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.
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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.
49:13
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.
36:21
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!
33:03
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.
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.
32:41
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.
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.
36:25
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!
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.
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?
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.
33:23
October 14, 2019