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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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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014: Why Employee Experience Will Be Crucial in 2022

What can organizations do to improve the employee experience without neglecting regulatory obligations? In the wake of 'The Great Resignation,' organizations are starting to understand the importance of optimizing the...
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013: How To Prevent and Manage Burnout

After two years of being in a pandemic, burnout hits everybody in different ways, shapes and forms. Burnout affects not only your efficiency at work but your physical and mental health. So, what can we do to avoid...
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012: Why Job Applications Are Not Dead

Are job applications still relevant? In the digital age, many small business owners consider job applications a thing of the past and rely on job board submissions or resumes instead. However, doing away with job...
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011: Trusting Your Gut and Google Is Not An HR Strategy

On this episode: Joey and Sommer give you HR updates for 2022 and tell you why searching Google might land your business in the hot seat. In While We Were Working, they discuss new HR laws which include new...
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010: COVID-19 Vaccine Workplace Q&A

On this episode: Joey and Sommer dedicate an entire episode for workplace Covid-19 Q&A. In While We Were Working, they discuss the recent OHSA reversal on vaccine mandates. Consultant's Corner is full of even more...
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