On the Up and Up

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By: Kira La Forgia

We spend almost 100,000 hours of our lives working (probably more like 200,000 for entrepreneurs, let’s be honest). What if work didn’t have to suck? What if it can be fun? On the Up and Up podcast challenges the status quo of the boring workplace, and teaches leaders how to use HR, legal, and ethics to boost the fun factor of your business. Welcome to the show! Every week, we talk about the real reality behind leadership and management. Not the buzzwords and HR appropriate policies, but the good, the bad, and the juicy gossip that comes with the behind-the-scenes of r...

Employee vs Contractor Mindset With Jordan King
#5
Last Wednesday at 2:00 PM

This week we are lucky enough to feature Jordan King, who generously shares her knowledge as a serial entrepreneur. 

This episode is not about deciding who to hire, but rather about understanding the mindset of the individuals you bring onto your team in order to place them in the appropriate role, even if it is not currently available in your company. 

In today's episode, we cover:

Professionalism & communication is key in expediting success in this process.Business leadership is a combination of natural abilities and learned skills.As a leader, it's important to have a...


3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Hire
#4
01/18/2023

If you’re an entrepreneur, leader, or work in human resources, then this week’s episode was made just for you!

When it comes to growing your business, the decision to add employees can feel very overwhelming. The truth is that hiring a new employee can bring comfort and ease in your everyday work life. 

If you find yourself wondering Is it time to hire a new employee? These 3 questions should bring you clarity. 

Capacity - Is your ability to create revenue impeded by your capacity limits?

Mindset - Are you ready...


Does My Business Need An Employee or Contractor?
#3
01/11/2023

This one's for all small business owners who are expanding for the first time!

Today, we cover one of the MOST talked about topics we receive when it comes to planning, hiring, developing, managing, and not getting screwed in building your team: the employee vs. contractor discussion.

The employee vs. contractor discussion is constantly evolving. There is a LOT of grey area, so it's essential to be up to date on the IRS's regulations and those within your state.

As a small business owner, having a mix of employees and contractors can help...


Spilling Secrets of Entrepreneurship With Braden Drake
#2
01/11/2023

Please join us in welcoming Braden Adam Drake for our official launch episode!

In this witty and amusing episode, Braden and Kira spill some of their experiences in the workforce and stepping into the world of entrepreneurship.

If you thought that attorneys and tax professionals were bland, think again! Braden will quickly change your mind while providing educational tidbits.

Plus, for all of our Californian listeners out there, Braden touches on California's contractor laws: AB5.

Disclaimer: these episodes are NOT meant to take the place of an HR or Legal Department.<...


What even is HR?
#1
01/11/2023

Welcome to the On the Up and Up podcast!

We know that HR can seem boring and not sexy, and we're here to disrupt that. Throughout this podcast, you can expect entertaining anecdotes and insightful conversations as we reframe HR in a new light.

In today's episode, our host and founder of Paradigm Consulting, Kira La Forgia, jumps right into what HR encapsulates, how it's always on the growth journey, and precisely what you can expect as you listen to our weekly episodes.

Building a team can be incredibly enriching when met with...


Welcome to On the Up & Up!
12/29/2022

Welcome to On the Up and Up! I am your host, Kira La Forgia, founder of Paradigm Consulting.

On this podcast, get the real reality behind leadership and management. Not just the buzzwords and HR-appropriate policies, but the good, the bad, and the juicy gossip that comes with the behind-the-scenes of running a business. 

Join us as we laugh and sometimes even squirm while shooting the (sometimes HR-inappropriate) sh*t with badass founders, diverse managers, and kickass employees. 

Running a business is hard, but we can make it less lonely and maybe even…. dare...