down the HR rabbit hole

Practical, everyday value, sampling current Human Capital trends


Episode 12  (Live Now)

Kathlyn is an attorney and consultant whose hybrid practice focuses on all aspects of the employment relationship.  For nearly 15 years, she has represented all types and sizes of businesses ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws, counseling on employee relations and HR issues, conducting internal investigations, negotiating employment contracts, navigating high-risk departures, non-competes, severance, and settlement agreements.

In her consulting practice, Kathlyn works with businesses regarding leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and implicit bias.  She has been conducting employment and diversity training for more than ten years and has been researching, training, speaking, and writing about implicit bias for seven years.

Kathlyn graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Tulane University School of Law and resides in New Orleans with her husband, who is also an attorney, and their two young children.  



Episode 11  (Previous Episode)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, oft-used words and more often misunderstood, together contribute strategically to your holistic pursuit of corporate excellence in culture, social responsibility, and market responsiveness.  If conducted honestly and thoughtfully, with a practical model for implementation and sustained measurement and reassessment, DEI initiatives can change the trajectory of your organization for the better, forever.  DEI is an opportunity to enrich your culture, reflect the communities your business serves, and innovate in ways that could reach a broader market.  Roz Griffie and Joanne Mazarese outline, in this four-part DEI series, a case for DEI, what it is and isn’t, and their DEI-implementation, trademarked methodology Equality By Design/Equity by Default™.  Founder and Director of Opportunities Unbound—a 501 c4 equity allocation advocacy organization, Roz Griffie is a passionate guest of the podcast.  You may reach Opportunities Unbound for a consultation by emailing Roz at  We hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Sanders Offner, Philip Carrillo, Richelle Chategnier, and Kayla Chategnier.



Guests of “Down the HR Rabbit Hole” are clients, friends, field experts, business owners, and professionals in relevant fields.  Their points of view, as they are broadcast on “Down the HR Rabbit Hole,” do not represent Crescent Payroll Solutions and CrescentHR.  Information in “Down the HR Rabbit Hole” does not constitute legal advice.



Crescent Payroll Solutions, LLC, was founded in May 2011.  Its founder, Sanders Offner, spent many years prior to starting CPS with a national payroll firm where he learned the business.  Starting his own bureau out in a closet in his house, Sanders worked hard to build strong infrastructure around best-in-class customer service and relationships with his clients.  July, 2020, in response to client demand, Sanders and his business partner, Justin Farrae, completed the Human Capital Management service vertical with the introduction of CrescentHR, a fractional HR services department, which focuses on providing small to medium businesses with HR guidance, resources, and tools.



“Down the HR Rabbit Hole” is a podcast produced, recorded, and published by Crescent Payroll Solutions, LLC.  The podcast is hosted by Sanders Offner, the founder and CEO of Crescent Payroll Solutions, LLC.  His cohosts and alternates are Philip Carrillo, an HR Advisor for CrescentHR, Richelle Chategnier, Sales Lead for Crescent Payroll Solutions range of products and services, and Kayla Chategnier, Sales Coordinator.

Our goal for “Down the HR Rabbit Hole” is simple.  We want to introduce you to business owners, HR thought leaders and managers, and experts from specialized fields.  They’ll share hard-earned wisdom, expertise, and insights with you every two weeks, you decide what you want to do with it.  We want to give you, our clients, friends, and audience practical, everyday value, sampling current Human Capital trends.



Sanders Offner, President Founder, Crescent Payroll Solutions,

Richelle Chategnier, Sales,

Kayla Chategnier, Sales,

Philip Carrillo, CrescentHR,