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Best Practices in Human Resources

124 EpisodesProduced by Brenda NeckvatalWebsite

Brenda Neckvatal is a best-selling author, HR Strategist, and culture hacker. Her mission is to pour into her listeners giving them the tan outrageous success. She brings in incredible guests and talks about winning, leadership, influence, some current HR topics, news, and trends impacting businesse… read more

124 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

EP 124 In the Winner's Circle with Jessie Lee Ward

January 11th, 2022


Winning means something different to everyone and imagine what it would take and be the #1 in the WORLD at something. Have you ever met the #1 at …

EP 123 The HR Hangover

January 5th, 2022


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EP 122: The Greatest HR Challenge You'll Ever Face

December 22nd, 2021


I was inspired to record this topic from a Clubhouse discussion last week.

EP 121: Answering HR Question on Mandating the Vaccine w/ Guest Suzanne Lucas

September 22nd, 2021


This week is a look into what recommendations Brenda and Suzanne (the Evil HR Lady) share around questions they get pertaining to mandating the COVID vaccine.

EP 120: Your Story

September 1st, 2021


This week Brenda talks about how to move forward through the power of your story.

EP119 When the Boss is Wrong

August 20th, 2021


How do you cope and collaborate when the boss has made a significant or small mistake? Listen to Brenda's solution and work the problem vs the …

EP 118: What's Going on with Vaccination Mandates

August 11th, 2021


New news coming our of the Department of Justice and Brenda gives a quick update to help keep you on track.

EP 117: Own It

August 5th, 2021


Most people want to squash your confidence and the amazing things you do because that's what average people who live in their own envy and ego do. So how do you live an extraordinary life in the face of what Ryan …

EP 116: Recovering from a Crash

July 14th, 2021


Burnout is a real thing in HR and when you experience extreme highs and lows with little middle, you will crash.

EP 115: That's a Raging Employee Mess!

June 23rd, 2021


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 …

EP 114: Non Competes Under Fire

June 16th, 2021


This week Brenda talks about the support for eliminating protective covenants

EP 113: Imposter Syndrome

June 9th, 2021


This week Brenda talks about batteling imposter syndrome and how it impacts HR pros.

EP 112: It's No Longer a Matter of If w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Hector Delgado

June 2nd, 2021


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.

EP 111 He Said What!?! W/ Tomas Keenan

May 26th, 2021


Brenda and Tomas Keenan talk shop and his book how to Unf*ck Your Business.

EP 110 How to Pivot & Slay with Guest Jessica Dennehy

May 19th, 2021


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 …

EP 109 Doing the Mundane

May 12th, 2021


Doing the mundane is what keeps you successful. Listen in as Brenda talks about how keeping to the basics makes you highly proficient.

EP 108: Make Good Decisions w/ Guest Marc Zalmanoff

May 5th, 2021


Brenda brings on Amazon Best Selling Author Marc Zalmanoff to talk about how making good decisions impacts the quality of your life

EP 107: Are You Ready for the Storm? Because its Coming!

April 21st, 2021


Brenda shares a broadcast from a Clubhouse session she gave which addresses some unique and challenging changes coming that will impact the company …

EP 106: Facing the Boss's Reaction

April 14th, 2021


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.

EP 105: Believe Me, You're Worth The Investment

April 7th, 2021


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.

EP 104: Premarital Sex and Terminations

March 31st, 2021


A little saucy...but great information Brenda shared last week in Clubhouse. Check it out!

EP 103: Attributes w/ US Navy SEAL Rich Diviney

March 24th, 2021


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.

EP 102: Crush the Day w/ Drewbie Wilson

March 17th, 2021


Brenda interviews Drewbie Wilson, Amazon Best Selling Author, on crushing the day and building the most for your future.

EP 101: The New Age of Social Change & Leadership Development

March 10th, 2021


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 …

EP 100: When CEOs and HR Come Together w/ Guest Bedros Keuilian

March 3rd, 2021


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, …

EP 99: HR Is Not A Put The Pickle Here Function

February 24th, 2021


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.

EP 98: Just a Little HR Chat w/ Guest Corey Davis

February 17th, 2021


Two HR Pros meet in Clubhouse and all sorts of great things happen!

EP 97: What the Data Tells Us w/ Guest Jeff Wald

February 10th, 2021


This week Brenda invites Jeff Wald on to talk about what the HR data is really telling us about the COVID work environment.

