Shea speaks with Brenda about his newest book, Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos. Brenda just completed his Unbreakable 48 challenge this past weekend and through that experience and his story, his insight to leading during chaos requires using three simple things.
01:25:45
July 1, 2020
EP 66: Returning Them to Work w/ Guest Dane Steffenson
Have you been trying to figure out what is the best way to return your employees to work safely, but are confused with all of the information? It changes daily, it’s not consistent, and it leaves you confused, frustrated, and tired. Your employees are stressed and it doesn’t feel like there’s any end in sight. My guest today is Dane Steffenson, an employment attorney who worked for the Department of Labor for 16 years and is shedding some light on best practices for employers and providing a safer workplace. In this episode you’ll hear about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:14:52
June 24, 2020
EP 65: Branding Your Company as an Employer of Choice w/ Lauren Clemett
Since last week’s episode, have you given any through to what are you doing to stand out from the crowd to attract the employees you want to hire? What are you now doing to differentiate yourself from the masses? How are you taking advantage of awards to recognize your top employees? In this week’s episode Lauren Clemett international branding specialist from the Audacious Agency back for a threepeat (first guest to return for three episodes). We talk about a number of aspects of employer branding that will help you identify your company strategy and mine the type of talent in this very unique market. Lauren Clemett at the Audacious Agency’s website https://theaudaciousagency.com/ In this episode you’ll hear about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:07:55
June 17, 2020
EP 64: Using Awards to Brand Yourself as an Employer of Choice w/ Maggie Gallagher & Lauren Clemett
What are you doing to stand out from the crowd to attract the employees you want to hire? How are differentiating yourself from the masses? Are you taking advantage of awards to recognize your top employees? In this week’s episode I have Lauren Clemett international branding specialist from the Audacious Agency back on along with Maggie Gallagher President of the Stevie Awards, and we’re talking how to use award competitions to your company’s advantage. Learn about the various programs that The Stevie Awards offer and how to take a winning approach to submitting your entry. In this episode you’ll hear about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:14:35
June 10, 2020
EP 63: Dealing With Civil Unrest
It’s a very scary, exhausting, and uncertain time for many businesses in the US. We are dealing with complex situations compounded with a volatile social environment. In this episode, we talk about what employers can do to address employee concerns around the riots, protest, and collapse of social distancing for those involved. Suzanne Lucas joins me again for another episode and this week is a replay from our new The REAL HR Show that aired Tuesday morning. In this episode you’ll hear about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:17:02
June 3, 2020
EP 62: Bringing Purpose and Support to Your Veteran Workforce w/ US Navy SEAL Andy Arrabito
This has to be one of my all time favorite interviews I've ever recorded. Not only did I get to connect with Andy after we've tried over the past three years, he sparked some of the best memories I've had in my career while I listen to him talk about how his team finds purpose in their work and what he does to support them as a leader.  In this episode you’ll learn a little more about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
41:20
May 27, 2020
EP 61: Supporting Spouses During Deployments w/ Guest Stacy Shea
This month we are saluting our military in honor of Armed Forces Day with great guests who can provide helpful tips and knowledge that employers and HR champions can take in and apply when supporting those in our workforce who served in our military. Stacy Shea is the wife of a Navy SEAL, Thom Shea, and a powerhouse woman in her own right. In this episode we talk about what businesses can do to support employees whose spouses are deployed. In this episode you’ll also learn a little more about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:00:49
May 20, 2020
EP 60: What to Do When There's No Guidance w/ Guest Retired CHRO Brad Patrick
What do you get when your guest was the head of Global HR for Delta Airlines on 9/11? What do you get when you have a guest who has a full career as either a Vice President of HR or Chief Human Resource Officer for companies such as: Gillette, Sarah Lee, Frito-Lay, and Valvoline? You get on HECK of a discussion with Brad Patrick on how we can proceed during a time where we have more questions and answers as we move through the next stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode you’ll learn a little more about the Honor Foundation from CEO Matt Stevens. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:11:28
May 13, 2020
EP59: Using Emotional Intelligence to Support Your Veteran Workforce w/ Guest Inez Barberio
This month on the show, we are honoring our military, as May 16th is Armed Services Day, by providing you with information and some amazing guests on how you can support your veteran workforce, active duty spouses, and much more. This is a subject that is near and dear to my heart and the ability to support your efforts in optimizing your veteran workforce talents and skills that they bring to the table. In this episode we have the opportunity to speak to Matt Stevens, CEO of The Honor Foundation. Matt was a graduate in the first cohort when the Virginia Beach campus opened in the spring of 2016, where I was one of the original five coaches. Matt is a retired 26 year Navy SEAL Captain who is now leading the The Honor Foundation which provides Special Forces Operators and support staff structured career transition support. Our veterans have given so much of themselves – deploying away from family and loved ones for extended periods of time, dealing with loss of life, dealing with the process of returning to a non-war zone post deployment, as well as operating in the most highly autocratic environment in the US. With that come challenges and opportunities that is not stereotypical of all veterans. I have seen and had to manage firsthand conflicts between varying beliefs, culture, religion, and behaviors of which are not representative of all veterans…but it can happen, and it has…and you will be forced to deal with it, just as you would a non-veteran employee. If you are a listener who is committed to supporting a veteran workforce, this episode will provide you with helpful information to navigate how to meet their needs as well as dealing with some sensitive subject matter. Inez Barberio is a powerhouse when it comes to emotional intelligence, as well as diversity and inclusion. We talk about some hard-hitting subjects and examples of how employers need to apply emotional intelligence when working with our veteran workforce and build them up as they enter or progress through their second career. If you would like to learn how to become a sponsor for The Honor Foundation, visit their website at www.honor.org and donate today. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:10:57
