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Join host Gene Marks for Season 3 and hear timely insights on marketplace conditions, proposed legislation, innovations, research, and success strategies from industry leaders, lawmakers, experts, and icons to help you propel your business forward and THRIVE.

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Join host Gene Marks for Season 3 and hear timely insights on marketplace conditions, proposed legislation, innovations, research, and success strategies from industry leaders, lawmakers, experts, and icons to help you propel your business forward and THRIVE.

    How to Turn a Less-Than-Bright Holiday Shopping Season Forecast in Your Favor

    How to Turn a Less-Than-Bright Holiday Shopping Season Forecast in Your Favor

    Don’t let predictions that millions won’t spend a dime shopping during the holidays dampen your spirit. Take a few steps, including getting key information into your customer relationship management system, to set up your business to engage people in 2023. Gene Marks shares other insights that could help you prepare to offset the predictions in this week’s Week in Review podcast.
    DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.
     

    • 8 min
    Restuarant Short-Staffed? There’s a Robot For That

    Restuarant Short-Staffed? There’s a Robot For That

    Robotics and automation are becoming increasingly important in our everyday life. The same goes for businesses, including those in the restaurant industry. CEO of Miso Robotics, Mike Bell, is talking with host, Gene Marks, about the how his company is bringing robotic solutions to an industry that is struggling to fill positions – the restaurant industry. Listen in as Bell talks about the customization of robotic solutions, the impact on workers, and how other industries are using similar technology.
    Topics Include:
    00:19 – An introduction to Miso Robotics03:49 – The interest from restaurants06:07 – How Miso customizes across brands07:56 – Issues to be aware of with robotic solutions10:15 – Maintenance of robotic solutions12:37 – Independent vs. chain restaurants15:28 – The impact of robotic solutions on workers20:44 – Robotics in other industries22:22 – What’s next for Miso Robotics23:07 – Wrap up
    Have a guest or topic you’d like to suggest for the show? Submit your ideas here.
    DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

    • 24 min
    Mid-Term Elections: U.S. Overall Economy Doesn’t Reflect Rising Inflation

    Mid-Term Elections: U.S. Overall Economy Doesn’t Reflect Rising Inflation

    With inflation nearing 8 percent and some industries reporting costs for materials much higher than that, the thought that a new yet divided Congress might have a tough time fixing this. However, Gene Marks points out that people’s spending habits don’t match the doom-and-gloom economy that many say the country is in. He shares his insights in this week’s podcast.
    DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

    • 8 min
    Considering Employee Layoffs? Here Are Some Best Practices

    Considering Employee Layoffs? Here Are Some Best Practices

    As the economy begins to slow down, many companies may be forced to turn to employee layoffs, now and in the future. Hear from Lenny Feigel, labor and employment attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP, about what you need to consider. Find out why it’s so important to plan, how to select where your layoffs are going, what companies are offering in terms of separation and severance pay, and much more.
    Topics Include:
    00:19 – Introduction to attorney Lenny Feigel02:03 – Having a good relationship with a labor attorney02:53 – The importance of planning when considering layoffs05:04 – Selecting where layoffs are going06:47 – What to consider to avoid claims of discrimination09:11 – Should layoffs be based on performance reviews?10:28 – What companies are offering in separation and severance13:20 – Strategy for layoff timing: do it immediately or give time?13:42 – The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act15:50 – The importance of a separation agreement19:30 – Big takeaways20:39 – Communicating with employees that are being retained
    Have a guest or topic you’d like to suggest for the show? Submit your ideas here.
    DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

    • 25 min
    Mid-Term Elections: A Few Predictions of What a Divided Congress Means for Businesses

    Mid-Term Elections: A Few Predictions of What a Divided Congress Means for Businesses

    We won’t know the makeup of Congress for another month following the mid-term elections, but a slim majority for either party primarily will result in few big pieces of bi-partisan legislation. Gene Marks takes a look at a handful of potential outcomes on where the government will spend its money, who might benefit, and some other issues such that will impact businesses. Listen to the podcast.
    DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

    • 14 min
    Understanding Your Responsibilities Under Employee Discrimination Laws

    Understanding Your Responsibilities Under Employee Discrimination Laws

    The Equal Employee Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the primary federal agency in charge of enforcing the employment discrimination laws in the United States. On this episode, Gene Marks is talking with Vice Chair of the EEOC, Jocelyn Samuels, about what small businesses need to know about the agency, including the importance of understanding discrimination laws, how being an inclusive workplace is good for business, why you should have anti-harassment policies in place, and much more.
    Topics Include:
    00:14 – Introducing Jocelyn Samuels00:51 – Introduction to the EEOC02:09 – Why is the EEOC important to employers?05:25 – Inclusive workplaces are good for business07:13 – Hot topics employers should be aware of08:04 – Businesses that are exempt10:05 – Having anti-harassment policies in place11:28 – Being aware of retaliation13:00 – Discrimination and technology16:56 – AI-based software and biases21:36 – How employees can report to the EEOC27:37 – The impact of remote work on discrimination32:59 – The EEOC is there to provide support35:35 – Wrap up
    Read more about harassment in the workplace at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/understanding-harassment-in-the-workplace.
    Learn about some recent resources the EEOC has created related to sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/eeoc-resources-sexual-orientation-discrimination.
    DISCLAIMER:The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

    • 36 min

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