EP: 96 My Story

February 3rd, 2021


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.

EP 95: Questions About Mandating COVID Vaccines at Work

January 27th, 2021


This week Brenda shares with you insights into many aspects of mandating COVID vaccinations.

EP 94: A Biden-Harris Administration - What to Expect in 2021

January 20th, 2021


This week Brenda discusses changes to watch as the shift occurs in the Oval Office.

EP 93: Lead the Change w/ Kelly Cooper

January 13th, 2021


This week Brenda speaks to Kelly Cooper about change, diversity & inclusion, and 2021.

EP 92: People Matter w/ Guest Laurie Ruettimann

January 6th, 2021


Brenda and Laurie kick off a much needed topic for 2021!

EP 91: Improve the Quality of Your Questions

December 30th, 2020


This week Brenda talks about how you can increase your effectiveness through access to information and minimize miscommunication.

EP 90: Don't Rely on Fast Answers

December 16th, 2020


This week Brenda talks about the hazards of making decisions quickly without really digging into the details.

EP 89: Five Key Things to Being an HR Pro

December 9th, 2020


This week Brenda talks about building a mindset around these 5 elements to be a successful HR pro

EP 88: Know What to Do and Why

December 2nd, 2020


This week Brenda talks about how to upskill your skills on understanding why we do what we do in HR.

EP 87: Battling Limiting Self Beliefs w/ Guest US Navy SEAL John MacLaren

November 24th, 2020


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.

EP 86: How to Hire an Elite Warrior w/ Guest Janie Livesay

November 18th, 2020


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.

EP 85: Kris "Tanto" Paronto & I Talk - Honoring Our Veterans

November 11th, 2020


This week Brenda speaks with the ONE AND ONLY Kris "Tanto" Paranto - Veteran US Ranger, CIA Security Contractor, Author, and the 2012 Benghazi …

EP 84: Gaining Buy-in with Your CEO w/ Guest US Navy SEAL TK Eppley

October 28th, 2020


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 …

EP 83: Assessing the Assessments w/ Guest Dr. Richard Shuster

October 21st, 2020


Did you know that assessments, although helpful, could get you into hot water? Brenda and Dr. Richard talk about how assessments can benefit …

EP 82: Building a Great Internship Program in 2021 w/ Miri Rodriguez at Microsoft

October 14th, 2020


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.

EP 81: What Questions Are Your Employees Researching II

October 7th, 2020


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 …

EP 80: Resiliency w/ Guest Adam Markel

September 30th, 2020


In this week's episode, Brenda talks with Adam Markel about building resiliency as HR pros during the COVID pandemic.

EP 79: Executing Your Life & Career Strategy with Grit as an HR Pro w/ Guest Jodi Harris

September 23rd, 2020


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.

EP78: Sedentary Work, Stress, and the Need to Take Care of You as an HR Pro W/ Guest US Navy SEAL William Branum

September 16th, 2020


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 …

EP77: How We Got To Where We Are & Being In A State Of Action w/ Guest Lisa Perez

September 9th, 2020


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.

EP 76: Ask w/ Mark Victor Hansen & Crystal Dwyer Hansen

September 2nd, 2020


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".

EP75: What Does The World Really Look Like w/ Guest Charanya Kannan from PayPal

August 26th, 2020


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 …

EP 74: Benefits of Coaching w/ Guest Chris Willingham

August 19th, 2020


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 …

EP 73: Set Yourself Up for Excellence w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Monty Heath

August 12th, 2020


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 …

EP 72: How to Stay Up in Down Times w/ Mark Victor Hansen, Mitzi Perdue & Preston Weeks

August 5th, 2020


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. …

EP 71: You Can't Build a High Performing Team without Buy-in w/ Ryan Munsey

July 29th, 2020


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 ->

EP 70: When the "Shut Up Filter" Fails & The Tweet That Nearly Killed CrossFit w/ Annette Densham

July 22nd, 2020


“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 …

EP 69: Dealing with Fear Based Conflict & Resolution w/ Guest Ben Gallagher

July 15th, 2020


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 …

EP 68: What They Don't Teach You About Active Shooters & Civil Unrest w/ Dave Acosta

July 8th, 2020


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 …

EP 67: Three Simple Things and Leading During Chaos w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Thom Shea

