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HR & Cocktails

HR & Cocktails

By Prescott HR
Human resources is an important and necessary part of doing business. In this relaxing and entertaining environment, we’ll dive into all things HR and have a little fun doing it. In this podcast we’ll talk about compliance, challenges, great ideas and mishaps, and how Human Resources can move from an administrative, overhead department to a strategic contributor to the bottom line.

Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
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Coronavirus: Understanding Legislative Changes (Part 2)

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What Businesses Need to Know About Employee Benefits
Guest:  Tara Pellet, Managing Advisor at AHT Insurance Employee benefits is a topic that is on the mind of every employer, even if you don't offer benefits.  The world of employee benefits can be overwhelming.  What is a broker?  Are all benefits plans the same?  How do you design a plan that works for you? What about small employer versus large employer groups?  Self-funded?  Fully insured?  We discuss this and more in this episode....and of course we talk about cocktails. Hosted by Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR
41:04
April 10, 2021
The Role of Ethics in the Workplace
Guest:  Shavon Smith, Attorney and Principal at SJS Law Firm Business ethics.  This can mean different things.  However, the recent political landscape has required employers to take another look at their ethics policies.  Can an employee's behavior outside of work become an issue in the workplace?  What can employers do?  What should employers do?  What are the elements of a good ethics policy and program?  My guest will discuss this and other ethics challenges facing employers...and of course we talk about cocktails. Hosted by:  Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR
32:02
February 6, 2021
COVID Updates for Employers
Guest - Cheryl Brown, Attorney at Davis, Agnor, Rappaport and Skalny 2021 is here!  Along with it comes changes to legislation and questions (more questions than answers candidly).  With the complexity that COVID has brought into the workplace,  my guest discusses the questions and challenges facing many employers.  We discuss this and more…and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR
33:58
January 8, 2021
The Evolution of Recruitment
Guest: Dean Iacovetti, President of VANTA Partners Recruitment has come a long way from posting your jobs in the Want Ads of the local newspaper.  But, what does recruitment look like in the 2020's?   Is it posting on a job board and hoping that your dream employee will apply?  And how do you tap into that pool of talent that is already working?  How do we find the illusive passive job seeker?  My guest will discuss various strategies for using social media and networking as the core of your recruitment function.  We discuss this and more...and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by:  Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
29:20
December 7, 2020
The Importance of Having a Strong Executive Team
Guest:  Sonja Der, President of Bridge Performance Coaching Some of the most critical roles in the organization sit at the executive level.  Businesses, especially small to mid-sized businesses, must pay special attention to ensuring they make the right decision about the executives they hire for their team.  Primarily, ensuring that they are strategic thinkers and operate like an executive, and not a manager.  That begs the question: Is there a difference between your executive team and your management team? We discuss this and more…and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
38:33
November 13, 2020
Transforming Business Using Digital Resources
Guests:  Tom Herb, Area Sales VP at Paycor, Jeff Martin, CEO at University Recruiters and Frank B. Mengert, Founder and Creative Visionary at ebm Businesses thrive on information.  But what about Human Resources?  How do digital resources affect the employee experience? In this episode we discuss how technology impacts recruitment, onboarding, payroll, HR management and benefits administration.  The importance of having up-to-date and properly implemented technology is highlighted as a significant factor to the employee experience.  We discuss this and more…and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
45:09
September 27, 2020
Managing Employment Laws in a Pandemic Workplace
Guest - Cheryl Brown, Attorney at Davis, Agnor, Rapport and Skalny The pandemic was the catalyst for new laws, particularly leave laws. With the passing of these laws, employers were left with many questions. Some of these questions include: What is the interplay between the previous leave laws and accommodation requirements with the new regulations? How do employers comply with the laws and not cause undue hardship to the business? And...how do we manage school closings? We discuss this and more...and of course, we talk about cocktails.
41:37
September 7, 2020
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A Conversation About the Experience of Black Women in Business
Guest - Kashonna Holland, President and CEO of Simply Kashonna In recent weeks, the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion has been the headline. But many employers are not sure how to tackle the issue in their workplace. In this episode we discuss our experiences working in corporate America, the challenges we faced and how employers can make adjustments to create a better workplace for their employees. We discuss this and more...and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