May 6, 2020
EP 58: Rediscovering Your Life w/ Guest Steve Santagati
What if I told you, that you have options even when you are in the midst of uncertainty and ambiguity, would you believe me? My guest today is a long time friend of mine Steve Santagati - former model, TV personality, and New York Times Best Selling Author of The MANual – and America’s Bad Boy. Steve and I have known each other for 9 years and met when I was embarking on a “me project”. His continuous message of action, discipline, and appreciation was a hallmark in the advances I made in my life, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to bring onto the show to provide you with food for thought as we continue through this unique time in history. Currently retired, he’s agreed and l’m so grateful he did. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
56:17
April 29, 2020
EP57: You’re Not Alone – Questions HR Pros Are Asking – Part II
Join Brenda and 5 members of the Next Gen Women in HR Group as she hosts an HR round table discussion on how members are surviving the COVID-19 pandemic.
01:00:21
April 22, 2020
EP 56: You’re Not Alone – Questions HR Pros Are Asking – Part I
What if I told you, that you aren’t alone during this pandemic? Today’s show is the first part of a two part series where we talking about questions other HR champions are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic and other HR questions. You can get up-to-date information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), IRS guidance for FFCRA, and other helpful tips and resources on the bestpractices.work dedicated coronavirus webpage. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over  on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
39:55
April 15, 2020
EP 55: The Science of Leadership w/ Guest Bob Pizzini
Can you ever thing of a time in your life where you really appreciate great advice? My pal Bob Pizzini talks about what you can do as a leader to really take care of yourself – and right now we ALL need to do that! His approach to the Science of Leadership is absolutely brilliant and extremely timely! Also, you can get up-to-date information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), IRS guidance for FFCRA, and other helpful tips and resources on the bestpractices.work dedicated coronavirus webpage. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:09:29
April 8, 2020
EP54: Staying Connected & The Evil HR Lady w/ Guest Suzanne Lucas
Who wants to speak to the “evil HR lady”? I do and she’s here on THIS SHOW! Special guest Suzanne Lucas – also known as the Evil HR Lady, writer for CBS and Inc magazine – is here talking with me about staying connected. Now more than EVER, its vital that we stay connected as we shuffle through this pandemic. We’re social distancing for our physical health, but it also impact our mental health as well. Suzanne is an awesome lady and we just had a BLAST talking. We share tips and suggestions on how to network through virtual connection, what you need to do to maintain your professional image when people can’t see you, and how to work with your employees while still doing the tough job of HR. You can read Suzanne’s work on her website: http://www.evilhrlady.org/and follow her on Twitter at  ‎@RealEvilHRLady . Also, you can get up-to-date information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), IRS guidance for FFCRA, and other helpful tips and resources on the bestpractices.work dedicated coronavirus webpage. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:02:02
April 1, 2020
EP53: How Today's Market Impacts Employee Retirement Benefits Now and Tomorrow w/ Guest David Stephens
The market is a scary place…but it’s also a great place for opportunity. Your employees have an opportunity to take advantage of a down market to make changes to their investment, if they are in a position to do so. Regardless, this is an opportunity to help educate your employees as well as possibly make changes in plan investments to provide a greater rate of return. Today’s show is exactly about that. My guest David Stephens is a financial investor and small business owner, who like many people are feeling the impact of the coronavirus impact. He provides some valuable insight for HR professionals and employers on the current market conditions as well as an optimistic view of where we will be once this lockdown has passed. Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
50:29
March 25, 2020
EP 52: Everyone Is Pivoting With the Coronavirus
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If everything was easy, we wouldn’t call it work. Right? This is Such a crazy time for everyone! Seriously, nobody is being spared from the impact of the coronavirus, and I am working to stay steps ahead to provide the most current and accurate information – including things we haven’t though of that is laden with the intention of providing solid, factual information. Today’s show is exactly about that…how do you pivot what seems like every hour and yet be effective. Here are some of the talking points from this episode… · What healthcare systems are doing to address the needs of the public · Best practices you can implement to help take the edge off · Where to get accurate information · Most importantly taking care of your yourself Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
42:28
March 18, 2020
EP 51: Making Shift Happen w/ Guest Marissa Q. Paine
In this episode Brenda speaks with her guest Marissa Q Paine on the nuances of change and making shift happen.