July 1st, 2020


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, …

EP 66: Returning Them to Work w/ Guest Dane Steffenson

June 24th, 2020


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, …

EP 65: Branding Your Company as an Employer of Choice w/ Lauren Clemett

June 17th, 2020


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 …

EP 64: Using Awards to Brand Yourself as an Employer of Choice w/ Maggie Gallagher & Lauren Clemett

June 10th, 2020


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 …

EP 63: Dealing With Civil Unrest

June 3rd, 2020


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 …

EP 62: Bringing Purpose and Support to Your Veteran Workforce w/ US Navy SEAL Andy Arrabito

May 27th, 2020


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 …

EP 61: Supporting Spouses During Deployments w/ Guest Stacy Shea

May 20th, 2020


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 …

EP 60: What to Do When There's No Guidance w/ Guest Retired CHRO Brad Patrick

May 13th, 2020


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 …

EP59: Using Emotional Intelligence to Support Your Veteran Workforce w/ Guest Inez Barberio

May 6th, 2020


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 …

EP 58: Rediscovering Your Life w/ Guest Steve Santagati

April 29th, 2020


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 …

EP57: You’re Not Alone – Questions HR Pros Are Asking – Part II

April 22nd, 2020


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.

EP 56: You’re Not Alone – Questions HR Pros Are Asking – Part I

April 15th, 2020


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 …

EP 55: The Science of Leadership w/ Guest Bob Pizzini

April 8th, 2020


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 …

EP54: Staying Connected & The Evil HR Lady w/ Guest Suzanne Lucas

April 1st, 2020


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 …

EP53: How Today's Market Impacts Employee Retirement Benefits Now and Tomorrow w/ Guest David Stephens

March 25th, 2020


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. …

EP 52: Everyone Is Pivoting With the Coronavirus

March 18th, 2020


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! …

EP 51: Making Shift Happen w/ Guest Marissa Q. Paine

March 11th, 2020


In this episode Brenda speaks with her guest Marissa Q Paine on the nuances of change and making shift happen.

EP 50: Prepare for the Arrival of the Coronavirus in the Workplace

March 4th, 2020


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.

EP 49: Talking US Labor Market w/ The Honorable Scott Taylor

February 26th, 2020


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 …

EP 48: Sacking the CEO

February 19th, 2020


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 …

EP 47 Resilience in Leadership w/ GUEST US Navy SEAL Mike Day

February 12th, 2020


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 …

EP 46: Addressing Poor Hygiene and Dress Code Violations

February 5th, 2020


This week Brenda takes listeners navigate the most uncomfortable discussions around an employee's distracting body odor and how to speak with …

EP 45: Your Professional HR LinkedIn Profile w/ Guest Kate Paine

January 29th, 2020


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 …

EP 44: A CFO's Big Money Saving Tips on Your Benefit Plan w/ Steve Watson

January 22nd, 2020


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 …

EP 43: The Risks of Using Slack Channels and IM Technology

January 15th, 2020


Join Brenda as she shares the risks and solutions available for your corporate communication and instant messaging platforms.

EP 42: Reinforcing Trust After a Critical Workplace Event

January 8th, 2020


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.

EP 41: 3 Workplace Challenges for 2020

January 1st, 2020


Join Brenda as she talks about the challenges businesses face rolling into 2020 as well as some exciting news!

EP 40: Professionally Branding Yourself w/ Lauren Clemett

December 25th, 2019


In this episode I speak with an award winning international branding specialist Lauren Clemett on branding yourself as an HR professional. 

EP 39: How HR Helps 10 Business Pain Points

December 18th, 2019


Listen in as Brenda talks about serious business issues that HR can help solve.

EP 38: 5 Easy Cost Saving Compliance Wins For 2020

December 11th, 2019


Join Brenda as she talks about how you can accomplish compliance and save money for 2020

EP 37: What a Navy SEAL Knows About Negligent Retention w/ Guest Eddie Penney

December 4th, 2019


Join Brenda as she and US Navy SEAL Eddie Penney of Contingent Group discuss the implications of not doing your homework! 

EP 36: 7 Tips To Manage Your Remote Workforce

November 27th, 2019


Today Brenda talks about 7 helpful tips to help manage your remote employees.

EP 35: Consequences of Pot in the Workplace

November 20th, 2019


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.

EP 34: The HR Nightmare That Is WeWorks

November 13th, 2019


Join Brenda as she walks through the complex and changing time of WeWorks.

