While We Were Working: Your Weekly Small Business HR and People Leadership Podcast

While We Were Working: Your Weekly Small Business HR and People Leadership Podcast

Hosted by: Jumpstart HR LLC

This weekly podcast for HR Pros and People Leaders focuses on topics like employee engagement, workplace culture, and HR law for the agile, modern workplace. Hosts Joey Price and Sommer Ketron bring their own...

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026: Are College Degrees Still Relevant For Hiring The Right Talent in 2022?

Companies have long used college degrees as a proxy for job competency and career readiness. However, after the COVID-19 pandemic labor shortage and the rise of remote work, numerous companies, especially in tech, are...
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025: The 4 Keys To Choosing The Best HR Outsourcing For Your Small Business

When hiring an outsourced HR company, what should we be looking for? In this week's episode, Joey breaks down the four essential keys to successfully identifying and evaluating an HR partner that can work for your...
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024: Should You Be Monitoring Your Employees' Social Media?

Right off the bat, the idea of snooping through your employees' social media accounts might sound dubious. However, it also makes sense to ensure that what your employees post online isn't harming your business. So,...
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023: Remote Jobs Are Here to Stay! What Can Small Businesses Do About It?

According to a CareerBuilder survey, jobs that allow employees to work from home saw a substantially higher application rate than in-person jobs. Remote work has undeniably become a more desirable option for a...
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022: The Great Resignation 2022: Could It Be Beneficial For Small Businesses?

Many of the most common questions HR consultants get have to do with when to hire an HR advisor. Do you need to have a certain number of employees before starting an HR department? Do small businesses need HR at...
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021: Why You Might Need To Reevaluate Your Remote Work Policy

Where are your employees working from? Having employees working in different states where you're not legally registered to be conducting business could cause many compliance and tax issues for your business. And as...
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020: How The Metaverse Will Shape The Future Of HR Technology

What does the metaverse hold for small business HR? As mega brands are starting to explore the metaverse’s potential in retail, small companies need to ensure they’re not getting left behind.  Small business owners...
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019: Should Small Businesses Worry About Inflation's Impact on Employees' Wages?

The Consumer Price Index rose 7.9%, year-over-year in February- its highest point in more than 40 years, and it's steadily increasing. Should employers be worried about its effects on workers' wages? Sommer and Joey...
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018: How to Protect Your Business From Ransomware Attacks

With the recent proliferation of cyber attacks, businesses need to act proactively to protect their data. But what is the best way to achieve this? Today, Sommer and Joey discuss why small businesses are an ideal...
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017: The Truth About Performance Improvement Plans

We have a very special episode for you today! To recognize Women's History Month, we thought it would be fun to give Joey the day off and have an all-women hosts episode. Maria Thorpe, an HR Consultant at Jumpstart...
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016: Is This the Solution to the Women's Labor Shortage?

What is the solution for reversing the post-pandemic women's labor shortage?  This week, Joey and Summer dig into the Fortune article titled 'Women are Driving the Labor Shortage, and Experts Have Identified a Crucial...
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015: Why Your Small Business HR Team Needs a Chief Listening Officer

In today's social media-driven world, it's crucial for organizations to monitor their online activity proactively and empower their team members to use social media positively. So, what is the best way for small...
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