01:10:08
March 11, 2020
EP 50: Prepare for the Arrival of the Coronavirus in the Workplace
Join Brenda as she begins to discuss what steps employers can take to prepare for the arrival of the fast spreading coronavirus in the workplace.
45:54
March 4, 2020
EP 49: Talking US Labor Market w/ The Honorable Scott Taylor
What if I gave you a behind the scenes look at how bills are put through into law from a man who served with the 115thCongress from 2017 to 2910? Well, in this episode, that’s exactly what I’m going to do! In this episode, I’m giving you food for thought as to how HR professionals address and respond to changes in employment law, as well as a peek into the current Congress deliberations on pending law. An example of a Bill that has been introduced is highlighted below. S.3256 - Schedules That Work Act To permit employees to request changes to their work schedules without fear of retaliation and to ensure that employers consider these requests, and to require employers to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices that negatively affect employees, and for other purposes. My interview with The Honorable Scott Taylor brings real-world legislative experience to the conversation, and provides listeners with a closer look and understanding of how laws are created in the United States. I also provide a PSA to employers that effective May 1, 2020 employers must use the new I-9 Form and you can read about it by clicking here. Today’s Q & A is from an online question I received Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group, join in the conversation, andask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Announcements In this week’s episode, we have some free and paid events coming up : · Wednesday March 4th: Common Expensive I-9 Mistakes (Facebook Group) · Wednesday March 18th: Live Workshop in Virginia Beach: The Heartbreak of Office Romance (Tickets on sale now) · Monday March 23rd: Open Q&A (Facebook Group) · Wednesday March 25th: Webinar - The Heartbreak of Office Romance (Tickets on sale now) Click to link to the Next Gen Women in Facebook Group, invest in yourself on The Next Gen Women in HR Membership Site, and stay connected with interesting tips and tricks in the HR world by getting my best practices delivered to your inbox. Also, don’t hesitate to submit your HR question and I may read it on an upcoming episode. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review
47:01
February 26, 2020
EP 48: Sacking the CEO
What if I gave you a behind the scenes look at everything that goes into terminating a CEO? Well, in this episode, that’s exactly what I’m going to do! In this episode, I’m giving you a little sneak peek of what the Board of Directors must consider when terminating a CEO with or without cause, why reviewing the employment agreement is critical, how they come up with crazy big severance packages, and how you tell your employees you just sacked the CEO. It’s a straight forward rundown of the complex separation process between the company and the CEO, as well as looking at some notable terminations in 2019. Today’s Q & A is from a member in our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group and is based on an article I posted on LinkedIn last week. The article discussed the recently enacted New Jersey law, which is first of its kind in the nation, requiring employers to guarantee severance pay after mass layoffs (click here to read it yourself). Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group, join in the conversation, andask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Announcements In this week’s episode, we have some free and paid events coming up : · Friday February 21st: How to Make the Most of the SHRM Conference (Facebook Group) · Wednesday March 4th: Common Expensive I-9 Mistakes (Facebook Group) · Wednesday March 18th: Live Workshop in Virginia Beach: The Heartbreak of Office Romance (Tickets on sale now) · Monday March 23rd: Open Q&A (Facebook Group) · Wednesday March 25th: Webinar - The Heartbreak of Office Romance (Tickets on sale now) Click to link to the Next Gen Women in Facebook Group, invest in yourself on The Next Gen Women in HR Membership Site, and stay connected with interesting tips and tricks in the HR world by getting my best practices delivered to your inbox. Also, don’t hesitate to submit your HR question and I may read it on an upcoming episode. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
32:19
February 19, 2020
EP 47 Resilience in Leadership w/ GUEST US Navy SEAL Mike Day
Are you ready for an amazing experience? I’ve taken some time to present some amazing information to listeners who are experiencing challenges in the workplace. People just like you and me. Mike is a 21 year retired US Navy SEAL veteran who has an incredible story that is releasing June 9, 2020 through his book Perfectly Wounded. Wondering how you can read Mike’s story? Reserve your copy of Mike’s book at Amazon.com here -> CLICK HERE. You can also visit his website at PerfectlyWounded.com. Lastly, you can follow him on Instagram @mikeday5326. I am taking your questions for Episode 48! Head over to our private Facebook community, Next Gen Women in HR, join, and drop a question in the discussion and tag #brendathehrlady, and I’ll add it to my list of questions. Today’s Q & A is about what to do when an employee gives you a two year resignation notice. If you’ve been presented with this same situation, you’ve thought about this at some point. Here are some of the talking points from this episode… · Our guest is a retired US Navy SEAL veteran – Sr. Chief Mike Day · We talk about his story, what challenges he’s faced, and how he practices resilience · What his leadership pet peeves are Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Interesting Reads https://blog.theveteranssite.greatergood.com/mike-day/ Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
01:29:37
February 12, 2020
EP 46: Addressing Poor Hygiene and Dress Code Violations
