What should employers do when they learn about harassment in the workplace? In Episode 8 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Leah Katz sit down with Sarah Goncher, deputy general counsel of operations for a regional health care provider, to discuss the TV series Succession and best practices in dealing with workplace harassment. Tune in for a lively discussion!

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How do office romances affect the workplace? What should employers consider when they learn of an office romance? In Episode 7 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with Michelle Rice, senior corporate counsel, labor and employment at Yelp, to discuss the movie The Hating Game and best practices in dealing with office romances. Tune in for a lively discussion!

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What steps should an employer take to terminate an employee properly? What is the best way to communicate the termination decision? In Episode 6 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partner Tracey Diamond and Associate Brian Ellixson sit down with Barry Thrutchley, vice president of human resources at Puratos Corporation, to discuss the movie Up In The Air and best practices in conducting terminations. Tune in to hear a lively discussion about the “right” way to deliver bad news.

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In Episode 5 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with Troutman Pepper Partners Ashley Hager and Lynne Wakefield to discuss the hit show The Handmaid’s Tale and lessons learned about corporate abortion policies. Tune in to hear a lively conversation about what companies can do if they want to offer abortion benefits, including travel benefits, and the risks and challenges of implementing such benefits.

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Work-life balance — does it exist? In Episode 4 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with Debbie Epstein Henry, best-selling author, public speaker, consultant, and host of the Inspiration Loves Company podcast, to discuss the hit TV show Severance and lessons learned about work-life balance. Tune in to hear a lively discussion about ways companies can help workers find work-life balance to increase happiness and satisfaction, while maximizing effectiveness.

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Why is confidentiality in the workplace so important? What employee information needs to be kept confidential? In Episode 3 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with Richard Eskew, executive vice president, general counsel, and chief privacy officer of Accolade, Inc., to discuss the hit T.V. show Squid Game and lessons learned about confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants. Tune in to hear a lively discussion about the balance between corporate confidentiality and employee engagement, different types of corporate confidential materials (and the methods used to maintain their secrecy), the risks of employees taking such materials, as well as what companies can do to protect themselves.
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Are you making the best hiring and firing decisions? Is improving employee engagement and retention a challenge? How can you use data to leverage and get the most out of your most valuable asset – your employees?

In Episode 2 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with Spring International CEO Fiona Jamison to discuss the hit movie Moneyball and the use of people analytics in the workplace.

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In Episode 1 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Troutman Pepper Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with European Metal Recycling VP of People and Deputy General Counsel Kate Puccio to discuss the hit show Emily in Paris and the lessons learned about national origin based on events from the show. This episode blends pop culture and fashion into a discussion about important and contemporary legal issues in the workplace.

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What do Emily in ParisSquid GameSeveranceTed Lasso, and Moneyball have in common? Find out by listening and subscribing to our Hiring to Firing Podcast hosted by Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs. The pair delve into hot-button labor and employment law issues with unique perspectives drawing on pop culture and hit shows and movies. Stay informed and entertained!
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