49:14
July 13, 2020
What Retailers (and all businesses) Need to Know about Phased Reopening
Guest: Cailey Locklair, President, Maryland Retailers Association As states begin a phased reopening of business, particularly retail, what do businesses need to know.  While most businesses are focused (rightfully) on reopening from a financial perspective, they are also employers.  New social distancing and face covering requirements are proving to be a challenge for business and their employees.  Additionally, there are other considerations that are impacting businesses as they open.  Our guest discusses these challenges and the resources available to ensure that the reopening process is as smooth as possible.  We discuss this and more...and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
36:22
May 25, 2020
Chambers of Commerce and Their Value to Businesses
Guest:  Christine Ross, President and CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce During this pandemic, businesses are looking for a variety of resources to provide answers and support.  In this episode, we discuss the role of Chambers of Commerce and how the Maryland Chamber of Commerce is supporting businesses in the state of Maryland and the resources that are available.  Additionally, we discuss the advocacy role of the Chamber and how businesses can get involved....and of course we talk about cocktails! Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
33:04
April 26, 2020
Coronavirus: Understanding Legislative Changes (Part 2)
Guest:  Ayesha Adams, PHR, SHRM-CP - Sr. Human Resources Professional *NOTE:  At the time of the recording, there was no legislative guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Since then, guidance has been provided and can be found on our website. Laws are changing and new laws are passing. The Coronavirus crisis is causing employers to ask questions.  Can I layoff employees?  What is a furlough?  What questions can I ask of employees that come to work?  What if employees don't want to come to work?  We will answer these questions and many more...and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
42:06
March 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Leading Through Crisis (Part 1)
Guest: Ayesha Adams, PHR, SHRM-CP - Sr. Human Resources Professional The Coronavirus crisis has caused many businesses to make quick and difficult decisions.  How do leaders manage this new landscape?  How do organizations shift to remote work and set reasonable goals and expectations?   What role does HR play in the business continuity planning and communication with employees?  We will discuss this and related topics...and of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
32:42
March 24, 2020
Working with Temporary Staffing Agencies: What you need to know
Guest:  Dana Baughns, Vice President and General Counsel of Aerotek When working with temporary employees, many organizations have questions.  What is co-employment?  How can I avoid it?  Do all employment requirements apply to temps?  Ughh!  Using a temp agency should be easy.  In this episode, we tackle these questions and others as we explore how businesses can work successfully with temp agencies.  And...of course, we talk about cocktails. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
39:38
March 7, 2020
Is Training Different Than Professional Development?
Guest: Keith Daw, McDonell Consulting Group Many of us use training and professional development interchangeably, but..are they the same?  In this episode, we will explore the differences between training and professional development and how organizations can use each to impact their employees. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
36:26
February 7, 2020
2020 Trends In Employment Law ft. Cheryl Brown, Esq., Attorney at Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny
It's a New Year and a new legislative session.  There are several new employment laws that have gone into effect and many more on the horizon.  In this episode, we address trends across the country and the impact to businesses.  In addition, we discuss advocacy and how business owners can get involved.  And of course....we talk about cocktails! Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
33:38
January 11, 2020
Do I need an attorney? An HR Pro? or Both? Guest- Cheryl Brown, Esq. of Davis, Agnor, Rappaprt and Skalny
Many business owners and executives believe they only need one: a lawyer or an HR professional to manage their employment-related issues.  But is that the case?  What is the difference between an employment attorney and an HR Consultant?  Do you really need both?  This episode explores these questions. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
32:00
December 11, 2019
Do Non-Profits Need HR? - ft. Traci Kodeck, CEO Healthcare Access Maryland
The leaders of non-profits are often passionate and highly skilled.  But, they are generally stretched too thin with heavy workloads and have little time for dealing with staff problems when they arise.  With thin margins and high stakeholder demands, do non-profits really need HR? Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
25:06
November 4, 2019
What is Outsourced HR? ft. Valerie Dzbynski
As a business owner or executive, have you thought your organization needed more support in Human Resources? But you don't need a full-time HR professional?  You can just let the Office Manager handle it, right?  No, the CFO.  No, no, the COO.  We will discuss the necessity for organizations of all sizes to have access to a trained HR professional...and we have fun while doing it. Hosted by: Kimberly Prescott, Founder and President of Prescott HR.
33:23
October 14, 2019