EP: 33 Managing Trauma in the Workplace w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Jason Redman

November 6th, 2019


Special guest Jason Redman joins Brenda in a conversation about how businesses and people survive life ambushes.

EP 32: Employee Questions That Will Haunt You

October 30th, 2019


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!

EP 31: To Drink or Not to Drink...That is a Really Great Question

October 23rd, 2019


Join Brenda as she talks about the challenges employers have when faced with providing pr permitting alcohol at company sponsored events.

EP 30: A Closer Look at Individual Liability

October 16th, 2019


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 …

EP 29: Hiring Veterans for Your Workforce w/ US Navy Veteran Kristof Lewis

October 2nd, 2019


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.

EP 28: Wise Words from US Navy SEAL David Rutherford & Chayra

September 25th, 2019


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.

EP 27: Top 5 Ways A Company Can Get Sued By Employees

September 18th, 2019


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 …

EP 26: Benefits Renewal Planning - Guest Kim Setzer

September 11th, 2019


Brenda and Kim return to discuss best practices on working through annual renewals as well as preparing for a successful open enrollment

EP 25: How to Work with Your Insurance Broker w/ Guest Kim Setzer

September 4th, 2019


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 …

EP 24: HR Questions From A Young Entrepreneur w/ Guest Dallas DeVost

August 28th, 2019


What do you get when you mix a young ambitions business owner and an HR professional? Incredible banter, serious questions, and possible solutions to …

EP 23: Dealing with Disruptive Behavior

August 21st, 2019


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 …

EP 22: It's Not All About the Contract w/ Guest Dr. Steve Renz

August 14th, 2019


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 …

EP 21: Obesity & the US Appeals Court Decision

August 7th, 2019


Confused if obesity is covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Don't feel alone! Join Brenda as she discusses new ground established that …

EP 20: Asking the Tough Questions w/ Elaine Devost

July 31st, 2019


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 & …

EP 19: How Recession Proof Are You and Your Staff?

July 24th, 2019


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 …

EP 18: Affirmative Action Plans w/ Guest Eli St. Julien from Outsolve

July 17th, 2019


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 …

EP 17: How Bad Is The Sexual Harassment Problem In The US?

July 10th, 2019


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 …

EP 16: Feedback: Why Didn't You Tell Them w/ Guest US Navy SEAL Jim Foreman

July 3rd, 2019


Jim is back for his third episode! He and Brenda talk about the importance and consequences of not providing feedback, the manifestation of the …

EP 15: The Side of Safety Nobody Wants to Talk About

June 26th, 2019


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 …

EP 14: What Questions are Your Employees Researching?

June 19th, 2019


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 …

EP 13: Changing Laws Around Marijuana Usage

May 15th, 2019


This week Brenda talks about the continuing changes in the United States around marijuana use. This is a special edition podcast dedicated to an …

EP 12: Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace w/ Navy Veteran Jon Macaskill

May 8th, 2019


 A very special episode with guest Jon Macaskill and talking about the effects our work environments have on our brains, and how practicing …

EP 11: How to Prepare to Talk to Your Employment Attorney

May 1st, 2019


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 …

EP 10: The Employment Landscape and Finding Talent to Grow Your Team

April 10th, 2019


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.

EP 9: I Don't Have Time to Develop My Employees W/ Guest US Navy SEAL Jim Foreman

April 3rd, 2019


 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. 

EP 8: Grief in the Workplace

March 27th, 2019


 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. 

EP 7: Funny Things Employees Do w/ Guest Chayra

March 20th, 2019


 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 …

EP 6: The Aurora 2019 Shooting w/ Navy SEAL Joe Hahn

March 6th, 2019


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 …

EP 5: CBD Usage and Employment Challenges w/ US Navy SEAL Jeff Nichols

February 8th, 2019


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 …

EP 4: Alternative Wellness Ideas for Your Employees w/ US Navy SEAL Cade Courtley and Susan Martin

January 23rd, 2019


 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 …

EP 3: Building and Supporting Your Wellness Program w/ Guest Chris Bushey

January 16th, 2019


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 …

EP 2 - How to Effectively Lead and Manage a Problematic Top Performer w/ Navy SEAL Jim Foreman

December 12th, 2018


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 …

EP 1: Best Practices in Human Resources Podcast Launch

November 28th, 2018


The very first informative episode of Best Practices in Human Resources! Today's episode includes an introduction to our consulting practice, updates …

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