This week Brenda takes listeners navigate the most uncomfortable discussions around an employee's distracting body odor and how to speak with employees around dress code violations.   EP 46 Show Notes Raise your hand if you’re not sure how to have a difficult conversation with an employee, especially when it’s a sensitive issue like body odor. What if I told you that it isn’t easy for me either but I have learned how to deal with it where everyone comes out a winner. Would you believe it’s possible? It actually is and with some care and preparation, you can turn the situation around. That’s what we’re talking about today and it’s easier to navigate through that you think. If everything was easy, we wouldn’t call it work. Right? This is the type of help we give one another in the Next Gen Women in HR member community. It’s a growing group of amazing women who are there to learn, absorb, and become masters of their craft. Now, you’re probably wondering how you can be part of this amazing opportunity? Head over to our private Facebook community, Next Gen Women in HR, join, and drop a question in the discussion and tag #brendathehrlady, and I’ll add it to my list of questions. Today’s Q & A is once again juicy and I was asked “what was fastest you have personally fired someone?” Juicy! Here are some of the talking points from this episode… · How do you talk to an employee with disruptive body odor · We talk about what to consider when having a conversation like this and how to approach the person · What can you do when you have employees who violate the dress code policy · Are there any concerns you need to be mindful of when talking to employees – the answer is yes and we’re going to get you thinking in the right direction Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
29:30
February 5, 2020
EP 45: Your Professional HR LinkedIn Profile w/ Guest Kate Paine
What if I told you that your next opportunity in HR was literally at your fingertips? I know at first glance that may sound too good to be true, so stick with me. Today’s guest is Kate Paine and we work together helping veterans from the Special Operations Forces community transition from their active duty positions into a civilian career. She and I have been working together for four years this March supporting The Honor Foundation and she’s an amazing person…and a wealth of knowledge. In addition, she has catered her interview to help this new community of amazing Women in HR that I am working with.Now, you’re probably wondering how you can be part of this amazing opportunity. Head over to our private Facebook community, Next Gen Women in HR, join, and drop a question in the discussion and tag #brendathehrlady, and I’ll add it to my list of questions. Today’s Q & A is juicy and involves what someone should do if information about a layoff is accidentally released. Here are some of the talking points from this episode… · Our guest is a branding specialist here in the US and she is an expert in LinkedIn · We talk about how you can freshen up your LinkedIn profile to remain competitive and attractive to your audience · How LinkedIn continues to evolve · What to look out for when networking through LinkedIn Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
57:15
January 29, 2020
EP 44: A CFO's Big Money Saving Tips on Your Benefit Plan w/ Steve Watson
Did you hear the news? I’ve taken HR questions directly from my audience and other people who are looking for answers to their questions! People just like you. I’ve taken some of the best questions I’ve seen come my way from employers and employees and answer them right here each week in every podcast. Now, you’re probably wondering how you can be part of this amazing opportunity. Head over to our private Facebook community, Next Gen Women in HR, join, and drop a question in the discussion and tag #brendathehrlady, and I’ll add it to my list of questions. Today’s Q & A is juicy and involves terminating an employee immediately after a workplace safety incident. I have a feeling you might have the same question! Here are some of the talking points from this episode… · Our guest is a CFO who has a PASSION for digging into the data to find innovative ways to save the company money and control costs with employee benefit programs · We talk about what you need to know when moving from a small group plan to a medium group plan · What to look for when moving from a medium group plan to a large group plan · When does it make sense to invest in self insured plans Now, be sure to head to our Next Gen Women in HR Facebook Group to ask your #brendathehrlady questions! I can’t wait to hear them. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that because I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of new guests to this year’s lineup and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
54:17
January 22, 2020
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.
42:16
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!
36:06
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. 
01:15:06
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.
48:30
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! 
55:43
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.
36:48
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.
31:55
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.
01:15:10
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!
49:47
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.
38:11
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.
01:05:02
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.
02:14:36
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.
45:15
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.
01:12:39
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.
01:24:57
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.
01:30:40
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.
49:24
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.
01:12:32
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.
25:50
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!
28:54
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. 
01:08:09
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. 
46:35
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. 
57:24
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. 
58:35
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. 
01:14:09
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.   
54:18
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. 
01:01:48
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.
48:55
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.
50:43
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!
19:22
November 28, 2018